Introducing ... Florence and the Machine

Florence and the Machine

Name: Florence and the Machine
Based in: South London
Members: Florence Welch and friends
Introduced by: Radio 1's Steve Lamacq.
Sounds like: "A choir girl gone horribly, desperately wrong", to use her own words. An explosive performer, Flo's music covers the full spectrum from soulful, spectral folk to raucous punked-up indie.
Performances for BBC Introducing: We're proud to have supported Flo from the very beginning, back in March 2008 at South by South West through to more recent cameos at Radio 1's Big Weekend and Reading Festival 2009.

Florence and the Machine perform Dog Days are Over (Acoustic) live at Radio 1's Big Weekend 2009

Florence put on a breathtaking solo performance at the BBC Introducing night at South by South West in March 2008, and later told Steve Lamacq how that night changed everything for her:

In September 2008, we invited Florence and the Machine to Maida Vale to record a full session for us:

The following year, we welcomed back an old friend as Florence surprised everyone with an acoustic set in the BBC Introducing tent at Radio 1's Big Weekend:

At Reading Festival in August 2009, Florence kicked off proceedings on the BBC Introducing stage, stopping by to say thanks with a secret Live Lounge acoustic performance for Jo Whiley on Radio 1:

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