Hey hey hey - how's it going?
I really hope you're in the mood for something upbeat today!
The variety of this countdown is growing even further today and my excitement level has officially gone through the roof.
It's such an honour to bring some of the finest acts into your home by sharing these fantastic exclusive performances with you.
These videos have been recorded for the house in the sand audience and I feel so cool every time I think about that fact.
Alright, enough of my blabbering, let's check out day 11!
What is #HITSBC17?
HITSBC17 stands for house in the sand's Birthday Countdown 2017.
Throughout the entire month of February, we are going to celebrate house in the sand's fifth birthday.
(Because why celebrate on one day, if you can celebrate for an entire month, right?)
With the support from some of the finest artists and bands around, each day in February will be filled with an exclusive performance just for us.
Who is performing today?
They are a band from Liverpool, UK.
To describe the band's sound, you'd use words such as 'soulful', 'indie-pop' and 'groovy'.
The Ragamuffins are:
David John Jaggs (vocals, guitars)
Will Graham (drums, percussion)
Sam Parry (keyboards, piano, baritone saxophone, backing vocals)
Florin Ciurariu (trumpet, flugel horn, backing vocals)
Xavier Winton (drums, percussion, "trumpet")
Thomas Fripp (trumpet, guitar)
Alex Pearson (bass guitar)
So far the band has released two EPs ("Telling Tales" & "The Benefits Of A Downhill Paper Round) and two albums ("Irony Curtain" & "Over On The Shipping Forecast").
Those releases and countless gigs have gotten the band a lot of love from the BBC Network, as well as from their fans.
What needs to be said about this performance?
It will get you moving and grooving!
No matter how many times I watch it, I always end up dancing in my seat - it's really magical. (The affect it has on me is magical, not my dance moves.)
It's the perfect track for your Saturday noon, so just let lose and have fun!
Grab your dancing shoes and let's have a boogie whilst listening to The Ragamuffins play their song "Paint By Numbers".
Where can we find The Ragamuffins online?
Twitter | Facebook | Soundcloud | YouTube | Instagram
Who deserves a thank you?
David, who recorded the video and is fabulous fun to hang out with whenever I'm back in Manchester town!
Big thank you to Thomas and Will for the fantastic performance!
What can we do now?
If you enjoyed this video and post, please help us reach more people.
Share it online along with the hashtag #HITSBC17.
We would love to hear what you think, so please feel free to comment.
I hope you didn't sprain your ankle whilst dancing around!
Make sure to come back tomorrow for a relaxed Sunday on HITS!
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Thank you for your visit!
Credits // Text: Vanessa Jertschewske | Image: The Ragamuffins | Video: The Ragamuffins for house in the sand