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New kings of rock want to be legitimate stars

PUBLISHED: 17:08 20 February 2009 | UPDATED: 15:57 07 September 2010

FORMER Highgate School boys are hoping to follow the footsteps of Razorlight and the Libertines and break into the music charts. New band The Illegitimate Sons of the King (ISK) comprises lead guitarist Danny Wilder, keyboardist George Clode, drummer Theo

FORMER Highgate School boys are hoping to follow the footsteps of Razorlight and the Libertines and break into the music charts.

New band The Illegitimate Sons of the King (ISK) comprises lead guitarist Danny Wilder, keyboardist George Clode, drummer Theo Wieder and bassist Piers Marais.

All four attended Highgate School - breeding ground for Johnny Borrell of Razorlight and John Hassall of the Libertines - where they trained as classical musicians.

But they have now dropped the violins and concertos, and gone electric for a 14-day tour of the UK.

"We're best mates in a new band with new ideas about our music," said Piers, 23, from Highgate.

For the next two weeks we'll be playing to audiences who have never heard our music before and trying to win them over. It's an amazing challenge and we're absolutely over the moon to have this opportunity."

The band formed in 2005 with an impromptu jamming session in Danny's parents' garden shed before recording at the Britannia Row Studios, owned by Pink Floyd.

Their tour includes performances in Newcastle, Durham, Manchester, Wrexham, Bristol, Reading, Hull and Brighton, and they have previously supported the likes of the Klaxons, the Wombats and the Young Knives.

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