Listings for December 23rd, 2011

APPEARING ON Friday, December 23rd, 2011

Shy & The Fight [+]

Free Before 9pm – £4 Thereafter

With DJ Adam Walton (BBC Radio)

Shy and the Fight are a 7 piece alternative folk/pop collaborative based in and around Chester and North Wales.

Michael Deponeo (Guitar, Vocals), Christopher Done (Bass, Vocals), Thomas Hyndman (Guitar, Vocals), Carrie Anderson (Violin, Glockenspiel, Vocals), Jackson Almond (Keys, Electronics, Banjo), Tom Wootton (Drums) and Samuel Williams (Drums, Percussion, accordian) have been together since late 2009 and within their short time together, have gotten off to a fantastic start playing at a wide range of venues from local bars and touring venues to larger events including the first ‘Stop Making Sense’ festival at the ‘Garden’ festival site in Croatia, Chester rocks festival and focus wales.

Regularly performing across the UK, alongside many reputable acts, they have built up a substantial live fan base and have made frequent appearances on the Adam Walton show on BBC Radio Wales having also recorded a live session for the show. this has led to interest elsewhere including being a top pick on montreal’s cism radio station. And even more recently the band were surprised to hear their song had been played a couple of times on Jen longs introducing show on BBC radio 1.

Their track ‘How to stop an imploding man’ was used in the controversial Jack Wills advertising campaign for their Easter catalogue earlier this year, petitioned against by the daily mail.

Shy and the Fight are a dynamic group and their energetic performances are definitely not something to be missed!

Popty-Ping are putting out a Shy single as their first release. It’ll be a 500 only 7” on coloured vinyl, of All That We See or Seem / Breaks

As the first in a series of packaged, limited run vinyl singles from welsh and English bands across 2012

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“the reason im drawn to this (shy & the fight) is because it has a huge heart”- Adam Walton, BBC radio wales
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“C’est magnifique” Melanie L, CISM FM (Montreal)
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“Shy is a gift that keeps on giving” North wales Post