Liverpool band The Good Intentions are going from strength to strength. Hot on the heels of winning the award for the Best Americana Act at the British Country Music Awards 2011, they jetted off to the USA earlier this year to record their third album Gone So Long.
Now back in the UK, this week sees The Good Intentions stepping into the media spotlight on both TV and radio.
Some of you might already be aware that the band’s R. Peter Davies will be taking part in the groundbreaking ITV documentary 56 Up, the latest instalment of the award-winning Up series. This series started life as 7 Up in 1964 and looked at the lives of 14 children from different backgrounds and from different parts of the country. Originally intended as a one-off World in Action Special, the film-makers have revisited those 14 children every seven years ever since. Peter last took part when he was 28, and his return to the programme sees him performing with the other members of The Good Intentions, Gabi Monk and Francesco Roskell.
The first of three episodes can be seen on ITV 1 and ITV 1 HD on Monday 14th May 2012 at 9.00pm, and you can read more about it in the Guardian article here.
UPDATE – for those of you who missed the programme on Monday, here it is on youtube.
The Good Intentions recently recorded an interview with ‘Whispering’ Bob Harris which will be going out on his BBC Radio 2 country music show on Thursday 17th May 2012 at 7.00pm.
And finally, The Good Intentions will be appearing on Billy Butler‘s programme on the morning of Saturday 19th May 2012. The programme on BBC Radio Merseyside runs from 9.30am to 12.00pm, and the band are hoping to be on some time after 11.00am.
They’ll be chatting with Billy about their award, their new album, 56 Up, and their up-coming Liverpool Acoustic Live gig at the View Two Gallery on Friday 20th July when they’ll be supporting GRAMMY Award nominated duo Eric Brace and Peter Cooper. Tickets for this go on general sale on 25th May, but if you’d like access to a secret ticket link then click here and sign up to our PR email list.
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