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Hijak Oscar

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Hijak Oscar started in York, August 2005.

After a few months they put on their first show in a local 100 capacity venue which sold out 2 weeks before the event.

Not wanting to lose the York fan base they had built from the early shows by playing too much in their home town, they began to play in Leeds supporting local acts and then returning to the same venues to headline shows after getting rave reviews from people who had seen them.

Feeling like things were heading in the right direction and they had a show in London supporting Alabama 3, they decided to record the first album “Hijak Oscar” to have something to promote themselves with. This was recorded and mixed by the band and began to sell well at shows.

With the audiences growing and the shows getting further from home and more regular, their “play anywhere, anytime, to anyone” attitude was paying off. They were getting featured in Sandman Magazine which is distributed around the country, supporting Alabama 3, Son Of Dave, Jack Penate and Mostly Autumn.

They have been and continue to be on local BBC Radio shows around the country for unsigned bands, either performing live or the DJ playing tracks from the album.

In 2007 Hijak saw a way to get their music heard by more people. Channel 4’s MobileAct Unsigned. The show was on the popular T4 Sunday morning show and repeated on Saturday mornings, Wednesday nights and what seemed to be anytime they could fit it in.

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  • pippabradley

    Glad to see some tunes available for other last.fm users to listen to - Nice choice by the way. Should lead to a few more sales! Keep up the high standard Hijacks!

    9 May 2009 Reply
  • daveHijak

    Our music is now available on our website in CD format or MP3 from iTunes. Cheers for the support guys! Keep an eye on our gigs page on our website incase we're coming near you soon! http://www.hijakoscar.co.uk

    6 May 2009 Reply
  • le_shambles

    oh my god, i need your music now. i used my amazing googling skills to try and remember your name. and now i am here. YES.

    22 Apr 2009 Reply
  • pippabradley

    Great new album. High standard. Brilliant music, good lyrics. Keep at it! This talent can't go unrecognised !

    21 Apr 2009 Reply
  • lbarbs

    Loving the new Album.

    17 Apr 2009 Reply
  • csjarrat

    good stuff guys, saw you in hull couple of months back. come back soon!

    27 Jul 2008 Reply
  • Crimzonite

    i love bitter carnival!!

    23 Mar 2008 Reply
  • hardhans

    tis quality stuff

    26 Feb 2008 Reply
  • rpcutts

    good stuff

    31 Dec 2007 Reply
  • spunkysmurf

    love it....has so much depth and life to it. makes the hairs on my back stand

    8 Dec 2007 Reply
  • allyc

    awesome band!

    31 Oct 2007 Reply

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