Cassia at The Boileroom
October 16 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm£10.00
A Macclesfield band is set to get an audience of more than 9million listeners when their track is played on Radio 1.
Indie band Cassia, which is made up of Rob Ellis, from Prestbury, Lou Cotterill, from the Moss estate, and Jake Leff, from Tytherington, has had one of their songs chosen as Radio 1’s BBC Introducing Track of the Week.
This means their single – 100 Times Over – will be played on the international radio station throughout the week, featuring on prime time shows including Nick Grimshaw and Scott Mills.
Rob, 21, said it will be the first time the two-year-old band will have heard their music on the radio.
He said: “Getting play on Radio 1 is the biggest thing we could have got. It’s absolutely crazy. It’s been a bit of whirlwind since we found out.
“I said right at the beginning that wanted to have my music played on Radio 1 by the time I was 23, and it’s happening -and I’m only 21.”
Former Fallibroome Academy students Rob and Lou formed the band at school and soon after drafted in drummer Jake, also 21, who they met in Wetherspoons in Macclesfield.
Their single will be played on Radio 1 throughout the week starting on Saturday, July 1, before the band jets off to Germany and Switzerland for a European tour.