As well as the superb quality of music the programme showcases, listeners are also given a full gig guide for the two counties, news from the musicians themselves, interviews with the movers and shakers within the industry, reviews from various events and festivals in the area plus live sessions on the show every week.
The programme was launched in June 2005 with huge interest - fast forward to today, where the show now, on average, receives around 250 tracks a week - all of which are listened to.
"John Peel would have loved the programme - it would have pleased him enormously." - Clive Selwood, Record Label Manager
"It is the voice of young and up-and-coming musicians and music fans. If you want to see or hear local music, then this show has it all." - Nigel Clark, Dodgy
"This programme has helped to develop Nozstock to become the festival it is today. With its far reaching audience, BBC Introducing has helped us to raise our profile both regionally and nationally." - Ella Nozworthy
You can listen to all the latest music from across the two counties on BBC Hereford & Worcester every Saturday from 8pm.
94.7FM in Herefordshire, 104FM in Worcester, 104.4FM in Redditch, 104.6FM in the Wyre Forest, 1584AM in Tenbury Wells, 738AM in Worcestershire, DAB Digital Radio, Freeview 720 & on the BBC iPlayer.
Upload Your Music
If you're in a band, a solo artist or a bedroom producer and you want to
get the music you're making played on BBC radio, upload your tracks to
BBC Music Introducing.
If you enter a Herefordshire or Worcestershire postcode when you register, your songs will go straight into our inbox.
You'll be notified automatically when your tracks are listened to by someone at the BBC or if they're going to be broadcast. If we like what we hear, you might even bag yourself a session or a slot on the BBC Introducing festival stage.
All artists will be considered for airplay and live sessions, with the very best forwarded to our Introducing partners at BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 1Xtra, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 3, BBC 6 Music and BBC Asian Network.
A selection will also be chosen for our annual stages at Hay, Wychwood, Nozstock, Lakefest, Worcester Music Festival, SXSW, T In The Park, Montreal Jazz Festival, The Great Escape, Radio 1's Big Weekend, The Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Glastonbury, Reading & Leeds.
Andrew Marston first got involved with music at primary school, learning how to play the keyboard - which saw him play in many local bands. His first paid job was church organist at St Barnabas in Hereford. At the age of 14, Andrew started DJing at a Hereford nightclub and three years later started working at the BBC.
Andrew was also a volunteer at Hereford Hospital Radio, presenting a news-based show and served on the committee. In 2000, he won a BT Non-Music Programme Of The Year bronze award.
On 17 June 2005, Andrew was given his own BBC Introducing show, becoming the first person to give airtime to artists such as Ellie Goulding, Becky Hill and Peace. He was was also responsible for taking Sam Isaac to the Glastonbury Festival and the BBC Electric Proms, Pencil Toes, The Anomalies and Pegasus Bridge to BBC Maida Vale and Radio 1's Big Weekend, while securing the brother/sister duo Muchuu a support slot with Florence & The Machine and a spot on the BBC Radio 1 playlist. He also landed The Roving Crows a place on tour with Jamie Cullum, George Barnett two spots on the Radio 1 playlist, as well as a place on stage at Glastonbury and BBC Radio 2’s Live In Hyde Park. He also helped Cherryshoes onto the lineup at T In The Park and flew Remi Harris out to the Montreal Jazz Festival.
In 2012, Andrew took up VJing and started providing live visuals and video to the tracks he performs. As an active musician, he's toured with a rapper and percussionist, while playing live keys to create new interesting mashups of well-known songs. He is also producing a number of dance tracks with musicians he's met during his career - including Nigel Clark of Dodgy - many of which are featured in his club sets.
Get In Touch
- Read our FAQ - answers to common questions such as how to get onto the Radio 1 playlist, how bands are selected to play the Introducing stage at festivals and whether you can upload songs that contain swearing. There is also advice on how to increase your chance of airplay, how long it takes to have your music listened to and what happens after you submit your material.