A popular local outfit, who played in excess of 300 gigs before deciding to 'call it a day'. They blame their split on a number of factors - mainly money (or rather - the lack of it) and the fact they weren't 'mainstream' enough to be signed up.
Formed in January 2001, after the return of guitarist and vocalist Neil Phillips from the ever wayward Yo-Yo’s, the B-Movie Heroes are a possible antidote to today's faceless dance acts, indie by numbers chart acts, and 'oh-so-alternative' nu-metal bands.
With a sound based on the pure principal that the songs make the band, their music is uncompromising yet memorable, aggressive yet subtle and by linking the full on guitars and pounding rhythm section with three part bitter sweet harmonies they just about manage to soften the blow enough to leave you wanting more.
Substance wins over style any day and where as B-Movie Heroes proudly salute past masters such as The Clash and Elvis Costello (with a polite nod towards today's idols such as The Foo Fighters and Millencollin), it's their total disregard for fads and fashion that gives the band its own unique and very stylish sonic vibe.
The overall effect is a striking explosion, simultaneously chaotic and focused, it's an impressive display of melody and riffery.
lt makes for a live show that works on many extremely appealing levels.
Wearing hearts proudly on sleeves our four heroes have scrapped and fought their way from the garage to the limelight.
The B-Movie Heroes have established themselves as a hard working band, winning an impressive following through constant touring with the likes of King Prawn, [spunge], 4ft Fingers, The Suffrajets, Die So Fluid and The Wildhearts.
They have also featured on Radio 1's Evening Session and Rock Show being described as 'The hottest new band in Britain'.
Sadly in 2006, the band decided to part company as they felt their music wasn't taking them in the direction they once hoped.
You can listen to all the latest music from across the two counties on the Friday Session, every week from 7pm on BBC Hereford & Worcester.
last updated: 16/01/2009 at 22:58
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