Meet the chart-toppers of the future

New band EverYoung performing at Washington School.
New band EverYoung performing at Washington School.
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CHART-TOPPERS of the future showcased their sound for excited schoolchildren.

Pupils from Washington School were treated to a concert from Ever Young, an emerging pop band who this week released their debut single.

Watch a video of the group performing.

The four-piece are touring schools across the country, performing tracks, including the single You Got Me, while also taking part in cyber-bullying workshops.

Made up of Hollie McKinlay, 19, Cherelle Williams, 19, Jack Morlen, 18, and Eyal Booker, 18, the band was hand-picked by Sylvia Young, from the renowned Sylvia Young Theatre School in London.

Eyal said: “There can’t be a city in the country we haven’t been to yet and we’ve been getting a great reception from the pupils.

“Instead of going down the X Factor talent show route or just launching on social media, we want to get out there and build a fan base.”

He added: “It’s a lot of travelling, but it’s worth it as, instead of just listening to our sound, the fans actually get to meet us. It makes it more personal and will, hopefully, give our career more longevity.”

Pupils from Barmston Primary also attended the gig and workshop, which gives youngsters tips on how to protect themselves from cyber bullying, while highlighting the importance of sharing the problem with others.

Hollie said: “A couple of years ago cyber bullying wasn’t something you heard much about, but it’s happening more and more now.

“I think a lot of children feel embarrassed, but it’s important to talk about it.

“There’s also things they can do to help prevent it, like privacy settings.”