First Broadcast: Thursday 16/08/2018 @ 19:00 Listen Again: Sunday 19/08/2018 @ 18:00
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.
This weeks show features three different great acts, so there is bound to be something new for you to discover! We are in fact lucky enough this week to feature a local, national, and an international act! You will be able to hear a little bit from local (Peterborough) based The Lucky Lessons, national (Cornwall) based The Viewers, and international band (from Baltimore, Maryland, USA), The Kurt Deemer Band.
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
Initially formed in 2011, the band has has experienced a few personnel changes along the way. With major influences stemming from the 1960s through to the mid 70’s, The Viewers have created a classic blend of music with echoes from that golden age fused with sounds from today.
Jangly guitars, vocal melodies, 3-part harmonies and driving rhythms all link together to provide the band’s unique sound. The line up includes; Paul Eustice (rhythm guitar/lead vocals), Mark Watson (lead guitar, vocals), Kevin Procter (bass, vocals) and Dave Stone (drums and percussion), and Carolyn Bruce-Spencer (vocals).
The band has previously released two studio albums; ‘All The Things We Never Had’ and ‘Let Light In’ and has just released its third studio album ‘Universal Sky’ which is available to buy from this site or via download. This was produced by legendary, Grammay award winning producer Nigel Gray (The Police).
Historically, The Viewers have mainly gigged in the West of England however, in 2016 and 2017 the band played further afield with two double appearances at Liverpool’s famous Cavern Club and the north of England’s best Mod/Retro Festival; ‘Stone Valley Festival in Co. Durham.You can find more information about the band on their artist profile, and find them on Facebook and Twitter, as well as on their own website.
The Kurt Deemer Band
Blending the singer-songwriter sensibilities of band leader Kurt Deemer with an irresistible backbeat, the band serves up a signature collection of songs that defy simple definition yet remain familiar and accessible. With a wealth of recording and live playing experience, Kurt Deemer Band delivers both in the studio and on stage.
The Kurt Deemer Band is a union of veteran indie/underground musicians who emerged from the grungy Baltimore original music club scene and coalesced around the melodic pop songs of frontman Kurt Deemer.
Kurt's twenty-plus years of songwriting give his compositions the rich, timeless feel and style of a well-worn leather jacket as they draw from the same American musical heritage as Tom Petty and Dave Grohl. There is an unmistakable style that has been well honed but resits the stereotypes, incorporating influences from Richard Thompson to The Replacements, and from Lou Reed to Warren Zevon. Deemer's contemporary style of writing and his driving guitar push his band and the audience in unexpected directions, venturing where ordinary power pop rarely dares to tread.You can find out more information about The Kurt Demmer Band on their artist profile, and find them 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.