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Andrew Marston introduces live music from Abby Inez (Droitwich)

Unsigned, undiscovered and under-the-radar music, as recorded at The Bell Inn, Leominster

Release date:

2 hours

Last on

Sat 10 May 2014 20:00

In session

In session
Abby Inez is an 18-year-old singer/songwriter from Droitwich.
 
Abby has recently hit number seven in the iTunes singer/songwriter charts for her single Say What You Think and her debut music video was recorded in Nashville, USA.
 
She has been writing songs, since the age of 14, on both guitar and piano and is heavily influenced by artists such as Taylor Swift, Gabrielle Aplin and The Band Perry.
 
All of our live studio sessions and festival gigs since 2005...

Eurovision

Eurovision
The 59th Eurovision song contest is kicking off in Copenhagen this evening.
 
Pembridge girl Jessica Garlick represented the UK in the past meanwhile Molly Smitten-Downes is flying the British flag this year.
 
She was discovered through BBC Introducing - and this week we speak to Dean Jackson, the presenter who discovered her.
 
Read Dean's blog...

BBC Introducing in Leominster

BBC Introducing in Leominster
This month, we returned to the largest town in Herefordshire to showcase some of the amazing talent we have in our area right now.
 
The Bell Inn, on Leominster's Etnam Street, is a place that is regularly hosting live music at the weekend - so we thought we'd spice up their bank holiday Sunday afternoon by inviting along some of our favourite musicians!
 
The venue was packed with people who turned out to catch Abby Inez, Myles Gordon, Lucy May Walker and Sea Of Atoms - and if you missed their set, we'll be bringing you the whole lot throughout May.
 
Meet some of our local musicians...

Festivals

Festivals
We continue our series looking at the planning of this year's summer music festivals.
 
Tonight we're talking Wizzafest, which takes place at Stoke Prior near Bromsgrove.
 
This is their 10th year staging the event - which began after organiser Emma Wilcock lost her father to cancer and wanted an occasion for people to spend time together if they've been affected by the life-threatening disease.
 
More local festivals...

Reviews

Reviews
This week, Andy O'Hare reviews:
  • Robert Adam Plant, Steve Neal, Damien Matthews, Amanda Till, Connor Maher & Gwen Austin at the Firefly open mic night, Worcester.
  • The Lower Wick Macmillan Fundraiser featuring Harlem Dandy, Quarterstone & Chevy Chase Stole My Wife at Sketchley's Bar in Worcester.
  • Abby Inez at the Gardener's Arms, Droitwich.
  • The Pewke Band at the Chestnut Tree, Worcester.

Features

Features
  • In the music news - we're off to Eurovision as BBC Introducing is representing the UK in Copenhagen.
  • Are you a musician? If so - would you ever play at your own birthday party? Tonight we hear about the Hereford man who's playing at his own 80th in the gig guide!

The BBC Hereford & Worcester stage at the Wychwood Festival

The BBC Hereford & Worcester stage at the Wychwood Festival
Our next recording session takes place on Friday 30 May at The Wychwood Festival on Cheltenham Racecourse and features NINE acts who we've been playing on BBC Hereford & Worcester recently.
 
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.

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