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Andrew Marston introduces Alex Rainsford (Bromsgrove)

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

2 hours

Music Played

  • Raptor

    Been Too Long

  • James Mattey

    No Matter What They Say

  • Sasha McVeigh

    No Strings Attached Romance

  • Performed live for BBC Hereford & Worcester

    • Clifford T. Ward

      Gaye

      Performer: Robstone.
  • Areme

    Times Like These

    Remix Artist: Skux.
  • In session for BBC Introducing

    • Alex Rainsford

      Gone Away

    • Alex Rainsford

      Give

  • Synthetic Epiphany

    Rapture

  • Jack Of All

    On Top Of The Hills

  • Bren Haze

    And You Know

  • Review Of The Week

    • Byron Hare

      Something Surreal

      • Death Or Glory.
    • Matt Woosey

      Woke Up This Morning

  • In session for BBC Introducing

    • Alex Rainsford

      Left Behind

In session

In session
Alex Rainsford is a 21-year-old singer/songwriter, from Bromsgrove, whose songs have chilled out melodies with a powerful edge. Or as he says: "Think Ben Howard's passion meets Mumford & Sons' power".
 
Some of his recent highlights include sets at Worthy Farm's Glastonbury to Devon's Oceanfest, sharing stages with the likes of Bastille, Gabrielle Aplin & Willy Mason.
 
After shows in Europe and playing tour support for Brother & Bones he's hitting this year's festival season hard with his new EP 'Gone Away'.
 
All of our live studio sessions and festival gigs since 2005...

The Theory Of Everything

The Theory Of Everything
A Hereford man has been given a prestigious prize at a glitzy ceremony in London.
 
Sam Bohn scooped the Music and Sound Award after composing the music to the trailer for the recent blockbuster movie The Theory of Everything.
 
The 27-year-old, whose love for music began at the Bishop of Hereford's Bluecoat School, said he didn't even know he'd been nominated until he received a call from his agent.
 
Read more in the Hereford Times...

Features

Features
  • Join me, Danni Hunt, for the local music news. This week, Hereford warms up for its hosting of the Three Choirs Festival.
  • In the gig guide - the newest venue in the two counties opens on Friday with The Streets' Mike Skinner doing the honours.

Check out our local festival guide...

Back from Nashville

Back from Nashville
This week, we catch up with the Hereford county music star-in-the-making Sasha McVeigh.
 
Sasha has just returned back from Nashville, where's she's been recording her latest album ahead of her first-ever UK tour.
 
She last joined us on stage at the Wychwood Festival before shooting off down the A40 to Heathrow Airport ahead of another tour of the States.
 
Listen to some of our favourite interviews...

Reviews

Reviews

This week, Andy O'Hare reviews...

  • Surprise Attacks: Officer Down, Ragweed & Thirty Six Strategies @ The Firefly, Worcester.
  • Closing Down gig: The Electric Woods, Connor Raybone, Byron Hare, The Hungry Ghosts & Abel Gray @ Death Or Glory Records, Redditch.
  • Open Mic: Missing Sparrows, Matt Woosey, Carl Browne, Ben Stancombe, Hanging Tree, Esther Turner, Tyler Massey, Mike Mann & Tina V @ The Firefly, Worcester.

The Voice

The Voice
Last Saturday night, millions of viewers saw Kidderminster's Clark Carmody go through to the live stages of The Voice on BBC1 after his performance of Hozier's 'Take Me To Church' secured his place on Team Rita.
 
By his own admission, it wasn't his best performance and Rita said she was "disappointed".
 
Read about our success stories from Herefordshire & Worcestershire...

Clifford T Ward

Clifford T Ward
Widely regarded as one of England's finest ever songwriters, this former teacher from Worcestershire was tipped to be a big star, but he preferred honing his craft at home to the rock & roll lifestyle.
 
Clifford T Ward is one of those rare figures in the music business - a real talent who resolutely did things his way.
 
On the face of it you could say it was this reluctance to play the pop star - no tours, very few interviews and public appearances - that cost him the chance to become a big star.
 
He had one big hit - the single Gaye - and after that produced music that was admired, but not commercially successful.
 
And yet John Peel was a huge fan - he signed Clifford T Ward to his short-lived Dandelion record label.
 
Terry Wogan has been quoted as saying that Ward's second album, Home Thoughts From Abroad, is his favourite.
 
The title track from that album was also one of the surprise entries in a BBC Radio 2 poll of the most popular British songs of the last 50 years.
 
Tonight the Robinson-Stone Brothers take to the Artrix in Bromsgrove to celebrate the life and times of Clifford T Ward.
 
Read more about Clifford T Ward...

BBC Introducing in Bromsgrove

BBC Introducing in Bromsgrove
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.
 
On Sunday 29 March, we'll be rolling up to The Artrix in Bromsgrove to record four acts who we've been playing on BBC Hereford & Worcester recently.
 
We'll bring the bands - all we need now - is the fans! 
 
None of these artists knew they were being considered for a live session - they were chosen based on the tracks they uploaded to us.
 
So if you'd like to Be Part Of It then simply turn up on the day - it's free to get in - but you must be prepared to make lots of noise for local music! 
 
Doors open at 7pm - but you're more than welcome to turn up anytime until 10pm.

Broadcast

Festivals

Festivals

The biggest events in our area

Gigs

Gigs

Danni Hunt's daily list of live music

History

History

Tales of epic gigs and local legends

Musicians' Masterclass

Musicians' Masterclass

Our tips for 'making it' in the record industry

News

News

The biggest local music stories in the news

Sessions

Sessions

The best live performances since 2005