Lincoln graduates' bid for chart success

A band who met while studying at the University of Lincoln have hit top spot of a major music download chart. 

Dancing Lotus reached Number One position in the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart yesterday with their track 'Spend Some Time', a collaboration with Lincolnshire-based artist Elliott Morris.

The band and the singer/songwriter met at one of Elliott's first solo gigs, in
Lincoln in early 2008. They have since become close friends and shared the
same bill at countless gigs across the country. At the end of 2010 they wrote
their first song together, 'Spend Some Time'. It instantly became clear that
they needed to record and release this, so that the collaboration could be
heard by their fans.

They booked London's Berry Street Studios in January to record 'Spend
Some Time' along with a second track. After much deliberation, they decided
that 'Silver and Blue' deserved its own release date, making it a follow up
single to 'Spend Some Time', rather than just a B side.

Dancing Lotus are Lincoln graduates Jack Shaw (Media Production), Luke Billing (Media Production), Olanrewaju Fasoranti (Media Production), Joe Macallister (Media Communications) and Nick Long (Design).

Jack, the Dancing Lotus lead singer, said: 'It was really nice to put two of Lincoln's acts together on a couple of tracks to see how it would work. I'm really happy with how they've come out. Never say never to future collaborations with Elliott too as it has worked really well so far!'

Elliott added: 'It was amazing to work with such talented musicians. The result was the most fresh, organic, exciting and easy writing session I’ve had in such a long time'.

They have had messages of support on Twitter from Platinum-selling artist Newton Faulkner and national BBC radio DJ Tom Robinson, among others.

You can support the band's success by downloading their track 'Spend Some Time' from iTunes for 79p at:

A video about the making of the song can be seen at: 

"Dancing Lotus will have you dancing, until your feet hurt"
- James Wickham - BBC Introducing
"[Elliott Morris is] extraordinary...ludicrously youthful and absurdly
- Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music

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