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"The Launchpad"

An alternate indie-rock outfit made up of Courtney Askew-Conti (lead vocals & guitar), Ollie Smith (Lead guitar), Adam Murphy (backing vocals & bass guitar) and Mikey Ciancio (drums).
After a few months of re-incarnations and instrument-swapping, Ego Trip's line-up finally took shape in September 2011, settling on a four-piece consisting of former schoolmates Mikey, Ollie and Courtney, together with Adam - a previous band mate of Courtney's.

EGO TRIP deliver a no-holds-barred live set, leaving audiences involuntarily humming their catchy original songs, as well as performing perfectly executed covers ranging from such classics as The Smiths' "This Charming Man", to more modern pop songs such as Katy Perry's "California Gurls" which they put their own twist on.

Ego Trip have made numerous appearances on both Milton Keynes' Radio MK and Luton's Diverse FM.

Their new EP 'Krokadilian' is out now and available to buy on iTunes. - The Launchpad


"Must Hear Submissions"

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"The Hoosiers, SU - Gig Review"

"The band that stood out were indie outfit Ego Trip who preceded The Hoosiers. Despite band members being just seventeen years old, their performance showed a maturity and tightness. The sound is similar to that of Foals and Bombay Bicycle club. Frontman Courtney Askew-Conti had great stage presence and guitarist Ollie Smith impressed the crowd with screeching solos reminiscent of Bloc Party and Radiohead. The band, aware that few of the audience had heard of them, played a couple of Katy Perry and The Beatles covers but also included original songs such as their impressive single 'Shock'. Definitely ones to watch." - The Founder (Royal Holloway Uni)


"BBC Introducing"

Music from Charmaine D, Crystal Seagulls, 6th Floor Records and David Turner.

And we're celebrating The Beatles with the bands who are inspired by them.

Ego Trip are live in session...

Ego Trip say they bring a refreshing upbeat indie/pop sound to the scene. - BBC Introducing


"Hoo's the new band in town?"

A self-described ‘’refreshing and energetic’’ indie/alternative band from Leighton are one step closer to bursting onto the music scene after appearing on local radio for a live session and rubbing shoulders with The Hoosiers.
Ego Trip played two tracks from their debut recording of ‘Krokodilian’ that was released in February while on Three Counties Radio as part of the BBC Introducing programme on Friday.
The band have been together for a year and the four 17-year old members are Courtney Askew-Conti, of Grove Road, lead vocalist and rhythm guitar, Ollie Smith of Bideford Green plays lead guitar and whacky FX; Joe Parrish-James of Camberton Road plays bass and backing vocals and Mikey Ciancio of Knaves Hill on drums.
During the radio show the lads also performed a Beatles song to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the release of Love Me Do.
On the band’s Twitter bio, they describe themselves as ‘’Leighton Buzzard’s answer to JLS’’ and on Facebook currently have 1,136 likes.
Speaking last week, Courtney said: ‘’On stage, we thrive for fun and love to create a positive dancey atmosphere’’.
‘’We’ve supported bands including Bastille, Peace, Bow Wow Wow, Dodgy but are most excited about closing for The Hoosiers at Royal Holloway Student Union this Saturday.
The Cedars Upper School students were proud to hear their song, Tonight, featured during Russell Howard’s Good News programme on BBC Three last week.
Courtney said: ‘’We had an incredible summer. The proudest moment so far in our career is playing to an audience of approximately 10,000 people at Bedford River festival on the main stage.
You can see the video to their song Running Out on YouTube by searching ‘Running Out-Ego Trip’. If you’d like to hear more about Ego Trip, you can visit their Facebook page www.facebook.com/egotripofficial or follow and tweet them @EgoTripOfficial.
- Leighton Buzzard Observer


"Ego Trip, The Horn"

Ego Trip played a nice blend of covers and their own material, opening with their most played track 'Running Out' (which we've been really loving recently) and finishing on a Katy Perry cover of 'Teenage Dream'. Ok, I'm not the one to like covers all that much, but when the band put their own sound on the song then it's a good cover, this cover was great! But I couldn't help but think they could perhaps end on a stronger song. They also played a couple of 'new' tracks which got the crowd motivated and you could clearly see them on the stage enjoying every second of it. They're an eager band who are not ones to shy away from paying their own material. All in all their performance was great, and go check out 'Running Out' if you can and pick up their EP on iTunes! - It's All Indie


Discography

Ego Trip - Krokodilian EP (Feb 2012) - "Running Out", "Suit Up (How To Lose)", "Chinese Rain", "Tonight".

"Tonight" - Played on Russell Howard's Good News

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Formed in Bedfordshire, Ego Trip started off as keen lovers of music before getting together in 2011, citing influences from The Rolling Stones and Friendly Fires. We class ourselves as a fun, youthful and high energy band, captured in our debut EP 'Krokodilian', receiving critical acclaim with themes of honest modern teenage life, speaking of 'orange distasters' and Russian brides to name a few!

Lead guitarist Ollie Smith's signature space age sound shimmers over the staccato style and big vocals of Courtney Askew-Conti while Young Drummer of the Year finalist Mikey Ciancio and bassist Joe Parrish-James interlock to form a tightly knit line up.

The band has seen support from BBC Introducing after playing a live session for 3CR and playing a showcase gig at O2 Academy Oxford in association with BBC Oxford whilst picking up support slots for Bastille, Peace and Dodgy and playing a Summer run of festivals. 'Tonight' was also played on Russell Howard's Good News. Now with headline gigs including London's The Bull and Gate and a string of summer festivals lined up for 2013, the year is looking bright!

We set ourselves apart from other bands through our engaging stage presence and our quirky outlook. Our fanbase has seen surprising contributions including fan-made music videos, YouTube covers and recognition from major artists including Alt-J and Post War Years. Ego Trip are empowered with motivation and won't settle for an average performance, just see for yourself!