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Andrew Marston introduces Flatworld (Malvern)

Unsigned, undiscovered and under-the-radar music with Andrew Marston.

Release date:

2 hours

Last on

Sat 12 Apr 2014 20:00

In session

In session
Flatworld are a Malvern-based outfit that present roots 'n' grooves from Eastern Europe and beyond.
 
As well as performing a variety of folk traditions, they write and rearrange a number of tunes along the way.
 
Their unique style and passion has seen them grace the stages of Glastonbury, Hay, Upton Folk, Linton and Malvern's WestFest.
 
All of our live studio sessions and festival gigs since 2005...

Music videos

Music videos
He's had nearly a quarter-of-a-million views on YouTube and produced more than 1,300 videos of local musicians playing live.
 
But now, Worcester's Jim Lowe has put away his camcorder for the last time.
 
For the last six years, he's produced a series with the key players on the local scene, filmed his own acoustic sessions, worked for us at BBC Introducing and volunteered for the Worcester Music Festival.
 
But he says the time has now come for him to spend more time with his family.

27 - 29 June: The Upton Jazz Festival

27 - 29 June: The Upton Jazz Festival

Last year's event had to be stripped back to basics because of falling visitor numbers.
 
Rachel Hayward has been appointed Music Director for the Festival in 2014.
 
Her remit is to help shape the event, engage with the bands and to maintain our traditions whilst bringing in new ideas.
 
From a New Orleans background, Rachel has played amongst the very best players on the British jazz scene for over 30 years.
 
She ran the Bude Jazz Festival for a number of years, and she now brings together her experience and love of music along with her exceptional organising skills as our Music Director for the Upton Jazz. 

BBC Introducing in West Malvern

BBC Introducing in West Malvern
Malvern is the most musical place in the region, if the number of tracks we receive from the town is anything to go by.
 

It's also the home to several open mic nights including Tuesdays at the Great Malvern Hotel, Wednesdays at The Morgan, Thursdays that used to be at Re-Con and occasional nights at The Unicorn.
 
The West Malvern Social Club is one such venue hosting regular music, so it was a natural choice to take our monthly recording roadshow to the hills - as we celebrated not only the best in music, but Mothering Sunday too!
 
Meet some of our local musicians...

Reviews

Reviews
This week, Andy O'Hare reviews:

Features

Features
In this week's papers: From High Town to Huntingdon Hall - what are the rules of busking in our area?
 
Boris Johnson is worried that red tape is stopping artists from rocking up in the street and performing.
 
We investigate if that's true for our local musicians.

BBC Introducing in Leominster

BBC Introducing in Leominster
Our next recording session takes place on Sunday 4 May at the Bell Inn, Leominster and features four acts who we've been playing on BBC Hereford & Worcester recently.
 
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.

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