A Former Mackie academy pupil, whose first musical performances were in Stonehaven Town Hall and OPen air in the square, has rubbed shoulders with a music industry A-lister when his band supported Calvin Harris in London.
Chris Philip from Stonehaven is the drummer of the band The Fridge Magnets. Steven Winton (frontman), Ciaran Pasi (bass), Laurie Sanderson (lead guitar) and Campbell Nelson (synthesiser/programming) complete the band’s line-up.
The band won The Lynx Be a MusicStar national competition and got to perform at The Lynx All Nighter at the Coronet Theatre in London on Saturday. The competition which was run on Facebook and gave the band the chance to to play alongside with Calvin Harris, whose hits include “Acceptable in the 80’s” and “Feel so close” As well as Alex Metric and The Japanese Popstars. The band said: “We are delighted to be supporting Calvin Harris at the Coronet Theatre. Thanks to everyone who voted for us!”
The Fridge Magnets, started with a few gigs in slightly more humble venues such as ABC 2 and King Tuts, Glasgow, however promoters quickly realised that this is a band that can both draw a crowd, and more importantly, keep them entertained. As a result they were soon putting in excellent performances at the likes of Rockness, T In The Park and a small tour of the UK.
Their single “Death of Rock ‘N’ Roll”, was played several times on the UK’s largest and most popular radio station, BBC Radio 1. On top of this they released an eye catching video for it that has become a hit on Youtube.
The band recently announced that they will play the Lemon Tree on December 28.