- 12 Aug 22
The track from the winner of the A New Local Hero Award winner has also held its position at No. 2 in the Irish Breakers, achieving a hugely impressive 1.6 million impressions over the past week alone. “I’d love to see it hit No.1 in the Irish Breakers,” Hot Press editor Niall Stokes said...
’Show Me Where Your Heart Is’, the powerful single by rising Irish star Chameleon (aka Matthew Harris) has entered the Irish radio play Top 30 for the first time.
The track has made a huge leap from No.45 last week to No.28 this week, confirming that it has won the hearts of radio programmers all over Ireland. The track has also held its position at No.2 in the Irish breakers.
With 30 plays on Spin South West, 29 on Spin 103.8, 16 on 98FM, 15 on Galway Bay FM, 13 on WLR FM and FM104, 12 on Red FM in the past week alone, it has been picking up serious support across the full spectrum of independent Irish stations.
Chameleon was the winner of the A New Local Hero Award, launched as part of the Irish Music Month initiative – a partnership between Hot Press and 25 IBI stations. The single, released by the Rubyworks label is direct result of the award – which also saw Chameleon receiving €5k in prize money and €5k worth of musical equipment, courtesy if X-Music. A New Local Hero is part of the wider Irish Music Month initiative, supported by the BAI through its Sound & Vision scheme.
“In the first instance, I was thrilled that Chameleon delivered such a brilliant record,” Hot Press editor Niall Stokes said. “But to get the level of support that Irish radio has shown for it is really gratifying. And it is important to know that stations all over Ireland are playing for the track - and turning it into a real radio hit. Talking to people about it, I’ve emphasised that this is the first big move from an artist who really has the potential to go all the way, and become a major international star. The fact that – right across the board – Irish radio stations are getting behind him is a major statement on behalf of the Irish radio community. I’d love to see it hit No.1 in the Irish breakers next week – that would be a fantastic achievement for everyone involved.”
The total reach of the plays the track received last week was 1.6 million.
"We are really delighted with the support that Irish radio stations are showing Chameleon thus far,” Rubyworks A&R manager Roger Quail told Hot Press. "It confirms that there is a real appetite out there to get behind new Irish talent – and hopefully augurs well for the future of the joint IBI / Hot Press 'A New Local Hero' initiative.”
Irish Music Month is supported by XL-Retail, MCD Productions, IMRO, RAAP and X-Music and is funded by the BAI through its Sound & Vision scheme.