Jack Pack swing into deal with Cow­ell after TV show

Four­some ‘over the moon’ at sign­ing up to Syco record la­bel

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Zoe Drewett zoe.drewett@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

A SINGER born in the bor­ough has signed to Si­mon Cow­ell’s record la­bel after ap­pear­ing on Bri­tain’s Got Tal­ent with his band.

Swing band Jack Pack sailed into the fi­nal of the TV tal­ent contest in June and even got a seal of ap­proval from Si­mon Cow­ell on the night.

But com­ing fourth in the com­pe­ti­tion – another of Cow­ell’s en­ter­prises – wasn’t the end of the road for the band, in­clud­ing An­drew Bourn from Ick­en­ham.

A for­mer


at Vyn­ers School in War­ren Road, the 33-year-old said he is over­joyed after be­ing signed by Syco Records, founded by the mu­sic mogul in 2002, on Fri­day.

“We are so ex­cited about the next chap­ter,” he said.

“A lot of the big­gest names in the mu­sic in­dus­try are signed up to Syco and to be a part of that and have the support of Si­mon Cow­ell is quite surreal.

“It’s all been a dream. Bri­tain’s Got Tal­ent was the best time, it was such a great ex­pe­ri­ence and since then we’ve been work­ing hard, per­form­ing as much as we can and now to start work­ing on an al­bum is so ex­cit­ing.

“We are all very new to it but can’t wait to get started.”

An­drew per­formed in BGT along­side 25-yearold Al­fie Palmer from Es­sex, Sean Ry­der Wolf, 33, from Sur­rey and 29-year-old Adam Chandler from Kent, pitch­ing them­selves as a mod­ern day Rat Pack.

Adam has since left the band and new mem­ber Martin McCaf­ferty makes up the four-piece.

Mr Cow­ell said this week he is look­ing for­ward to work­ing with the band and has al­ways wanted to work on a swing record.

An­drew hopes an al­bum will be ready at some point next year, but hasn’t yet had a chance to speak to Mr Cow­ell him­self since be­ing signed.

“He’s very busy at the minute with X Fac­tor but we are just over the moon he be­lieved in us,” he said.

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