Steyning band Route 42 showing early promise

PUBLISHED: 10:58 03 June 2015 | UPDATED: 10:58 03 June 2015


Route 42 started in 2013 at Steyning Grammar School, and they have been writing and performing their own original music across Sussex ever since.

They are Jack Harding (14) on guitar, Maisie Peters (14) on vocals and guitar, Hayden Taylor (14) on guitar and cajón box drum and Kat Whitting (15) on vocals and keyboard.

“Route 42 are early-teen and super keen,” says Tim Kerr, a tutor at Brighton Music College and co-organiser of Steyning Live Lounge. “They’ve got an alluring mix of their own material and some intelligent, sassy reworkings of old favourites. They’ve wowed the Live Lounge audience with their stage presence and musicality and at the end of their last set the audience wouldn’t let them go.”

Already Route 42 have started to see wider success, with BBC Sussex and Surrey picking the CD’s title track, Papermoon, to play on air in the BBC Introducing Track of the Day slot on Sarah Gorrell’s Drivetime show.

Their debut CD, Papermoon, is on sale now at Guitar Freq and The Steyning Bookshop in Steyning, Shampoo Hair Studio & Condition Skin Care and Beauty in Storrington, and Farm in Brighton. If you want it on your phone, you can also purchase the whole EP on iTunes. Give it a listen and support some young local talent.

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