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After auditioning and going through to the area and regional heats of the Live & Unsigned UK competition we are through to the final at 02 London on July 14th!
The article that appeared after our performance in France!
Roughly translated into English it reads as follows;
“We'll be back”
Certain “Fauquemberguers” will not have slept on Saturday night – because there was an “out of the ordinary” concert at the Grain de Folie. The bar welcomed the
british rock group
“The Peppermint Apes”. And it was in front of over a hundred that the group commenced at 10pm. The group are used to playing at The Cavern in Liverpool or a concert in Belfast last week, but nevertheless they were well received. A stage at the end of the bar, with spot and laser lights show – the evening commenced. For the occasion about thirty English made the trip - “our family and fans follow us everywhere” recalled James Fox, the drummer.
But the family and friends were not the only ones present that night – a british television and radio host was also present, during intermission, the distinguished guest presented an award to the group for one of their singles The Secret's out - “its a great recognition of our music”, says a happy Luke Swift, the pianist.
The concert finished at 1.30 am after three hours performance of songs written by the group and several songs by other well known artistes like Bob Marley and Michael Jackson. For the band to come to Fauquembergues is a genuine pleasure - even if the language barrier is a problem and it is sometimes difficult to communicate with everyone “We learn French!!” jokes Luke! For the future – the group continues to tour Europe – Belgium, Ireland and a little more in France (without – of course – forgetting Fauquembergues!!)
“We will be back next year” promised Ryan, guitarist and singer – “my dad played here before – it's a tradition now!!”
Article printed in the Calais/Fauquemburgues journal before the trip to France in December 2011 (click on image for larger size)
Press release 13th April 2010
Press release 23rd June 2010
Press release 'Apes TV' 4th Nov 2010
Press release 1st April 2009
Press release 31st December 2008