BBC Introducing highlights: Tall Ships, Billy Bragg and Annie Nightingale

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It's December everyone so keep warm drink lots of warm tea (or mulled wine) and check out what's been going on with BBC Introducing across the radio networks in the last few weeks.

Tall Ships Maida Vale session

The magnificent Tall Ships joined BBC Introducing in session at Maida Vale Studios. Tall Ships have had a fantastic year playing our BBC Introducing stage at Reading & Leeds and rounding the year off with a tour and a trip to the legendary Maida Vale Studios, recording four tracks including Gallop.

The John Peel Lecture 2012

Billy Bragg took to the stage to deliver this year's John Peel session at the Radio Academy in Manchester. Billy talks in detail about his journey as an unsigned artist and getting his first break on Radio 1. He talks about the fantastic work local radio is doing with new music talks in detail about BBC Introducing... Including Jake Bugg's own story (watch the clip on YouTube) from uploading his music to BBC Radio Nottingham in 2010 to securing a record deal with Mercury records.

You can watch the whole session here.

Annie Nightingale's advice

Over the last few weeks Annie Nightingale has been working with BBC Introducing to find three new bass music artists that show great promise for the future! We wanted to work with Annie so she could pass on her advice and wealth of experience in the industry. Check out how she became a mentor to these brand new artists; English from London, Kamos and Tripbuk from Hereford & Worcester, and Kent's Elliot Berger.

Gabrielle Aplin

Did you know that long before 'that Christmas John Lewis advert' hit our TV screens and the track stormed the charts, Gabrielle Aplin recorded in Maida Vale Studios for BBC Introducing back in April 2011. She recorded three Amazing Tracks Including a beautiful cover Of Coldplay's Fix You.

Gabrielle Aplin is from Wiltshire, and has been supported by BBC Introducing in Wiltshire for the last three years.


Daley is making big waves at the moment with his new single ‘Remember Me’ which features Jessie J. BBC Introducing in Manchester have supported Daley since 2009. Check out his very first session for BBC Introducing at the Electric Proms.

Daley was shortlisted for the BBC Sound Of Poll in 2011, featured on Radio 1’s Live Lounge and toured with Emeli Sande, Maverick Sabre & Jessie J to name a few so it’s great to see him back with such a huge track. Keep a look out for him on your TV over Christmas!

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