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2019 - Little Red Kings *
2019 sees Our 1st inductees into our Hall Of Fame & it was an absolute pleasure to bestow it upon a local, unsigned act, The Little Red Kings! Their superb album Callous, which was by the way the first album to win our Album Of The Year award went down a storm and these guys have rocked the hell out of local and national venues playing the album live to raptuous applause. The band have quickly become a firm favourite here at Smart Radio as well as on the live gig and festival scene and with a powerful and well polished live delivery it's safe to say they will continue onwards in theis vein. Both their music, lyrics and their live performances have righly placed them here within our Hall Of Fame and a worthy first inductee they make for sure. Well done guys.
2020 - Adam Ezra Group
2020 was a year we all wanted to wish never happened. A worldwide pandemic raged and left us all more than a little depressed and scared aware that what awaited us was completely unknown. Then a man, who had himself recovered from the virus, sat down with his guitar, a welcoming smile and said hello to us, then started to sing and we Gathered. Every night for well over a year he has performed, laughed and cried with tens of thousands of us. He has travelled the USA back and forth and from his desert home, motels, even the back of a van, as well as gardens and his hometown of Boston he has somehow managed to find the time to get married and still perform, alone or with the band and, little by little he has done his part in fixing a broken and scared world. Over 45o nights later he is still keeping us company and helping us all to laugh and sing with greater optimism than we had at the start of the Covid madness. A well deserved Hall Of Fame inductee for sure! Thank you Adam, Corinna, Alex and Poche for the joy and the music you have given us all.
2021 - The Slambovian Circus Of Dreams
Starting out as The Ancestors back in the 80's & early 90's the band parted ways after three album releases & took a short break before re-forming under the new name of Gandalf Murphy & The Slambovian Circus Of Dreams, A.K.A The Slambovian Circus Of Dreams, & since then this band from Hudson Valley, New York have gone on to to play gigs & festivals all over, including becoming firm favourites at many festivals here in the U.K. including Glastonbury & Cropredy to name but a couple. Their fan base has to be the loyalist of fans anywhere in the world, I know I have never experienced anything ;like them, they are a family and they support the band in everything they do & they can tell you anything you need to know from the early days right up to now with uncanny ease! 2022 has seen a soft release of a new album with the full release in early 2022 and so inducting here, now, after all they have done for their fans throughout the pandemic we have all endured is only fitting. A Very Unusual Head is the title of their latest album, but being inducted here to our Hall Of Fame is not unusual ay all. In fact it was just a matter of time ... A possible song title for the future Joziah?
2022 will see a new inductee to our very own Hall Of fame and a great addition indeed as we celebrate and acknowledge over 25 years spent entertaining, playing and touring. Who is it? Well, you'll have to wait until December along with all of our other yearly awards to find out!