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Live music from Black Russian (Bromyard/Malvern/Worcester)

3 hours
First broadcast:
Friday 22 April 2011

The Big Chill Festival lineup is revealed with Kanye West, Jessie J, Robert Plant, The Chemical Brothers, Chipmunk, Nenah Cherry, Calvin Harris, Katy B and Devlin on the schedule.

After being featured on last week's show, Jemma Pixie Hixon lands national TV coverage on how her condition is affecting her music.

DJ Jeremy Healy visits Hereford - we get his advice for up-and-coming musicians.

Our demo doctors this week are Pulled Apart By Horses, The Gossip, Dave Growle and RWD magazine.

Plus live music as recorded at the University of Worcester by the power rock band Black Russian.

Music Played

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  • Reviews

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  • Gig Guide

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  • In Session

  • Interviews

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  • Sessions

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    Every Friday night from 7, Andrew Marston brings you an exclusive live session here on BBC Hereford & Worcester - and this month there's performances from Chris Jones, Time Of The Mouth, 5parks, Admiral Daydream & The Stolen Souvenirs and Black Russian, as recorded at the University of Worcester.

    Black Russian come from Suckley nr Bromyard, Malvern and Worcester.

    They were named after a night in a pub looking at a cocktail menu!

    They've been together for around 10 months and for the last 10 weeks they've had gigs virtually every weekend across the Midlands.

  • Kanye West to play exclusive gig at Big Chill festival

    Kanye West to play exclusive gig at Big Chill festival

    Kanye West is to make his only UK festival appearance of the summer at the Big Chill festival.

    Dance legends The Chemical Brothers and Mexican duo Rodrigo y Gabriela are the other two headliners at the Herefordshire event.

    Price Tag singer Jessie J is also set to appear on the middle day of the festival, taking to the stage before Kanye.

    Chipmunk, Calvin Harris and Katy B are lined up for the second stage.

    In other news, The Big Chill Festival has also been granted a permanent premises licence for its base at Eastnor Castle, near Ledbury.

    Kanye West to play exclusive gig at Big Chill festival
  • YouTube hit for agoraphobic Malvern singer

    YouTube hit for agoraphobic Malvern singer

    A singer suffering from agoraphobia has become an internet hit after performances from her bedroom attracted two-and-a-half million hits on YouTube.

    Jemma Pixie Hixon, from Malvern in Worcestershire, has not left her home for two years as her condition leaves her in fear of open spaces or crowds.

    She said she was delighted by the success of her videos and wanted to get a message across that an illness or a lack of confidence should not mean giving up on everything.

    YouTube hit for agoraphobic Malvern singer
  • Advice

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    Whether you're a singer or an MC, a band, a solo-artist or a DJ, there are loads of things to consider when you're starting to make music.

    This month, we're offering advice from Marina and The Diamonds and Chipmunk on writing your first songs, Toddla T and Pulled Apart By Horses on buying the kit you need and rehearsing, and Tim Westwood on starting out as a DJ.

  • Interviews


    Multi-award winning DJ Jeremy Healy is in Hereford on Sunday, performing live at Saxty's.

    Healy was once a regular at the Crystal Rooms nightclub in the city and has since played in some of the biggest venues in the world.

    Hear some of his advice to up-and-coming musicians and his take on what makes a good record.

  • Gig Guide

    Gig Guide

    Live music from local musicians and gigs in our area.

    Gig Guide
  • Reviews


    Some of the gig and CD reviews that have been sent in.

  • Local Papers

    Local Papers

    What the local press is saying about music making this week.

    Local Papers
  • Festivals


    Find out what music festivals take place in our area.

  • Music Map

    Music Map

    A local history of great gigs and musical legends.

    Music Map
  • Musicians


    An A-Z list of musicians from across our region.




Danni Hunt

Danni Hunt's list of live music from local musicians


Local papers

What is being said about local music in this week's papers


The Nozstock Festival

The biggest events in Herefordshire & Worcestershire


Mike Davis

Mike Davis' session snaps from our recording roadshows



Andy O'Hare's take on the local music scene


Andrew Marston interviews KeyGreen at the Wychwood Festival

The interviews you may have missed on the radio



A local history of great gigs and musical legends

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