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Band’s delight as their debut EP is a chart topper

Band’s delight as their debut EP is a chart topper

by Tom Martin (October 2021)

A ROCK band from south Sefton say they are delighted at the response from their debut EP after it was featured in the iTunes charts.

Columbia, made up of musicians from Crosby, Maghull and Thornton, released ‘The Potion’ last week, which sat at number four in the iTunes album chart and second in its rock genre chart.

The chart placements saw the local lads mixing with some of the biggest artists in the world - despite the fact they have no record label or promoter.

Columbia is made up of singer Alex Sheppard, bassist Jonny Eccleshall, guitarists Jay Sweeney, and Tom Comer, and drummer Jay Culkin.

Jay told the Champion: “We are an independent band with no record label or promoter.

“We’re inspired by 90s artists mostly, so bands like Oasis, The Verve and The Stone Roses. And obviously The Beatles as well. Our highest position this week in the iTunes Charts was number two in the rock genre and number four in the albums, which was a surprise and we were made up with it.

“We knew how good it was so we’re just happy that people got behind it and got to hear it!

“We have a gig in Liverpool on October 23 in Jimmy’s, which is nearly sold out which we’re really looking forward to, as well as a couple of gigs to end the year off. In 2022, we’ll be looking to get an album out based on the success of the EP.”

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