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Sedgefield teenager enjoys performance by her idols
12:00am Monday 21st October 2013 in News
A TEENAGER could not believe her luck when her favourite boy band performed an intimate gig in her family’s pub.
Up and coming R’n’B band Mr Meanor caused a stir at the Hope Inn, in Sedgefield, County Durham, when they took control of the karaoke on Friday night.
And for Katie Bell, daughter of pub landlords Pat and Darren Bell, it was a night she will never forget.
The 14-year-old, who describes herself as Mr Meanor’s biggest fan, said: “They sounded really good up close and live and were all nice, genuine lads.”
Katie beat off competition from thousands of the band’s other Twitter followers to have them perform in her living room.
Over the course of a week, Katie tweeted the band’s account on the social networking site, @MrMeanorWorld, repeatedly to ensure victory.
But she could not believe it when the band contacted her on their live Twitter web cam to break the good news.
“They have more than 16,000 Twitter followers, but I tweeted the most,” said Katie, who attends Grangefield School in Stockton.
“When they told me I had won I was so excited. I couldn’t scream because I would have woken everyone up. I just couldn’t believe it.”
Katie and friend Freya Grattan, 13, of Stockton, began Friday night nervous and star-struck, but after hanging out with their idols for almost four hours described them as new friends.
“They were running late so cancelled another gig they had to stay with us. They did covers on the karaoke and sang their own song which they release soon just for us.
“I think they could be really successful, I hope they remember us,” she said.
The London-based band, made up of members Tay Tay, JK Kirby, Marcel Wildy and Jordan Hyams, is signed to one of the world’s biggest talent agencies, William Morris Endeavor, whose acts also include Tinchy Stryder, Outkast and Gary Barlow.
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