The Frequency are a four piece band, one of those rare acts that are able to transcend the full on rock out sound and their acoustic set with equal panache. They are one of the few bands I’ve been happy to feature on the show twice in recent succession; making their first appearance on the show in February, they were on again on 18 May.

The Frequency On HopeFMThe reason was a change in name and consequent sound and style from their previous incarnation, and their latest EP “High Society”. Acoustically they have 3 guitars and percussion, and its in this guise they join me in the studio -sans percussion, Phil being away at the time. Austyn Brown is the main man, however its Dan and Dan that steal the show, Dan Hammond-Smith particularly seems to know more than I do about the music scene, and hence makes their whole interview spark with life.

They are full of in-jokes, yet disarmingly include the listener (and me) into their lives and lifestyle, in a manner that at once enthuses and amuses. I seem to consistently interject that The Frequency have invaded the studio, since they barely need me to question them in the interview. Their songs are treated with aplomb, are differently produced live versus the EP versions, so have no hesitation playing them back to back with each other.

Manager, promoter and agent Norbert Canine also joins us, so I’m able to probe the background life of the lads too, which makes a nice change – he is totally sold on the guys, even though he’s missing the big football game to join us. The photo shows them in live session, and I find the two hours has gone far too quickly. They are taking a break from gigging, yet have a major exclusive to announce live on air – big news as they’ve been selected to play for a showcase organised by Alan McGee in London, supporting Alabama 3; it shows their generous nature to include such a major announcement for our show.

This gig will be on Saturday 1 July, coach transport to the gig and entry is all being included in the cover price they’re offering, check out their website or facebook for booking details. Another great show, thanks to the calibre of The Frequency.

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