Moshe wrote:I'm just listening to Dave Cash on BBC Kent on listen again. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01j9s8w
The Hayley Oliver Band are very impressive here. Great vocals, good instrumentation, excellent songs.
I agree their live session was very sound, you couldn't fault it.
I haven't tuned into the Dave Cash show since February and he is still playing the same songs/artists I heard back then ‘Waylon ‘Luckenbach Texas’, Johnny Cash ‘Walk The Line’, Charlie Daniel Band 'the Devil went Down To Georgia", Steve Earle ‘Copperhead Road’. Kristofferson ‘The Road Goes On Forever' . Dave Cash was even blaming BBC cuts for three of the CD's not to play properly, maybe he has burnt laser groves into them with repeat plays.
After the BBC Radio Kent Country Hour was scrapped at the end of last year I'm really not sure how this programme has survived?
Hayley spoke about the World Record they have created on Hotdisc with their ninth #1 and they said they are going for a 10th with "Hand That Rocked the Cradle" in November. I know at one time to have a track included on Hotdisc it cost £200. I expect deals can be struck but it could of cost £2000 to achieve the feat.
The biggest failing of the interview was for Dave Cash NOT to ask the question how can listeners get hold of the the album
I have monitored things to see just how much effect this radio exposure may or may not have had.
Before the interview the ABINGER GROVE album was ranked on Amazon UK Bestsellers (MP3 Albums) at #36,795.
Since then its gone backwards to #40,334 and currently registers a rank of #45,349. The highest its ever been was #15,181.
On the Top 1500 iTunes Country Album Chart it didn't appear and hasn't ALL week! = NO SALES.
Perhaps the band have had requests for physical sales from their online store - http://www.mjmusicshop.co.uk/
To put this in perspective currently at #1 on Top 1500 iTunes Country Album Chart is Ireland's Derek Ryan's - Country Soul
A US artist ignored by BDS / Mediabase country radio stations in America, ignored by our 2 main Internet stations with NO exposure to date in Maverick or Country Music People and no tracks on Hotdisc has for 3 days been in the Top 10 of the UK iTunes Country Album chart and Top 40 all week on Amazon UK.
As we all know as far as the shops go they sell as much music in the final quarter of the year as they do the first 9 months.
So rather puzzling...
Dave Cash: Tour wise what are you up to?
ANSWER: Looking forward to NEXT year, we have some festivals coming up, in particular playing a country music festival in Denmark" (which will be their first in Europe)
Dave Cash: Are you going to be playing anything around the Kent area soon, or is it "I'm gonna hang out till Christmas man?
ANSWER: I think its a case of hanging out for a while, promoting the CD is keeping us pretty busy. So much work went into actually doing the CD that its nice to have a little break for a while to catch your breath.
Dave Cash: Your not working at all before Christmas?
ANSWER: "We're having a break, hanging around for Christmas and having a bit of fun"
Dave Cash:"Its a brilliant CD" - Dave Cash
Ton's of emails flooding in with Dave Cash only able to find the weekly message from Dennis from Dover who also sends emails to Keith Greentree and Brian Mann.
Just a few likes on The Hayley Oliver Band Facebook page to studio photo's but no real response.
Just WHO was listening? Maybe its time the BBC axed this country hour too.
I wonder what actual promotion is keeping the band busy.
Moshe wrote: The best of luck to them. They need more exposure like this. Here they are better than several American acts. This is a big jump for them from the last album of theirs I bought a few years ago. Great stuff.
They have already had exposure like this. They were on this same show nearly 2 years ago.
Over 3 years ago they were getting played on all the local BBC country shows and tons of other stations in the UK and Europe.
Hayley did some interviews and she got played twice on BBC Radio 2 (not Bob Harris who has ignored the band regarding airplay)
I agree this new album is a much better album than " Naturally" . Maybe you could write to CMP and Maverick about it.
Someone like David Allan should of been backing the band to the hilt.
One thing we learnt was that Abinger Grove has been nominated for BCMA's Best Album category. The awards (which are cloaked in secrecy) has so far thrown up 3 nominated albums which you would have ONLY found out by listening to CMR Nashville or reading Raintown's Facebook page. The Hayley Oliver Band join stable mates Pete Kennedy with a nom. I wonder what other albums there might be?
To put it in a nutshell they haven't appeared to "Cash In" with a Dave Cash session.