P Posted by Micky on March 3 2012 0 Comments McFLY, News

A GILLINGHAM band has beaten 1,500 other music groups in a competition to win a slot supporting pop group McFly on tour.

StopGoSixty, a five-piece band, entered the national online competition in November.

The contest encouraged fans of McFly to vote for the 26 groups they thought should be support acts on the latest tour.

Fans could click on their favourites after watching performances via a web-link on McFly’s Facebook site.

StopGoSixty received 3,312 ‘likes’, putting it into the top five on the list nationally.

Vocalist Sam Drury, keyboard player Mark Batch, guitarist Dave Collier, bassist Ollie Parker and drummer Isaac Marques were voted as the top band in the South West.

They will now appear as the warm-up act at McFly’s gig at the Torquay Riviera Centre event on Sunday, March 25.

StopGoSixty has been together for just over a year and draws inspiration from the Beatles and The Guillemots, combining British rock with retro-pop.

The band played a free concert at the Exchange in Sturminster Newton on Monday and is scheduled to play at other venues in Gillingham and the surrounding area until July.

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