THE Sighting have enjoyed a whirlwind few months since they shared a stage with teen heartthrobs McFly.
The unsigned pop rockers graced the big stage of Dewsbury’s Party in the Park back in August and haven’t looked back.
While 8,000 screaming fans waited for the chart-topping sensations to hit the stage, music industry insiders went away from the free gig suitably impressed with their synth rock performance.
Since that halycon day the West Yorkshire five-piece have been inundated with offers and are now in talks to play the Leeds Festival.
Keyboardist Lee Hough said winning one of the four places for unsigned bands at the Kirklees Council gig had really kick-started their career.
He said: "Our performance went down really well. We all hung out back stage with the other unsigned bands but something about our performance caught the attention of a few people.
"We’ve been asked to headline a charity event in Dewsbury and we’re also headlining the Batley Frontier.
"And we’re in talks to play at the Leeds Festival. That would be really good as obviously there’s a lot of industry insiders and promoters there."
The band, whose members are from Dewsbury, Batley, Wakefield, Barnsley and Morley, are now thinking about re-recording their first album.
And they’ve already sealed a deal for one of their tracks to be used on Wakefield Wildcats’ website and plan to play a half-time gig at the rugby league team’s Belle Vue stadium next year. On top of that they’ve been the track of the week on Hallam FM and have been featured on Bradford city centre’s big screen rolling music montage.
Lee said: "We’ve all got day jobs but we’re trying to get out there by sending CDs off to get noticed.
"We’re not expecting to tour Japan next year but we’re trying to get our music out there and people listening to it."
The Sighting will be playing at Batley Frontier Club this Sunday (Oct 25) and Eastborough WMC on December 10. Their first album Running for Something is available on iTunes and Amazon.