Reytons storm the charts: Top 20 spot for "Kids off the Estate"

Reytons storm the charts: Top 20 spot for "Kids off the Estate"

By Michael Upton | 22/11/2021

Reytons storm the charts: Top 20 spot for 'Kids off the Estate'
Cap: The Reytons with manager Rich Goodwin (left). From second left: Jamie Todd, Lee Holland, Jonny Yerrell and Joe O’Brien

 

THE band who put Clifton Park on the musical map were “so proud” after planting their flag in the album chart in the higher reaches of the album chart.

The Reytons, whose clip for the single Kids Off the Estate (also the title of their album) features a group of mates having fun in Rotherham's historic park, held their collectivd breath as their debut disc fought it out with the likes of chart titans Taylor Swift and Little Mix.

As the week progressed, the band were endorsed by the likes of Paul Heaton, Liam Gallagher and boxing champ Tyson Fury and took part in a listening party on Twitter with ex-Charlatans front man Tim Burgess.

And thanks to their growing fanbase snapping up CDs, tapes, vinyl and downloads — and in any cases bundles of all four —The Reytons secured the No 11 spot when they charts were finalised on Friday, outselling Elton John, Coldplay and Ronan Keating.

They became the first band with strong Rotherham connections to make the top 40 since The Sherlocks in 2019.

The Reytons said in Facebook message to fans: “So proud to see our debut album up there with some of the biggest names in the world.

“Thank you so much to everyone for getting behind us, the love and support has been nothing short of incredible.

“Reytons, it's been an amazing chapter, have a beer tonight cos tomorrow we turn the page...”

Rooted in South Yorkshire, The Reytons recently filmed a video for their debut single Slice of Lime in Rotherham Tesco and shone the spotlight on Mexborough town centre for the Expectations of a Fool promo in the summer.

They are all local lads - drummer Jamie Todd is from Brampton, bassist Lee Holland is from Edlington, singer Jonny Yerrell is from Greasbrough and guitarist Joe O'Brien is from Broom.

The band played Tramlines Festival earlier this year and performed at Sheffield’s Network venue two weeks ago.

 

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