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Andrew Marston introduces live music from Michael Knowles (Ledbury)

2 hours
First broadcast:
Saturday 14 September 2013

Unsigned, undiscovered and under-the-radar music, as recorded at the Malvern Rocks festival.

Music Played

16 items
  • Image for Justin Time

    Justin Time Out Of My Mind

  • Image for Kamos

    Kamos Internal Immersion


  • Image for Anesis

    Anesis Insects

  • Image for The Misers

    The Misers Long Way Down

  • Reviews track

    • Image for The Callout

      The Callout I'm Living Proof That We Won't Change

  • In session at Malvern Rocks

    • Image for Michael Knowles

      Michael Knowles Pebbles

    • Image for Michael Knowles

      Michael Knowles Running It Back Again

  • On the BBC stage at the Reading Festival

  • Papers track

    • Image for Stuart Woolfenden

      Stuart Woolfenden Dear British Media

  • Performing for the BBC in Hyde Park

  • Reviews track

    • Image for The Oohz

      The Oohz Princess Number One

  • Image for Roving Crows
  • In session at Malvern Rocks

    • Image for Michael Knowles

      Michael Knowles Feels Like Home

    • Image for Michael Knowles

      Michael Knowles Deeper Shades Of Grey

  • In Session

    Mike Knowles

    This week's session was recorded at the Malvern Cube - as part of Malvern Rocks 2013.
    Mike Knowles, from Ledbury, started off life as a choirboy - then during his teenage years, grew his hair long, bought himself an electric guitar and became his own rock god.
    He's one of Andy O'Hare's favourite artists and is a regular at the open mic nights in Worcester, where his sets are very much X-rated.
    All of our live studio sessions and festival gigs since 2005

  • Festivals

    Malvern Rocks

    Taking place across many pubs, hotels and clubs in Malvern, this new music festival put the rich, diverse pool of musical talent in and around Malvern to work for a great local cause: Acorns Children's Hospice.
    Three days of free music included pop to punk, folk to metal - in a similar format to that of the Worcester Music Festival.
    This year TV star and celebrity chef Loyd Grossman headlined the event with his new band!
    More success stories from Herefordshire & Worcestershire

  • Slap TV

    Slap TV

    The people behind the Worcester music publication Slap Mag have launched their own television channel - on YouTube!
    Ralph Titley, the man behind Malvern Rocks, is making the films.
    His background is in television production and aims to showcase the artistic talent we have here in Herefordshire & Worcestershire.
    View their channel here

  • Worcester Warriors

    This weekend, the Worcester Warriors have been taking London Irish in their first home game of the season.
    At the start of the game there were some fresh sounds - written by people from Herefordshire & Worcestershire.
    We Are Warriors is the brand new song to accompany the squad as they run out at Sixways at home matches.
    More music news

  • Reviews

    Andy O'Hare

    This week, we've sent Andy O'Hare out-and-about!
    The Bromyard Folk Festival features over 170 hours of entertainment in just one weekend of traditional music, song and dance.
    This year the Garway Folk Weekend has folded - and have passed their accounts over, in the form of a donation, to the Bromyard organisers.
    There will be ceilidhs, concerts, dance displays, camping, fine food and various workshops.

    Visit their website
    Behind the scenes 
    Andy will be reviewing:

  • Radio 2 in Hyde Park

    George Barnett's BBC Introducing session

    BBC Introducing brings together all of the BBC's supporters of undiscovered and unsigned music and since 2007 has championed brand new talent from across the UK.
    Every year you'll find us at many of the biggest and best music festivals across the country featuring a wide variety of new music and for the very first time BBC Introducing headed to Radio 2's Live In Hyde Park: Festival In A Day.
    Chosen by us was Leominster's George Barnett - who we last featured on stage at the Wychwood Festival.
    Through BBC Introducing, thousands of unsigned artists and musicians have been given access to a bigger audience on air, online and on the TV.
    Without a doubt, if you're an unsigned artist, BBC Introducing is the place to get your best music heard by the BBC...and who knows what opportunities could be around the corner.
    Watch his performance here



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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