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"The Sighting has their sights set on the future!"

A DEWSBURY band is in talks with organisers of Leeds Festival following their success at the town's Party in the Park.
The Sighting played their biggest gig to date when thousands watched them support McFly, the Yeah You's and Ironik at Crow Nest Park in August. They were one of four local bands to play after winning their slot in a battle of the bands competition.

Since then sales of their album Running For Something have been on the up and they've had positive feedback from an army of new fans who've heard their music on local radio and the lads' website.

They've also been in talks with organisers of Leeds Festival and had interest from a national promoter, who they hope will grab them some airtime on Radio One.

Guitar player Dave Martin said: "It seems to be the thing now, festivals, that's where you get the exposure. When you play with loads of other bands, particularly the signed bands they might have someone with them who sees you, likes you and wants to do something.

"Once you get your name round and the fact that you've beaten 50 other bands in a competition to play with McFly, it gets you noticed."
Singer Marc Gunjal added: "We're hoping to get on at some festivals. Party in the Park is a reference for us. If you can say to Leeds and Bingley festival organisers that we played with McFly and Ironik, then it can only help."

And after their success at Party in the Park, Marc said the band is ready to play more big shows.
"I can't ever tell you what it's like to be on that big stage. It's such a buzz, such a difference from playing in the corner of a pub, not that we don't want to still do that too, it's just such a change.
"When you've had a taste of that, you want some more."

The band members, who come from Dewsbury, Morley and Wakefield, are working on new songs and plan to release more tracks next year.
Dave said: "There's some momentum now. Long-term we'd like to do more recording, but the big plan is to get on to festivals, be discovered and get signed."

Internet link: http://www.dewsburyreporter.co.uk/videoandslideshow/LOOKING-FORWARD-The-Sighting-has.5713635.jp - Dewsbury Reporter 7/10/2009


Discography

Running For Something. Released 2008. Available on iTunes and Amazon.

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Bio

The Sighting formed in late 2007 and included a group of friends that had previously played together in a band. The addition of Marc Gunjal on lead vocals completed the band line up. The band have played many venues around the Yorkshire area and also played at the Dogfest festival and supported McFly at Kirklees Party in the Park.

The bands sound is very unique and has many influences from each band member. With the composition and writing coming from several members each song is different and there is something for everyone’s taste.

Most of 2007 and the beginning of 2008 was spent writing and rehearsing new material and the band have received very positive and enthusiastic comments and plan to extend the fan base wider in 2009/10. The Sighting’s debut album “Running For Something” went live worldwide on iTunes, AmazonMP3, Napster, and eMusic in September 2008 and has received critical acclaim. The band have also had several tracks chosen to feature on the Wakefield Wildcats rugby club website and a music video to “Girl I Used To Know” was featured on the Bradford big screen.

When the band won a battle of the bands competition in 2009 and supported McFly, Ironic and The Yeah-You’s, this led to multiple gig requests and interest from the media and public. One request, after being seen at the Kirklees event, was to take part in a charity event on December 10th 2009 and The Sighting will be headlining the night. The Party in the Park event was the biggest event the band has played at, an estimated audience of 8000-10,000. The band were very grateful to be chosen for this, and national promoter is now interested in promoting us.

The future looks very positive for The Sighting and 2009/10 will see the band begin work on a second album and continue to play around the region. They also hope to play several festivals in the coming year.

This has all our achievements on and is relatively up to date. our achievements so far include:

Debut album available on iTunes and Amazon world wide.

Video shown on Bradford big screen.

Played Dogfest Festival in Batley.

The Sighting track "This Place" features on number 1 spot on Yorkshire music scene in December 2009 slot (christmas number 1)

Headlined Batley Frontier 3 times.

Battle of the bands Winner and supported McFly, Ironik and The Yeah You's at Party in the Park.

"Around Town" track features on Wakefield Wildcats Rugby Club Website.

Hallam FM's band of the week (yorkshire radio and the interview can be heard on our myspace site)

Asked to play at regional charity event in December (after being seen at party in the Park).

The Sighting tracks played on Pennine Radio (yorkshire), Hallam FM (yorkshire), and other local radio stations accros England.

Local Media features include Barnsley Chronicle, Huddersfield enquirer, Dewsbury Post, Wakefield press. All have run articles and features on the band.

We have been featured on the Unsigned radio show on BBC yorkshire "Introducing".