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Andrew Marston introduces live music from Rachel Bedford (Ross-on-Wye)

2 hours
First broadcast:
Saturday 25 May 2013

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

Music Played

16 items
  • Image for Our Mutual Friend

    Our Mutual Friend Ambition

  • Festival track of the week

    • Image for Matt Lewis

      Matt Lewis Us, Me, You, Timbuktu

  • Review tracks of the week

    • Image for Fiona McCanlis

      Fiona McCanlis and Fiona McCanlis World's Apart

    • Image for Rufus

      Rufus Delerium Tremens

  • Image for Jon Moncrieff

    Jon Moncrieff Bad Dog

  • Gig guide track of the week

    • Image for I Am Ryan

      I Am Ryan Blind

  • In session

  • The Music Map: News track of the week

  • On The Record series

    • Image for Jasper In The Company Of Others

      Jasper In The Company Of Others To Be Loved

  • Image for D.R Clique

    D.R Clique Lights, Camera, Action

    Candy Bass

  • Image for The Fallen & The Fearless

    The Fallen & The Fearless Alone

  • Image for Sir Real

    Sir Real Prelude To A Change

  • In session

  • Image for Dave Onions

    Dave Onions It May Have Been You

  • In Session

    The Cock & Magpie

    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.


    The final recording made at the event was from Herefordshire's Rachel Bedford.


    She's a 20-year-old singer/songwriter who's recently began studying a BA (Hons) songwriting course at BIMM (Bristol).


    She's been crafting her work at a number of open mic nights around Herefordshire and the South West and is influenced by acts as diverse as Bjork, Laura Marling, Norah Jones, Florence & The Machine, Bat for Lashes, Foals, Lucy Rose, Kate Bush and M People.


    All of our live studio and festival sessions since 2005


  • Meet The Musicians

    The Wychwood Festival
    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

    Hay Festival

    A song has been recorded by a Herefordshire man in aid of Timbuktu which has recently been liberated after being captured by Islamic rebels.


    Hay-on-Wye is twinned with the African Town - the charity Hay for Timbuktu are using their medical and educational links to try and help people recover.


    Matthew Lewis who created the single says he had some help from a well known producer - hear that interview on this week's show.


    Some of the interviews you may have missed on-air

  • On The Record

    Acoustic Guitar

    A Worcester filmmaker's series looking at music production in the county has proven to be so successful, he's launched a second series!


    Jim Lowe's On The Record documents what life's like on the road for our local industry professionals.


    This week, we hear from Jak Hayward from Jasper In The Company Of Others who describes what it's like to be signed to a record label.


    Watch the series here
    A local history of great gigs and musical legends

  • Reviews

    Andy O'Hare reviews 24 Pesos & The Eric Bell Band at the Linton Festival near Ross-on-Wye.

    This week, Andy O'Hare reviews:

    • Cerys Daisy, Fiona McCanlis & Mark Leedham at The Pig & Drum open mic night, Worcester.
    • Rufus & Dogs Of Santorini at The Pig & Drum, Worcester.
    • HitchHiker, The Fallen & The Fearless, Stompin' On Spiders, The Onionheads, Parkin' Lot & Dogs Of Santorini at the Worcester Beer, Cider and Music Festival on St George's Lane.

    • Answer Back, The Citrons, Fiona Paterson & Enzo at the Great Malvern Hotel open mic night.

    More reviews

  • 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 Chris York (SJM Concerts), Jeff Smith (BBC Radio 2), James Endeacott (A&R & Music Manager), Karen Boardman and Ben Mortimer (Polydor) on the importance of having a website, plus Steve Lamacq and Badly Drawn Boy on what makes a demo stand out.

    More from the Masterclass

  • More from BBC Introducing in Hereford & Worcester



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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