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NEWS: Teenage indie trio The Height sell-out iconic music venue

Immortalised by The Smiths in their artwork for The Queen is Dead, Salford Lads Club has long been a breeding ground for aspiring artists and has played host to some of the most influential bands and musicians in the world – from 1960s pop group The Hollies to Courteeners frontman, Liam Fray.

Marking a turning point in their musical journey, The Height are set to play the historic landmark on Saturday 30th September to celebrate the launch of their second EP. Hailing from Salford, the indie trio have recently proven that age is no barrier when it comes to talent and their unique blend of passion and authenticity has captured the hearts of audiences far and wide.

A celebration of youth culture, the event will see the band joined by fellow teenage bands, Gromit and F3int – both of which are from Greater Manchester. Tickets for the event sold out within day and it’s no surprise as the band have built up a good local following – so much so that their latest single, ‘One to Another’ was featured by Salford City FC for their away kit launch. Having gained interest from various record labels and management companies, the anthemic track has made its way onto playlists worldwide.

The Height have also seen a rise in popularity due to their connection of legendary Manchester guitarist and songwriter, Johnny Marr. At just thirteen years old, frontman John Denton was recently selected for funding by the charity The Salford Foundation Trust, which operates the Johnny Marr Award to support talented youngsters in Manchester. With the funding that John received from being the inaugural recipient of the award, he bought his first 12 string guitar.

Performing live isn’t a new thing for John and he’s been stopping shoppers in their tracks for years with his regular busking on Market Street – experience that’s likely to contribute to his confident stage presence that seems far beyond his years. John’s warm vocals and lyrics that explore themes of teenage angst, love and self-discovery have captured a loyal crowd that represents a diverse cross-section if ages, all eager to witness the teenage sensation in action.

A limited edition CD of the band’s new EP – featuring the tracks ‘One to Another’, ‘I Know There’s More’ and ‘Alleyway’ will be available at the show. You can also pre-order it from Vinyl Revival. All profits from this release will be donated to Francis House Children’s Hospice.

You can read our recent interview with John here.

You can follow John on Twitter and Instagram.

You can follow The Height on TwitterInstagram and TikTok.

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