Taking Off With Spitfire
3rd June 2018

 
Taking Off With Spitfire - Showcasing Local Talent from the South Holland area

First Broadcast:
Sunday 03/06/2018 @ 18:00
Listen Again:
Thursday 07/06/2018 @ 19:00

Taking Off With Spitfire is our new weekly show in which we showcase the very best local talent from the South Holland area. It broadcasts weekly on a Thursday evening at 19:00, and is repeated the following Sunday at 18:00. Want to be on the show? We're always looking for fresh local talent to broadcast and promote, you can provide us with some information about yourself as well as uploading a demo here.

Featuring on this weeks show we have a variety of different acts from a range of different genres - surely something for everybody! You'll be able to hear local band "Eunike", the brand new but highly talented artist Charlie Bernardin, local singer songwriter Meg McPartlin , Mick Mepham, Dodge Rogers, Jerry Hull, Walkway, The Lucky Lessons, and brand new material from one of our favourites, from the cast of the All or Nothing Musical, Alex Gold

Eunike

Eunike on Taking Off With Spitfire - Showcasing Local Talent from the South Holland area

Eunike are a band based in Holbeach (Lincolnshire), currently consisting of Kyle Olley, Neil Olley, and an up and coming drummer Corey Genovese.

Kyle and Neil formed the band late in 2016, soon looking for new band members. Releasing their first EP No Rules End on SoundCloud and YouTube in early 2017, they soon secured their first ever gig at the Holbeach Music & Beer Festival. Opening the third day of the festival and having the 'time of their lives', the guys were delighted to find out that people really enjoyed their music.

Eunike's new song 'Feelings' is released on the 31st May 2018 on Spotify, iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon Music. There will be an official lyric video released on their YouTube channel (see below for link) and an alternative live version recorded at The Spalding Beer & Music Festival.

You can find out even more about Eunike and their music on their artist profile page as well as their own website, YouTube, Facebook,, Twitter, and Instagram pages. An updated list of the bands various social media and other web presences can be found here.

Charlie Bernardin on Taking Off With Spitfire - Showcasing Local Talent from the South Holland area

Charlie Bernardin

One of our newest and freshest talents, Charlie Bernardin is a musician, songwriter, and producer based in Norfolk. A lifelong love of the arts, and his expressive personality has lead him to music production which he says makes so much of who he is today.

Charlie has been songwriting and composing since he was just 13 years old, but the discovery of multi-track recording has really kick started his musical career. During his two years in sixth form he studied music technology which entirely changed the way in which he perceived music - becoming fascinated with the tools and technology available to musicians to express themselves with a great degree of control and precision.

Charlie was heavily inspired by what he learned on his A Level course, purchasing his own copies of various music production software applications, and has been working hard at it ever since! He has spent so much time on his journey into music production and although doing it by himself has been tough, he's soon releasing his debut album and is sure that all the time and hard work will pay off.

You can find out more about Charlie on his Sound of Spitfire artist profile page. Please note that Charlie is a very new and upcoming artist - more details will be added as soon as they are avaliable!

Alex Gold on Taking Off With Spitfire - Showcasing Local Talent from the South Holland area

Alex Gold

“The World's Greatest 21st Century Musical Polymath That No-One's Ever Bloody Heard Of. Yet!”

Alex can play most instruments and even suggested on “Taking Off With Spitfire” that a harp might be the next “weapon of choice”!

Multi-talented and regularly posts vlogs. Check out Alex’s social media to get the very latest information. His new track “Waste My Days” was released on 18th May 18.

You can find Alex on Facebook and Twitter.

Meg McPartlin on Taking Off With Spitfire - Showcasing Local Talent from the South Holland area

Meg McPartlin

Meg is a 21 year old singer songwriter from Spalding in Lincolnshire. She wrote her first song at the age of just 10 and has been writing ever since. Learning to play when she was nine, she has been performing in pubs and clubs since she was 12 years old.

My influences are P!nk, Frank Turner, Johnny Cash, and many other singer songwriters. I'm big into older country music but love to please the crowd with some of the more punchy modern tunes that are full of sas and passion! I hope to carry on gigging throughout my life and move on to bigger and better things - wherever life may take me.

You can find out more about Meg on her artist profile page, and via her Facebook, and Twitter pages.

Dodge Rogers on Taking Off With Spitfire - Showcasing Local Talent from the South Holland area

Dodge Rogers

While born a South London baby boomer in 1951, Roger's paternal line, the Fulliloves, hail from these parts, albeit they'd migrated to other nearby Midland realms before either the Black Death struck or the Fens were drained. in 2016, when the yuppies stole the last pub on his Crystal Palace manor, he thought it poetic to return to his clan's first known home, and now lives in Pinchbeck.

Dodge performs in many guises, including the five piece, full-on Blues Hammer Band, his 25 year harmony duo: Speedo (with Billy Boland), and in Sax 'n Lungs 'n Rock 'n Roll. As a solo artist he morphs freely between Dodge Rogers (1960's mixed bag), Paddy Rogers (Irish ballads), Cockney Rogers (Chas n' Dave et al), Hank Rogers (Cash & Country), and It Ain't Bob, Babe (Dylan Covers).

Roger has a passion for song writing and draws on Peter Rowan, terry Allen, Guy Clark, and Bob Dylan for daily inspiration.To date he has written over 5500 songs (probably a world record!) in a huge variety of genres, ranging from Country, to Pop, to Folk, to Blues, to Ballads - but no Rap or Punk!

You can find out more about Roger on his artist profile page, as well as on Facebook

Mick Mepham on Taking Off With Spitfire - Showcasing Local Talent from the South Holland area

Mick Mepham

Mick Mepham started out in Hastings and now in Lincolnshire. Very much enjoying life in the South Holland area and it's stimulating his grey cells to write more and more.

Mick’s just got a new studio up and running and there are currently 4 albums (2 electric and 2 acoustic) in process. 1 acoustic album is finished and will shortly be available, followed by the successor to This Was Then And That Is Now. These will be available by the song/album download and on CD for those who prefer it.

Mick says that he’s been very lucky in his musical life to have played with some excellent musicians and people and he’s by no means finished yet.

Things are really busy with his Titus (folk band) and are developing in all directions as well. Writing and recording will be taking a lot of his time too but gigs are a real love and he’d love to play more venues in the South Holland area. You can find out more about Mick and his music from his artist profile, or via his own website.

Jerry Hull on Taking Off With Spitfire - Showcasing Local Talent from the South Holland area

Jerry Hull

Originally from Memphis (Tennessee), but now based in Kingston Upon Hull (UK), Jerry Hull is a singer, pianist, songwriter, and musical arranger. His music is piano driven and entirely original, accompanied by soaring vocals and various other instrumentation, harking back to the popular sounds of the 1960’s and 70’s with a modern imaginative twist. Jerry’s music encompasses a wide variety of genres such as pop, rock, blues, boogie-woogie, Americana, gospel, country, medieval, jazz, ragtime, orchestral, romantic and that classic Memphis sound.

Since April 2015, Jerry has released 37 singles (including some album tracks, 11 videos, as well as 5 albums. His debut “Heaven Help Me” was released in July 2015, and a sixth album is due for release in May 2018.

Music reviewers and fans have often said that my style is similar to Elton John, Billy Joel, Burt Bacharach, and Todd Rundgren both musically and vocally, but with my own original style emerging. My style is also impacted from being brought up in the mid-south of the United States and certainly from being born and raised in Memphis (Tennessee). After living and gigging from Memphis to Los Angeles, the mid-west USA, and Toronto for 24 years, I am now settled in East Yorkshire. My life’s experiences and present surroundings have most definitely also played an additional role on the style of my recent writing activity. I have never been so prolific as I am now in my entire life – within the last 3 years producing over 300 songs!

Walkway on Taking Off With Spitfire - Showcasing Local Talent from the South Holland area

Walkway

Now in their 11th year, having played over 1000 shows, and still only in their twenties; Walkway firmly have the reputation as one of the UK’s brightest up and coming rock bands. Hailing from Diss, East Anglia, England, Walkway take on the old fashioned approach of hard work by consistently touring around the UK, performing 100+ shows each year in music venues, pubs, bars, clubs and festivals - This resulting in them often being described as “The Hardest working band in Britain”.

You can find out more about Walkway from their artist profile page, and via their own website, as well as from their Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages.

The Lucky Lessons on Taking Off With Spitfire - Showcasing Local Talent from the South Holland area

The Lucky Lessons

The Lucky Lessons are an alternative rock band from Peterborough, United Kingdom, formed in 2017. The Lucky Lessons played their first show in November 2017. In January 2018 they were signed by SoundHub Records and are aiming to release their debut Single and E.P in Spring 2018. The band comprises of:

  • Kieron McKenna - Vocals/Guitar
  • Alex Frost - Guitar
  • Ollie Gamblesmith - Bass/Vocals
  • Joe Pickett - Drums

You can find out more about The Lucky Lessons from their artist profile page as well as via their own website, Facebook, and Twitter pages.

Remember, we're always looking for fresh local talent to broadcast and promote, if you want to be involved you can provide us with some information about yourself as well as uploading a demo here.

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