Monday 22 February 2010, 17:47If you are a budding band, producer, DJ then I hope you've discovered the BBC Introducing website. It's full of useful information for new artists, and is the vital hub connecting all the new music shows across the BBC.
Monday 15 February 2010, 17:36Based on some crunchy remixes and promising original tracks the team here in BBC towers thought we'd continue to focus and feature a run of really young new names here in Wales producing exciting music.
Tuesday 9 February 2010, 17:40As you hopefully know by now, BBC Introducing, my radio show, is all about unearthing some brand new talent and maybe play some music you'll have never heard before. Discovering that music comes in many shapes and ways and one of the best ways always has been 'word of mouth'.
Thursday 4 February 2010, 16:58Determination is a wonderful thing, and you'll find no less a determined bunch than the band Race Horses, made up of members Meilyr Jones, Alun Gaffey, Dylan Hughes and Gwion Llewelyn.
Thursday 28 January 2010, 15:38As well as Radio One, my working week also involves organising gigs in Cardiff's Buffalo bar every Thursday. This is a great opportunity to be able to support Welsh bands beyond the realms of radio, and to really see new bands develop, and pair up some bands who I think musically might inspire and challenge...
Wednesday 27 January 2010, 16:43This week we continue our Ones To Watch 2010 run of sessions from new bands who have maybe only started on the tentative journey into rock n' roll manhood, but have caught our attention from the hundreds of demos we get into the office each week, and this week its Leucine.
Thursday 21 January 2010, 16:59What can be achieved in one night? Interesting question! For most of us it'll be an episode of a soap, detective drama and maybe end on a quick blast of news and a possible quiz show before bed. Patterns and routines are terrible things that confine our minds, and tire our ambitions.
Thursday 21 January 2010, 10:51Daytime Eurosonic is all about the conference and talks, just like In The City in Manchester or The Great Escape in Brighton, except by the time I'd done a few interviews at the main centre, the Oosterpoort, there was only one talk worth going to... The Truth about Norwegian Black and Extreme Metal,...
Friday 15 January 2010, 10:56Today started a little differently. A drive through the slushing snow towards Cardiff International Airport. Barely had I bought a coffee and I was climbing a small cityhopper plane on my way to Eurosonic festival, held in the northerly town of Groningen, in The Netherlands, Holland.
Tuesday 12 January 2010, 15:34Through January on my Radio One show we're recording sessions and mixes from brand new young artists who showed a huge talent and fervour in their recordings in the past 12 months. They are first time sessions and they are our Ones To Watch 2010. This week, please meet west Wales dance production duo...
Thursday 7 January 2010, 17:00Its quite a thing to be the first session band of the year, let alone the first band of the decade, and it's a good thing that I've chosen a band with so much creativity, musicality, imagination and life that they are a pleasure to listen to, and a pleasure to watch.
Tuesday 5 January 2010, 11:27It's my first day back at work and, thanks to a lovely restful Christmas, I'm actually quite excited about it. My ears definitely needed a little rest, though, and one day in they've come under quite a bombardment already.
Friday 11 December 2009, 13:04It's every teenagers' dream. Buy album, love album, emulate album, get signed to said hero's record label. Yeah right! But this is the 'story in a nutshell' for Newport five-piece Save Your Breath.
Tuesday 1 December 2009, 14:23You can squeeze a lot into a year of radio activities. Here's a quick reminder of all we've recorded in exclusive sessions for Radio One's Introducing In Wales, and some of my favourites over the past 12 months.
Tuesday 24 November 2009, 13:58Over the weekend Cardiff hosted another exciting, growing festival that saw the glitterati of the music world in a slightly different context, the Soundtrack Film Festival. Creation Records, Warp Film, John Cale and Gruff Rhys were among those involved, the latter launching an extremely exciting film...
Friday 20 November 2009, 11:20Some new rocking bands for your enjoyment. Not tips for 2010... yet!
Friday 13 November 2009, 12:15This week's show was an across the board delight with a beautiful instrumental session from the terrific Tim and Sam's Tim and The Sam Band With Tim and Sam (or Tim and Sam for short).
Wednesday 11 November 2009, 11:45What are your favourite long band names? I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness (Texas), The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster (Brighton), And You Will Know Us By The Trail of the Dead (El Paso), Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine (London), The Presidents of the United States of America (USA), and so on...
Wednesday 11 November 2009, 11:28Young Fathers, Soft Toy Emergency, Y Promatics @ Lost Property Nov 3rd 2009.
Tuesday 3 November 2009, 14:34Spencer McGarry, the band, the man, and the music, is a puzzle, a musical puzzle that you have to embrace for all its eccentricities and flamboyance.
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