Radio 1 debut for Truro College band Gypsy's Anchor
A FOLK band made up of Truro College teenagers will feature on BBC Radio 1 on Monday when their new single will be played over the national airwaves.
Gypsy’s Anchor will feature on the 9pm documentary Make Some Noise, where their track ‘Full Score’ will make its radio debut.
Gypsy’s Anchor band members include guitarists Sam Richardson and Tom Holland, and two female vocalists - Mica Smith and Beth Penrose. They describe themselves as ‘acoustic folk.’
“We have been gigging locally, but to get airtime on BBC Radio 1 is pretty cool,” Sam said.
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The song is about the contrast between a young western boy overindulged with modern technology, and a young boy forced to fight a war in the Congo.
The band originally entered their song into the Power of Our Voices competition, run by Amnesty International, for a Protest Song.
Over 744 people from across the country took part in the competition and after making it to the shortlist, the band were invited to a glitzy awards ceremony at Amnesty’s headquarters in London on April 30.
The band were elated when they were announced overall winners at the end of the evening.
Independent Music Producer, Steve Brown, who has worked with many eminent artists including, Elton John, Dire Straits, The Boomtown Rats, Freddie Mercury, The Sex Pistols and George Michael, was so impressed with what he heard that he agreed to personally produce the song for the band.
This recording session was completed in July and the master copy was sent directly to the BBC.
The song will be available to download on iTunes after the show and you can reach the band at www.gypsysanchor.co.uk