P Posted by Micky on February 27 2012 0 Comments Uncategorized

A NEWBRIDGE bass player will play in a band supporting chart-toppers McFly on their next tour.

Steven Powell, 28, is one quarter of Caerphilly band 4th Street Traffic, who won a spot supporting McFly at Bristol’s Colston Hall following a battle of the bands competition.

The band was one of 1,050 groups McFly fans could vote for on Facebook, with the top 26 winning a support slot on a night of McFly’s Keep Calm and Play Louder Tour.

Mr Powell’s band, which also includes singer Alastair Britton, guitarist Darryl Roberston and drummer Garry Dauncey, have been together for 10 years after meeting at school.

They have since released an album called “Kick The Habit”, two EPs and supported the Stereophonics at Cardiff City Stadium in 2010 after winning another battle of the bands competition, and are currently writing their next album.

They also played at the Millennium Stadium during the semi-final of the rugby world cup last year in front of an audience of 60,000 people.

The four-piece, who describe their sound as “stadium rock”, gig regularly around South Wales, and have a number of festivals lined up for the summer.

Mr Powell said they are now looking forward to their next challenge, after McFly’s manager called him from Los Angeles to let him know they would be supporting the band on March 26.

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