Boy band not Fazed by search for music fame

Edward King, John Gooding and Cameron Rickerby of acoustic pop/folk band Fazed.
Edward King, John Gooding and Cameron Rickerby of acoustic pop/folk band Fazed.
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The perils of pop music 
stardom hold no fears for Holbeach-based acoustic folk/pop band Fazed.

University Academy Holbeach students Edward King, Cameron Rickerby (both 15) and John Gooding (14), who goes to Spalding Grammar School, are gaining a loyal following after a series of gigs in King’s Lynn.

But the trio want to make noise in South Holland as well, particularly after reaching the finals of Simply Acoustic in the Norfolk market town last month.

Cameron said: “Myself and a friend entered a talent show at school when we were in Year 7, then we did a couple more gigs and let someone else join us.

“Our first gig as Fazed was in Deeping St James three years ago but Simply Acoustic is the biggest thing we’ve done so far.”

Fazed takes its influence from acts such as Paulo Nutini, Ed Sherrin and Coldplay, rather than more obvious groups like One Direction, JLS and Britain’s Got Talent winners Colabro.

Edward said: “We didn’t go into Simply Acoustic thinking we could win because most of the acts were professional bands.

“But the judges did give us advice on what we could improve on, including harmonies and using different guitar chords.”

Lead singer Cameron added: “One of the judges said my voice was like a fine-bodied wine and our timing was bang on.

“We’ve come this far with hard work and now we want get our name out there.”