Taking Off With Spitfire
26th April 2018

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

First Broadcast:
Thursday 26/04/2018 @ 19:00
Listen Again:
Sunday 29/04/2018 @ 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! You will be able to hear a little bit about local band I Got Spiders, local musician Mick Mepham, and more from the cast of the West End Musical "All Or Nothing".

I Got Spiders

I Got Spiders on Taking Off With Spitfire - Showcasing Local Talent from the South Holland area

I Got Spiders are a Grapple Punk Band that were formed in 2016. Three band members were formerly of other local punk/indie bands but decided the time was right to go in another direction and so I Got Spiders was formed.

With an iconic stage show, I Got Spiders are establishing themselves in the local area and regularly play at local pubs such as The Black Swan in Spalding. However, not just content with gigging, I Got Spiders have released a debut album called “Kingdom Of Spiders” and that is available on most download platforms. You can also grab a copy by contacting the band via their Facebook page.

Gaining inspiration from groups such as the Dwarves, The Ramones and Rocket From The Crypt, I Got Spiders are a “proper” punk band for the 2000’s. The band members are:

  • Gary Indiana: Vocals & Guitar
  • Paul MrE: Vocals & Guitar
  • Jim D.K.: Bass & Vocals
  • Steve Van Hammer: Drums

The bands next big gigs are at the Black Swan Spalding on 29th June 2018 and at the Subterranean Festival at the Cambridge Corn Exchange on Saturday 15th September 2018. You can find out more about them on Facebook and Twitter, or via their website.

Mick Mepham

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

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 via his website.

The All Or Nothing Musical Cast

The All Or Nothing Musical on Taking Off With Spitfire - Showcasing Local Talent from the South Holland area

In 1965 a new phenomenon erupted out of London's East End. It was the essence of all that was cool. It was Mod.

All Or Nothing- The Mod Musical follows the rise and demise of Small Faces, the band who encapsulated all that was mod - a unique blend of taste and testosterone, clothes-obsessed and street-wise - but most of all, a dedication to rhythm 'n' blues.

This stunning new home-grown musical celebrates the unique mod sound including an arsenal of brilliant hits like Whatcha Gonna Do About It, All Or Nothing, Tin Soldier, Lazy Sunday, Here Comes the Nice and Itchycoo Park.

Having played to packed houses and standing ovations across the UK, All Or Nothing - The Mod Musical is home in London, playing a limited season at The Ambassadors Theatre from 28th March until 2nd June 2018. Book here before the 2nd of June 2018, follow the act on Twitter, or find them on Facebook.

We are delighted to be able to feature four of the main cast from the musical, Sam Pope, Stanton Wright, Stefan Edwards, and Alex Gold.

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

Sam Pope (Young Steve Marriott)

Sam loves acoustic Folk influenced by RnB, Jazz, Soul & Funk. As well as playing the Young Steve Marriott in the musical Sam is a musician in his own right and enjoys gigging and recording. Loving various genres Sam is at ease singing and playing, whether it is for packed theatres or small pubs.

Sam is an integral member of the band “Groove On Up” and is available to hire for events here.

You can also find Sam on Facebook and Twitter.

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

Stanton Wright (Ronnie Lane)

Stanton is a superb musician but his first love was acting. He has played roles in numerous productions from Lord of the Flies to All or Nothing, he is even a competent puppeteer. His advice to those wanting to make it in entertainment is “try any opportunity, don’t give up”. Please give Stanton a follow on Twitter to find out more.

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

Stefan Edwards (Kenney Jones)

Stefan plays the drums in the show and has also used this talent before in the opening and closing ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympics. He is an able dancer and has performed in various West End Shows including All Or Nothing. You can follow Stefan on Twitter to find out more.

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

Alex Gold (Ian McLagan)

“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” is due out on 18th May 18.

You can find Alex on Facebook and Twitter.

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.

Record Player Image By Dane Deaner & Unsplash