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Andrew Marston introduces live music from Jake-Boy Hughes (Hereford)

2 hours
First broadcast:
Friday 14 September 2012

Unsigned, undiscovered and under-the-radar music from Hereford's Paralympic Flame Party.

Music Played

16 items
  • In Session

    • Image for Jake 'Boy' Hughes

      Jake 'Boy' Hughes Questions

    • Image for Jake 'Boy' Hughes

      Jake 'Boy' Hughes Bassist In The Band

  • Image for Rubicava

    Rubicava Autopilot

  • Tip Of The Week from BBC Radio 1's Huw Stephens

    • Image for JoelHoddell

      JoelHoddell Pulse

  • Image for Bella In The Wych Elm

    Bella In The Wych Elm Lucinda

  • Gig Of The Week

  • Image for Bee Davies

    Bee Davies Are You Happy Now?

  • Album Preview

    • Image for Lewis Bolton

      Lewis Bolton Superman

  • In Session

    • Image for Jake 'Boy' Hughes

      Jake 'Boy' Hughes Fool

    • Image for Jake 'Boy' Hughes

      Jake 'Boy' Hughes Changing

  • Image for Ricky Cool & The Hoola Boola Boys

    Ricky Cool & The Hoola Boola Boys Little Girl Of Mine

  • Live Music

  • Image for Agata Azzolina

    Agata Azzolina Sometimes

  • Live Music

  • Image for Martin Thorne

    Martin Thorne This World Keeps On Crying

  • Sessions

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    This week's live session was recorded at Hereford's Paralympic celebrations - where the city had one huge party to launch the next stage of London 2012.

    Herefordshire's flame was created by scouts on top of Scafell Pike - England's highest peak.

    The fire was made in the traditional way of rubbing flint together before it was placed in a miner's lamp and transferred to London.

    Hereford student Cameron Wood then collected the flame from the capital and brought it back to Hereford on horseback.

    Providing the evening's entertainment was BBC Introducing in Hereford & Worcester - where we'd invited some of our rising stars to perform.

    Hereford's Jake 'Boy' Hughes normally performs with his band, The Cool Cat Collective - who were named after an student exchange visit to Copenhagen.

    He studied in Edinburgh, has been writing and performing since he was 16, and has recently become a dad.

    All of our live studio and festival sessions since 2005
  • Recording

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    Our next recording session takes place on stage at SnodFest 2012 - between Worcester and Pershore tomorrow (Saturday) from midday.

    The festival began as a means to raise money to pay for a public park in Upton Snodsbury - and we've been involved right from the start.

    We're proud to welcome on the BBC Introducing stage Bewdley's Gwyn Ashton, Hereford's Richa and Neon Mistress, plus Kington's Electric Blues Reaction.

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  • Paralympics


    A Worcestershire teenager took centre stage at the weekend's spectacular Paralympics closing ceremony.

    Tilly Chester, who's 15 and from Malvern, has problems with her hearing.

    She was on our show last week talking about the Paraorchestra - and joined us again - to talk about the opportunity.

    Read more at BBC News
  • Reviews


    Tonight Andy O'Hare goes back to the land of his fathers - paying a Dylan-esque 'return journey' to the historic town of Neath in South Wales where he went to school.

    He's also be joined by two of our finest local acts who'll be conveniently playing a gig there as well!

    Some of the gig and CD reviews that have been sent in
  • Gig Guide

    Gig Guide

    This week's gig guide gives details of SnodFest 2012, V2A's venture into DJing and This Wicked Tongue's tour of the British Isles.

    Live music from local musicians and gigs in our area
  • Interviews


    Worcester and Droitwich Rock Choirs have helped to release a debut CD.

    They're part of the national Rock Choir, who recently broke another world record for the largest number of voices performing at the same time.

    They're about to start a new group in Malvern and say literally anybody can get involved.

    Also on the lookout for new members is the Herefordshire Junior Singing Club.

    They start rehearsing tomorrow for a busy schedule of events, including several performances at Hereford Cathedral.

    We'll hear from both choir leaders on this week's show.

    Some of the interviews you may have missed on-air
  • Music Map

    One of the world's leading period instrument orchestras, The King's Consort, will be using Hereford Cathedral's organ on its new album of choral music - despite being more than 100 miles away.

    But don't worry, the organ isn't being dismantled and transported to London, the recording it taking place thanks to new technology.

    A local history of great gigs and musical legends
  • Musicians


    They won 'Top Celtic Rock Band' and 'Top Fiddle Player' in the Irish Music Awards 2012 - and this week, we find out how Ledbury's The Roving Crows have been getting on with their album sales.

    The recording was produced at the legendary Rockfield Studios in Monmouth.

    We'll hear from the band themselves and a few live tracks.

    An A-Z list of musicians from across our region
  • Studio Performance

    Studio Performance

    We hear a live track from the Herefordshire musician Lewis Bolton, who performed on Wincey's programme recently.

    Lewis has been playing piano since the age of 4 before taking up the guitar.

    Find out what music festivals take place in our area
  • Local Papers

    Local Papers

    What is being said about music making this week
  • About


    Find out who we are and what we do
  • Contact


    The best ways to get in touch with us



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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