A BAND still reeling from two successful festival appearances are looking ahead to their biggest headline show yet at an iconic South Yorkshire venue.
The Rosadocs impressed at Tramlines and Y Not festival over two consecutive weekends and tickets are now on sale for their 900-capacity Leadmill show in February.
The indie four-piece band is made up of Conisbrough bassist Adam Sleight (21), lead guitarist Joe Egan (22), of Rotherham, Chesterfield guitarist Keelan Graney (20) and Barnsley drummer Callum Raynor (22).
“At Tramlines we played the Library Stage on the Friday afternoon — we were the first band on,” said Callum.
Despite the heavy rain, Callum said, the band was “blown away” by the turnout.
“It was banging it down with rain and being the first band on at about 3pm we thought people would still be at work, but there were about 600 people there,” he said
It was the ‘docs’ first time playing the main festival after previously performing at the fringe event.
The following weekend saw them taking to the stage at Y Not festival in Derbyshire.
It was again another wet weekend — but luckily this time they were performing in tent.
“There was about 400 people in the tent, it was full — we were really impressed,” said Callum, who is training to be a teacher at University Centre Rotherham.
“Playing away from our home town, we didn’t really know what to expect but it was packed out.
“These are probably our first big time festivals.”
Earlier in the summer, The Rosadocs also played Conisbrough Music Fest, where Callum said they had also been well received.
Now, the boys will be concentrating on studio time and honing their early Arctic Monkeys/Courteeners-influenced sound.
“We’re not close to releasing an album, we want the time to be right and to do it through the right people,” said Callum.
“At the minute, we are working on releasing singles, we have got four on Spotify and iTunes.
“On each one (singles), we are trying to get better production.
“We are working on a new single and going back into the studio next week with Gavin Monaghan, who produced The Sherlocks.
“It’ll be great to work with someone who has worked with bigger artists — he’s also worked with Ocean Colour Scene and The Twang.”
Tickets to the Leadmill gig on February 15 cost £10 and are available at www.leadmill.co.uk/event/the-rosadocs/.