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Hello Bear

Hello Bear

Hello Bear


Norwich indie / power pop three piece Hello Bear formed in 2010, immediately recording a 10 track EP together. Within 6 months of forming, the band had won Norwich's Next Big Thing competition (previous winners inc. Ed Sheeran). On the back of this the band signed with NROne records and released their debut album "This One Girl" in April 2011 which was met with rave reviews from magazines and blogs alike. The singles from this album received airplay on BBC Radio 6 and Amazing Radio Read more on Last.fm
Norwich indie / power pop three piece Hello Bear formed in 2010, immediately recording a 10 track EP together. Within 6 months of forming, the band had won Norwich's Next Big Thing competition (previous winners inc. Ed Sheeran). On the back of this the band signed with NROne records and released their debut album "This One Girl" in April 2011 which was met with rave reviews from magazines and blogs alike.

The singles from this album received airplay on BBC Radio 6 and Amazing Radio, amongst others, from DJs including Tom Robinson, Steve Lamacq and Beth Elfyn. Internationally, the band has received extensive play on New York-based Breakthru Radio, performing a number of full live sessions for the station. Hello Bear have toured the UK on a number of occasions and have played festivals including Liverpool Sound City and Playfest (Norfolk). They have supported and shared stages with the likes of Los Campesinos, Kill it Kid, Shonen Knife, Darwin Deez, Frank Turner, Mark Morriss (The Bluetones) and Josh Doyle (The Dum Dums).

The band have played a Sony-curated event at Notting Hill Arts Club along with shows at many iconic London venues, including 93 Feet East and Nambucca. 2014 has seen the band release their 2nd album "Watch Out, It's That One Guy" on Eightbyeight Records, with radio support from BBC Introducing in Norfolk and various internet radio stations aiding its promotion. The band have seen interest from labels such as Alcopop and IHT Records. With fun and energetic live performances there are not many crowds Hello Bear have failed to win over. Their enthusiasm and warmth would melt the coldest of hearts. Hello Bear are currently recording their 3rd album (titled "Next Time We'll Be Deadly Serious Next Time") at popular professional Recording Studio "Regal House" with producer Lee Batiuk (Deaf Havana).

They're also half way through writing material for their 4th album. Influences: The band all have a mixture of different influences with each member coming a different musical backgrounds. However the band sight Weezer, OkGo, Los Campesinos as strong influences as well as a mixture of their own (Ska, Garage Blues, American indie, pop punk, rockabilly, jazz, dance, hardcore punk, power pop, Classic Rock). Here's What People Have Been Saying About Hello Bear "...it's scaling up to fill a stadium." - Bluesbunny Independent Music Reviews "Beautiful pop music." - BBC Norfolk Introducing "....everything you could want from an indie-pop band, but with enough inventiveness that helps them bring their own fresh take to the genre." - The 405. ".....There is also a natural chemistry between the band members, who are clearly enjoying themselves, and this facilitates their music’s ability to tease a grin from the most sour-faced shite. Hello Bear a band that will surely be punching smiles onto many many more faces before too long." - Donkey On A Treadmill "..........bouncier than Kelly Brook on a trampoline" - Outline Magazine Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..

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