Call­ing out for orig­i­nal acts to show tal­ents

Harefield Gazette - - LEISURE -

Hayes FM pre­sen­ter Hughie Dixon re­views the live band scene

HAYES FM has al­ways cen­tred it­self on lo­cal con­cerns and the abun­dance of cre­ative orig­i­nal mu­si­cal tal­ent in the re­gion is cer­tainly one of those con­cerns in which we take great pride in high­light­ing.

Per­son­ally, I’m con­stantly on the look­out for orig­i­nal acts to come in to sing and play an un­plugged set on my Tues­day night slot at 8pm and now we at Hayes FM are cast­ing the net for lo­cal record­ing artists to email in their orig­i­nal com­po­si­tions on MP3 or sim­i­lar for­mats to be played on our prime time shows.

All we ask is that the ma­te­rial is your own, it is a high qual­ity record­ing and the lyrics to be pre wa­ter­shed friendly (that means no swear­ing or un­savoury con­tent).

So email your tunes to lo­cal­mu­ with some in­for­ma­tion about who you are and where you’re from in the bor­ough and your mu­sic will be en­tered into the Hayes FM com­puter for our DJs to pro­mote day or night.

My copy of ‘Up­date Your Brain’, the long awaited de­but al­bum from Hayes band and Hayes FM reg­u­lars The Tuts (pic­tured) ar­rived through the let­ter­box this week and I’d like to give it a quick, once over re­view. It’s pos­i­tive, po­lit­i­cal and packs a punch. If you can imag­ine Billy Bragg be­ing 30 years younger, fe­male, louder and in a band, then that’s The Tuts.

The Tuts are what every age­ing punk or rude boy/girl in their right mind would want their daugh­ter to lis­ten to but that’s not to say ‘Up­date Your Brain’ is strictly girly. Yes it tack­les sex­ism and

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