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Introducing... British Intelligence

This week on the show we speak to Darren from Chasing Ora ahead of their first gig since the tragic death of Joanna, one of their lead singers, and British Intelligence promise a session that will top any band that have come in before...

British Intelligence

British Intelligence

A session with a difference this week, a rock/rap fusion that will really blow your mind…

British Intelligence

A few months ago into our inbox came a track called 'Telepathy'. A mind-blowing song with a sound that no other Essex band, to my knowledge, has tried to create.

This was followed by discovering that they were up for best band at the Panic Awards 2009. As Ollie and I were presenting the best newcomer award, we attended and saw them live.

We booked them for a session after the awards evening and although they might not have snatched the top award, bigger things lie in waiting for them.

British Intelligence

British Intelligence - a mix of sounds

Originally confined to a studio act, it became apparent very quickly the sound would have to be replicated live and so the band was born.

British Intelligence

Some of the band are from Essex

The line up - which consists of guitars, two vocals, bass, drums and Mr. (Danny) Bounce on a set of decks - are influenced by Iron Maiden, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Frank Zappa, John Williams and Snoop Dog amongst a list of other very eclectic acts.

Chasing Ora

You may remember the news that Joanna of Chasing Ora died in a car accident earlier in the year. Her sister Natalie has taken the decision to continue with the band and now they return next week at Chinnery's in Southend to raise funds for the Essex RSPCA.

Darren from the band joins us to talk about how life has been for the band, moving forward and making plans for the future.

Friday, 17, July

The Fleece, Chelmsford
Diverse weekender day one!

The Brentwood Theatre
The Rileys homecoming gig

Saturday, 18, July

The Twist, Colchester
When the Heavens open, Exoterica, Sworn to Oath and Sweet Ether

The Fleece, Chelmsford
Saturday Sessions from Shakster
Aluminium Risk, No Cars, My Pet Sushi & Redtrack

The Bitter End, Romford
The Capers, Crystal V ain, Little Ghosts and the Mosaics

Chinnerys, Southend on sea
Kindred, Forever Never and Kenai

Tuesday, 22, July

The Railway Hotel, Southend
The Death Set & A Week of Summer

Friday, 24, July

Club Riga Music Bar, Westcliff on Sea
Guns and roses tribute band ‘Guns 2 Roses’, Killing with Style and the Last Super Hero’s

last updated: 20/07/2009 at 08:37
created: 17/07/2009

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