Gainsborough: Damian from The Torn, the brother of television star, Sheridan Smith, to appear on The Voice

Bawtry Revival Weekend at the Cooper and Griffin pub. The Torn play on Saturday afternoon G130824-6a
Bawtry Revival Weekend at the Cooper and Griffin pub. The Torn play on Saturday afternoon G130824-6a
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Lead singer of Gainsborough band, The Torn, has tried out in a blind audition on BBC’s The Voice and his appearance will be shown on Saturday (14th February).

Damian Dalton Smith, 39, was actually contacted directly by The Voice and invited along to audition.

Damian said: “They contacted me out of the blue. We had done a gig in Lincoln and then I got a phone call last year.”

Damian is a member of The Torn but he said his band mates have been very supportive of his new venture,

He said: “I talked it over with the rest of the band and they have been very supportive for me to go for it.”

“I have been back and forth from London and Manchester for auditions.”

“The band and my close family came with me.”

The Torn manager, Doug, said: “We all felt this was a chance for further exposure and supported Damian.”

“He has performed regularly, so it was a case of looking at what The Voice required. The general rule is to sing a cover track.”

Damian performed Johnny Cash’s ‘Folsom Prison Blues’ for his blind audition but we will have to wait until Saturday to find out if he made the judges spin their chairs for him.

Damian is performing with The Torn on Saturday so he is not able to watch the show when it is aired.

He said: “I’m gigging on Saturday night so I won’t be able to watch it, I will have to watch it on catch up on Sunday.”

“Tens of thousands of people auditioned for it and I got down to the last 26 so I am very proud of myself.”

The Torn’s new single, Take It, is released on 9th March.