Quirky, Fresh and Fun
I first became aware of The Big Bads when I read an email from Georgie, the lead singer addressed to most of the Brooklands Radio presenters. It was a fun, unusual and endearing email introducing the band and I just had to acknowledge and reply. The Big Bads are Georgie on lead vocals, Michael on keys and backing vocals and Mark on guitar and backing vocals. Their songs are uplifting, infectious, and happy, with a strong infusion of pop.
Watching them play live it is immediately obvious they are in total harmony with each other, and this is echoed by the sense I got when I interviewed them and although all three were answering questions, it felt like I was talking to one person! Their current singe ‘Take Me Home’ is available for download on iTunes and there is a very likable video to accompany it which you may watch below.
The session was memorable and fun, and they even performed the weather in their own inimitable style to Eric Idle’s immortal Bright Side of Life! (watch video below)
Sunday 3rd February 2013
You can hear the playlist on the podcast of the show below, together with the full interview plus live session from The Big Bads.
Dwntwn – See My Eyes
Fresh band from LA – See My Eyes is an infectious pop-laden synth driven anthem with fabulous harmonies and an uptempo dance beat which will have you tapping your feet and humming the chorus long after the song has ended.
Steve Rodgers – I Will Grow
Steve was one of our guests on Sunday 3rd February. He kindly sent me I Will Grow soon after the show and I have been playing it ever since. Masterfully written, heartfelt meaningful lyrics, supreme piano and musical arrangements, led by his unique captivating voice.
Orlando Seale & The Swell – Dance Little Man
My soundtrack to the past couple of weeks, this is one of those memorable totally unique songs which has the power to accelerate your heartbeat with a highly infectious chorus, and sublime string and percussion arrangements courtesy of Orlando’s supremely talented 8 piece band.
Hannah Dorman – Bring It Back
Taken from Hannah Dorman’s brand new EP ‘Words’, this is a highly polished vocally led pop anthem riddled with dirty guitar riffs, tight percussion and pulsating bass, adorned with the most delicious candy pop soul-infused harmonies. Buy the EP now from iTunes
Martin Oliver – Loves War
This troubadour from Guildford in Surrey has a fresh, original and very likable sound. This song is dominated by Martin’s powerful vocals and very catchy choruses and hooks. Expect to hear more from this talented artist on Under The Radar.
Melissa Davison – Remember
From the North-East of England, this young singer song-writer is beginning to cause waves with strong interest from various parties in the UK as well as in the USA. This is one of her earlier compositions and even stripped down with simple vocals and guitar accompaniment, the hallmarks of Melissa’s undoubted talent are already very apparent.
Melissa Davison – Leave
The second featured song from Melissa is a fully studio produced song with all the hallmarks of a true world-class artist: great lyrics, magnificent arrangements and supreme vocals, finished with memorable choruses and hooks.
VenueConnection – Moving On
A fantastically funky band from Spain, sounding like some of the most prominent 70’s and 80’s super bands like Earth Wind & Fire, James Brown and the JB’s, Brass Construction, and blending strong elements from 90’s British post acid-jazz greats like Soul II Soul and Brand New Heavies, this song is guaranteed to put the funk into your ears!
Love Robot / Paris – Rain
A collaboration between two seriously hot up and coming bands from Long Island and Boston respectively, this is an adrenaline-packed rock anthem led by two formidable female vocalists.
Anton Frank – Lose Control
London-based vocalist with a very distinctive original voice and style, blending unusual instruments and sounds to his cleverly composed and structured songs, taking them to an even higher level. This is true sophisticated contemporary pop by a very original artist.
Blonde Bunny – This Evening
Another fresh and memorable London-based band, blending strong elements of the psychedelic era tinged with heavy and delicious dirty distorted guitar and haunting vocals.
Jem Cooke – Beastie Boys
Surrey-based supremely talented singer song-writer boasting a considerable collection of self-penned songs, each holding its own with clever lyrics, fabulous musical arrangements and Jem’s distinctive infectious vocals. Beastie Boys is the opening track on her EP Shhhh
Foxygen – Shuggie
From New York, this innovative band are destined for success with unusual songs which have been expertly produced and written blending strong elements of 60’s pop, 70’s psychedelic sounds and contemporary harmonies and vocals.
Gloria Garcia – Tonta De Amor (Lovefool)
Windsor-based Spanish songstress, performing this beautiful song in Spanish recorded at the Brooklands Radio studios. Available for download on Under The Radar Live Sessions Compilation Volume 1
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