I was fortunate enough to catchCherryshoesin the midst of their band’s graceful climb into popularity and onto the airwaves. They have now put Hay-on-Wye onto the musical map, which is also due in part to BBC Hereford & Worcester’s philanthropists, Andrew Marston and Andy O’Hare, who put a lot of work into giving local bands in both counties local and national exposure. Of course, there is always that important element of luck.
They are playing Hereford’s award-winning music venue The Booth Hall Saturday, September 17th alongside Worcester’s popular Desert Rock dudes , Nuns Of The Tundra (they do really rock), and Hereford’s well-loved eccentric songstress Perk, who will be belting out her brand of edgy, and female-angsty acoustic songs that will have your converse a tappin’.
Of course, the Underground Revolution couldn’t be more pleased to have Cherryshoes on our list of amazing acts performing in Hereford for the first time, and putting our city on the musical map as well. The perfect time to interview El-Jay (Lisa), the enigmatic Cherryshoes front woman, who seems to be shrouded by a mysterious aura that is fueled by her unique, entrancing vocals and style of music.
“It’s all about the Mountains, Rivers, Brooks and Woodland. A mysterious air in these parts. I love it”
“This year the festival is taking a few risks and showing some exciting and obscure films from new or relatively unknown Directors and offering the chance to sample new and visionary filmmaking with themes and stories about displacement, identity and diversity”
Today is the start of the Borderlines Film Festival featuring films showing at venues across Herefordshire, Shropshire and the Welsh border.
With nearly 100 films, there is a wide variety to choose from, with previews of films yet to go on general release, some of which have won prizes at major International Film Festivals and from all parts of the globe.
This year the festival is taking a few risks and showing some exciting and obscure films from new or relatively unknown Directors and offering the chance to sample new and visionary filmmaking with themes and stories about displacement, identity and diversity and offering unique insights into the lives and cultures of different European countries and shining a spotlight on both British film and world cinema.Continue reading “Borderlines Film Festival 2016”