Rock band Prysm launch EP with South Shields gig

EP RELEASE ... South Shields band Prysm, from left, Micky Carling, Steve Griffiths, Jordan Vaughan and Jonathan Rose, are launching their EP at Trocaderos.
EP RELEASE ... South Shields band Prysm, from left, Micky Carling, Steve Griffiths, Jordan Vaughan and Jonathan Rose, are launching their EP at Trocaderos.

A ROCK band is set to release some original music in South Tyneside.

Prysm are launching their first EP at Trocaderos, in Prince Georg Square, South Shields, tomorrow.

The South Tyneside four-piece – made up of Micky Carling, Steve Griffiths, Jordan Vaughan and Jonathan Rose – are already making waves, despite forming just five months ago.

The band, who describe themselves as ‘brit rock’, have played the main stage at Newcastle’s O2 Academy and convinced the Queen Vic, in their hometown, to host a night of original music for the first time in years on May 31.

The band is launching EP Dance, made up of four original songs, at Trocaderos, and the gig starts at 9pm.

Bass player Jordan, 25, who lives in South Shields town centre, said: “We’re amazed by the response we’ve had so far.

“It’s an amazing feeling to be able to play your own songs and have people enjoy them and want to listen to them.”

Singer Micky, 28, from Jarrow, added: “We’re really looking forward to launching our EP in South Shields, and we’re hoping to build up a bigger following in the town.

“We already have a bit of a fanbase with our friends, but hopefully this gig will help us reach out to more people.

“We supported a Stone Roses tribute called The Clone Roses when we played at the Academy and it was great because we hadn’t played there before.

It’s an amazing feeling to be able to play your own songs and have people enjoy them and want to listen to them.

Jordan Vaughan, Prysm bassist

“We have been approached by a few labels, but nothing has come along that’s right for us yet really.

Copies of Dance will be on sale at the gig.

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