The programme was launched in June 2005 with huge interest, helping pave the way to the format being launched across the whole of BBC Local Radio. In the last decade, we've received in excess of 15,000 tracks from our area alone.
"John Peel would have loved the programme - it would have pleased him enormously." - Clive Selwood, Record Label Manager
"It is the voice of young and
up-and-coming musicians and music fans. If you want to see or hear local
music, then this show has it all." - Nigel Clark, Dodgy
"This programme has helped to develop
Nozstock to become the festival it is today. With its far reaching
audience, BBC Music Introducing has helped us to raise our profile both
regionally and nationally." - Ella Nozworthy
Catch the latest music from across our area every Saturday from 8pm and Sunday from 6pm on BBC Hereford & Worcester.
Andrew fell in love with music at primary school, learning how to play keyboards and piano and started gigging in several groups. His first 'proper' job was church organist at St Barnabas, in Hereford, while touring the country in his brother's band. At the age of 14, Andrew landed his first DJ residency at a Hereford nightclub.
Andrew was also a volunteer at Hereford Hospital Radio, presenting a news-based show and served on the committee. In 2000, he won a BT Non-Music Programme Of The Year award having spent four years at the organisation.
In 2005, Andrew was given his own show on the BBC, becoming the first person to discover and give airtime to artists such as Ellie Goulding, Becky Hill and Peace.
Andrew was also responsible for taking Sam Isaac to the Glastonbury Festival and the BBC Electric Proms, Pencil Toes, Luke Leighfield, The Anomalies and Pegasus Bridge to BBC Maida Vale (and Radio 1's Big Weekend), while securing the brother/sister duo Muchuu support slot with Florence & The Machine and a spot on the BBC Radio 1 playlist. Other Radio 1 successes include Riscas and Lauren Wright, while FREnchfire, Georgina Upton, Kamos & Tripbuk and Scarlette Says ended up on the BBC 1Xtra playlist. He also landed The Roving Crows a place on tour with Jamie Cullum, AKA George two spots on the Radio 1 playlist, as well as a place on stage at Glastonbury and Radio 2’s Live in Hyde Park. He also championed Cherryshoes to T In The Park, Sœur to Reading + Leeds plus Remi Harris to the Montreal Jazz Festival.
As an active musician, Andrew's toured with rappers, saxophonists and percussionists, while playing live keys to create new interesting mashups of well-known songs. He's also produced a number of dance tracks with musicians he's met during his career - including Nigel Clark of Dodgy - many of which are featured in his club sets.
Upload Your Music
If you're in a band, a solo artist or a bedroom producer and you want to
get the music you're making played on the radio, upload your tracks to
BBC Music Introducing.
If you enter a Herefordshire or Worcestershire postcode when you register, your songs will go straight into our inbox.
You'll be notified automatically when your tracks are listened to by
someone at the BBC or if they're going to be broadcast. If we like what
we hear, you might even bag yourself a session or a slot on the BBC
Introducing festival stage.
All artists will be considered for airplay and live sessions, with the very best forwarded to our Introducing partners at BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 1Xtra, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 6 Music and BBC Asian Network.
A selection will also be chosen for our annual stages at Hay, Wychwood, Nozstock, Lakefest, Worcester Music Festival, SXSW, T In The Park, Montreal Jazz Festival, The Great Escape, Radio 1's Big Weekend, The Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Glastonbury, Reading & Leeds.
Read our FAQ - answers to common questions such as how to get onto the Radio 1 playlist, how bands are selected to play the Introducing stage at festivals and whether you can upload songs that contain swearing. There is also advice on how to increase your chance of airplay, how long it takes to have your music listened to and what happens after you submit your material.