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Andrew Marston introduces Fiona McCanlis (Worcester)

Unsigned, undiscovered & under-the-radar music, as recorded at The Hatch nr Tenbury Wells

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2 hours

Last on

Sat 15 Feb 2014 20:00

In session

In session

Fiona McCanlis is a secondary school music teacher at Christopher Whitehead in St John's, Worcester whose song Worlds Apart featured in Andy O'Hare's Hot For 2014 countdown.
 
She first appeared on the open mic circuit in Worcester after taking some students out to perform.
 
However, one was so nervous - she'd only play if her teacher did too!
 
All of our live studio sessions and festival gigs since 2005...

BBC Introducing in Tenbury Wells

BBC Introducing in Tenbury Wells

This month's sessions were recorded in the rural surrounds of The Hatch studios near Tenbury Wells.
 
It was our second time recording at the venue - which also doubles up as a live venue.
 
A number of albums have been produced there - and in many instances - the artists play the tracks from the forthcoming release at the launch night, and the actual performance is what's recorded!
 
Read about our musical history...

Droitwich Spa Music Festival

Droitwich Spa Music Festival

While the weather's the way it is, we're going to continue our series looking at the summer music festivals.
 
You wouldn't think that, while the water's lapping at the doorsteps of the organisers and musicians in our two counties, those who'll be on centre stage in six months time are also knee-deep into preperation.
 
This week, we catch up with John Dudley - who's organising his 11th Droitwich Spa Music Festival.
 
Find out what music festivals take place in Herefordshire & Worcestershire...

Reviews

Reviews

This week, Andy O'Hare reviews:

  • Charlie Boswell, Gary Tolley, The Flames, Abby Inez & Russ Underwood at Monroe's Cellar Bar, Worcester.
  • Unknown First & The Retinal Circus at The Boar's Head, Kidderminster.
  • John Taylor's open mic night at The Farrier's Arms, Worcester.

Danni Hunt

Danni Hunt
  • In the papers, find out why there is a forecasted spike in boogie boogie levels set for Eastnor in July, Eric Clapton is almost in Pershore, and how would you like £850 to spend on your music career?
  • In the gig guide, folk star Seth Lakeman's brother Sean is in Bromsgrove, there's a double helping of Synergy and some swing legends visit our area.

BBC Introducing in Ledbury

BBC Introducing in Ledbury
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 March at Ledbury's Market Theatre and features five 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 7pm.
 
Meet some of our local musicians...

Sessions

Sessions

All of our studio and festival sessions since 2005

Gigs

Danni Hunt

Danni Hunt's list of live music from local musicians

News

Local papers

What is being said about local music in this week's papers

Festivals

Lakefest: The Audience

The biggest events in Herefordshire & Worcestershire

Interviews

Andrew Marston interviews KeyGreen at the Wychwood Festival

The interviews you may have missed on the radio

Musicians' Masterclass

The BBC Introducing Musicians' Masterclass

Our tips for 'making it' in the record industry

History

History

A local history of great gigs and musical legends