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Phacebook girls drop into the Thanet and kmfm after performing with JLS at Margate Winter Gardens

The girls of Phacebook in the kmfm for Thanet studio in Northdown Road, Cliftonville

Words and pictures by Peter Barnett

Phacebook could become the new faces of girl power if the reaction to their support slot at the JLS sell out gigs in Margate is anything to go by.

During a visit to the kmfm radio studios and Thanet Extra newspaper on Saturday in between the two shows, the five girls said: "Reaction has been amazing. The fans really supported us and we had a ball. We can't wait to come back to Margate again."

The girls from Phacebook popped into the Thanet Extra and kmfm after playing at a sell-out JLS gig in MargateThe girls - Lauren, Charlotte, Polly, Talia and Vicky - met on the social networking website Facebook, hence their name, and haven't looked back since, with a string of acclaimed performances.

Saturday's visit to kmfm was their first ever radio interview and they chatted and sang their single Next Best Thing 'a capella' before presenter Johnny Lewis played the version they recorded in Philadelphia.

Meanwhile, it seems that boy band JLS simply can't get enough of their Thanet fans.

Just hours before taking to the stage at Margate Winter Gardens it was announced that the four-piece will headline a festival at Quex Park, Birchington, on Sunday, July 25.

Paul Palmer, entertainment and facilities manager at the Winter Gardens said: "The gigs were great and the crowds were well-behaved and very noisy."

Mr Palmer revealed that "a prestigious London music venue heard about how well we stage managed the JLS gigs and organised crowd control. They have been in touch to ask our advice."

  • Tickets for the JLS Quex show cost £28.50 (plus a service charge) and are available from the Winter Gardens. Call 01843 296111 for details.
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