A YORK-based singer-songwriter has joined two other budding artists to join a formidable trio as they bid to take the music industry by storm.

Jay Casey, 17, from York, Mykee-D, 15, and Paddy, 16, together make the boyband VLTGE, and have just set off on a nationwide tour this Christmas.

The band met after all auditioning separately on national singing competitions and felt that they would work together better in a band.

The boys have currently been doing cover renditions, however, they are hard at work making their own material that they hope to perform on their Christmas tour, which consists of dates in Manchester, Glasgow and Leeds.

Jay said that he was excited to be part of the new venture and to perform with the band.