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Band's big chance with mini Macca

PUBLISHED: 16:50 03 March 2010 | UPDATED: 11:32 23 August 2010

JUST one year after forming, an up and coming band is set to support the son of a British rock legend. Ross and the Wrongens, led by Gravesend singer, guitarist and pianist Ross Purchase, will be supporting James McCartney, son of The Beatles hero Sir Pa

JUST one year after forming, an up and coming band is set to support the son of a British rock legend.

Ross and the Wrongens, led by Gravesend singer, guitarist and pianist Ross Purchase, will be supporting James McCartney, son of The Beatles hero Sir Paul McCartney, at the Tunbridge Wells Forum on Sunday.

Mr Purchase, of Albion Road, Gravesend, joked: "It is certainly a step up for us.

"Coming from Gravesend I'll admit I'm a bit wet behind the ears, but who knows what this could lead to."

He performs with Sam Cox, from Tunbridge Wells, on drums, Nils O'Hara, from Five Oak Green, Tonbridge, on bass and Billy Jupp, from Edenbridge, playing guitar and singing.

"We have had some success so far playing a festival in Northern Ireland over the summer, but mostly we have been Kent and London based," said Mr Purchase.

"This is just a one-off supporting slot, the tour manager is almost saying here is your chance, so hopefully we can impress.

"I'm working full time to pay the bills while the other three are all music students at universities and colleges across Kent, so we would definitely like to make this a full time thing in the industry though it's not always in your own hands."

The band, who describe themselves as playing Indy pop has already achieved some success when their song That Magic Feeling was nominated for best pop song at the Exposure Music Awards 2009.

James McCartney, who is the son of Sir Paul and his first wife Linda, a guitarist and drummer, is taking part in his first UK tour.

He has previously worked with his father on Sir Paul's solo albums Driving Rain and Flaming Pie.

To buy tickets for the performance, which starts at 7.30pm, visit www.twforum.co.uk. Find out about Ross and The Wrongens at rossandthewrongens.com.

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