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Andrew Marston introduces Darline (Droitwich)

Unsigned, undiscovered and under-the-radar music, as recorded at Lakefest at Eastnor Deer Park in Herefordshire.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Getting national airplay

    • OMYO

      Mysterious Girl

  • Phones

    Why Can't We Both Agree

  • EDBEATS

    Far Away

  • Invincible Youth

    Breathe Slow

  • Pro-ject Warehouse interview

    • Boxer & Jay Newman

      No Fakin

  • Hide Your Eyes

    When the Rain Kicks In

  • In session at Lakefest

    • Darline

      Play It Again

      • Warner Brothers.
    • Darline

      Praying For Rain

      • Warner Brothers.
  • Bad Milk & Ambit

    Running

  • Voodoo Stone

    Another Man

  • Capas & Eva Trim

    Broken Soul

  • Will Killeen

    South Wind

  • Time Of The Mouth

    Too Obvious

  • Xsylum

    Electrify

  • In session at Lakefest

    • Darline

      Summertime

      • Warner Brothers.
    • Darline

      Forget

      • Warner Brothers.
  • Mantramania

    Manga Rock

  • Birds Of A Feather

    Yeck Dudee Jonger (One Star Awake)

    • Peevish Bee.

In session

In session

Andrew Marston says: "I first met Abby Inez when she was just 18-years-old, three years ago. Back then, she was a regular on the open mic circuit around her home town of Droitwich.
 

"Eventually she said 'you know what, I want to take this a bit further afield' so off she went to Nashville and performed at places such as the Bluebird Cafe, which is renowned for country music.
 
"She eventually met Ben of The Shires the same way as Cara Beard did, who'd also been a regular on the open mic circuit. Ben said 'form a duo and I'll take you on tour with me' so they did and within a matter of months, they were picked up by the team that puts together the Eurovision Song Contest and they auditioned to represent the UK.
 
"Abby and Cara have just been signed up by Warner Brothers and it was a real pleasure to introduce Darline to our BBC Introducing stage at Lakefest."

Worcester's Pro-ject Warehouse

Worcester's Pro-ject Warehouse

A Worcester nightclub promoter says their first venture into running club nights in Ibiza was a raving success.
 

Jay Newman, who runs the Pro-ject Warehouse, has just returned to the city after last week's closing parties.
 
Pro-ject began two years ago when Jay and his friends bought a succession of warehouses and are now hosting nights in a car wash at Foundry Street, just off City Walls Road.

Composing music

Composing music

This week, we start a brand new series with one of the most successful and prolific songwriters we have in our area.
 

Paul Farrer might not be a name you're familiar with, but you'll certainly be familiar with his work - having composed the music to The Weakest Link, Dancing On Ice and The Chase.
 
More recently he's been downsizing his West Malvern studio, enabling him to work from anywhere - a move that has also helped him replace synthesisers for real instruments; he's recently started conducting large orchestras!
 
So, just how do you find songwriting inspiration when your job depends on it - and how do you go about recording those instruments to showcase to the world? We'll find out as we break down some of those themes, which are so instilled into our minds, over these coming weeks.

BBC Introducing at Lakefest

BBC Introducing at Lakefest

This month's sessions come from Lakefest, which took place at Eastnor Castle Deer Park, near Ledbury.
 
Primal Scream, Newton Faulkner and The Coral headlined the event, which relocated from Croft Farm Waterpark, near Evesham, after outgrowing its former site.
 
The festival has now been running for five years and BBC Introducing in Hereford & Worcester returned to the home of the former Big Chill to showcase three days of local music in the blazing sunshine.

Features

  • In the gig guide: Details of the Bewdley Festival and members of Hawkwind visit Evesham.
  • In the news: The gig that attracted more than 5,000 people to Worcester, the greatest guitar solo of all time and two new festivals in our area.

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

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