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Winners Hot Rockin get recording session prize

NORTH Norfolk group Hot Rockin' are hot property after winning a regional band competition.

The four-piece Cromer-based rock and roll outfit beat three opponents in the final to land a recording session prize.

Leader David "Porky" Coates said: "We were over the moon to reach the final - we were ecstatic when we won it."

They beat second placed heavy rockers This Wide, their spot middle of the road band Adam's Creation and new wave rockers Cloudminders in the final at the FM International contest final at the Brickmakers pub in Norwich.

The band formed around 18 months ago after the break up of rockabilly band Mr Big Feet, which also featured singer guitarist Porky and his drummer brother Johnny. They are joined by lead guitarist Chris Finn from North Walsham and bass player Kevin Fuller from Norwich in a line-up just releasing their second CD.

The band has been busy working in pubs, clubs and rock and roll weekends, along with doing charity gigs.

They have some big events lined up, playing in a Yarmouth weekender in November to 2-4000 people and a Hemsby one next May attracting up to 6000 people. This weekend the award-winning band can be seen at an "all dayer" at Spixworth Village Hall on Saturday alongside London headliners The Houserockers and Norwich's Small Town Giants.

North Norfolk News, August 31 2000

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