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  1. On the playlist: Esco Williams - Oh Jordan

    Tuesday 16 September 2014, 15:47

    Kieran Yeates Kieran Yeates BBC Introducing Producer

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    Every week a BBC Introducing act is selected for a spot on the Radio 1 Playlist. This week it's the turn of Liverpool based singer Esco Williams. His track 'Oh Jordan' will receive plays across BBC Radio 1's daytime shows, including Greg James and Fearne Cotton. Listen to the track, tell us what you think via @BBCIntroducing and find out more about Esco below.

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    Hometown: He’s from Liverpool.

    Style: He’s a singer, songwriter and producer. You can hear the sounds of his childhood heroes Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder in his voice.

    You Need To Know: He played the BBC Introducing stage at Reading and Leeds this summer. You can see his videos here.

    Supported By: BBC Introducing in Merseyside, 1Xtra have also tipped him for big things.

    Find out more: Listen to more of his music on soundcloud

  2. On the playlist: Jack Garratt - Worry

    Tuesday 9 September 2014, 18:13

    Kieran Yeates Kieran Yeates BBC Introducing Producer

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    Every week a BBC Introducing act is selected for a spot on the Radio 1 Playlist. This week it's the turn of Jack Garratt. His track 'Worry' will receive plays across BBC Radio 1's daytime shows, including Greg James and Scott Mills. Listen to the track, tell us what you think via @BBCIntroducing and find out more about Jack below.

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    Hometown: He’s from Little Chalfont in Buckinghamshire.

    Style: He’s a multi-instrumentalist and fused electronic music with RnB. Sounds weird but download his ‘Remnants’ EP to see why everyone is buzzing about him.

    You Need To Know: He played the BBC Introducing stage at Reading / Leeds. You can watch videos from his set here.

    Supported By: BBC Introducing in Beds, Herts & Bucks are BIG fans and put him forward for this opportunity.

    Find out more: Keeo in touch with Jack via his Facebook page, you can find it here.

  3. On the playlist: Billie Marten - Unaware

    Monday 1 September 2014, 15:47

    Kieran Yeates Kieran Yeates BBC Introducing Producer

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    Every week a BBC Introducing act is selected for a spot on the Radio 1 Playlist. Taking the spot this week is the incredibly talented singer songwriter, Billie Marten. Her track 'Unaware' will receive plays across BBC Radio 1's daytime shows, including Greg James and Scott Mills. Listen to the track, tell us what you think via @BBCIntroducing and find out more about Billie below.

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    Hometown: She’s from Ripon, North Yorkshire.

    Style: She’s a delicate singer-songwriter and her intricate lyrics have already drawn comparisons with Laura Marling.

    You Need To Know: She played the BBC Introducing stage at Reading and Leeds. Watch highlights from her set here.

    Supported By: She’s been supported by BBC Introducing in York & North Yorkshire and has since received plays from Fearne Cotton, Huw Stephens and Zane Lowe.

    Find out more: Follow her on Twitter.

  4. Huw's BBC Introducing Discovery: Dead English Gentlemen - Pappa Zappa

    Wednesday 27 August 2014, 15:52

    Huw Stephens Huw Stephens DJ

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    This week’s discovery is from Dead English Gentlemen and the track is "Pappa Zappa". They’re a band from Sheffield, made up of Ryan, Kyle and Rob. Ryan and Kyle are brothers and formed the group in January last year, before Rob joined as the vocalist in September. This is taken from their EP We Don't Tell Lies... We Just Keep Secrets which came out in June. Thanks to BBC Introducing in Sheffield for putting this one on our radars.

  5. On the playlist: Sunset Sons - She Wants

    Wednesday 27 August 2014, 15:05

    Kieran Yeates Kieran Yeates BBC Introducing Producer

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    Every week a BBC Introducing act is selected for a spot on the Radio 1 Playlist. Taking the spot this week is an English-Aussie quartet, Sunset Sons. Their track 'She Wants' will receive plays across BBC Radio 1's daytime shows, including Fearne Cotton and Scott Mills. Listen to the track, tell us what you think via @BBCIntroducing and read up on the band below.

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    Hometown: They’re an English-Australian quartet that now live in France.

    Style: They’re surf-obsessed and moved to Hossegor in France, also known as the 'Surf Capital of Europe'.

    You Need To Know: You can get their 'Le Surfing EP' now...

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  6. How BBC Introducing can support your music

    Tuesday 26 August 2014, 15:58

    Jamie Cullum Jamie Cullum BBC Radio 2 presenter

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    izzy bizu Jamie and Izzy Bizu backstage at Glastonbury 2014

    BBC Introducing is an amazing resource and an amazing platform for musicians that are under the radar, a lot of musicians are under the radar, but a lot of them have got something to say. The great thing about the BBC is that there are so many channels and stations that have the opportunity to get your music out there.

    To me that is important because I love hearing new music, I love hearing music that’s under the radar, I love hearing new things that aren’t necessarily being fed to us by the major labels, because sometimes you know music...

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  7. On the playlist: James Bay - Let It Go

    Tuesday 19 August 2014, 12:07

    Kieran Yeates Kieran Yeates BBC Introducing Producer

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    Every week a BBC Introducing act is selected for a spot on the Radio 1 Playlist. Taking the spot this week is singer-songwriter from Hitchem, James Bay. His stunning track 'Let It Go' will receive plays across BBC Radio 1's daytime shows, including Fearne Cotton and Scott Mills. Listen to the track, tell us what you think via and read up on this very exciting new act below.

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    Hometown: He’s from Hitchen in Hertfordshire

    Style: He’s a singer-songwriter and grew up listening to James Taylor and Bob Dylan.

    You Need To Know: He’s had a busy summer playing at festivals such as T In The Park and V...

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  8. Huw's BBC Introducing Discovery: Jack Garratt - Worry

    Wednesday 13 August 2014, 17:12

    Huw Stephens Huw Stephens DJ

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    This week’s BBC Introducing discovery comes courtesy of Jack Garratt, a brilliant singer-songwriter from Little Chalfont in Buckinghamshire. If you like this, you can catch him on the BBC Introducing stage at Reading and Leeds in a couple of weeks or at his London show at the end of September. Thanks to BBC Introducing in Beds, Bucks and Herts for putting this one on our radars.
  9. Bestival 2014: Announcing the BBC Introducing Stage line-up

    Tuesday 12 August 2014, 16:09

    Kieran Yeates Kieran Yeates BBC Introducing Producer

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    We’re almost at the end of a rather busy summer. After taking our BBC Introducing stage to Radio 1’s Big Weekend, The Great Escape, Glastonbury, T In The Park, Manchester Jazz Festival, Reading and Leeds and Radio 2 Live In Hyde Park (phew!) we'll finally be pitching up at Bestival, to finish the season in style. We’re heading to the Isle of Wight to showcase the finest up and coming DJs and bands. If you’re heading to the festival, come by on the Friday for our Opening Party – we’ve got a plethora of BBC Music DJs playing all night. Then we’ll be there on Saturday and Sunday...

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  10. Revealing our line-up for BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park 2014

    Friday 8 August 2014, 16:02

    Kieran Yeates Kieran Yeates BBC Introducing Producer

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    BBC Introducing Hyde Park Lineup Following a very successful first year, BBC Introducing will once again return to Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park and showcase six brilliant new acts. The line-up has been decided by the local BBC Introducing shows from around the UK.

    We’re delighted to say Ward Thomas will be headlining our stage, an act who have become firm favourites of Radio 2 over the last couple of months. There’s also fantastic new talent such as Joe Dolman, an 18 year old songwriter who has graduated from filming famous cover versions for his YouTube page to uploading his original new music to the BBC Introducing website...

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