Telford College’s musical successes

A Shropshire band formed by past and present Telford College students have had their music aired on BBC radio. Force of Neglect are a hardcore metal band featuring drummer Will Swain, guitarist and producer George Johnson, vocalist Jack Jones, and Sascha Knight on bass and guitarist Declan Breckon, all from the Telford and Shifnal areas. .

One of their songs, ‘Weight of the World’, was selected to be played on the BBC WM’s weekly Introducing programme, which showcases up-and-coming unsigned bands. The song also featured Joey Brickley, another student from the college who has since left the band. Presenter Alex Noble told listeners the band were doing “some excellent things” and taking inspiration from the likes of Metallica and Megadeath.

Will says, “A promoter was talking on social media about the chance of sending something through to the BBC Introducing team, so we did, but didn’t hear anything for a couple of months. Then completely out of the blue we got an email to say one of our tracks had been selected, and was going to be played. Hearing our music on BBC WM was amazing.”

The band recorded a demo last summer, and they have been playing dates in London, Manchester and Leeds as well as their home county. A new EP is set to be released soon.


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