In 2008 The Heroes opened the Mainstage of the Summer Sundae Weekender 2008, built a fanbase and created the clubnight ‘OVERDRIVE’ which has proven to be one of the biggest clubnights the midlands have to offer. The band have also played gigs across the country in Manchester, Birmingham, Nottingham and London in venues such as the IndigO2 and the Birmingham Carling Academy.
In 2009, they were chosen by BBC Radio 1 to play on the BBC Introducing Stage at Glastonbury 2009 and also played Summer Sundae Weekender 2009 festival again. They were also voted by the industry as the best band in the Surface Unsigned Festival 2009 and won OBS 2009.
The Heroes have also received airplay across radio stations around the UK. ‘Wake up Radio’ has been aired live from Summer Sundae Weekender on BBC Radio 6 with Steve Lamacq and has also been played on BBC East Midlands with Dean Jackson. Dean Jackson has also played ‘Flowers in Golden Times’, ‘Only Living for Tonight’ and ‘Blue Rave’. ‘Blue Rave’ has been featured as the theme for BBC Introducing on Radio 1 as well as receiving play from Huw Stephens and Zane Lowe. ‘Flowers in Golden Times’ has also been played by Annie Mac and Nick Grimshaw on BBC Radio 1.
Having recently been featured as one of Q Magazines ‘Best New Online Acts’ (Oct 2009 Issue), The Heroes are set for very big things in the coming year.
Heroes (English rock band featuring Chris Bradford)
The Heroes were a Devon, UK based band formed in 1979.
With Chris Bradford and Mark Hankins on guitar and vocals, the band’s line-up was completed by Pete Lennon (lead guitar), Dave Powell (drums) and ex-Randy band-member Brian (Wally) Wallis on bass guitar.
Although primarily a recording group, they performed a tour of Germany playing the Olympianhalle in Munich, the notorious Top Ten Club in Hamburg and a show in Berlin. In this show, the truck carrying the group’s instruments didn’t stop and continued into Poland forcing the group to use the equipment belonging to the band they were touring with, Dr. Feelgood.
The Heroes played good old fashioned Rock and Roll ‘… a woman would be better, but this could be okay!’ They formed a goodtime rock and roll five piece and recorded an album of ten songs ‘Border Raiders’, and a single ‘Some kind of women b/w 10 % will do’. ‘Border Raiders’ slips down nicely, a heady concoction of pop and rock ballads and broadly smiling boogie.
Chris Bradford Composer, Guitar, Guitar (Electric), Vocals
Mark Hankins Guitar, Vocals
Pete Lennon Composer, Guitar
David Powell Drums, Percussion
Brian Wallis Guitar (Bass), Vocals
Edited by Billy900 on 30 Jan 2014, 01:44
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