After the fantastic news that local musician Richard Morris has won the Best of British Unsigned Music awards, we are again looking forward to seeing more local talent gaining some attention in the media.
Competing for the chance to record an album at the famous Abbey Road Studios, are Portsmouth-based harmony trio Lindsey, Chloe and Lauren, collectively Timeless, and will be featured tonight’s Sing: Ultimate A Cappella, hosted by Cat Deeley on Sky 1.
Timeless cover music from the 40s to the 00s and out of the 30 groups competing are the only group from the South Coast. “Our involvement in the production is incredibly exciting” says Lindsey Bonnick, from the band. They have only been singing together for two and a half years, and have been performing locally in Hampshire and all over the UK. However, they have already appeared on Express FM, in the Isle of Wight County Press, Island Echo, will soon have an article in the Portsmouth News and be featured on Heart FM’s breakfast show.
The group adore their hometowns, and Lindsey gave us the lowdown on what makes them so proud to hail from the coast.
What do you love most about your seaside upbringings?
Chloe and Lauren are born and bred in Portsmouth but I grew up on the Isle of Wight. We are very proud to be from the South Coast and I can’t have imagined a better upbringing that being close to the sea. On the other hand, as an adult, Chloe adored the countryside, Lauren is most definitely a city girl, but I can’t see myself being away from the sea for too long. The music scene in Portsmouth is amazingly diverse, there is a lot of talent out there and we are very proud to be a part of that circle.
What local venues do you love to perform in?
We play all over the country at festivals, pride, private events, corporate events and charity events. But when we are back home, one of our favourite local venues to play has to be the Maypole on Hayling Island. The support we get is inspiring and wonderful, from the owners to the team to the punters. They have even hired minibuses to come and support us at other gigs and they even came up to London to support us when we were filming the TV show. We are eternally grateful for their endless support in our journey.
What is your favourite local music event?
We have had the privilege of performing as a trio and also with our live band at some wonderful events this year, such as Fratton Family Festival, The Isle of Wight Festival, Portsmouth Pride, Victorious Festival, Dawns Vintage All-Dayer, Goodwood Revival, Last Night of the Vintage Proms Concert with Gosport Solent Brass, Summer Sundays at the Queens Hotel in Southsea, One Live charity event at the Wedgewood Rooms, we even put on four of our own theatre shows at The Stage Door Theatre in Southampton. It is impossible to choose just one of our favourite local events, but if we had to pick one, I think it would have to be playing at Victorious Festival. Performing in our hometown to locals and supporters with our fabulous band was an incredible feeling. Roll on next year!
They have also released their debut A Cappella single in light of their involvement in the show. For more information check the links below.