Taking Off With Spitfire
25th October 2018

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

First Broadcast:
Thursday 25/10/2018 @ 19:00
Listen Again:
Sunday 28/10/2018 @ 18:00
Thursday 01/11/2018 @ 01:00

Bought to you by EM Music Matters, Taking Off With Spitfire is our weekly show in which we showcase the very best Local, National and International talent. Reaching hundreds of listeners across the globe, Taking Off With Spitfire is YOUR opportunity to promote YOUR latest music to a vast audience. We are happy to play all genres whether it is Punk, Folk, Blues, Rock, Indie, Electro, Country or Pop. With listeners from all areas of the music business, from promoters to recording studios and from festival organisers to fans, Taking Off With Spitfire is YOUR platform to get YOUR music heard in a wider marketplace and on a bigger world stage.

Taking Off With Spitfire broadcasts weekly on a Thursday evening at 19:00, is repeated the following Sunday at 18:00 and again on Thursday morning at 01:00.

Do you want to be featured on the show complete with an Artist Profile on our Sound Of Spitfire website, with links to purchase your music, plus Social Media exposure? We're always looking for fresh talent to broadcast and promote so don’t delay. Provide us with as much information as possible about yourself and your act as well as uploading a demo here and you could be next up on Taking Off With Spitfire!

This week you will be able to hear a little bit from Donegan, Mill's End, Second Hand Arms Dealer, The Lucky Lessons,and Jerry Hull.


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

British band Donegan have released The End and Human Behaviour, a new double-A-side single from their critically-acclaimed debut album, First XI. First XI has been highlighted as featuring "a wealth of musical variety and an engaging narrative journey … a full-length debut replete with varied and adventurous instrumentation across a range of genres" (Vents Magazine) and as a "tapestry of styles and flavours embracing folk, rock, pop, and more with progressive fuelled imagination … At times it is cinematic; at times an intricate collusion between orchestral grandeur and earthier rock textures and from start to finish a fine relationship between intimacy and the wider aspects it can allude to" (RingMaster Review).

Find out more about Donegan via their artist profile page.

Mill's End

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

2018 marks the 10th Anniversary for Mill’s End and to say, “what a long, strange, trip it’s been” would be quite the understatement. Founded in 2008 by singer/guitarist Jeff Bump, the band took its name from a now defunct Tempe coffee house with the intention of bringing honest, raw, rock and roll back to the Phoenix music scene in the tradition of classic bands like the Black Crowes, Rolling Stones and Pearl Jam. The resume is impressive, a song featured in a campaign for the local light rail; concert appearances all over the state and Southwest; opening spots for national acts like Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers, Cowboy Mouth and Ace Frehley of Kiss. Mill’s End has logged appearances at the Sidepony Music Festival and The Arizona Coyotes “White Out” playoff event.

Find out more about Mill's End via their artist profile page.

Second Hand Arms Dealer

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

Tell us a bit about yourself? We're three guys from different walks of life, who connect through a love for music and a hatred for injustice. Re-arming you with punk, we harbour the feist of Rage Against the Machine, whilst our sounds are influenced by the like of White Stripes and RHCP. We want to trigger the planet into better days one song at a time and motivate a generation into taking back control.

There are a lot of emerging artists in the UK right now. What sets you apart from the rest? Our live performances put us a cut above the rest. Each band member has a played live shows from a young age, but once all 3 of us are on stage together something magical happens. The crowd seems to feel our chemistry, feed off our energy and we love every minute.

What’s your back-story? Our songs express the way we feel about current affairs. They have been written with the sole purpose of bringing people together but we love that people can interpret them any way they want.

Find out more about Second Hand Arms Dealer via their artist profile page.

The Lucky Lessons

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

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

Find out more about The Lucky Lessons via their artist profile page.

Jerry Hull

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

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.

Find out more about Jerry via his artist profile page.

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