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  1. 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. He’s also supported Kodaline and Tom Odell.

    Supported By: He’s been supported by BBC Introducing in Beds, Herts & Bucks since June 2013. Fearne Cotton is also a massive fan.

    Find out more: He's on Facebook (of course) and keeps his Twitter page busy with the latest on releases and gigs.

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

    Wednesday 13 August 2014, 17:12

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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.
  3. 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 with acts put forward by the BBC Introducing local shows. We’ll also be welcoming back two of our favourite dance acts who’ve been supported by BBC Introducing to headline – that’s Bondax and TCTS.

    The full line-up for BBC Introducing at Bestival 2014 is:

    Blessa

    Bondax

    Brooklyn.

    Farrow

    GhostChant

    GO SWIM

    The Gorgeous Chans

    Joel Culpepper

    Karma Kid

    Lake Komo

    Mella Dee

    Nai Harvest

    Night Flowers

    Phildel

    Raphaella

    Seb Wildblood

    TCTS

    TRU Concept

  4. 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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  5. On the playlist: Baby Queens - Red Light

    Friday 8 August 2014, 14:59

    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 Cardiff five piece Baby Queens. You'll hear their track 'Red Light' 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 this very exciting new band below.

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    Hometown: They’re a female five-piece from Cardiff.

    Style: They fuse hiphop and RnB together with girlband melodies.

    You Need To Know: You can see them perform this track for BBC Introducing live at T In The Park here.

    Supported By: They’re been...

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  6. Huw's BBC Introducing Discovery: HANA - I Don't Want To

    Wednesday 6 August 2014, 17:55

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    This week’s BBC Introducing discovery is an artist who has been supported loads by Introducing in Wales. She’s HANA, a 14-year-old Electro-Pop singer-songwriter from South Wales, whose biggest influences are Foxes, St Vincent, Bastille and Ellie Goulding. Those influences really shine through in her track “I Don’t Want To”, along with her wonderful voice. Definitely one to watch.
  7. On the playlist: Call To Mind - A Family Sketch

    Friday 1 August 2014, 16:19

    Kieran Yeates Kieran Yeates BBC Introducing Producer

    Every week a BBC Introducing act is selected for a spot on the Radio 1 Playlist. This week it's the turn of Scottish collective Call To Mind. You will hear their track 'A Family Sketch' on Radio 1's daytime shows, including Fearne Cotton and Scott Mills. Listen to the tune below and read up on this very exciting new band.

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    Listen to this BBC Introducing track, on the Radio 1 playlist for a week from 04/08/14
    Hometown: They’re a collective from Inverness and are now based in Glasgow.

    Style: They’ve drawn comparisons with M83 and Sigur Rós thanks to their atmospheric soundscapes and haunting...

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  8. Huw's BBC Introducing Discovery: Mike Dignam - Hurt

    Wednesday 30 July 2014, 18:38

    Huw Stephens Huw Stephens DJ

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    'Hurt' by Mike Dignam - Huw Stephens' BBC Introducing track of the week (23/07/14)
    Mike Dignam is a 24-year-old singer songwriter from Preston with a huge online following. So big in fact that when we played his track on the show, him and his fans got #mikedignamradio1 trending in the UK on Twitter! He’s been on tour with Gabrielle Aplin and Lewis Watson. Thanks to BBC Introducing in Lancashire who put this on our radar and have been supporting Mike heavily.

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  9. On the playlist: Charlotte OC - Hangover

    Wednesday 30 July 2014, 17:37

    Kieran Yeates Kieran Yeates BBC Introducing Producer

    Each week a BBC Introducing artist is selected for a spot on the Radio 1 Playlist. This week it's Blackburn’s Charlotte OC and you will hear her track Hangover on daytime shows including Fearne Cotton and Scott Mills. Listen to the tune below and read up on this very exciting band.

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    Listen to this BBC Introducing track on the Radio 1 playlist for a week from 28/07/14
    Hometown: She’s from Blackburn in Lancashire.

    Style: Charlotte was influenced by the electronic music she heard in the legendary Berlin club, Berghain. Her debut EP ‘Colour My Heart’ experiments with a minimal and pulsing sound...

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  10. The BBC Introducing stage line-up at Reading and Leeds Festival 2014

    Tuesday 29 July 2014, 19:14

    Kieran Yeates Kieran Yeates BBC Introducing Producer

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    We’ll be returning once again to Reading and Leeds Festival this Bank Holiday weekend to showcase an array of up and coming acts. Our panel of producers and presenters from across the BBC carefully selected the 28 acts from a huge list of recommendations from our local BBC Introducing shows. We’ve also invited back some of the acts who’ve previously graced our stage to headline this time round. Don’t miss another chance to see Prides, Rae Morris and Moko before they make their inevitable moves to the main stages!

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    There’s a huge amount of talent...

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