Newham’s home grown talent is full of promise

Brothers Lewis and Jake Youles, Wayne Maynard and Iason Everitt comprise EastEnd Promises Picture: C

Brothers Lewis and Jake Youles, Wayne Maynard and Iason Everitt comprise EastEnd Promises Picture: Chris Davison Photography - Credit: Archant

A band of self-taught musicians are hoping to continue their rise through the profession by winning a competition.

The four lads who collectively make up EastEnd Promises have recently released their debut album, ‘Alan and The White Horse’. The band comprises brothers Lewis and Jake Youles from East Ham, Wayne Maynard from Canning Town and Iason Everitt who lives in Beckton.

They were among hundreds who entered the Streets of Peace competition and will be appearing at the Cargo Club, in Rivington Street, Shoreditch on July 11 together with another four shortlisted acts. They are hoping to win a slot for the final which will take place at The Colloseum on August 9.

Lewis said: “ We were thrilled after entering “Streets of Peace” that we were short listed for the “Rock” Event, as we feel that is an achievement in itself, with so much talent out there today.

“All we can do is give it our best shot ,not only for us but for Newham and yes we are hoping to win. That would be ‘Pukka’

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Winning to us would mean further recognition of our work which will hopefully open doors and give us the opportunity to progress, while acting as good ambassadors for Streets of Peace.”

He said the band were proud to be part of the event and wanted to inspire the younger generation that no matter what your background was, music brought people together.

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Lewis said: “Nothing beats performing to an audience and going into a studio to record your music you have written. Having recently released our debut album “Alan and The White Horse” this is our greatest achievement to date. That’s not bad for four young lads who were self taught musicians, with a dream.

“It just goes to show you that anything is possible when you put yo

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