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A nod to Bob Dylan as Savannah's latest video All The Right Reasons takes in Telford Town Park - watch now

By Mat Growcott | Dawley | Telford entertainment | Published:

They're following in the footsteps of Bob Dylan and The Rolling Stones – with a local landmark or two thrown in for good measure.

Telford's own Savannah have released their latest music video, and they looked towards some of the biggest names of the 20th century for a visual influence.

Savannah - All The Right Reasons

But unlike Dylan's iconic Subterranean Homesick Blues, which was filmed outside the Savoy Hotel in London, the local lads decided to highlight some of their own instantly recognisable landmarks.

The video for All the Right Reasons was filmed at Telford Town Park and was shared to the band's nearly 4,000 followers last week.

"We always tried to keep the chimney in the back of the shot," guitarist and backing vocalist Jason Lewis said. "We think it captured a bit of the culture of the area.

"We think that my family and some of singer Liam Ball's family used to work down there in the brick factories.

Bob Dylan - Subterranean Homesick Blues

"The video itself was influenced by similar videos by the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan. We thought that a 'lyric video' would help people to connect with the lyrics and it worked a treat."

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And while the lyrical cards look great on film, writing them all out attracted quite a bit of attention.

The band, who all live in the Dawley area, took three hours to fill out all the cards.

"It took about five hours to film and we just rocked up and started," 24-year-old Jason said. "That's why it's light to begin with and dark at the end.

"Before that we were sat on a road in Stirchley, just outside the town park, and there were five of us – four members of the band and Roy who helped us film it – sitting in the van and writing out these cards. It took about three hours. All the local people were wondering what was going on. We must have looked mad."

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Next year is already looking like it will be a successful year for Savannah, and hopes within the band are high.

They're already filling their diary with gigs, and plan to release two new songs in the new year.

"We've had back-to-back dates all around Shropshire. We've been touring around the country – Bishops Castle, Whitchurch, Oswestry and Bridgnorth. We'll also be playing Dawley Town Hall on December 22, which is a bit of a homecoming gig for us. Tickets for that are already available from our website.

"We've got a big tour planned for next year. We're planning to be gigging as much as we possibly can. We've recorded two new tracks, which we think are probably our two best yet. They're the most commercially viable ones we've done. They're coming out early next year, and we'll have great new videos to go along with them too."

For more information about the band visit savannahuk.co.uk

Mat Growcott

By Mat Growcott
Trainee Multi-Media Journalist - @MGrowcott_Star

Shropshire Star reporter

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