UK CULT HORROR ACTRESS’ BAND APPEAR ON THE X FACTOR
September 2014, LONDON, UK: Following successful auditions, The Courtesans made it through to be amongst the last 40 contestants in Bootcamp!
The Courtesans, comprising of UK leading horror, scream queen actress, writer and director, chanteuse Eileen Daly and creative musical talent Ben Thirkettle produce an originally styled, eclectic mix of glam baroque pop and are praised by critics for their diverse musical productions and videos; including what some might call controversial numbers like “Webcam girl”.
As the first alternative duo to make it so far through The X Factor competition, Ben and Eileen performed their classic ballad ‘Peckham Rolex’ during their audition, to the delight of Judges Simon, Cheryl, Louis and surrounding camera crew. Their bewitching performance got them the yes votes they needed to make it through to the next level and onto the main stage at Wembley. From there they progressed into the final forty contestants that made it to Bootcamp.
Simon Cowell was clearly impressed with the duo and described Eileen as the “next Annie Lennox”, whilst Louis proclaimed her as “a natural born Diva!”
Their sensational performances can be seen on ITV’s ‘The X Factor’ and ITV2’s ‘Xtra Factor’ during this September.
Vocalist Eileen says, “It’s been a magical journey, we really enjoyed our time on the show and were delighted that we got so far! …But we are glad to be back in the studio again working on our new material and film projects.”
The Courtesans have produced music for many TV shows and feature films, including some of Eileen’s own productions. Some of these can be seen at www.gipsyphiliaproductions.co.uk