Radiogram

Radiogram

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Radiogram is often called "one of Canada's best bands" by members of the musical elite around the world. Conjuring up images of Wlico and Mojave 3, Ken Beattie and friends sing world-weary songs that stay stuck in your head long after you're done listening.

Biography

What

Radiogram is the widely acclaimed ambient folk, alt. pop, chamber country band headed up by Vancouver singer songwriter Ken Beattie. Radiogram's sophomore album All The Way Home, has, like it's predecessor, Unbetween garnered an international plethora of rave reviews, features, and cover stories. Both albums have appeared on over 20 year end top ten lists the world over.

Recently

Radiogram‘s Summer Song Summer is track # 2 on the Nettwerk Records/EMI compiliation The Grass is Always Bluer. Out June 02nd this compliation includes a who’s who of folk/roots/alt. country including Lucinda Williams, The Jayhawks, Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, The Be Good Tanyas, Old Crow Medicine Show, Gillian Welch, Iris Dement and more. Radiogram will be performing at SXSW in 2005

Where

Radiogram played over 100 shows in over 40 different cities across Canada and the U.K. in 2002 and 2003 when they All The Way Home. The band has been featured in the national weekly news magazine Macleans, Canada's national daily The Globe And Mail and Socan's Words and Music. Radiogram holds the unprecedented feat of being on the cover of both The Georgia Straight and Discorder as well as a having a feature story in the Vancouver Sun all in the same week during NewMusicWest.

Who

Radiogram has toured with and shared stages withThe Weakerthans, The Jayhawks, The Be Good Tanyas, Richard Buckner, Zubot and Dawson, The Red House Painters, Jesse Harris, The Corb Lund Band, Royal City, Giant Sand, Hot Hot Heat, The Handsome Family, The Black Heart Procession, The Sadies, Morning Star, Johnny Dowd, Carolyn Mark, Willard Grant Conspiracy, The Skydiggers, The Waifs, and many many more from Vancouver, Canada to London, England and all places in between

Heard

All The Way Home was on the The Canadian College Top 40 for 5 months peaking at #5. Radiogram has recorded an exclusive 6 song session for CBC national radio and a live nationally broadcast rooftop concert from downtown Vancouver. The band enjoyed nationally broadcast interviews/features on Sounds Like Canada, DNTO, and Richardson's Roundup. All The Way Home has received airplay in the U.K. on a number of national BBC shows as well as being featured on the popular London based show Captain America. The album has graced the airwaves in France, Denmark, Norway, Ireland, Italy and has charted in The Netherlands, Spain and Belgium.

Seen

Radiogram has performed live on MTV and the band's legendary New Music
West performance has been aired on MuchMusic numerous times. The video for Summer Song Summer has seen.many spins across the nation and Radiogram has performed live on CBC's nationally televised arts program ZeD. This performance received a 5 star rating from ZeD viewers coast to coast.

Also

Radiogram has had 2 exclusive songs on cover mount compilations for the
U.K. Magazine Comes With A Smile and a track on the Vancouver roots CD Showdown. The band has had songs on samplers for the festivals Canadian Music Week and NewMusicWest (twice) and a song on a Juno Awards compilation. A live radio version of Cemetery Summer will be featured on an upcoming U.K. CD and a live version of Whisky In My Bed is included on Live Off The Floor, the Universal Canada distributed compilation put out by the CBC Television show ZeD.

Discography

The Grass Is Bluer (Nettwerk Compilation)
Showdown 2003 (Black Hen) (Compilation)
All The Way Home
Unbetween
Comes With A Smile Vol 7 2002 (UK) (Compilation)
Comes With A Smile Vol 4 2001 (UK) (Compilation)