ROCKERS Rayne have won a North East music award after impressing judges with their alternative sound.
The three-piece from Town End Farm, Sunderland, were named as Best Band at the annual Red Dreams Music Awards, held in Hartlepool.
More than 100 young people were in the running for the gongs, a charity which nurtures local, creative talent.
Lead singer and bass player Ben Potts, who met his bandmates when they were pupils at the former Castleview School, said: “We are in the studio in June and are looking to bring an album out at the end of the summer.
“We have lots of exciting things happening and a lot in the pipeline, one being a major label overseas, which are waiting to hear our stuff and we are really excited about this.”
The band have performed on stages across the region as well as being asked to play at the Sunderland Christmas Lights Switch On.
A spokesman from Red Dreams said: “These are the nicest guys, with absolutely immense talent.
“They work hard, give outstanding performances with breathtaking vocals and a huge sound.
“If there is one band that should be signed from the North East it needs to be Rayne, they epitomise everything that is right in music today and much more.”
l To learn more about Rayne visit www.myspace.com/raynereign