The Heroes are an Indie/Mod/Punk band formed in Leicester during April 07. They have had a number of member changes, but found the right line up in August 09. Their main influences are The Libertines, The Jam and The Clash, but there are elements and influences from much more.
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.
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