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Wise words from the Pros at Jersey Live

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Richard Banks Richard Banks | 10:53 UK time, Wednesday, 30 September 2009

This year's Jersey Live festival took place a few weekends ago, on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 September at the Showground in Trinity. The festival attracts around 10,000 people, with more than 60 artists spread over seven stages, including big-hitting headline performances from Basement Jaxx and The Kooks.

Elsewhere on the main stage and smaller Les Inrocks stage there were plenty of familiar names, including Twisted Wheel, Chew Lips, Fight Like Apes, Golden Silvers and The Temper Trap, all of whom have performed on the BBC Introducing stage at a UK festival in the last couple of years.

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Backstage, BBC Introducing in Jersey's Ryan Morrison grabbed a handful of acts to garner their advice for aspiring artists, asking them all the same question: what single piece of advice would you give to new bands? Here are a few of the more coherent responses he got:


Craig Charles - presenter of BBC 6 Music's Funk and Soul show:

Massachusetts electro outfit, Passion Pit:

Ex-Million Dead frontman, Frank Turner:

Huw Stephens favourites, Golden Silvers:

There's more coverage of Jersey Live - including more wise words for new artists from Fight Like Apes and Doves frontman, Jimi Goodwin - at BBC Jersey. For more tips, check out our advice section, where we've got more than 100 video clips from artists, DJs and industry experts, text guides and downloadable PDFs.

Ryan Morrison and Claire Peters present BBC Introducing in Jersey every Saturday at 2.15pm. Listen again to the latest show on BBC iPlayer.

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