Not quite the Golden Boys - but close

Runshaw College students and Silver Kings band members, from left, Danny Bower, 16, James Crosley, 17, Jonah Baldwin, 16 and Gabriel Cavanagh, 16
Runshaw College students and Silver Kings band members, from left, Danny Bower, 16, James Crosley, 17, Jonah Baldwin, 16 and Gabriel Cavanagh, 16

This new boy band may look young enough to be the next One Direction, but they’re aiming higher than Simon Cowell and the X-Factor.

In fact, the group of 16 to 17-year-olds are looking at the Beatles and the Rolling Stones for inspiration, as they take their own material to gigs across the region.

The lads, who form the band Silver Kings, all come from Chorley, and met during music classes at Runshaw College in Leyland.

They describe their music as being ‘Indie’, and lead vocalist Gabe Cavanagh is the main songwriter of the group.

Now, they’ve selected three songs to record for a demo album called Abandon Ship.

The band, which also includes bass guitarist Danny Bower, have been together for six months.

They meet in drummer James Crosley’s garage to practice their sets.

Andrew Baldwin, the proud dad of guitarist Jonah Baldwin, said: “There’s a lot of talent in this band, and they’re all so passionate about what they’re doing.

“I think there’s a lot of manufactured pop bands in this day and age, but live guitar music will always have a place, especially at festivals.

“The boys are really excited about the future, and they’re getting noticed by a lot of promoters.”

To find out more about upcoming performances, visit myspace.com/silverkingsband.