Neighbours

New band rocks up on Ramsay Street

As Neighbours' Andrew Robinson tries his luck as a band manager, up-and-coming indie quartet William and the Tells have landed a dream gig on Ramsay Street.

New band rocks up on Ramsay Street

With Neighbours' Andrew Robinson (played by Jordan Smith) set to try his luck as a band manager, up-and-coming indie quartet William and the Tells have been given an international boost with a guest role on the hit Aussie soap.

Fronted by brothers William and Peter Ewing, along with friends Ben Callaghan and Sam Walsh, the band will be renamed Red Cotton for the month-long role, which they start filming next week.

Headlining at Erinsborough’s favourite hotspot Charlie's, the boys will showcase their own material, which will air from January in Australia, with the UK debut to follow.

'It's a huge opportunity for a bunch of local boys,' says William Ewing, a final-year drama student at the National Theatre in Melbourne. 'Being able to blend acting and music will be great fun, and  I'm looking forward to meeting long-time hero Lou Carpenter (Tom Oliver).'

Tom was also a hit with recent visitors to the set, Glasvegas, a Scottish indie band who compared meeting the Neighbours icon as more significant than visiting the Vatican. Rock on, Lou!