Sunday, 21 June 2009

Podcast - Phoenix Radio Interview

We visited Phoenix Radio in Halifax on 19/06/2009 for a live interview. Here's a podcast of the interview in full, including our live acoustic performance of Work With Me and a track from our album, "Fleeting":
Interview with Hollie Sheard and Friends on Phoenix Radio

Many thanks to Mike Sharman, the presenter and the organiser of the Luddenden Music Festival that we played at the day after the interview (on 20/06/2009). Thanks also to folk star and fellow Luddfest performer Jonathan Taylor, who re-broadcasted the interview on his own folk radio show and provided us with the recording for this podcast.

We'll be updating our Flickr page soon with photos from the Luddfest gig and from the radio station visit, so check back later to see those. You can access all of this, including this very blog feed, plus streaming and downloads of our music, at our website: - so if you're reading this on Blogger, why not pay us a visit.

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See you soon,
Hollie x

Friday, 19 June 2009

Radio interview and performance

Hello, hello, hello.

We were interviewed and gave a live acoustic performance today on Phoenix Radio, Calderdale. It went pretty well for our first radio spot! Took us ages to find the place, and we rolled up ten minutes late and very stressed out. DON'T TRUST MAPS! That's all I have to say.

But they didn't seem to mind, it was all very chilled out. There were four of us there (me, Brian, Lee, and Daniel, bless their cotton socks). We chatted a bit about our music, played a version of "Work With Me" with just acoustic guitar, acoustic bass, and vocals, chatted some more, and then they played a track (Fleeting) from our album! Whoop!

It was broadcast live but hopefully we'll be getting a recording so we can podcast it on , and I've no doubt they will do the same on their website: .

Now we just have the Luddenden gig tomorrow to worry about! If you're in the Halifax/Hebden Bridge area, come on down. It's in the village of Luddenden (aka Luddendenfoot) at the Lord Nelson (Main Stage), and we're on at 3.30pm. We'd love to see you there.

Bye for now!
Hollie xxxx

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

A festival performance, a radio interview, and goodies!

Hello all! We have news.

We're playing at the Luddenden Music Festival on Saturday 20th June 2009. This is an all-day festival featuring scores of bands and artists, held in Luddenden Foot (half way between Halifax and Hebden Bridge). The Luddenden Music Festival is the first and only British version of the Paris-based Fete de la Musique, and in keeping with this tradition, it's completely free and showcases new and interesting local talent. The festival starts at 11am, and we're playing at 3.30pm on the main stage.

We'll be appearing on Phoenix radio the day before that (Friday 20th June) in the morning with an interview and live acoustic performance. Listen locally (Calderdale) at 96.7 FM or online at

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