Derby quartet bids to represent UK

A quartet of Derby creatives is hoping to get the city boom-bang-a-banging by representing the UK at the Eurovision Song Content.

Mark Saxby, owner of Bondholder Status Social - a local social media consultancy - has teamed up with music producer Ben Haynes, singer Kezia Gill and videographer Brett Turner for the bid.

This time around the BBC asked artists to bid to represent the UK and, as a huge fan of Eurovision, Mark jumped at the chance.

Everyone complains we haven’t won Eurovision for such a long time - perhaps with our song we can change that!
— Mark Saxby

Mark commented: "The lyrics were easy to come up with because everyone complains we haven't won Eurovision for such a long time - perhaps with our song we can change that!"

Mark approached Spondon music producer Ben Haynes and together they came up with a tune and a melody which local singer Kezia Gill will be providing the vocals for. The final piece of the puzzle was Brett Turner - a University of Derby student - who will create the required music video to accompany the submission.

Music producer Ben Haynes said: "The song has a strong hook and is really catchy, we've created what we think is a good quality pop song rather than go for something cheesy. It's only well-written songs that win Eurovision nowadays."

Now the quartet is waiting to hear whether they've made the televised UK final. The BBC will tell the successful artists whether they've been chosen before the close of 2015.