Hard rock with an 80s twist inspired by the likes of Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, Aerosmith, Dokken and more, Wings of Pegasus are a rock band with a big sound and a fresh approach to the music industry. With new single ‘That’s Metal (To My Ears)’ due in May, the band is running a campaign called ‘Make Chart History’, aiming to take the independent release to the very top of the charts, all the while donating the proceeds to Cancer Research UK.
Hoping to whip up a groundswell of support, songwriter Fil Henley is working hard to spread the word on the campaign as well as the single itself – an independently produced homage to old 80’s bands with big hair and screeching guitar solos. Designed to encourage listeners to dust off the air guitar, it’s great fun and the most light-hearted track on the ‘Persistence’ album, which is out now.
Produced in house by Henley, who taught himself the techniques to keep the band independent, the song is the perfect catalyst for the charity drive and ‘Make Chart History’ campaign to hang on. Key tastemakers Leona Graham of Absolute Radio and John Kennedy at XFM have already voiced their support for Wings of Pegasus’ music, and the band is working hard to continue getting the word out.
The hard work is also typified by Fil Henley’s dedication to conversing personally with all the fans on Twitter, and with the number of followers standing at over 50,000, that’s a lot of messages! It doesn’t hurt that the band has the talent to back up the graft, as proven by their appearance in the final of the ‘Unsigned Festival 2010’ at the IndigO2 venue. Finishing 3rd out of 12,000 bands, it was a huge boost to the group who haven’t looked back since.
Fiercely independent, the band have also had label interest but chose to stick to their own path. Frontman Henley was even scouted to join a different group but chose to make the music he wanted to make with Wings of Pegasus.
The single from debut album ‘Persistence’ will be out May 10th and will raise money for Cancer Research UK through the ‘Make Chart History’ Campaign.