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Andrew Marston introduces a Christmas Special with live music from Stanley Penrose (Kington)

2 hours
First broadcast:
Friday 21 December 2012

Unsigned, undiscovered and under-the-radar music, as recorded at Lizzie's Boathouse in Upton-upon-Severn.

Music Played

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    Redbook Christmas Song

  • Image for And What Will Be Left of Them?

    And What Will Be Left of Them? Filthy Little Christmas

    Filthy Little Angels

  • Image for Benji Tranter

    Benji Tranter My Whole Heart (Frozen)

  • Image for Cyberstan

    Cyberstan Nuts 4 Xmas

  • Image for Jeri Lane

    Jeri Lane Wrap Myself In Paper

  • In session

    • Image for Stanley Penrose

      Stanley Penrose Westward Again

    • Image for Stanley Penrose

      Stanley Penrose Shackles

  • Image for Powah Peeple

    Powah Peeple The Dingy Dong Song

  • Image for New College Bromsgrove

    New College Bromsgrove All The Broken Toys At Christmas

  • Image for Simply Luke Leighfield

    Simply Luke Leighfield I'm So Confused By Christmas

  • Image for Lost Boy Scout

    Lost Boy Scout Bring Me The Head Of The Man In Red

    Filthy Little Angels

  • Image for Ronda

    Ronda I Love You Christmas Day

  • In session

    • Image for Stanley Penrose

      Stanley Penrose Gone With The Sun

    • Image for Stanley Penrose

      Stanley Penrose I'm Not Superman

  • Image for South Of The Wye

    South Of The Wye Remember Good King Wenceslas

  • Sessions

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    Our last recording session of 2012 took place on the first Sunday in December at Lizzie's Boathouse in Upton-upon-Severn.

    The whole event was very much in the air leading up to the gig as the River Severn had burst its banks and was giving the new flood defences a good run for their money.

    Luckily the venue was well protected - but many of the roads had been shut during the week.

    As the river levels finally dropped, we celebrated with a free gig involving some of favourite musicians right now.

    The act who did the most Christmassy set was Kington's Stanley Penrose.

    When you upload your music to bbc.co.uk/herefordandworcester/introducing you have the opportunity to also fill out a few fields, including your name, band members and a brief description about you or your band.

    Stanley's profile is quite simple: I love music and bacon.

    Hear his live set tonight!

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

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    Well, the four horsemen of the apocalypse never showed - so I guess we should celebrate by playing a stocking full of festival tunes written by musicians in Herefordshire & Worcestershire.

    So tonight it's our Christmas Special - before next week's big programme recorded at BBC Maida Vale and Abbey Road studios.

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


    Tonight we meet one of our area's most liked bands on Facebook.

    They're Fury - and they're playing their Christmas gig at the Marr's Bar in Worcester tomorrow - and have more than 17,000 fans online.

    But just how they do it - and more importantly, have 17,000 people ever showed up at their gigs?

    We'll hear from Alasdair Davis on this week's show.

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


    This week, Andy O'Hare reviews:

    * Psyflyer, Gurt, BAST & Evolution Of Man at DNA in Worcester.
    * Jake Abbott, This Wicked Tongue, Matt Telfer & Vault Of Eagles at The
    Firefly in Worcester.
    * Stripped Down Blues & The Kerensky Offensive at Drummonds in Worcester.

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

    Gig Guide

    As next week it'll be our BBC Introducing Musicians' Masterclass special, tonight we're giving you a bumper edition of the gig guide, taking you through to the new year.

    Live music from local musicians and gigs in our area
  • Local Papers

    Local Papers

    The Winter Solstice Party at the Marr's Bar, The local Samba band given £3,000 from the BBC and a Grammy-nominated choir are in Leominster.

    What is being said about music making this week
  • Christmas Song

    Christmas Song

    Pupils at New College in Bromsgrove are hoping to reach Christmas #1, with their song All The Broken Toys At Christmas.

    The record is for the deaf-blind-charity Sense.

    Lecturer Sean Mcreavy came up with the idea to raise money for his wife Sally's London Marathon run next year.

    Sally was previously a weather girl at Midlands Today.

    A local history of great gigs and musical legends
  • Festivals


    BBC Hereford & Worcester's Genevieve Tudor caught up with the Herefordshire outfit The Rhythm Thieves at the weekend.

    Hear our cutdown of that chat and find out what the band have in store for 2013.

    Find out what music festivals take place in our area
  • About


    A group of Kidderminster posties have created a charity single in aid of a friends 2 year old son who has terminal cancer.

    Rubber Band Aid's single 'Santa I've Been Good This Year' will raise money for local charity 'Cords for Life' which supports stem cell treatment.

    We caught up with them on the programme a couple of weeks ago - so we'll find out just how much they've raised so far.

    Find out who we are and what we do
  • Contact


    The best ways to get in touch with us



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Local papers

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The Nozstock Festival

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Mike Davis

Mike Davis' session snaps from our recording roadshows



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


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The interviews you may have missed on the radio



A local history of great gigs and musical legends

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