A Christmas cracker!
Our favourite Welshie (well one of them – I think we’ve got the lot?!) Al Lewis has gone on the BBC Radio 2 playlist with his single “A Child’s Christmas In Wales”. What with this news and it now being December, I think we can say this now…
The track is based on the story by Dylan Thomas and is in association with the DT100; celebrating what would have been the Welsh poets’ 100th year. Here’s the video to warm the cockles of your heart.
Also, if you happen to be up at 8am this Sunday (it’s a long shot, but worth a try), Al will also be on Radio 2’s Good Morning Sunday!
AND it’s probably also worth mentioning that our Nell Bryden has gone up to the BBC Radio 2 A-List, which is also quite good news isn’t it?!! Here, have a look if you don’t believe us!
5 December 2013
Bryden on Breakfast
Our lovely Nell Bryden sure had a Friday that she’ll never forget!!
Last Friday, she joined CHRIS EVANS as a special musical guest on his breakfast show alongside stars David Dimbleby, Laurence Fox and Billie Piper! She performed a number of her hit songs, including “Not Like Loving You”, “Second Time Around”, “What Does It Take?”, a cover of “Sittin’ On (The Dock of the Bay)”, and her RECENTLY RADIO 2 PLAYLISTED single “All You Had”. What a week for her! We’re rather proud – can you tell? You can listen to the full session here.
Caro Emerald’s “I Belong To You” is also still on the Radio 2 playlist, and she has even been asked to perform at The Royal Variety Performance this year! WOWSER!
25 November 2013
Playlist news AND a World Exclusive!
Another jam packed few weeks here at Hesso Media (when is it EVER quiet!?)
Firstly we have not one…not two…not even three…but FOUR singles currently on the Radio 2 playlist! KATIE MELUA’S “The Love I’m Frightened Of”, MATT CARDLE’S “When You Were My Girl”, THEA GILMORE’S “Beautiful Day” and ZERVAS & PEPPER’S “Sure Fire Bet” are all being played! We couldn’t be happier for our artists!
KATIE MELUA then topped this off with a live session and interview with 5Live’s Richard Bacon. She sounded wonderful if we do say so ourselves.
And finally the stunning CARO EMERALD had the remixed version of her brand new single “I Belong To You” played as a FIRST UK PLAY on Ken Bruce’s show this week. How fantastic! Everyone in the office was dancing along to that one! Have a listen to the contagiously fun song here
18 October 2013
2 world exclusives AND playlist
This week has been very busy but very successful at Hesso Media. THREE very exciting events have happened so far (it’s not over yet!).
First, MATT CARDLE’s brand new single ‘When You Were My Girl’ had it’s WORLD EXCLUSIVE 1st play on Ken Bruce’s show on BBC Radio 2. It’s very catchy! Have a listen here
Next, our lovely NELL BRYDEN also had her very own WORLD EXCLUSIVE first play of her new single ‘All You Had’, which went down a storm. Here’s a wee clip: All You Had
And last but not least, we were delighted to find out that our Welsh duo ZERVAS & PEPPER have remained on the BBC Radio 2 playlist! Massive congrats to them. What a week!
3 October 2013
Mega playlist news
It’s been an exciting day at Hesso Media today.
Our wonderful welsh duo Zervas and Pepper have gone on the BBC Radio 2 playlist and we’re delighted!!
Their brilliant set at BBC Radio 2’s ‘Festival In a Day’ on the BBC Introducing Stage went down a storm and prompted rave reviews. Have a listen here, we think it’s pretty fantastic.
25 September 2013
ONE HELL OF A WEEKEND
We’ve not had a bad one this weekend!
Kicking off on Friday (If you count Friday as the weekend, I think most people do), we headed off down to Bestival on the Isle Of Wight to see a new act of ours; Caravan Palace. Already massive in Europe, they’re a electro swing/gypsy jazz 7 piece and they got everyone at the main stage on their feet. Hopefully coming to big, industrialised city in the South East of England very soon…
SUNDAY! BBC Radio 2 had their annual ‘Festival In a Day’ at Hyde Park. Aside from the massive line-up on the main stage, this year was the first year of the BBC Introducing stage at the event. And we’re pleased to say we had two of ours on the bill! Our Welshies Georgia Ruth and Zervas & Pepper smashed their sets and I highly recommend you have a little listen/watch…
9 September 2013
GEORGIA RUTH TAKING OVER THE WORLD/BBC
We’re so extremely proud of our Welshie Georgia Ruth that we may have listed all of her support in a slightly boastful post a couple of months back…well, here we go again!
Georgia has had a busy summer of gigs and festivals including Latitude Fest where she performed on Huw Stephens’ Lake Stage.
Huw also spun ‘Week Of Pines’ last Tuesday while sitting in For Zane Lowe on BBC Radio 1.
And on Monday 12th August Georgia was live in session for Lauren Laverne on BBC 6 Music – have a listen to that here.
Georgia will be playing Fesitval No. 6 on 13th September.
15 August 2013
CARAVAN PALACE ON BBC RADIO 1
Rob Da Bank of BBC Radio 1 played a track from one of our new artists, Caravan Palace on Saturday.
The French Electro Swing/ Gypsy Jazz band are huge over in Europe and they’re just about to get started over here…
14 August 2013
Congrats Wednesday! You’ve played a blinder today!
“Loving You” – The new single from Matt Cardle and Melanie C is the BBC Radio 2 Record Of The Week! So that’s a play on Alex Lester and Ken Bruce everyday next week! Get tuned in cause it’s a bit (a lot) of a tune! Here it is!
Today has also seen the legendary Glen Campbell go on the BBC Radio 2 playlist. Its taken from his final studio album See You There and is called “Postcard From Paris”
AND finally, our lovely Thea Gilmore is on the A-list at Radio 2 for another week with “Start As We Mean To Go On” – have a listen!
Like we said, well done Wednesday!
17 July 2013
KATIE MELUA WORLD EXCLUSIVE
So, BIG world exclusive news…
The first play of the new Katie Melua single ‘I Will Be There’ will be this Friday 12th on Ken Bruce’s BBC Radio 2 show!
The track was written by Mike Batt for the Queens Coronation Gala this weekend and will feature on Katie’s forthcoming, sixth studio album – “Ketevan”
AND what’s more, the play will be of an exclusive, extended orchestral mix made especially for the show.
Make sure you tune in Friday 11:30!!
11 July 2013
GEORGIA RUTH LOVE
So off the back of an awesome gig at Huw Stephens’ monthly night at the Social last week and continued support for Georgia Ruth’s single ‘Week Of Pines’ we thought it would be worth sharing Georgia’s radio success…partly showing off…but mainly because we’re very proud of our Welsh songstress!
Here we are:
Steve Lamacq – CLIP – Georgia was Lammo’s ‘New Favorite Band’ and went in to have a chat at the start of May. – ‘Week Of Pines’ won Lamacq’s Rebel Playlist which resulted in daytime plays on:
Radcliffe & Maconie
and more support from
Huw Stephens – CLIP
Jen & Ally BBC Introducing
Jo Whiley – Georgia was Jo’s ‘New Favourite Thing Of The Week’ which resulted in the single being played every night w/c 6th May and Georgia popped in for a chat with Jo too!
More support has come from
Steve Lamacq’s Rock College
Mark Radcliffe’s Folk Show
Late Junction played a track from Georgia’s album (also entitled ‘Week Of Pines’) called Codi Angor. – CLIP
Simon Lederman – 2 track session on the Late Show. CLIP
25 June 2013
SMOOTH - LOVE LIVE MUSIC ON THE WATERFRONT
Soo, extremely exciting day coming up next weekend!
Saturday the 8th June is Smooth Radio’s Love Live Music event, taking place on Liverpool docks!
We’ve got Thea Gilmore, Josephine, Jack Savoretti, Leddra Chapman, Nell Bryden and Katie Melua all on the bill!!
There’s gonna be 15,000 plus people at the event and it promised to be a good one!
31 May 2013
PLAYLIST AND MUCH MORE!
We love a good Wednesday! and today is most definitely one!
So after spending all week as BBC Radio 2’s Record Of The Week; our Caro Emerald has gone on the A-List at R2!! Pair that with a Number 1 album and Caro’s not had a bad week either!
Caro joins Nell Bryden and Josephine on the playlist, who remain on.
Elsewhere, we had the world exclusive of the new Glasvegas single, ‘If’! Radcliffe and Maconie played the track on BBC Radio 6 Music! 1hour 25mins here! Following this, RadMac had Matt Berry in for a chat and a play of the new single ‘Medicine.’ There was also a play of ‘Solstice’ a track from Matt’s forthcoming album ‘Kill The Wolf’, that’s just a short one though…at 9mins.
16 May 2013
IT'S OFFICIAL: CARO EMERALD UK NUMBER 1!!
Our Caro Emerald has only gone and done it! Last night her brand new album ‘The Shocking Miss Emerald’ entered the UK charts at Number 1!
It’s a massive achievement for everyone involved on the project. This album follows the hugely successful debut from Caro; ‘Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor’, which went platinum in the UK and ALSO currently sits at number 40 in the official UK charts! Full Press release below.
13 May 2013
RECORD OF THE WEEK & PLAYLIST
Today is a good day!
News broke this morning that Caro Emerald’s new album has topped the midweek charts! Click here to see ‘The Shocking Miss Emerald’ sitting proudly on the top spot!
and to go nicely with that, the next single from the album ‘Liquid Lunch’ will be BBC Radio 2’s Record Of The Week starting Monday! So tune in to Alex Lester and Ken Bruce daily to hear that one!
There’s more! Our Josephine has gone on the R2 playlist with her new one ‘Last Minute’? Josephine joins Nell Bryden on the playlist, who stays on with ‘Echoes’.
8 May 2013
R1, R2 & 6MUSIC FOR OUR WELSH CONTINGENT
Cross network domination for our Welshies!!
Both Georgia Ruth and Paper Aeroplanes have had plays of their respective singles on all of BBC Radio 1, Radio 2 and 6Music!
Georgia has not only won Steve Lamacq’s rebel playlist with ‘Week Of Pines’ over on BBC Radio 6Music but has also had plays on Steve Lamacq’s Rock College and Weekend Wogan on BBC Radio 2, as well as Jen & Ally and Huw Stephens on BBC Radio 1.
Paper Aeroplanes have had had spot plays from Nemone (Lauren Laverne depping) and Tom Robinson on 6Music, other plays come from Steve Lamacq on R2 and Jen & Ally on Radio 1!
29 April 2013
BRASSTRONAUT ON LOOSE ENDS
Vancouver based sextet Brasstronaut appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Loose Ends, playing ‘Bounce’ from their latest record Mean Sun. Well worth a listen here!
29 April 2013
ANOTHER BBC R2 ALBUM OF THE WEEK!
Following Thea Gilmore’s BBC Radio 2 Album Of The Week, last week – Our Caro Emerald now takes over! Tracks from Caro’s new album The Shocking Miss Emerald will be spun on Alex Lester and Ken Bruce’s R2 shows all this week!
Elsewhere last week, our Welsh harpist Georgia Ruth won Steve Lamacq’s Rebel Playlist over at BBC Radio 6Music! Georgia’s new single ‘Week Of Pines’ had a play on every daytime show on the network last week – we’ll get those plays up for you to have a listen to shortly!
Welsh pair Zervas & Pepper also had the world exclusive of their new single ‘Jerome’ from Radcliffe and Maconie on 6 Music; that’s 22mins and 45secs here!
Nell Bryden’s new single ‘Echoes’ went straight on the Smooth Radio A-list! It’s the final single from Nell’s latest album Shake The Tree and you can have a watch of the video here!
We also had spot plays this week for Al Lewis’ ‘Don’t Believe In Magic’ and Georgia Ruth’s ‘Week of Pines’ on BBC Radio 2, from Anneka Rice and Sir Terry respectively!
29 April 2013
As well as being on the BBC Radio 2 A-List and previously ROW, Thea Gilmore now has her self an album of the week! Get tuned in to Alex Lester and Ken Bruce all next week to hear tracks from Thea’s news album, Regardless.
And following Radio 2 In Concert with Caro Emerald last week, ‘Tangled Up’ remains on the BBC R2 playlist for a 7th consecutive week!
17 April 2013
It would be silly not to start by mentioning yesterday’s antics over a BBC Radio 2! We sorted our Caro Emerald to be In Concert over at the BBC Radio Theatre in Broadcasting House, broadcast live on R2 as well as online and via the red button. But before all that, there was a 2 track session on the Ken Bruce show, where Claudia Winkleman sat in. This was followed later by a quick chat with Simon Mayo and finally a web chat with host for the evening, Jo Whiley. Aside from all the interviews, previous tracks from Caro’s debut album Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor were played once more on R2 throughout the day. If you missed any of it, get yourself over to the In Concert webpage to live/re-live it! Here’s the link.
Caro remains on the BBC Radio 2 A-list for another week, now joined by Thea Gilmore! Thea also now finds herself on the BBC Local playlist too as well as BBC Radio Scotland and BBC Radio Ulster. You can hear Thea in session with Sir Terry Wogan this Sunday; she’ll be playing two tracks and having a chat!
Sarah Blasko performed her new single ‘God Fearing’ on BBC Radio 4’s Loose Ends on Saturday; you can hear that again here!
Welshies Paper Aeroplanes and Georgia Ruth have both been shown some love from BBC Radio 1 this week! Jen and Ally played ‘Little Letters’ from Paper Aeroplanes on Monday, have a listen to that here at 1hour 25mins! And Huw Stephens played Georgia Ruth’s ‘Week Of Pines’ on Wednesday night, hear that one here!
Over at 6 Music this week – Radcliffe and Maconie played the new Magic Arm single ‘Put Your Collar Up’ – hear that at 51mins. Georgia Ruth’s single mentioned above had a play from Steve Lamacq – hear that one here…and finally another couple of Glasvegas plays – Edith Bowman on the weekend and The Hawk on Tuesday morning!
…phewwww, that’ll have to do for one week!
12 April 2013
TODAY IS THE DAY!
BBC Radio 2 is all about our Caro Emerald today!
You may have already heard a few Caro tracks this morning on Chris Evans’ Breakfast show, during the ticket giveaway!
The rest of the day will look a little like this:
2 songs and an interview live with Claudia Winkleman (Sitting in for Ken Bruce this week) at about 1100…
…Fast forward to Simon Mayo at 1720 where Caro is swinging by for a quick chat!
Get online at 1830 to see/hear a live web chat between Caro and Jo Whiley leading up to the big show.
THEN at 2000, available to listen to live on BBC Radio 2 and in vision online and via the Red Button – Caro Emerald In Concert!
and a link to the R2 In Concert page here!
11 April 2013
RADIO 1 PLAYS
Our Welsh contingent have had some nice BBC Radio 1 coverage over the past week!
Huw Stephens played the beautiful ‘Week Of Pines’ by singer/songwriter and Harpist, Georgia Ruth on Wednesday. Click here for a listen to that..
and folk duo Paper Aeroplanes has their new single ‘Little Letters’ played by Jen & Ally on Sunday night! That’s at 1hour 25mins here!
10 April 2013
BLASKO ON ABSOLUTE
Sarah isn’t stopping just at Loose Ends this weekend! Hear the new track God Fearing on Absolute Radio Sunday evening. Geoff Lloyd is giving the single a spin on his Unknown Pleasures show – 8PM!
5 April 2013
SARAH BLASKO LOOSE ENDS
Sarah Blasko will be performing on Loose Ends this Saturday at 1815! If you miss that they’ll be a repeat at 1115 and 2115 on Monday.
Here’s the video to God Fearing to get you in the mood. Click here.
5 April 2013
6MUSIC & MORE
A lot of love from our friends over at BBC 6 Music this week – Nemone is sitting in for Lauren Laverne at the mo and played Paper Aeroplanes’ new single ‘Little Letters’ this morning! Sarah Blasko’s latest track ‘God Fearing’ also had a spin Tuesday, hear that here at 1hour 11mins. Nemone also played Rebel Playlist winners from a few weeks ago, Lavender Diamond, have a listen to ‘I Don’t Recall’ from Monday’s show, 59mins here!
Radcliffe & Maconie also got on board with the new single from Glasvegas, ‘I’d Rather Be Dead (Than Be With You)’ had it’s first spin on 6 Music Monday afternoon, have a listen at 1 hour 51mins here and check out the video here!
3 April 2013
From BBC Radio 2 Record Of The Week, straight on to the R2 B-List for Thea Gilmore’s ‘Love Came Looking For Me’! This is the first single from the forthcoming album ‘Regardless’ and it’s not been a bad one for Thea – re-attracting the attention of Janice Long, Bob Harris and Terry Wogan, all of which have invited Thea in for sessions next month – so listen out for those!
Caro Emerald’s ‘Tangled Up’ is proving a massive favourite over at Radio 2 and remains on the A-List this week!
Our Leddra Chapman is still going strong on the R2 B-List as well as the Smooth Radio A-list! Why not have another cheeky look at the official vid – here.
And while you’re here – have a listen to Nell Bryden’s ‘Not Like Loving You’ from Jools Holland’s BBC Radio 2 show on Monday Eve, accompanied by Jools himself and the Rhythm section!” Here!”:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0NvMvtwUAA
Finally some love from our friends over at BBC 6 Music, Sitting in for Lauren Laverne; Nemone played Sarah Blasko’s ‘God-Fearing’ at 2hour 42mins here. Definitely recommend having a peek of the vid at one point too – effortlessly cool.
27 March 2013
OOH WHAT'S THIS WE'VE GOT COMING UP!?
As announced on Jo Whiley’s BBC Radio 2 show last night – the 11th April will see BBC Radio 2 In Concert with our very own Caro Emerald.
The ticket giveaway is in full flow over on the BBC Radio 2 website. Winners will see Caro performing live from the BBC Radio Theatre.
As well as performing at 8pm in front of the audience, she’ll also be on-air with Ken Bruce during her soundcheck in the morning, and also pop in to see Simon Mayo at Drivetime for a chat @ 5.20pm.
26 March 2013
RECORD OF THE WEEK...AGAIN
After the world exclusive of Thea Gilmore’s ‘Love Came Looking For Me’ from Ken Bruce a couple of weeks back and further support from Graham Norton and Sir Terry Wogan, the track is now BBC Radio 2 Record Of The Week w/c 25th March! Catch that every day next week on Alex Lester and Ken Bruce!!
Elsewhere on the BBC Radio 2 playlist – Caro Emerald’s ‘Tangled Up’ remains on the A-list along with Leddra Chapman and Jack Savoretti on the B! Here’s a look at the playlist!
Add to that a Tom Robinson play of Paper Aeroplanes’ ‘Little Letters’ at 2hours 32mins and we can safely say it’s been a big ole week, thus far…
…may as well add a first play of the new one from Nell Bryden to that! Hear ‘Echoes’ this Sunday on Weekend Wogan, BBC Radio 2!
20 March 2013
GLASVEGAS WORLD EX
Last night on XFM we had the first play of the new single from Glasvegas from Jon Hillcock! ‘I’d Rather be Dead (Than Be With You) is the first single from the Scottish rockers’ long-awaited forthcoming album Later…When The TV Turns To Static, due out in June! Check out the video to the single here!
20 March 2013
BIG PLAYLIST NEWS!
Our Leddra Chapman is doing alright at the moment…BBC Radio 2 Record of the Week with ‘All About You’ and now she’s gone and landed a spot on the B-list!
The track has also gone on the SMOOTH Radio A-list today too! Not a bad week, Leddra! To celebrate – here’s the brand new video.
AND while we’re on the subject of playlists – Caro Emerald‘s ‘Tangled Up’ has risen to the BBC Radio 2 A-List!! It’s the first track from Caro’s forthcoming album The Shocking Miss Emerald, another new vid to take a little look at here!
Caro is not the only mover around here either – Jack Savoretti is now up to the BBC Radio 2 B-List with his latest single ‘Not Worthy’! and although its not new, I still highly recommend you click here to take a look at the video for this one too…
13 March 2013
RECORD OF THE WEEK AND MORE!
Our Leddra Chapman has returned with quite a bang! After the world exclusive play of her new one ‘All About You’ on Graham Norton a few weeks back and a Wogan play on Sunday; the single is now BBC Radio 2’s Record of the Week! Listen out for that on Alex Lester and Ken Bruce everyday from Monday 11th.
Caro Emerald’s new single ‘Tangled Up’ has been added to the BBC Radio 2 B-List! This is the first single off her forthcoming album The Shocking Miss Emerald, due out in May. Caro joins Jack Savoretti, who remains on the R2 playlist.
Something else worth a mention…Lavender Diamond ran out BBC 6 Music Rebel Playlist winners on Monday evening, so listen out for that one too on 6 all this week. Here’s a RadMac play from yesterday! 51mins!
…and while in a 6 Music mood, have a listen to the new single from Sarah Blasko on Tom Robinson at the weekend. It’s called ‘God Fearing’ and it’s at 1 hour 7 mins here!
6 March 2013
BUSY BUSY BUSY!!
After the world ex of the new Caro Emerald single ‘Tangled Up’ last week on Ken Bruce, we had the 2nd play on Graham Norton to kick things off this week and then the 3rd on Wogan!
In fact it’s not been a bad week for exclusives! ‘Little Letters’, the new single from Welsh folk duo Paper Aeroplanes got its first play on Bob Harris’ Sunday show on BBC Radio 2, and then again this week with Janice Long. It was then another Ken Bruce world exclusive on Tuesday morning – Thea Gilmore’s newie ‘Love Came Looking For Me’, have a listen here!
US sextet Brasstronaut had a play from long-time admirers Rad and Mac on BBC 6 Music midweek; skip to 56mins to hear the new single ‘Falklands’.
It’s probably also a good time to mention that our Jack Savoretti went on the BBC Radio 2 playlist this week too! ‘Not Worthy’ is the fourth single from Jack’s chart-topping Indie Breaker album Before The Storm – here is the official video for your viewing pleasure.
And will leave you with news of the Leddra Chapman variety – tune in to Weekend Wogan on BBC Radio 2 this Sunday to hear Leddra’s new one ‘All About You’! Lend an ear from 11.40ish!
3 March 2013
CARO EMERALD UK EXCLUSIVE
If you missed the UK exclusive of Caro Emerald’s new single ‘Tangled Up’ this morning on Ken Bruce’s BBC Radio 2 show, listen again here at 2hours 7mins!
AND check out this pack shot to her forthcoming album – ‘The Shocking Miss Emerald’. VERY excited to be working on this!
18 February 2013
Kicked things off with the World X of Leddra Chapman’s new single ‘All About You’ on Graham Norton Saturday! She’s been gone for a while, but she’s certainly made up for lost time…
Wednesday saw a UK exclusive on BBC 6 Music; Lauren Laverne played ‘Illusory Light’ from our Aussie Sarah Blasko’s upcoming UK release; ‘I Awake’. Click here for a listen to that!
Josephine went straight on the BBC Radio 2 B-list! Following a wealthy amount of support and spot plays across the BBC Radio network, Josephine’s ‘Portrait’ joins Hannah Boleyn and Al Lewis on the playlist!
Al Lewis still impressing all over the BBC – on Lamacq’s rock college Thursday evening as well as BBC Radio 1 Wednesday evening, with a play from Huw Stephens – if you missed that; click here – 1hr 9mins!
And finally, Thursday evening saw Nell Bryden round off her massive UK tour, both headline and support of Gary Barlow with a gig at The Ruby Lounge in Manchester; hot off the stage she was chatting live down the line to Janice Long on BBC Radio 2, followed by a play of ‘Mercy on Me’ – taken from her album ‘Shake the Tree.’ Here it is!
Just a quiet one this week then!
…oneee last thing – Jack Savoretti’s newie ‘Not Worthy’ will be getting its first spin from Graham Norton on BBC R2 this weekend! Get tuned in between 1000-1300!
1 February 2013
AL LEWIS ON RADIO 1
Huw Stephens of BBC Radio 1 played some Al Lewis last night!
‘Make a Little Room’ comes about 1hour 9mins into the show. Click here for a listen!
31 January 2013
Amazing news for Josephine! ‘Portrait’ has gone straight on to the BBC Radio 2 B-List today! Check out Josephine performing the track on Later…with Jools Holland back in November.
Al Lewis and Hannah Boleyn also remain on the BBC R2 playlist.
30 January 2013
Very exciting stuff happening over on BBC 6 Music this morning!
Lauren Laverne played ‘Illusory Light’ – a new track taken from Sarah Blasko’s forthcoming UK release ‘I Awake.’
30 January 2013
As well as making it onto the BBC Radio 2 playlist last week, Al Lewis has made his way onto the MAGIC FM playlist with ‘Make A Little Room.’
Oh! Almost forgot Al’s also on the BBC Radio Scotland playlist AND is BBC Radio Wales’ Arist of the Week! Not bad Al…
22 January 2013
RUDDY GREAT WEEK FOR OUR NEW MUSIC…
Another playlist addition for one of our newbies this week!! Welsh singer songwriter Al Lewis has gone on the BBC Radio 2 playlist with his single ‘Make a Little Room’. The track is taken from his upcoming album Battles, due for release next month. Check out the video for Make a Little Room here!
Elsewhere we’ve had plays for both the Autoheart and Lavender Diamond new ones over on 6 Music! Steve Lamacq played ‘Lent’ from Autoheart, listen to that play here – 1hr 27mins and watch the new video here! And this morning Lauren Laverne played Lavender Diamond’s ‘I Don’t Recall’– 1 hour 13mins here! Oh yeh and Graham Norton played that one too last Saturday!
16 January 2013
Ever wondered what it would be like to get yourself on the Radio 2 playlist with your debut single? Well you can ask our sultry newbie Hannah Boleyn, because that is exactly what she’s done! Big congrats to her! Watch the video for ‘When You’re Gone’ here and look forward to hearing a lot more from Hannah!
Here’s the BBC Radio 2 playlist as of Saturday.
9 January 2013
NEW YEAR. SAME HESSO!
Out of 2012 and straight back to it here at Hesso. We’ve got tons of exciting stuff happening this year – here’s a taster…
We’ve had Josephine’s new single ‘Portrait’ on Graham Norton (1 hour 52 mins here) and Paul O’Grady already this year and get ready for more. Check out this performance of the single on Jools Holland from a couple of months back (link!). She’s gonna smash it this year.
As well as the Josephine new one being released on February 25th. We’ve got Al Lewis, Autoheart (both on the Q Radio PL!), Hannah Boleyn and Nell Bryden (currently on the R2 Playlist along with our Matt Cardle!) tracks all coming out within the next month.
22 December 2012
MERRY XMAS FROM HESSO
We have massively smashed it at Hesso towers this year! Where to start!?
BIG congrats to Brasstronaut with plays on Radio 1, 2 and 6Music – Have a hear what the hype is all about! and congrats to our Welshie Al Lewis, who’s also enjoyed radio airplay on Radio 1, 2 and 6Music.
Nell Bryden has had a fairly eventful year too! Three singles from her latest album ‘Shake the Tree’ making it on to the hallowed Radio 2 playlist, a nice little session with Sir Terry Wogan and a sell-out tour with Gary Barlow!
Jack Savoretti has been in similar fortunes, supporting Jools Holland and Jake Bugg on tour, a session with Sir Terry and having 3 singles himself on the R2 playlist.
4 singles on the R2 playlist for Katie Melua! The Georgian born songstress released her 5th studio album (Secret Symphony) this year, celebrating 10 years with producer Mike Batt on the Dramatico label.
More playlist heroics come from Honey Ryder (3 singles) and Matt Cardle (2 Singles) who have also both been in sesh with Sir Terry as have welsh duo Zervas & Pepper. The Cardiff dwelling folk pair also sat in with Janice Long in November and smashed a sesh with their full band on Lauren Laverne’s 6Music show the same week.
We could go on! Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from Hesso Media…
…ok one more, Josephine’s new single ‘Portrait’ is getting its first spin on Paul O’Grady next week (not to mention the amazing year that she’s had with BBC 6Music & Radio 2) Listen out for it on the 30th on BBC Radio 2!
10 December 2012
A lot of love from our friends at BBC Radio 2 last week! After the world ex of Matt Cardle’s ‘Anyone Else’ on Graham Norton and a spot from Weekend Wogan, it’s now on the dizzy heights of the Radio 2 playlist!!
2 spots also for Honey Ryder, Nell Bryden (Also on Q Radio) and the first play of Al Lewis’ single ‘Make a Little Room’ on Janice Long, have a listen!
Over at 6Music Brasstronaut received continued support from RadMac – another ‘Bounce’ spot.
And to round things off very nicely indeed – our sultry newbie Hannah Boleyn had her own first National play of ‘When You’re Gone’ on Saturday morning, listen from 1hour 7mins!
30 November 2012
Looooving it this week… Kicked things off with the World Ex of Matt Cardle’s new track last weekend and then…. Jack Sav and Zervas & Pepper both had Janice Long (R2) spots. Matt Cardle’s getting another airing this Sunday lunchtime on R2 and Nell Bryden is getting her Exclusive first play of her new track tomorrow morning on Graham Norton; it’s called Shake The Tree and it’s big.
Over on 6Music, Brasstonaut had more plays from RadMac and the Hawk(ins) this week and Tom Robinson played Josephine’s ‘Original Love.’ Lauren Laverne also played Lavender Diamond’s beautiful new single ‘Eveybody’s Hearts Breaking Now.’ Go on, have a listen
MEGA week for Zervas & Pepper! On top of loads of spot plays on both Radio 2 and 6Music they were bouncing between Cardiff and London after being invited to not one but TWO BBC sessions. Tuesday they did a Janice Long sesh and then were back in London Town this morning where they smashed out a Lauren Laverne sesh on 6Music. Have a listen here! Skip to 2hrs 7mins
9 November 2012
This week's round up
We’ve had another eventful week, which saw Brasstronaut get played on BBC Radio 1, 2 and 6 Music. Making it a full house for them on all of the BBC’s national music based radio stations…apart from 1Xtra obviously, but we’ll gloss over that.
We also had Lauren Laverne playing a track from the beautiful new album by Lavender Diamond along with Tom Robinson, both on 6 Music.
Graham Norton gave us an exclusive first play on Radio 2 and we got two spot plays for the new release for Eva Cassidy.
All of that and I nearly forgot to mention that Katie Melua’s new single went on the Radio 2 playlist!
5 November 2012
BBC RADIO 1 GET ON BRASSTRONAUT
Our new act Brasstronaut have been getting a load of excellent support from 6 Music with the likes of RadMac, Tom Ravenscroft, Guy Garvey and Tom Robinson all giving their new single “Bounce” a spin. And now BBC Radio 1 have got on board with Rob Da Bank playing them on Saturday (3rd November).
Bounce is the first single taken from the album “Mean Sun” which is available now.
1 November 2012
MORE 6 MUSIC PLAYS FOR HESSO NEWBIES!
Following support from Tom Ravenscroft & Guy Garvey on BBC Radio 6 Music, the new single from Brasstronaut “Bounce” has now be played on the Radcliffe & Maconie show on Thursday 1st Nov.
The 6 Music momentum continues following awesome support for Rebel Playlist winners Yes Cadets and Welsh duo Zervas & Pepper who are in for a hub session with Lauren Laverne later this month…
26 October 2012
GET IN THERE!
We’re LOVING our jobs this week… we’ve got 3 records on the A & B list at Radio 2, two of which are brand new artists. Not only that but we’ve had 3 world exclusives confirmed (Graham Norton, Good Morning Sunday, Janice Long). Plus Radio 2 and 6music spot plays all over the place for all of our newbies (Brasstronaut, Luke White, Lavender Diamond, Zervas & Pepper, Al Lewis, Yes Cadets) on shows including Tom Ravenscroft, Lauren Laverne, Guy Garvey, Janice Long, Jo Whiley, Lamacq and Radcliffe & Maconie. We’ve also confirmed 2 x Radio 4 Loose End sessions for brand new artists, 1 Lauren Laverne sesh, 1 Janice sesh, 3 x BBC London sessions and we’ve got Matt Cardle on Weekend Wogan this weekend too. Oh yeah and check out this amazing plug of our new girl Josephine from the biggest radio show in Europe; Chris Evans! Check this out!
3 October 2012
BIG DAY AT RADIO 2!
So on what was a very busy week for BBC Radio 2’s playlist team, we’ve got two records claiming a place on the B and C list!
We’d call that a good day.
…Oh and Chris Hawkins played Luke White’s new single Black Market Red Roses V1.2 this morning on BBC 6 Music…just saying…
2 October 2012
HESSO GET BBC 6 MUSIC REBEL PLAYLIST WINNING SPOT WITH YES CADETS
Hesso newbies Yes Cadets were added to Steve Lamacq’s Rebel Playlist on BBC Radio 6 Music last week. Because it is such an awesome song it won! It got the most votes from the 6 Music listeners and on Wednesday 3rd October it will be played on every day time show including Shaun Keaveny, Lauren Laverne, Radcliffe & Maconie and Steve Lamacq.
Also going on with 6 Music, Chris Hawkins plays the new single from Luke White “Black Market Red Roses V1.2” on Wednesday and Gabby Young & Other Animals’ “Walk Away” on Thursday! We love the Hawk! And Tom Robinson played the new single “Buffalo Crow” on Saturday night!
14 September 2012
URGH, WE'RE BASICALLY WORKING ALL WEEKEND…
At the risk of jinxing things, this is the 4th week in a row now where we’ve been well happy – it just means that we don’t get to a have a weekend off HA! Here goes:
Jack Savoretti’s Radio 2 playlisting last week was complimented this week by playlist adds at BBC London, BBC Scotland, BBC Northern Ireland & Smooth Radio! Nell & Katie also remained on the R2 list (A & B-lists). Tomorrow R2 will have the world exclusive first play of Matt Cardle’s new single, Al Lewis will be in session on Dermot (Cerys depping) & on Sunday Honey Ryder will be in for a sesh on Wogan. Al’s had a good week cos Alex Lester spotplayed him too. Oh yeah and Janice Graham Band remain on XFM’s playlist, Josephine’s locked in for a John Kennedy sesh & Nell Bryden had strum and chat on BBC London. Nell and Jack Savoretti have also joined Katie Melua on the BFBS Radio 2 A list! AND, most importantly, on Friday afternoons we drink Cava in the office. We’re CRAZY cats!
5 September 2012
JANICE GRAHAM BAND AND JOSEPHINE ON THE XFM PLAYLIST
It looks like Manchester still rule the roost when it comes to providing brilliant new music.
Two of our artists from the North West are on the XFM playlist at the moment!
Janice Graham Band and Josephine are being championed by the network who are having Josephine in for a session and interview later this month!
27 July 2012
HESSO GETS KRYDER SPOT PLAY ON BBC RADIO 1 WITH GREG JAMES
The new single from DJ/Producer Kryder is getting a spot play on BBC Radio 1 today (Friday 27th July).
Greg James is playing “Damaged” which features the vocals of “The Voice” star Bo Bruce on the BBC Radio Dance Anthems show between 6.30pm and 7pm.
Check out the show here
25 July 2012
JOSEPHINE NEW SINGLE MAKES JOHN KENNEDY'S X-POSURE TOP 5 ON XFM
The new single from Josephine What A Day has been chosen as part of John Kennedy’s X-Posure Top 5 for the week commencing 30th July on Xfm! It will be getting played every night from Monday to Thursday on John’s show.
20 July 2012
THREE HESSO ACTS PERFORM FOR SMOOTH RADIO
Smooth Radio are in Liverpool on Saturday 21st July for the Love Live Music event taking place and Hesso Media have THREE acts on the bill!
Jack Savoretti is hitting the stage at 7.15pm, Honey Ryder at 7.45pm and Nell Bryden will be on at 8.30 pm…
Check out the pics in our Hesso Gallery or on Facebook.
18 May 2012
6 Music showing us some love......
So not only was Gemma Hayes’ new album 6’s Album Of The Day, the Hawk also interviewed her, and we’ve been getting several spins for the likes of Dan Whitehouse, Robinson & Doyle And The Fourfathers all across the network!
In particular, Tom Robinson, Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie are championing Hesso newbies Zervas & Pepper. We love 6music…. obvs.
1 May 2012
HESSO MEDIA CELEBRATES 3RD BIRTHDAY WITH A BBC RADIO 2 BREAKFAST WORLD EXCLUSIVE!
So in case you forgot to put it in your calender…today is our 3rd birthday.
And to celebrate, we thought we would give Chris Evans a brilliant new track from Jack Savoretti to play on his BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show.
You can check out the new single mixed by Ash Howes here
4 April 2012
Sir Tezza’s loving us at the mo!!!
Sir Terry Wogan has got our lovely Katie Melua in session this Easter Sunday having a chat and a sing-song in the first hour of the show. Not only that, our Dublin boys The Coronas are on in the 2nd hour! We recorded the whole show on Tuesday – ooh trade secret!
3 April 2012
NME get on board with The Coronas
NME Radio will be spot playing Addicted To Progress, the first single from The Coronas new album “Closer To You”.
Check out the official video here
29 March 2012
6 Music Album Of The Day For Gemma Hayes "Let It Break"
The new album from Gemma Hayes has been made Album Of The Day on BBC Radio 6 Music. Tracks from “Let It Break” will be played all day on the network on Tuesday 27th March.
The video for the first single from the album can be seen here
20 March 2012
BBC Radio 2 Breakfast World Exclusive for Nell Bryden!!
Nell’s return to the airwaves starts off with a huge bang as she’s given a WORLD EXCLUSIVE first spin from the biggest show in Europe; BBC Radio 2’s Breakfast Show with Chris Evans!
You can hear the new single “Buildings And Treetops” from the show here and go to 1:08:30
20 March 2012
It's an A-list and Album Of The Week For Katie Melua's "Secret Symphony" over at BBC Radio 2
BBC Radio 2 are loving Katie Melua’s new album “Secret Symphony” so much so that they have made it Album Of The Week this week. Even though it was released a week earlier, the big cheeses at R2 wanted it to be featured as AOW and you can hear tracks from the album on the network all week in Ken Bruce & Alex Lester.
All of this while the first single “Better Than A Dream” is on the A list for it’s 5th week!
15 February 2012
BBC 6 MUSIC PLAY JANICE GRAHAM BAND
BBC Radio 6 Music weekend presenter Nemone gave Janice Graham Band their first BBC play of the new single No Money Honey on Sunday 12th February. The four piece from Manchester have their London album launch gig on February 24th at the Queen Of Hoxton.
You can listen to the play from Nemone here about 1 hour 25 mins in!
14 February 2012
JANICE GRAHAM MAKE THE XFM PLAYLIST AGAIN!
Janice Graham Band have been given a spot on the XFM playlist for the second time with their follow up single to “Murder”. “No Money Honey” will be featuring on the evening playlist.
13 February 2012
DOUBLE WHAMMY ON BBC 6 MUSIC THIS WEEK!
Hesso Media have had two tracks played on BBC 6 Music this week!
Lauren Laverne played Seeker Lover Keeper’s “Bridges Burned” from the new album! You can listen again here and go to 2:28:00
And Steve Lamacq played Doyle & The Fourfathers’ new single “Welcome To Austerity”! Here is the listen again link and go to 2:12:20
11 January 2012
DOYLE & THE FOURFATHERS GO STRAIGHT ON TO Q RADIO!
The new track from Doyle & The Fourfathers has gone straight on to the Q Radio playlist! Skipping the New To Q playlist, Welcome To Austerity has gone right up to Q Radio B list!
You can listen to the track here
8 November 2011
NOT JUST A PLUGGER...
Hesso Media’s Chris Hession adds his very own spin to Caro Emerald’s new single ‘Stuck’. Joining forces with producer Sheriff their remix has gone straight on to the Gaydar Radio playlist! To listen to the Sheriff & Hesso Mix, visit the Hesso Media youtube channel or go to Video
18 October 2011
ASA VISITS BBC RADIO 4'S WOMAN'S HOUR FOR AN INTERVIEW AND SESSION
We had Asa in the UK for a full day of Radio on Monday 17th October, which included a trip to BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour for an interview and performance of Asa’s latest single.
29 September 2011
JASMINE KARA GETS RADIO 2 BREAKIE PLAY!
Jasmine Kara gets a BBC Radio 2 Breakie play on Friday 30th September! Her new single ‘In The Basement’ is set for release on November 7th!
9 September 2011
Sarah Blasko's new single 'Xanadu' gets first play!!!
Sarah Blasko’s first single from her EP ‘Cinema Songs’ got it’s world exclusive first play on BBC 6Musics Lauren Laverne show on Thurday 8th September!!! ‘Xanadu’ has also received a spin from BBC Radio 2’s Janice Long since yesterdays 6 Music show!
7 September 2011
Janice Graham Band get another playlist addition!!
Janice Graham Band’s new single ‘Murder’ has made the NME evening playlist!!!
6 September 2011
CARO EMERALD SINGS WITH JOOLS HOLLAND!
Our very lovely Caro Emerald joined Jools Holland on his BBC Radio 2 show yesterday. She performed Dinah Washington’s ‘Mad About The Boy’ with Jools and his Rhythm Section.
Caro will be performing at this weekend’s BBC Radio 2 live in Hyde Park in a line-up that includes headline act Lionel Richie!
1 September 2011
JANICE GRAHAM BAND MAKE THE XFM PLAYLIST!!!
Following interviews with Clint Boon and John Kennedy and a live session, Janice Graham Band’s first single ‘Murder’ has been added to the Xfm evening playlist!!
15 August 2011
GLEN CAMPBELL CLEARS UP AT BBC NATIONS & BBC REGIONS!!!
Glen Campbell’s first single from his final album ‘Ghost On The Canvas’ has been playlisted at all of the BBC Nations & all BBC Local Radio stations!! After being moved up to the BBC Radio 2 A list, he has left no stone unturned with his single being played in Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England!
8 August 2011
EFFIE RETURNS WITH NEW SINGLE 'TURN THE BEAT BACK' ON RADIO 1!!
After a brief spell away from the studio, Effie has come back with her new single ‘Turn The Beat Back’! Ronnie Herel is championing the track, which received its first play on BBC Radio 1 on Saturday night!!
26 July 2011
RONNIE HEREL PLAYED CHERRI V'S 'HARD TO LOVE YOU' ON BBC RADIO 1XTRA!!
Ronnie Herel played Cherri V’s new single ‘Hard To Love You’ on BBC Radio 1Xtra last night (25th July)!!! Listen again from the URL link below!
20 July 2011
JANICE GRAHAM BAND SESSION ON XFM!!!
Janice Graham Band have been confirmed for a session on John Kennedy’s Xposure on Xfm!! It will take place on August 19th!
8 July 2011
BBC RADIO 6MUSIC CONTINUES MATT BERRY SUPPORT!!!
Matt Berry’s new single ‘So Low’ gets a spin from Steve Lamacq on BBC Radio 6Music!!!
8 July 2011
ROBINSON PLAYS LAST EVER JANICE LONG LIVE SESSION!!
Robinson played the last ever live session for Janice Long’s show! They played ‘I’m Leaving’, ‘That Girl’ and ‘You’ll Never Be Her’. It was a great way to bring to an end the live sessions on the BBC Radio 2 show.
16 June 2011
CARO EMERALD'S 'DELETED SCENES FROM THE CUTTING ROOM FLOOR' GOES GOLD!!!
The Hesso team help Caro’s album reach GOLD!!!
She is still yet to release more singles from the LP – watch this space! (Left to Right: Chris Hession, Hesso MD / Andrew Bowles, Dramatico MD / Caro Emerald / Natalie Peyton, Hesso Radio Promotions Manager)
15 April 2011
XFM'S JOHN KENNEDY PLAYS MATT BERRY!!!
XFM’s John Kennedy finds Matt Berry’s new album “curious” and has played ‘A Song For Rosie’ this week!!!
18 March 2011
LAUREN LAVERNE CHAMPIONS MATT BERRY!!
Lauren Laverne played Matt Berry’s ‘Take my hand’ on her show yesterday…listen again here !!
9 March 2011
MATT BERRY IS SLOWLY TAKING OVER BBC 6 MUSIC!!
Nemone has now played the single ‘Take My Hand’ and Jarvis Cocker has played ‘An Awakening’ & ‘A Song for Rosie’!!!
All taken from his album ‘Witchazel’ which is out now!!
2 March 2011
RONNIE HEREL BLOGS ABOUT ASA!!!
Check it out here
16 February 2011
MARIANNE FAITHFULL ON WOMAN'S HOUR
If you missed Marianne Faithfull on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour this morning do not fear, you can listen to it again here
9 February 2011
Double Whammy at Q Radio!!!!!
Both Asa and Marianne Faithfull’s singles have been added to Q’s playlist!!!!!!! Find out more info in our Artist’s section….
20 January 2011
HESSOMEDIA MD REFERENCE IN MUSIC WEEK 'ON-AIR/ON-SALE!!
Hesso speaks to Music Week about the move to release music for sale at the same time as it’s serviced to radio…
Read the article here
21 December 2010
4 Calling birds....and a partridge in a pear tree?!
Here at Hessomedia we are delighted to see our four Calling Birds – Caro Emerald, Nell Bryden, Leddra Chapman and Katie Melua all on the BBC R2 playlist with Caro being on there for 7 whole weeks!! What a great Christmas treat!!!
29 November 2010
EVA CASSIDY'S 'SILENT NIGHT' ON MAGIC FM'S PLAYLIST!!!
Turn on Magic Fm and listen out for Eva’s gorgeous Christmas track, Silent Night.
15 October 2010
EFFIE'S NEW SINGLE ON 1XTRA PLAYLIST!!!
Effie’s latest single ‘Lonely’ (Stinkahbell Remix) has been added to Radio 1xtra’s playlist!
Take a look at her new video here
15 October 2010
CATCH EFFIE'S INTERVIEW ON RAS KWAME'S SHOW!
Don’t miss Effie on Ras Kwame’s Radio 1 & 1Xtra show this sunday!!
27 September 2010
A-HA LIVE FROM MAIDA VALE
Missed it live?! No worries…Listen again to A-ha’s awesome session on Ken Bruce!!
22 September 2010
BBC 6MUSIC SUPPORTS GABBY YOUNG!!
Steve Lamacq, Chris Hawkins and Tom Robinson all played Gabby’s new single ‘We’re All In This Together’ on their shows last week….. Lamacq also reviewed it on his Roundtable!!!
16 September 2010
RONNIE HEREL SUPPORTS EFFIE AGAIN ON 1XTRA!!!
Effie’s new single ‘Lonely’ (StinkahBell Mix) was played on Ronnie’s show on Monday!
Ronnie thinks it’s crazy! he said the song was ‘…fusing Rn B vocals with a dub-step sound of today’.
8 September 2010
BBC RADIO 1 GIVE EFFIE HER 1ST UK PLAY OF NEW SINGLE!!
Listen again to Ras Kwame’s Sunday show on BBC Radio 1 for Effie’s first UK airplay of her new single ‘Lonely’ (Stinkahbell remix)!!!!!
11 August 2010
KATIE MELUA LIVE ON ABSOLUTE!!!
Check out Katie Melua and William Orbit’s awesome session on Geoff Lloyd’s show on Absolute Radio tomorrow (18th Aug) after 7pm!!!!
15 July 2010
Jeremy Vine plays The Temper Trap
We were excited to hear Jeremy Vine play ‘Sweet Disposition’ on his show today!
2 July 2010
Hesso Media are thrilled to announce that we are now adding the legendary Prince to our artist roster with his new album “20TEN”. The first phase of the release will take place in July 2010 when The Mirror and Daily Record will covermount “20TEN” similar to the campaign with Prince’s 2007 album ‘Planet Earth’. ‘Planet Earth’ was released as a free cover-mount CD with the Mail on Sunday newspaper in the U.K., to coincide with his London O2 Arena shows. ‘20TEN’, a celebratory, quintessential Prince masterpiece, marks the start of his international 20TEN tour.
26 June 2010
Lemar, Jadakiss and Effie have been added to this week’s BBC Radio 1xtra play list!
18 June 2010
“'Chris and Tom played a complete blinder for us on Josephine. BBC Radio 2 A-list! BBC London and BBC Manchester sessions, plus airplay on BBC 6 Music, Xfm and Jazz FM. Dedicated, tenacious and nice guys to do business with.'”
Roger Quail, Label Manager, Ruby Works