Wrongens get second big gig
PUBLISHED: 12:27 08 April 2010 | UPDATED: 11:37 23 August 2010
AN UNSIGNED band is set to have their music associated with one of the country s leading clothing brands. Ross and The Wrongens, led by singer, pianist and guitarist Ross Purchase, of Albion Road, Gravesend, regularly gig across north Kent and south east
AN UNSIGNED band is set to have their music associated with one of the country's leading clothing brands.
Ross and The Wrongens, led by singer, pianist and guitarist Ross Purchase, of Albion Road, Gravesend, regularly gig across north Kent and south east London.
The surprising link-up came when they were invited to play for English brand Jack Wills at the launch of its flagship four storey mega store in Chelsea.
The company, best known for providing clothing for varsity universities Oxford and Cambridge chose the band to play last Thursday after picking their song That Magic Feeling as part of their advertisement for its summer collection.
Mr Purchase said: "The first I knew of it was receiving a Facebook message from a girl in Belgium saying she'd heard the song on the Jack Wills website and wanted to find out more about us. I went on and sure enough there we were."
Making up the rest of the group is Nils O'Hara, on bass, Billy Jupp on guitar and Sam Cox on drums.
Jack Wills organised an unsigned bands tour every year, and the foursome had sent the company a few songs to see if they could join.
Mr Purchase, who wrote That Magic Feeling the summer before the band formed in 2008, revealed they were not receiving royalties for the song, but was just delighted they were reaching a larger audience.
He added: "At first I heard nothing back so assumed they weren't interested.
"At this stage we are not really in a position to be making demands. It is fantastic that we have been able to play at the launch and people will hear our song every time they enter the website.
"It is all about getting more exposure which is exactly what a new band needs."
The opportunity has come quickly on the back another success when they played as a support act to the son of rock legend Sir Paul McCartney, James.
For details of their next gig visit www.rossandthewrongens.com.