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Cameron's Band Tops Talent Contest

Monday, 17 September 2012

Year 10 pupil, Cameron Jones-Humphrey, is part of a young Bolton rock band that has won a competition to uncover local stars of the future.

Cameron’s band ‘Line of Fire’ were crowned winners of Hulton and Rumworth’s Got Talent after performing one of their own songs in the final of the contest in Haslam Park. As winners, the group have secured £1,000 to help them develop their talent.

The competition was organised by Bolton at Home in partnership with Bolton Council and Hulton & Rumworth ward members, and was judged by local councillors and directors from Bolton at Home. As well as Cameron’s band, the finalists included 11 singers, two dance groups, one street dancer, and a martial artist, with ages ranging from nine to 73.

The band, who have been together for 18 months and rehearse two to three times a week, intend to use the £1,000 of funding to pay for recording sessions so they can make their own album.

Cameron is the drummer in the band. He said: “It’d be great to make an album with the prize money and we’d like to buy a PA system to do more gigs.” Cameron is also the drummer for the adult Bolton Hoover brass band and went on a tour of Germany over the summer with the Bolton Youth Brass Band, in which he is lead percussionist.   

Shauna Morton, South Neighbourhood Manager at Bolton at Home, said: “We witnessed some really impressive talent in the final and it was especially hard for our judges to pick an overall winner, but Line of Fire really stood out throughout the contest. This competition was all about helping people develop their talent and we hope all our finalists have been given a chance to do that.”

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Cameron (back right) and his band ‘Line of Fire’ were crowned winners of Hulton and Rumworth’s Got Talent