Outdoor Gigs get Government Go-Ahead

9th July 2020

The UK Government has given the go-ahead for outdoor gigs to resume on Monday (13th July) In England as long as they have "a limited and socially distanced audience". The announcement means 11th of July will mark the start of stage three of the government's roadmap for reopening the live entertainment industry.

There are no dates for stages four and five - indoor performances with a limited audience, and indoor performances with a fuller audience. It is expected that Indoors gigs will be able to start in August to a smaller audience.

Stratton 5 - WINNERS!

13 June 2020

British Band Stratton 5 won KTMR's lockdown battle of the bands on Saturday night after seeing off American band Hire the Puppets. Stratton 5 entered the competition with Dreadboy a song that tackles mental health. In the earlier rounds, Stratton 5 an up and coming teenage rock band, saw off Forest hill, Temporary Longterm Positions and Sprial Rock.


Stratton 5 Steal win from Spiral Rocks

12 June 2020

Strong contenders Spiral Rock crashed out of our Lockdown battle of the band competition after Stratton 5 pulled off a late come back in the all British semi-final clash and claiming their place in the final against Hire the Puppets. 

American Band Hire the Puppets breezed through thier semi-final against British band The Straights winning 63% of the vote. 

The final between Stratton 5 and Hire the Puppets will take place tonight over on our twitter page.

Vote for your favourite at the bottom of the page.

KTMR join forces with Phoenix Country Radio

1st May 2020

Big News was announced after KTMR (Keeping The Music Real) owner Matt Wilton

signed a contract to join a partnership with Phoenix Country Radio the Northern Ireland based radio station. Talks between Matt and Phoenix Country Radio Owner Stephen Doherty took place throughout April and the paperwork was signed on 29th April to start on the first of May.