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Andrew Marston introduces live music from Aimsley & The Doctors (Herefordshire)

Unsigned, undiscovered and under-the-radar music, as recorded at the Worcester Music Festival.

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Sat 19 Oct 2013 20:00

In session, live at the Worcester Music Festival

In session, live at the Worcester Music Festival

Herefordshire's Aimsley & The Doctors formed in February last year, playing in local pubs, at open mic nights and performing at charity events.
 
They've since played a variety of summer music festivals - and here they are making their debut appearance at the Worcester Music Festival.
 
All of our live studio sessions and festival gigs since 2005

Worcester Music Festival

Worcester Music Festival
36 venues welcomed more than 240 acts from across the world at this year's Worcester Music Festival, in a move that saw the organisers extending the reach beyond just local musicians.
 
Acts from as far away at Austalia and India queued up to play during the three day event, which was staged in aid of two local charities.
 
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BBC Introducing Recording Session

BBC Introducing Recording Session

BBC Introducing in Hereford & Worcester supports unsigned, undiscovered and under-the-radar musicians from Herefordshire and Worcestershire.
 
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 Sunday 27 October at The Oxford Arms in Kington and features the four acts we plan to broadcast throughout November.
 
It's free to get in - and this is your chance to see how we capture live music on tape, while being able to enjoy some of the hottest new acts we've got in our area right now.
 
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.
 
Doors open at 2.30pm - but you're more than welcome to turn up anytime until 6pm.

Worcester Rock City

Worcester Rock City

Way back in April, we brought you the news that a Worcester musician is putting together a compilation of the best local artists as a means to promote his gig nights.
 
Well, the wait is over - and Worcester Rock City Volume 3 is out now!
 
Each act involved has contributed one song and a small sum of money to have 1000 CDs pressed, printed and distributed freely to music-loving members of the public.
 
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Reviews

Reviews

This week, Andy O'Hare reviews:

  • Richard Clarke & The Rafters, Lost Boy Scout, Andy Oliveri & The Broken Oak Duet at the Marrs Bar, Worcester.
  • The Barflys at The Great Malvern Hotel.
  • The Allstars Dub Band at The Chestnut Tree, Worcester.

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Danni Hunt

Danni Hunt

In the papers this week:

  • Hereford Live's in the spotlight ahead of George Barnett's performance tonight.
  • Gypsy Lee Pistolero releases his new music in Kidderminster.
  • Evesham - Are You Experienced?

In the gig guide:

  • Worcester's Ronin are off on tour around the country.
  • It's been a while, but Aulos make an appearance in Hereford.

Ellie Goulding @ BBC Maida Vale

Ellie Goulding @ BBC Maida Vale
Her career started at open mic nights in Hereford and she's our county's most recent number one.
 
Ellie Goulding, from Lyonshall near Kington, recently topped the charts with her single Burn - and to celebrate, she performed a very special set at the world famous BBC Maida Vale Studios.
 
More success stories from Herefordshire & Worcestershire...

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.
 
DJ Target hosted a session where new musicians from across the UK got the chance to give some headlines back to the music press and industry.
 
Guests included Chris Wareing (Mama Group), Angel, Dave Dollimore (MD Ministry of Sound Records), Laura Lukanz (1Xtra) and Dumi Oburota (Disturbing London).
 
The session was led by the results of the BBC Introducing survey aimed at discovering what life is like for unsigned musicians in 2013. 
 
Tonight, we hear from an audience member asking about the benefits of being an independent artist.
 
More from the Masterclass...

Becky Hill

Becky Hill

Becky Hill started off by performing at the open mic nights in the Bewdley pub The Cock & Magpie, before joining local band Shaking Trees.
 
Then the BBC launched The Voice.
 
She applied - and ended up with prime time national television exposure every week as she progressed through the competition under the wings of Jessie J.
 
She didn't win - but Sir Tom Jones told her to "rest her voice" otherwise she'll be doing long term damage to her vocal chords.
 
Well, she did have a break - and near enough two years later - she's back on the scene touring with Wilkinson and providing vocals for Rudimental.
 
Tonight we'll bring you the highlights of her session in the Live Lounge - performing her new single Afterglow.

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