Downham Market band up the Junction
West Norfolk’s most explosive sound is back, and they’re performing at the Cambridge Junction.
Last year, award-winning rock five-piece Flint Moore celebrated success when they bagged top prize in the International Songwriting Competition (ISC).
Their self-penned folk-rock anthem, Yellowman Blueheart, came first in the competition’s rock category.
With entries from 18,000 participants across 140 countries, the ISC has propelled artists to international stardom time and again. Previous winners include Toni Watson of Tones and I, known for her 2019 electropop #1 Dance Monkey, as well as hit-makers Gotye, Bastille and Passenger.
This year, the Downham-based group prepare to perform at the Cambridge Junction on Wednesday, September 22.
Frontman and band manager Francis Pennington says: “It’s been a while since we’ve played shows in person, so we’re excited to get back into it. For us it’s really important that everyone in the room feels connected - music doesn’t mean much if you’re not.”
Having gained airtime on BBC Radio 6 and BBC Radio Cambridge and Norfolk, Flint Moore have now set their sights even higher. Guitarist Lawrence Dennis said: “My hope is that with the award and upcoming shows, we’ll have a wider outreach with future songs and some international recognition.”
Bassist Maddy Holland adds that had been a “lot of pent up creative energy” building up.
While the band couldn’t play in venues – something that was a regular occurrence pre-lockdown, playing to 300-plus – they engaged with their audience remotely.
The line-up of the band is Pennington, 27, Holland, 24, guitarist Lawrence Dennis, 26, drummer Noah Elliott, 26 and pianist Ryan Reeve, 25.
The band held weekly live gigs via the band’s Facebook and Twitch page, where they played a mixture of covers and the band’s biggest hits.Now, they look forward to playing shows in the real world. With a fresh and exciting sound, this is just the beginning for Flint Moore.