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Andrew Marston introduces Cherryshoes (Hay-on-Wye)

Unsigned, undiscovered & under-the-radar music, as recorded at the Conquest Theatre in Bromyard.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Christmas Single

    • Sons of Beaches

      Santa I've Been Good This Year

  • Performed at Lakefest

    • Wyynona Ryyder

      Lamb From A Mother Sheep

  • Performed at the Bewdley Festival

    • Reuben Buffong

      Changes (Like Is A Book)

  • Performed at the Wychwood Festival

    • Tom Forbes

      Stay For Alice

  • Performed at the Worcester Music Festival

    • The Stirs

      Summertime

  • In session at the Conquest Theatre in Bromyard

    • Cherryshoes

      Practic G

    • Cherryshoes

      Follow

  • Christmas Single

    • Carol Lee Sampson

      Saviour

  • Performed at the Bewdley Festival

    • A Hundred Suns

      Oblivion

  • Performed at Lakefest

    • Alex Rainsford

      Better Man

    • Alex Rainsford

      Same Kind

    • Dave Onions

      Busking

    • Appleby Kinsey

      Built To Last

    • Appleby Kinsey

      Let This Die

  • Christmas Single

    • Robert Plant & Alison Krauss

      Light Of Christmas Day

  • In session at the Conquest Theatre in Bromyard

    • Cherryshoes

      Man Song

    • Cherryshoes

      Justice

In session

In session

Cherryshoes are a five-piece experimental band from Hay-on-Wye.
 
Apart from their lead singer, they all like to remain anonymous - and even wear masks, on stage, to hide their faces!
 
In their own words: "We're boiling up a powerful and heady mix of magical mercurial disharmony, persistent pulsating rhythm and an extraordinary spellbinding vocal".
 
The collective were united by the spirit of the singer's hill-farming, street-fighting, glam-rocking, crossdressing biker uncle - who's sadly no longer with us.
 
They sing about mad pre-madonnas, real life vampires, wild horses, obsessional love and stalking, all of which will appear on their new album recorded by Jim Eliot - the man who produces Ellie Goulding, Will Young, Kylie Minogue, Rae Morris and Olly Murs.
 
All of our live studio sessions and festival gigs since 2005...

Tourism Superstar

Tourism Superstar

One of the people who helped to rescue the Upton Blues Festival from floods and the recession has become Worcestershire's Tourism Superstar.
 
Festival chairman Oliver Carpenter was nominated by Visit Worcestershire to recognise the amount of people he's brought to the county. 
 
Listen to some of our favourite interviews...

Live music & Christmas

Live music & Christmas

In 2015, as we celebrated 10 years of supporting the very best unsigned, undiscovered & under-the-radar music, we continued to take the show on-the-road to some of the biggest events and most happening places in Herefordshire & Worcestershire.
 
This week, hear some of the performances we recorded at the Bewdley Festival, LakeFest near Evesham, The Worcester Music Festival, The Conquest Theatre in Bromyard and at the Wychwood Festival - including new recordings from Bromsgrove's Alex Rainsford and Ledbury's Appleby Kinsey.
 
Oh - and we've got some festival tracks thrown in good measure!
 
Check out our local festival guide... 

BBC Introducing in Bromyard

BBC Introducing in Bromyard
The last series of sessions we're broadcasting this year were recorded at the Conquest Theatre in Bromyard.
 
If you've only ever driven through the town before, it's on Nozstock Street!
 
The Conquest has been hosting events at its Tenbury Road location for the last 21 years - but they'd been campaigning for a facility like this since the 50s, according to the records book!
 
Originally, events had been held in an 'old tin hut' which had been built in 1919 by the Royal British Legion.
 
But eventually they decided an all-singing, all-dancing venue was what the town needed.

Reviews

Reviews

This week, Andy O'Hare reviews... 

Mick Ralphs

Mick Ralphs

As well as supporting the very best unsigned, undiscovered and under-the-radar music from Herefordshire & Worcestershire, we like to talk about our success stories too.
 
Maybe even learn the odd trick, in the process, about making it big in the music business.
 
Mick Ralphs is one such person - famed for his time with Jimmy Cliff, Mott The Hoople and Bad Company.
 
Hear his story on this week's show.
 
A local history of great gigs and musical legends...

Features

  • In the news: The Droitwich pensioner who drove his neighbours to distraction by playing an Animals track over and over again.
  • In the gig guide: What's on in Herefordshire & Worcestershire.

Monthly roadshows

Monthly roadshows
If you run a venue or you’re a music promoter, then we want to hear from you!
 
Since the beginning of 2011, we've taken our BBC Introducing show out on-the-road to various areas across our patch to bring people a flavour of the local music scene.
 
Every month, we rock up at a different venue with a pile of microphones, cables and recording equipment along with several vans full of enthusiastic musicians!
 
As well as the bands being able to invite an audience, we also bring along a number of music industry professionals to comment on the live acts.
 
We tend to host our sessions on evenings/weekends is because it's normally a quiet time for venues - so effectively you get a free gig curated with the best bands (from the thousands who have submitted their music to us), full tech provided, plus tonnes of publicity from the bands and the radio station - so effectively you just need to open your doors!
 
To get involved, email introhw@bbc.co.uk

Broadcast

  • Sat 19 Dec 2015 20:00

Festivals

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Gigs

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History

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News

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Sessions

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