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Andrew Marston introduces The Barflys (Malvern)

Unsigned, undiscovered & under-the-radar music, as recorded at the Jailhouse in Hereford.

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Live music in Herefordshire & Worcestershire

Live music in Herefordshire & Worcestershire
For the ninth year running, throughout the whole of December and continuing into the new year, we won't be playing a single CD, MP3, tape or vinyl - because we're giving you the music you won't be able to get anywhere else on the planet.
In 2013, we continued to take the show on-the-road to some of the biggest events and most happening places in the two counties.
None of these artists knew they were being considered for these opportunities - they were chosen based on the tracks they sent into the BBC Introducing Uploader
This week, hear some of the performances we recorded for BBC Children In Need, artists who we booked to play at Malvern Rocks, the Worcester Music Festival, The Oxford Arms in Kington, Tower Studios in Pershore and sessions made at the BBC's studios in Maida Vale, Nottingham and Worcester.

Live session

Live session

The Barflys are a Worcester and Malvern band that have been together since 1993 and during that time they've toured constantly across the UK and Europe.
They're influenced by everybody from The Rolling Stones to one-time Kidderminster resident Jimmy Cliff.

BBC Introducing in Hereford

BBC Introducing in Hereford
This month's sessions were recorded at the Jailhouse in Hereford, which has been supporting live music since many of the bands that play there were wearing nappies!
The venue has been known on the national circuit for its Spunky happy hardcore nights and has, in recent years, started championing lots of artists from the world of drum & bass including Wilkinson, who played there last month.
Meet some of our local musicians...

Nozstock: The Hidden Valley

Nozstock: The Hidden Valley

It's the biggest music festival in Herefordshire & Worcestershire and takes place over three days in the summer.
But what happens at Nozstock HQ six months on? One of those at our BBC Introducing recording roadshow at the Jailhouse in Hereford was Pete Nozworthy - the man who organises the annual bash near Bromyard.



This week, Andy O'Hare reviews:

  • Robert Adam Plant, Craig Hammond & HitchHiker @ The Farriers, Worcester
  • Hennesea @ The Great Malvern Hotel
  • Stoned Cherries, Cass Wortmann, Troy Redfern, Natalie Holman & Hindbrain @ The Jailhouse, Hereford
  • Dave Onions, Dave Boddison, Tina V, FractureZone & Paul Morgan @ The Cock & Magpie, Bewdley

BBC Introducing in Tenbury Wells

BBC Introducing in Tenbury Wells

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 2 February at The Hatch in Tenbury Wells and features four acts who we've been playing on BBC Hereford & Worcester.
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 artists knew they were being considered for a live session - they were chosen based on the tracks they uploaded to us.
Doors open at 2pm - but you're more than welcome to turn up anytime until 6pm.

National competition

National competition

A singer from Redditch has made it through to the finals of one of the nation's biggest singing competitions.
21-year-old Lucy May Walker is performing in front of thousands at the NEC tonight.

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 talk about collaborating with others - how difficult is it - do the record companies like it - and does it really change the sound of your music?

On the sofa answering those questions are the electronic act The Japanese Popstars and producer Pyscatron.



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