Calling out for original acts to show talents
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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