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Spalding band bidding to play Bloodstock festival

A dream could come true for a Spalding band if they win the opportunity to play at a renowned music festival later this year.

Buried by My Heartache is hoping to be one of two bands which could be performing at one of the country’s largest independent festivals, Bloodstock in August.

Formed three years-ago, Michael Chipperfield, Jason Joyce, Matt Haynes, Joe Lawless and Matt Wood are hoping to impress the judges during a competition heat at Coventry in July.

Buried By My Heartache are hoping to win a slot at Bloodstock Festival (46782906)
Buried By My Heartache are hoping to win a slot at Bloodstock Festival (46782906)

Drummer Michael, whose alter ego is Chippy, said he was over-excited to learn the band could be playing alongside iconic bands.

He said: “I jumped up and down and started screaming.

“I am the hyperactive French Bull Dog of the band - the rest have to tie me down.

“Bloodstock to me is the greatest of the festivals and some bands who play there are iconic.

“The fact that I have a chance to play at the same festival would be a dream come true.”

Michael and rhythm guitarist Jason,whose alter ego is Jazzy Cal, decided to form the band in 2018 after learning that they had similar tastes in music.

Next to join the band was bassist Matt Haynes, known as Matty 7, followed by lead guitarist Joe, whose alter ego Lawless.

Singer Matt, who is known as Munkey, responded to an advert and completed the line-up. The band are currently recording a number of tracks at a local studio.

Michael said: “I would describe us as heavy metal but that doesn’t necessarily mean screaming. Some bits are very melodical.”

Buried by My Heartache entered the Metal 2 the Masses competition earlier this year and found out on April 19 that they are one of the final 10 bands who are vying for the opportunity to perform at Bloodstock.

They will be battling against nine other bands on Saturday, July 3 at The Sound House in Colchester.

The band have a local gig organised ahead of the competition heat.

Michael said: “We have a gig organised at The Punch Bowl on Saturday, June 26 which is a week before.”

l For more information on the Spalding band please go to the Buried by My Heart Ache’s Facebook page.

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