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BBC 6 Music Homecoming Tour With Steve Lamacq
On his ‘Homecoming Tour’, Lamacq will be visiting the hometowns, and consequently the infamous venues, of some of the UK’s most exciting artists. He will be talking to each of the artists on air from his tour bus during his 4pm-7pm BBC 6 Music show, finding out all about why they’re getting involved in Independent Venue Week, and what it means to revisit where they started out.
Former singer for hardcore outfit Million Dead turned folk troubadour, Frank Turner has seen his fame flourish through, essentially, the old fashioned route - hard work, continuous gigging and word of mouth. His singer-songwriter solo career steadily grew from cult status to an arena filler, eventually playing London's O2 and Wembley Stadium. It has been an eventful decade for the troubadour from Winchester who now resides in Holloway, North London. Turner released his debut album, “Sleep is For The Week”, in 2007 and has been on a stunning upward curve ever since. He is now one of the country’s most cherished songwriters, a man who plays the biggest venues in the land and whose records reach the higher echelons of the charts but who has never lost sight of his original MO: write, record, tour, repeat. His blend of folk-punk-rock and powerful lyrics has seen him continue playing to an already devoted fanbase, but he picks up new fans with every festival appearance and tour.
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The Velvet Hands
Cornwall/London indie-garage-rock four-piece The Velvet Hands have been compared to The Damned, The Stones and The Strokes, There's a tint of Hamburg era Beatles in their charismatic delivery and Carnaby Street swagger, in their effortlessly cool nature.
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Sound Of The Sirens
Sound Of The Sirens are two young ladies from Exeter - Abbe Martin and Hannah Wood. Deserving winners of their home city's prestigious Battle Of The Bands competition, they combine agile guitar-playing, soaring harmonies and lyrical, heartfelt songwriting to make lushly melodic music.
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A champion of Indie new and old, former NME hack Lamacq is one of the country's most influential radio DJs. His former Radio 1 show 'The Evening Session' had been the springboard for many a new band's career. He is now heard weekdays on BBC 6Music.
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- 83-84 Queen Street
- EX4 3RP