And they all took part during the noughties in a Leeds City Council competition offering homegrown artists the chance to work with industry professionals to showcase their skills. Bright Young Things was a huge deal back in the day showcasing the brightest new talent from the city. Previous winners included Corinne Bailey-Rae and The Music. But whatever happened to everyone else? We have trawled the YEP archive and unearthed photos of bands and solo artists who took part. READ MORE: Go inside the Corn Exchange during the 1990s and 2000s | Dating in Leeds - The night the city's 'desperate and dateless' came out to play | Go inside Oceana - the Leeds nightclub from the 2000s LOVE LEEDS LOVE NOSTALGIA? Join the Leeds Retro facebook group
Bright Young Things - How Leeds showcased the hottest new music talent
They were young, gifted and aiming to be the next big thing.
By Andrew Hutchinson
Published 3rd Mar 2020, 06:00 GMT
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