Vic Galloway to Host Regular Showcase Concerts at Mareel
27 September 2012
13th October will see Vic Galloway Presents
begin at Mareel, the first in a series of regular music showcase
concerts hosted by BBC Radio 1 & BBC Radio Scotland DJ Vic
Galloway, followed by a DJ set by the man himself. On the 13th
October he will be presenting The Phantom Band, Honeyblood, and
Shetland's own The Last.
Vic Galloway has hosted his own self-titled
radio shows on both BBC Radio Scotland and BBC Radio 1 for the past
eleven years. He has also hosted Radio 1's Rock Show and recently
sat in for Marc Riley on BBC6 Music. He is often likened to the
legendary John Peel, given he un-unashamedly champions new,
emerging and often revolutionary music on his shows.
Over and above his radio career he also
hosts BBC TV's annual coverage of T in the Park and coverage of
other festivals such as South x Southwest from Austin Texas and the
Connect festival in the UK. Other television commitments include
BBC 2's Music Show, BBC 4's Caledonia Dreaming and Channel 4's
Transmission, while as a respected music journalist he has also
written for many national publications.
The Phantom Band originally formed in 2006
and are now signed to the legendary Glasgow label Chemikal
Underground. The Phantom Band are one of Scotland's most acclaimed
indie-rock bands, having toured extensively throughout the UK,
Europe and North America in recent years. They have two critically
acclaimed albums to their credit, 2009's Checkmate Savage and
2010's The Wants. The
band's cross genre approach appeals to a wide audience and they are
the ideal band to headline Mareel's first Vic Galloway Presents
Honeyblood are an Edinburgh based duo
touted by many in the industry as one of Scotland's leading up and
coming bands. Similar in approach to the White Stripes with their
guitar, drums and vocal approach, 2012 has been their emerging year
on the national scene, a year that's seen them playing increasingly
high profile gigs.
The Last need no introduction to Shetland
audiences as they are already established as one of the most
popular and acclaimed bands on the local scene. Their EP Halos and Heartaches has
attracted regular air-play on SIBC while the band also made a
hugely successful appearance on the main stage at last year's Tall
Vic Galloway said: "I'm excited and delighted to be part of
the opening season of events in Shetland's new venue with our Vic Galloway Presents
series. There are some great established and new and up-and-coming
bands on the scene right now and I look forward to presenting a
number of these in the months to come in Shetland. It will also be
great fun to round the evenings off with a DJ set. The Phantom
Band, Honeyblood and The Last is certainly a great way to christen
this particular series."
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