This article was published in 2004.
Leeds/Bradford band, FineApple, will appear on the BBC 'Raw Talent' radio show hosted by Allen Raw as part of their follow up to participating successfully in one of the UK's biggest talent contests 'Bright Young Things'.
The BBC raw talent show is an initiative exposing unsigned talent in Yorkshire to a world wide audience and is regularly listened to by leading people in the music industry. The members of FineApple, from Pudsey and Bradford have been asked to participate in this weeks show to talk about being 1 of 15 bands short listed for the competition, in which they were given a photo shoot and opportunity to record a song which appeared on the BYT '04 album, distributed free with this months Leeds Guide. The show will be aired Thursday 18th March between 7 - 10pm on BBC Radio Humberside, York, Leeds and Sheffield.
Comments front man, Haroon Rashid: 'There's so much talent in Leeds, the scene is so strong right now and we're realising that everything we need to succeed is right here! Bright Young Things has given us a platform from which to establish relationships with prominent people in the industry and expose our music to a much wider audience'
FineApple describe their music as 'Ska-funk-rock', drawing influences from bands such as Weezer, Ozomatli, No Doubt and Sublime. In the 3 years together, they've had supports with originals Bad Manners, The Beat and Fishbone. Their self produced debut album 'The Good Stuff', is currently selling at Bradford HMV's and Crash Records in Leeds.