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Andrew Marston introduces live music from Virgil & The Accelerators (Bromsgrove)

2 hours
First broadcast:
Saturday 04 May 2013

Unsigned, undiscovered and under-the-radar music, as recorded at the Cock & Magpie in Bewdley.

Music Played

13 items
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  • In Session

  • In Session

    Recording Sessions
    This month's live sessions were produced in the beautiful riverside town of Bewdley, at the Cock & Magpie, on the banks of the Severn.

    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

    Hettie Bunker's BBC Introducing session
    BBC Introducing in Hereford & Worcester supports unsigned, undiscovered and under-the-radar musicians from our area.

    Since 2011, we've been taking the show out on-the-road showcasing the very best musicians from our two counties.

    Once 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.

    Acts 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.

    More about the BBC Hereford & Worcester stage

    An A-Z list of musicians from across our region

  • Interviews

    Judge Jules, Dave Pearce, Sonique, Paul Oakenfold, Tall Paul, Paul Van Dyk and Ferry Corsten - they've all got one thing in common - some of their earliest ever gigs were in Hereford.

    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.

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  • BBC Introducing Musicians' Masterclass

    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.


    On the guestlist at Maida Vale were Worcester's Shaun Williams, Malvern's 5parks, Bromyard's Tenz, Droitwich's Case Closed and Bewdley's Barbarix.


    Invited to Hoddinott Hall in Cardiff were Hereford's Daniel & The Scandals, Kidderminster's Lauren Wright and man-of-many-Worcester-bands Pete Adams.


    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.

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  • Reviews

    Andy O'Hare
    This week, Andy O'Hare reviews:
    • 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.

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Mike Davis

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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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