Anticure seek Asylum on way to next stage of talent search

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HUCKNALL-born band Anticure are through to the Midlands final of an international talent contest after beating back challengers in the latest round of the competition.

The latest stage took place at The Asylum in Birmingham. But despite being up against some stiff competition, the local band came out on top.

“I’m really happy to say that we made it through once again and we’re playing at the O2 Academy 1 in Birmingham on Sunday August 26,” said guitarist Dave Russhard.

“It’s an all-day event where the best 20 bands in the Midlands are going head to head, with the best six bands on the night going through to the National Showcase to be held at IndigO2 at The O2 Arena, London.”

Anticure are made up of guitarist Dave Russhard (26), of Bridge Court, Hucknall; drummer Daniel Mooken (25), of Coronation Road, Bestwood Village; bass guitarist Marc Davies (25), formerly of Hucknall and now living in St Ann’s; and lead vocalist Dana Dempster (17), of Calverton.

Dave added: “Again, we are absolutely overwhelmed with the support we’ve had from Dispatch readers so far and really hope we can do Hucknall proud in the next round.”

The regional finals are decided by a judging panel, as well as accumulated text votes, so it’s really important that as many people as possible vote for Anticure by texting: midlands 3076 to 64343. It costs £1 plus one standard message per text. You must be 16+ and have the bill payer’s permission and you can vote as many times as you like.

The ultimate winning act will get financial backing and a deal to play concerts throughout Europe and further afield.

The value of the first prize is in excess of £100,000.

n OUR PHOTO shows Anticure members (from left) Marc, Daniel, Dana and Dave in action at The Asylum (PHOTO BY: Amy Stacey)