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Andrew Marston introduces live music from Gobi (Worcester)

Unsigned, undiscovered & under-the-radar music, as recorded at the Oxford Arms in Kington

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2 hours

Last on

Sat 9 Nov 2013 20:00

In session

In session

Joining us at our most recent recording session in Kington was the new Worcester act Gobi.
 
"At the forefront of the band is the very energetic frontman, James, with an astonishing ability to manipulate his vocals into many different genres.
 
"The lead guitarist, Harley, has a similar skill set playing varied guitar styles.
 
"On bass is Simon, a very talented multi-instrumentalist who could easily be a frontman in his own band but chooses to be part of this group for the love of the music.
 
"On Drums is Thom who always has the right beats for any riff they throw at him!"
 
They say their music soothes but also makes you want to rock out!
 
All of our live studio sessions and festival gigs since 2005

BBC Introducing in Kington

BBC Introducing in Kington
It's one of the least populated towns in Herefordshire (according to the 2001 census it had a population of 2,597) yet has produced gems like Ellie Goulding and Mike Oldfield - who wrote his album Hergest Ridge on, errrr, Hergest Ridge.
 
For the last two years we've been taking the BBC Introducing Recording Roadshow out-and-about - and this was the last town in Herefordshire we've not yet visited.
 
When we rolled up at the Oxford Arms we were promised the biggest storm of the decade - which has been a general theme of our recording sessions this year - but luckily it came to nothing!
 
Meet some of our local musicians...

Recording session

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.

 
Our next recording session takes place on Sunday 24 November at Tower Studios in Pershore and features the five acts we plan to broadcast throughout December.
 
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 6pm - but you're more than welcome to turn up anytime until 10pm.

Mott The Hoople reunion

Mott The Hoople reunion

They're a legendary band that will forever be associated with Herefordshire - and on Monday, Mott the Hoople reunite for a UK tour.
 
They're doing five-dates in November with Verden Allen, Ian Hunter, Mick Ralphs and Overend Watts all on board. Martin Chambers, from The Pretenders, will stand in for drummer Dale Griffin, who's not well.
 
The five dates will take place at Birmingham Symphony Hall, Glasgow Clyde Auditorium, Newcastle City Hall, Manchester O2 Apollo and The O2 in London.
 
The band, formed in 1969, reformed to celebrate their legacy in 2009 with a series of high profile live dates to mark their 40th anniversary.
 
More in our Musicians' Masterclass...

Playing at the NEC

Playing at the NEC

Herefordshire is looking for new up and coming musical talent to represent the county at OMG live in Birmingham next year.
 
The event organisers, have asked each local authority's music hub to select a local act worthy of the honour of performing at the LG Arena.

The BBC Introducing Musicians' Masterclass

The 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 at Mercury Records about his experiences of managers.
 
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