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Andrew Marston introduces live music from Brassick (Herefordshire/Worcestershire)

Unsigned, undiscovered and under-the-radar music from our stage at the Wychwood Festival.

2 hours

Last on

Sat 8 Jun 2013 20:00


Set beneath the rolling beauty of the Prestbury Hills, major acts this year included Bill Bailey, Soul II Soul, Toploader, The Human League and Craig Charles.
As always, BBC Hereford & Worcester had a stage at the event - and this year we took over the entire Friday in one of the tents.
Instead of having acts scattered across the whole weekend, every act on the opening day were chosen by us.
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In Session, live at Wychwood

In Session, live at Wychwood
Brassick are an amalgamation of several bands from Herefordshire & Worcestershire and features the belting vocals of Nicola Hardy from Much Cowarne.
One of Nicola's former groups, New Chapter, achieved number one in Andy O'Hare's top ten tunes of 2011.
All of our live studio and festival sessions since 2005


Two newly discovered songs by Sir Edward Elgar were played in public for the first time on Sunday.
The tunes were part of a public premiere at his Birthplace Museum on what would've been Herefordshire & Worcester's most famous son's 156th birthday!
'The Millwheel' and 'Muleteer's Serenade' were discovered by researchers working on new editions of Elgar's music.
Visit our Elgar index
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On The Record

On The Record

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.


Now most weeks, on this show, we catch up with local musicians - and the odd star from the region with advice on how to do well.


But it's not very often we hear from the parents - and what it's like for them on this long journey!


This week, we hear from Andy Maynard - who plays the father role not only for his daughter Tina V - but to her band, This Wicked Tongue, as well!


He's been managing the band since they formed - and says their success so far has been down to the amount of hard work his daughter and her fellow bandmates have put in.


Watch the series here 


This week, Andy O'Hare reviews:
  • Dallas Don't, Empty White Circles & Vienna Ditto @ The Wychwood Festival, Cheltenham Racecourse
  • I Am Ryan (Evesham), Skewwhiff (Worcester), Passengers (Evesham) & The Crooked Empire (Droitwich) @ The Frog & Fiddle, Cheltenham
  • The Grimaldi Jug Band, Charlie Boswell & Declan Sharma @ The Cellar Bar, Worcester
  • Key Green, Jimmy Grayburn & Artstar @ The Courtyard, Hereford

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Live Tracks: Becky Rose

Live Tracks: Becky Rose
We'll have more highlights from the Wychwood Festival, including sets by Worcester's Becky Rose, This Wicked Tongue and Leominster's George Barnett.
Becky Rose is a 21-year-old singer/songwriter from Worcester.
She plays the keyboard and arranges her music at home.
She's just finished a Drama and Performance course at the University of Worcester.
She says music is a big passion in her life but she also enjoys being a 'normal teenager'!
Her songs are usually inspired by moods with the most extreme provoking the best tracks.

Live Tracks: George Barnett

Live Tracks: George Barnett
George Barnett last joined us on a festival stage at SnodFest.
Since then, he's gone on to become something of a YouTube sensation with hundreds of thousands of fans checking out his own creations.
However, his latest cover of Daft Punk's Get Lucky received 3.5 million hits in a week!

Live Tracks: This Wicked Tongue

Live Tracks: This Wicked Tongue
In 2012, This Wicked Tongue - from Worcester - gigged about 70 times, practiced 150 times and you could probably throw in another 20 solo gigs and 40 open mic nights where all the band pretty much turned up anyway.
They make their own T-shirts, their tour bus is run on bio diesel, which they refine themselves, and they make their own music videos.

Meet The Musicians

Meet The Musicians
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 Saturday 22 June at the Droitwich Festival in Victoria Square and features the four acts we plan to broadcast throughout July. 


Acts on the bill include Worcester's Done By Sunrise and Woodfield, alongside Herefordshire's Joe Vowles and Paul Daron.


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.

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