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Shop Front Heroes are a five piece, original rock band from Mid-Wales. Described as an "intelligent bombast" by Adam Walton on BBC Radio Wales, their style hits you with elements of rock, pop, classic rock and alternative indie, with a taste for the epic and grandiose.
Members Stevie Yeomans (Lead Vocals and Piano), Jake Owen,(Lead Guitar) Matt Whitehouse (Drums) and Stuart Hill (Bass) were school friends and have known and made music with each other from way back in the day. After a few line up changes and with the addition of Tom Jaques (Guitar and Vocals), they formed Shop Front Heroes in early 2017 with clear intentions: #SavingBritishRock
Recent success includes a sold out show, supporting Mississippi rockers The Weeks at The Louisiana, Bristol accompanied by regular airplay on BBC Wales, BBC Shropshire and BBC Introducing in Hereford and Worcester, including a live session at HopFest, Kidderminster:
“Shop Front Heroes played the festival set of the weekend. They absolutely smashed it with a raw energy and passion that left the audience transfixed” – Andrew Marston – BBC Introducing
Currently booking gigs and festivals for 2019 as well as finalising some brand new tracks and videos, Shop Front Heroes look forward to releasing new material this year and rocking out to audiences all over the country.
If you would like to book Shop Front Heroes, please contact the band at firstname.lastname@example.org or through social media.
Their first release “Vices EP” is available now through their website shopfrontheroes.com on both digital download and hardcopy.
Arts Centre & Cafe Bar
The Globe at Hay is an independent arts centre, embracing an ever changing arts landscape.
In 2008, Hilary Lawson, an already long standing resident of Hay-on-Wye, saw that the Methodist Chapel at the end of town was up for sale. Thinking that this uniquely creative town would benefit hugely from access to a gamut of arts and events, the globe was founded.
Believing firmly in the ‘Town of Books’, and its community, the globe pledges to invest in making a space where all can come together to share in culture and expression. We want to ensure that being based rurally is no barrier to exceptional events. In our programme you will find films, live music, talks & debates, workshops, art exhibitions, courses and schools’ opportunities. We believe that in a small community like Hay-on-Wye, an arts centre has a duty to work with its audience and listen to feedback so that the programme is always diverse and relevant.
Year round we showcase talent found on our doorstep and we are proud that we have a local audience drawn from the town, as well as people that travel from further afield. Over 10 days in May, when the world turns its attention to Hay-on-Wye for the festivals, the globe at hay is the home to the internationally renowned music and philosophy festival, HowTheLightGetsIn.
We have an education programme that focuses on creating work that encourages students and teachers alike to explore big topics through creative and experiential workshops. The globe is particularly committed to ensuring that our work has an impact on hard-to-reach young people, and this means that we are always exploring new funding streams to carry on this work.
At the globe you will find our cosy and welcoming cafe, run in collaboration with our Globe Kitchen. We celebrate food that is sourced and cooked sustainably, allowing our menus to evolve with the seasons. Not only do we support the local rural economy, we are certain you will find our menu utterly delicious!
The globe at hay exists to ensure that audiences from both near and far can find exemplary arts and events, in this unique and rural location. We look forward to welcoming you soon.
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