Ultra Girls: Leeds girl group ready for school gigs

Pupils in Leeds can grab the chance to see the next big girl group perform live at their school, in January.

Ultra Girls, from Leeds, who are former X Factor hopefuls, will be performing at two Leeds highs schools as part of a tour of schools across the UK.

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The band, who met as dancers for Leeds Rhinos rugby club, made it all the way to Louis Walsh's house on the TV show with an early incarnation of the band.

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And despite leaving the show at that stage the band is being described as the next big thing. They said: "We're young and fun. We want people to dance with us, wear your trackies with us and go crazy.

"It's not look how sexy we are, it's girls singing about girls' lives, not taking it too seriously or being too polished."

Going back to the roots of what it means to be girls in a band, Lucy Graham, 21, Lauren Green, 23, Amy Burrow, 27, and Laura Henderson, 22, are taking the essence of Girl Power, but moving it into the 21st

Century by adding slick dance moves, funky vocals and lashings of attitude.

With backgrounds ranging from stage school to tribute acts, with Lauren being in a tribute act with Tom from the Wanted – he did Take That, she did Girls Aloud, the group are ready for their turn in the limelight.