A YOUNG band from Otley has reached the final of a major talent competition - for the second time.

Men In Glass Houses excelled during a live streamed semi-final to earn a place in the ultimate stage of the Leeds City Council Breeze Has Talent contest.

The trio - Prince Henry’s Grammar School students Harrisen Crowder, Marcus Dodd and Will McPherson - also reached the final last year and are hoping to go one better this time to be crowned winners.

Lead singer and bassist Will said: “The Breeze team has always been really supportive of us as we have developed so it brilliant to have reached the final of Breeze Has Talent again this year. We had several gigs lined up before lockdown so it’s great to get back to performing.”

The band’s latest single, Not the Same - recorded in gardens during the summer - has had more than 12,500 streams on Spotify since its release.