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HELP YOURSELF by First Congress play-listed on BBC Radio WALES

August 26, 2017

Many new music artists ask just how do we get on the radio? Well all we can say is we were incredibly lucky! Yes! First Congress got play-listed on BBC Radio 2 with our debut single The First. That we admit is very unusual for a then unsigned band. We've followed that up with good airplay on Radio 2 again, the BBC Introducing shows and National radio network BBC Radio Wales who chose In Another Life and Help Yourself for their A Playlist!


We have been overwhelmed by the response and support of our latest summer song. "Help Yourself" sung by our Welsh vocalist Bronwen Lewis (see the connection!) was played on BBC Wales every day for over 4 weeks and we were thrilled it was received enthusiastically by presenters and audience alike. 


'Help Yourself isn't that gorgeous! The second First Congress track we're loving at BBC Radio Wales'  Eleri Sion - Presenter


'The project has some great songwriting on offer and the latest track is just beautiful'  Vicki Blight - DJ


Thank you to Vicki, Eleri, Wynne Evans, Mal Pope, Janice Long,

Caryl Parry Jones, Jason Mohammad and all the team. We're honoured!


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We're starting putting together Spotify playlists of music we love and have thoroughly enjoyed curating this one for a Perfect Summer Day. We invite you to lay back in a deckchair with a cold glass of your favourite tipple and listen to the sound of summer while it's still warm and the sun shines!



A mix of Classic Anthems, Sultry Soul and Festival Folk featuring music from Lou Reed, Elbow, Crowded House, The Band, Foy Vance and Laura Marling. Made with love and shared with pleasure.


Tom Van Can and First Congress xxx



























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