BRADFORD band Stand Alone made the right soundwaves to emerge victorious at a major music contest.

The band played the finals of the Soundwaves competition on the main stage of the O2 Academy in Leeds.

Stand Alone, who specialise in rock music with catchy riffs, successfully saw off competition from 300 other bands, progressing through several tough live heats and a video audition.

The final saw them perform on the same stage as major acts like George Ezra, Sam Smith, Adele and Arctic Monkeys.

The band is made up of guitarist and lead singer Gavin Stevenson, bass player and vocalist Luke Harrison, and drummer and vocalist Tom Durrans.

The Soundwaves judges said they could hear elements of Biffy Clyro melodies within Stand Alone’s music.

The band won an ‘exposure’ package including a full day of recording at Voltage recording studio, and radio airplay.

The final of Soundwaves consisted of 13 of the best unsigned acts across Yorkshire and was played in front of a capacity crowd and industry judges including radio presenters.

"Playing the O2 has always been a dream for all of us. I have seen lots of my favourite bands there! It was definitely weird knowing that they have been on that stage.

"It was amazing just to get to that stage of the competition. I will never forget the crowd screaming when we was introduced. My hands started shaking immediately.

"When we won, it was amazing! We never win anything, we didn't know what to do. When it sunk in though we were jumping around and hugging everyone."