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Sugar Crease

As we head into 2024, from Monday onwards our popular Local Music Spotlight feature is back on Tameside Radio, and band of the week will be Sugar Crease. The six-piece band proudly present to fans 'A selection box of musical bangers for folks of rum nature' and have been compared to bands such as Talking Heads and Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band.

The band originally consisted of vocalist Christian Butterworth, cartoonist Mick Harrison and guitarist and producer Adam Barton, and they began life in a shed as a kind of musical self-therapy group.

Musicians and friends were invited to guest on their tracks as the group continued working on their music and videos over the following years, producing albums Piccalilli Dreams (2016), A Fear of Gardens (2017) and Lemon Warhead (2020). 

The original three band members recorded a one-off live video set to celebrate the release of Lemon Warhead and were encouraged enough by the response to begin preparations for full live performance. Guitarist Mark Finch, instrumentalist Andrew Preston and drummer Richie Gradwell have now been added and the full line up have been playing live gigs since early last year. 

Sugar Crease will be played on every weekday show on Tameside Radio between 6am and 7pm all of next week. The band also joined the team on The Dave Sweetmore Show last Monday night, you can listen again via the OnDemand section of the website. For more information on Sugar Crease, the Local Music Spotlight feature, and a link to the official Spotify account which features all bands and artists who have been included so far, visit www.tamesideradio.com

On a side note, this month will see us take our popular 'Local Music Spotlight' feature to Whittles Live Music Venue in Oldham on Friday 26th January, for a live celebration of twelve months of the feature. I'll be hosting and DJing on the night, and playing live are Alex Spencer, North Blood, Scapegrace, Kaiden Nolan, The Sprats, The Notion, and The Marbellas. We will also be recording the night to be broadcast as a special programme and podcast at a later date.

Tickets are £8 each and selling well already, remaining tickets can be bought from our website, tamesideradio.com. 

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