This has been a fantastic year for Ten Millennia, thanks in no small part to YOU!

Here are a few of our highlights from the year…..

Making the Radio 2 Playlist

Making the Radio 2 playlist was one of our big ambitions. If you’d told us at the start of the year that we’d be on it, sitting proudly between Sting and Vera Lynn, we definitely wouldn’t have believed it.

On the 18th February, Graham Norton played our first single “Turn Me On” for the first time on BBC Radio 2. This single went on to be played over 1500 times on regional radio and 23 times on Radio 2 by a selection of BBC legends including Ken Bruce, Paul O’Grady, Steve Wright and Vanessa Feltz. Thank you!!!


Supporting Jools Holland and Shakin’ Stevens

We love playing live gigs as much as we can. Meeting fans is one of our favourite ways to spend an evening! It’s a fantastic way to get people to hear our music who might not previously have done so. When we supported The Corrs at their Kew Gardens gig in 2016, their capacity crowd of 7,500 was a bit daunting , but they were so enthusiastic and welcoming that we got into our groove straight away and had an absolute ball.

We supported Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra several times again this year. His audiences were always fantastic, making us feel so welcome. Having a curry with Jools and his band afterwards was lovely, if not a little surreal! Also teaming up with Shakin’ Stevens for the first time this year was a treat. His passionate fans really know how to have a good time.


Our first national TV appearances

Another way of getting our music heard by prospective fans is an appearance on TV.

Aled Jones was kind enough to invite us onto his ITV Weekend show for a chat about the band. We also played two songs on the show, including Turn Me On. He was really lovely and made us feel very welcome. You can see the interview here if you missed it.

We were also lucky enough to be on TV a few more times, including Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch, STV’s Live At Five show and The Lowdown section of Made In Leeds.

Our debut album

 The reason for most of these exciting developments this year were due to the release of our debut, eponymous album. We can’t thank all the local and national radio shows that gave the first single, Turn Me On, such extensive airplay. That support was so important in this amazing year. As far north as Nevis Radio, as far South as Portsmouth’s Express FM, every day was another bit of news hitting TM HQ about another play.

With great showing in the Independent chart and a fantastic launch from so many record stores nationwide, the album was the springboard for the rest of the year. If you haven’t got your copy yet then it’s available on or our own store

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