Lowestoft group star on Radio Two
A LOWESTOFT a-cappella group have fulfilled a request by Radio Two DJ Simon Mayo to record a jingle.The Testostatones were invited to sing live on the drive time show after they re-wrote and sung the programme's theme song over the phone for Simon while he was standing in for Chris Evans.
A LOWESTOFT a-cappella group have fulfilled a request by Radio Two DJ Simon Mayo to record a jingle.
The Testostatones were invited to sing live on the drive time show after they re-wrote and sung the programme's theme song over the phone for Simon while he was standing in for Chris Evans.
After a surge of interest they were invited into the studio on Friday to repeat their performance at the close of his two-week secondment.
But as Simon is returning again within the next few weeks, the four-piece were asked to prepare the interpreted version of the well known Banana Boat song Day-o, by Harry Belafonte, so it could be used again.
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Now they have been signed up by two national agents who hope to generate work for them across the country.
The group are made up of brothers, Stephen and Paul Amer and their cousins, brothers Bim and Richard Ainslie.
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Stephen said: 'When Simon came off air he was really nice, everyone in the station was, he thanked us for coming and said he liked the way we changed the words. We were about to leave, but then they asked us to stay and re-record the jingle. We didn't think anything of it until we asked them why and they said Simon was taking over again with about six weeks to cover for Chris Evans.'
Since their live performance The Testostatones have had around 2,000 hits on their My Space website and will be returning to London to perform at a birthday party.
To hear the group on Radio Two go to their website www.myspace.com/4quartersmusic