Send us news, start your message Messenger News and your send photos and videos to 80360
Their name may suggest otherwise but Juno Ashes are far from being burnt out musically.The band, featuring Adam Masters from Altrincham on bass and Stretford’s Paul Dean on drums, have just been voted Unsigned Band of the Year by the music magazine Play Music.
Adam says the lads were thrilled by the accolade – especially when you consider they’ve only been together for 12 months. What does he put their success down to?
“We’re not very good looking – and that’s a good thing – because we let the music do the talking,” jokes Adam.
“We just work really hard rehearsing and we always carry a mini recorder around so if there’s an idea for a song it’s recorded. If anyone has an idea we try it, it doesn’t get dismissed,” he adds, with his more serious head on.
While Juno Ashes have just won a best unsigned prize, their line-up features a man who is no stranger to the music scene, former Purescence guitarist Neil McDonald. Is it an advantage, having someone in the group with an intimate knowledge of the music industry?
“He’s a real professional – he knows what needs to be done in a certain situation. We all feed off each other but it’s good having someone who has been there and done it and knows what this industry is all about at a high level,” says Adam.
In terms of musical influences, Juno Ashes point to Athlete and The Smiths.
Listen to tracks from Juno Ashes below