Andrew Marston introduces live music from Virgil & The Accelerators (Bromsgrove)
Unsigned, undiscovered and under-the-radar music, as recorded at the Cock & Magpie in Bewdley.
The venue hosts a number of regular open mic nights in their upstairs bar - so it was a natural choice for us to take the Introducing show there.
This week, get ready to blow away the cobwebs, as not many people know how to rock like Bromsgrove's Virgil & The Accelerators do!
Virgil McMahon, Gabriel McMahon and Jack Timmis have been all over Europe with big name acts such as Uriah Heep, Wilko Johnson, Joanne Shaw Taylor and Mick Ralphs from Mott The Hoople.
Their debut album got onto the Classic Rock magazine high priority playlist and was included in their best songs of the year.
Brothers Virgil and Gabriel relocated from South Africa at an early age and after finishing their education turned music into their full time career.
All of our live studio and festival sessions since 2005
Meet The Musicians
Since 2011, we've been taking the show out on-the-road showcasing the very best musicians from our two counties.
a month, we've been recording acts chosen by us at a variety of venues
across the area - including at some of our biggest festivals.
Our next recording session takes place on Friday 31 May at the Wychwood
Festival on Cheltenham Racecourse on our very own stage and features the
five acts we plan to broadcast throughout June.
we've chosen to appear at the festival are Worcester's Becky Rose, This
Wicked Tongue, The Delray Rockets, Leominster's George Barnett,
Malvern's Dogs Of Santorini, Hereford's Jimmy Heartbreak and
Brassick, who are from both counties.
None of these acts knew they were being considered for a live
session - they were chosen based on the tracks they uploaded here -
which led them to receiving airplay on BBC Hereford & Worcester.
Meanwhile, if you're a venue or promoter, and would like to be featured in a future recording session please get in touch.
Naughty But Nice was a night held regularly at the former Crystal Rooms nightclub on Bridge Street, but was sold up to housing developers around a decade ago.
But the man behind the project, Andy Passman, is back in the city after DJing all over the world - and has found his nights a brand new home - this time at Saxtys - and it begins this bank holiday Sunday.
Some of the interviews you may have missed on-air
BBC Introducing Musicians' Masterclass
If you're a budding solo artist, an MC, or just started a brand new band then you should check out BBC Introducing Musicians' Masterclasses.
On Thursday 21 March, we visited various locations across the UK - Glasgow, Belfast, London, Salford & Cardiff. DJs from all over BBC Radio, music industry experts and artists got together to host a day of sessions, workshops and masterclasses.
We covered everything from song writing & MC workshops to promoting your music & making the most of your Twitter accounts.
We also heard from successful artists about their own musical journeys. Our special guests included Ben Howard, Aluna George, Wretch 32, Devlin, Angel, Japanese Popstars, Phil Kieran, Badly Drawn Boy and the Manic Street Preachers.
This week we hear from Masterclass guest Judy Tzuke in Cardiff and Worcester's Anj Avram, of Case Closed, who attended the Maida Vale session.
More from the Masterclass
- Hitchhiker & Richard Clarke at Boston Tea Party, Worcester.
- Best Revenge & SmokeFarm at The Pig & Drum, Worcester.
- Brothers Of Caedmon at The Severn View, Worcester.
- Tina V, Mike Mann, Aidan & Chris, Brittany, Ben Vickers & Mari V at The Firefly open mic night, Worcester.