The Ordinary Boys shine in afternoon sun

The band overcome their fear of V…

THE ORDINARY BOYS overcame their scepticism and embraced the V FESTIVAL in STAFFORD this afternoon (August 20).

The band, who played at the Channel 4 Stage, were a hit in the sunshine, but frontman Preston admitted the band had been wary of playing the event.

He admitted: ”I’d heard rumours that the festival would be full of middle aged couples having picnics, but the crowd proved that wrong after just one song, it’s lovely.”

Playing a selection of songs from their debut album ’Over The Counter Culture’ and this year’s follow-up ’Brassbound’, the band drew a big crowd to the site’s second stage as their fans, the self-styled Ordinary Army, turned out in force.

Preston also used his band’s set to encourage the audience to keep signing up for the Make Poverty History campaign. “Forget I said anything,” he told the crowd after his appeal, “but go and sign-up, it’s the right thing to do isn’t it?”

The band also played a cover of The Ramones’ ’The KKK Took My Baby Away’.

The Ordinary Boys set included the following songs:

’Over The Counter Culture’

’Week In Week Out’

’Brassbound’

’Boys Will Be Boys’

’The List Goes On’

’Life Will Be The Death Of Me’

‘Don’t Drive To Fast’

’Maybe Someday’

’Just A Song’

’Talk Talk Talk’

’The KKK Took My Baby Away’

’Seaside’

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