Above All Else hopes that "phenomenal" support continues

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Above All Else is looking to win a chance to appear on a MuchMusic show. Submitted photo

NEW GLASGOW – A Pictou County band is hopeful they may get the votes they need to secure a chance at fame.

Above All Else, featuring county natives Nathan Fleming, Marcus Cosh and Corey DeCoste, along with Port Hawkesbury resident Max Long, are competing to appear on the MuchMusic show Discovered.

The band is competing against a handful of other groups from across the country for the appearance, which has rocketed other groups to fame in the past. But in order to win, they need the votes of fans at www.muchmusic.com/hp until the close of the contest on Oct. 31.

Fleming was mum as to how many votes the group has received thus far, saying only, “Whoever is voting is doing a really good job. We’re completely humbled and appreciate everything everyone is doing.”

People can vote once a day for the band, and Fleming says the group is hopeful that they may emerge victorious.

“If everybody keeps up the pace we have a really good chance to be able to pull it off,” he said. “We’re getting a lot of support from the high schools, my work is backing us up, everybody seems to have our back. I don’t want to be overconfident, but the support has been simply phenomenal.”

Fleming says he’s constantly hearing support in the community and has done interviews with radio stations across the country since the contest began, which has sparked further interest in the band’s music, which can be sampled at www.myspace.com/aboveallelse.

The group’s latest single, Heart Back, broke the East Coast Countdown’s Top 10 last week, coming in at number eight. The single is reminiscent of the band’s new style, which moved Above All Else to more of a pop rock genre that appeals to all ages.

“We’re trying to change our sound a little bit – we want to make people happy when they listen to our music,” he said. “Heart Back is about having a good night, it’s something everyone can relate to.”

Voting will continue until Oct. 31 at www.muchmusic.com/hp

Organizations: MuchMusic

Geographic location: NEW GLASGOW, Pictou County, Port Hawkesbury

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