Manchester – Friday 5th February January 31st, 2016
Leicester – Saturday 27th February January 31st, 2016
Bristol – Sunday 21st February January 31st, 2016
More Tour Dates! January 11th, 2016
We’ve added a couple of new shows to our tour, as you can see from the updated poster below. We’ll be supporting one of our favourites, Sweet Baboo at the Soup Kitchen in Manchester to kick off the tour, and we’ll be joining The Galleons for a show in London to round things! We’re really excited to hit the road, see you there. You can find full details on the shows page of the site.
Spring Tour Dates December 24th, 2015
We’re excited to hit the road in the New Year with more dates in support of the new album! Head over to the shows page for details, we’re hoping to add more shows so keep checking back!
Have a brilliant Christmas,
The Fazeley Sessions – Big Centre TV December 19th, 2015
Last summer we were part of the filming for a pilot of The Fazeley Sessions, to be shown on the Midlands TV Channel, Big Centre TV. The show will be airing at 10pm this Monday 21st December and repeated on Tuesday 22nd at 7pm.
If you live in the West Midlands you can see the show on Freeview channel 8 or Virgin Media channel 159. You can also watch live or catch up on the Big Centre website.
Pretty Streets December 17th, 2015
We’ve been working on a new song that we thought we’d surprise you with as a Christmas present! It’s called ‘Pretty Streets’ and we just finished recording it ourselves at the lock up! The track is available now on our bandcamp and it’s a pay what you like sort of occasion, although with a bit of a difference. As we’ve had such an incredible year of support from you guys, helping us to fund our album and to finally get it out for you to hear we wanted to repay some of that good fortune!
Every penny that gets paid for this track will be donated to a fantastic charity, St Basil’s, which helps homeless people or people at risk of becoming homeless between the age of 16 and 25 right here in Birmingham. It’s a subject that informs the songs lyrics, and a problem we all see every day. It seems to be on the rise all around our country and we wanted to do a little something to help out. Please give generously, Christmas is a time to realise how lucky we are and to look out for others who aren’t quite so lucky! You can find out more at the St Basil’s website.
Listen to the track below and click through to donate:
Have a very special Christmas and New Year!
Lots of Love BTR xxx
Christmas Sale December 14th, 2015
The last days for postage are fast approaching! If you’d like to order something from our online shop for a loved one, or as a little treat for yourself this festive season then make sure you get your order in before this Friday (18th December). As a little treat, we’ll throw in a free copy of our ‘Tightrope’ 7″! Head over to the online shop now and get you order in!
Tom Robinson and Midlands Today December 14th, 2015
We were lucky enough to be invited by Tom Robinson to take part in his BBC 6 Music Introducing session at the Hare and Hounds as part of the BBC Music Awards in Birmingham. We had a brilliant time, thank you to Tom for inviting us and to everyone who came down early enough to catch our set. You can hear ‘Handsome Beats’ recorded live at the show on Tom’s show from Saturday, we’re about 35 minutes. Click here to listen.
We also made our TV debut on the local news! Midlands today had a quick chat with Ben and Michael and showed some footage of the show. We’re rubbing shoulders with One Direction and Little Mix on this piece which is probably the only time we’ll ever be able to say that! Check out the video here.
Michael to support Katherine Priddy December 3rd, 2015
This Saturday Michael will play a solo set in support of Katherine Priddy at St Paul’s Church in the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham. We’ve long been admirers of Katherine’s work so it should be a great night.