WICKLOW BAND 'Children of The Son' headed by brothers Max and Jack Matthews have won a global award for unsigned bands from all over the world.
The Tunebreaker Music Award is open to unsigned bands from all four corners of the globe. There is no panel involved in the awards process, instead fans decide who the most deserving band should be and whichever artist is top of the chart at the end of April earns €1,000, as well as half the net revenue from their sales.
'Children of the Son' were awarded the Tunebreaker Music Award last week and aim to use the €1,000 prize money to record six additional tracks. The band is made up of 17 year old guitar player Max, his 13 year old vocalist brother Jack, drummer Ben Bourke and bassist Reon Burgess.
Max is in fifth year in East Glendalough, while Jack attends St. Saviour's of Rathdrum. Ben and Reon both go to school at Avondale Community College.
The lads beat off stiff competition from hundreds of bands from all over the world, the vast majority of whom would be considerably older than 'Children of The Sun'. Already Tower Records have approached the band about a live performance in their Dublin store and the possibility of selling their demos there too.
Two videos posted by the band on youtube managed 2,200 views in just three weeks.
They are the support act to Keywest on May 13 in Wicklow town and play The Mezz in Temple Bar on May 28.
You can catch some of their performances on http:// www. youtube. com/childreno f theson tv , http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =7cKsj3RQ4mc, http://www.facebook.com/ChildrenOfTheSon or at www.tunebreaker.com