Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

The Rock Star Carer ; Contest Revealed Selfless 20-Year-Old

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

The Rock Star Carer ; Contest Revealed Selfless 20-Year-Old

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WHEN Harry Corbett tried to convince judges in a competition why his band deserved a set of new equipment he failed to mention one thing.

When the 20-year-old from Tameside isn't singing in pubs trying to get his big break, he's at home looking after his schizophrenia- suffering mum.

And when the panel at Manchester radio station XFM heard about the selfless Haughton Green lad's double life, there could only be one winner of their Band in a Box contest. As a result Harry, and fellow Arcane Flux members Danny Riddle, 19, and Lloyd Whitehead, 21, picked up more than Pounds 3,000-worth of gear at Manchester Central on Saturday.

And next month they will open XFM's Winter Wonderland gig at O2 Apollo Manchester, ahead of Jake Bugg, Primal Scream and Wilmslow's The 1975.

Harry said: "I didn't want it to seem like a sob story. …

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