Well here’s a turn-up for the books. I’ll be the first to admit that I wasn’t too hopeful of actually getting a live session on Dermot O’Leary’s Radio 2 show, but that’s exactly what’s happened!
After he played our single back in January (see below) he made a fairly throwaway comment about getting us onto his show but at the time I was just happy to have had the single played. A couple of days later Dermot’s producer, Ben emailed to say that there’d been a pretty good response to the song and cutting a long story short we’re getting to do an acoustic session for the show on Sat 17th March.
Previous session guests have included Amy Winehouse, Kasabian, Biffy Clyro, Rufus Wainwright amongst hundreds of other bands. These songs have even been collected onto a series of “Dermot’s Saturday Sessions” albums but it’s really rare for an self managed, self funded, truly independent / DIY artist to get on the show, so my head has definitely gained a few inches in circumference in the last few days – everyone around me is desperately hoping this is a temporary affliction.
Of course there are certain protocols to follow when doing a session for the show – It’s got to be acoustic and basically set up like you’d do for a living room rehearsal. We’re doing one of our own songs and also had to pick a cover – all of the session bands do; it was a nightmare as there are literally hundreds of songs that came to mind, but I think we’ve picked a particularly fantastic song that I’m hoping we’ll do full justice to. Sorry to be a bit secretive about this, but listen to the show and let me know what you think.
Anyway, got to get off and put some rehearsal in – don’t want to go into this under-prepared!