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Andrew Marston introduces live music from Broken Oak (Worcester)

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

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Sat 26 Oct 2013 20:00

In session, live at the Worcester Music Festival

In session, live at the Worcester Music Festival
Broken Oak have got the sound of a full-on band - but no, they're just a two-piece.
 
They formed from the ashes of the bands Cape Of Good Hope and Che.
 
This was gig number four for them - before they had to dash off for their fifth at this year's Worcester Music Festival.
 
They say their music 'has a technical feel with time signatures being messed with throughout, but maintaining a strong groove to nod your head to'.
 
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.

The Roving Crows support Jamie Cullum

The Roving Crows support Jamie Cullum
We've been fans of them since day one - and we even put them on our stage twice at the Wychwood Music Festival!
 
But The Roving Crows, from Ledbury, have had an energy of their own - sometimes playing 3 or 4 festivals a week.
 
Paul O'Grady recently picked up on their music on BBC Radio 2.
 
Another presenter at the national station is jazz star Jamie Cullum - who came to us a couple of months back and said "is there any good artists in your area who could come and support me".
 
Tonight - The Roving Crows warm up for him at Bristol's Colston Hall.
 
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Frank Freeman's under threat

Frank Freeman's under threat
Controversial plans to bring a new shopping centre to Kidderminster, that developers say will "breathe new life" into the town, have been met with mixed reaction.
 
The proposals to transform the Bull Ring involve the demolition of Crown House and shops on Lower Mill Street, but will bring a new public square, shops, restaurants and cafes.
 
If the plans get the go ahead, not only will several shops and the post office need to move, but the building once home to the famous music venue, the Frank Freeman Dance Club, will be destroyed.
 
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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 Mike Smith from Mercury Records who explains what publishing is.
 
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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.

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