This article was published in 2002.
Here are the names of the 15 musicians and bands chosen for Bright Young Things 2003: SAMSA -
SLY MR FOX - THE BLACKOUT BAND - THE 42 TONES - THE MIDNIGHT SHOPPERS - BLAKE - LEMONT SYLVESTER - DR STRANGEMOOSE - RHODE ISLAND - AMELIA & ME - EXIT - THE COUDERHAE CONNECTION - SOLO - ALL IT'S WORTH - ICABOD.
All of the selected bands will be in the studio throughout January - rehearsing and recording material - with the results available via the BYT03 CD album scheduled for a spring release. They will also take part in a professional photo shoot to create fresh, quality imagery that will be used throughout the remainder of the project, in their promotion, on the web site and in the Leeds Guide.