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Andrew Marston introduces The Americas (Worcester)

Unsigned, undiscovered and under-the-radar music, recorded at the Phoenix in Ross-on-Wye.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Introducing success story

    • Pete Tong, Becky Hill & Heritage Orchestra

      Sing It Back

      • UMC.
  • Track of the Week

    • Chloe Elliot

      3 Reasons

  • Interviewed

    • Terminal Rage

      Where's Our Democracy

  • Wonderscore

    Approach

  • Former Track of the Week

    • Emily Ewing

      Our Love

  • In the Gig Guide

    • Will Killeen

      If You Don't Know Now

  • In session at the Phoenix Theatre in Ross-on-Wye

    • The Americas

      Don't Wanna Go Home

    • The Americas

      Hot Minute

  • Lily Dooner

    To Understand Why

  • In session at BBC Maida Vale

    • Robert Plant & Sensational Space Shifters

      In The Light

      • Warner Bros.
    • Robert Plant & Sensational Space Shifters

      Rainbow

      • Nonesuch.
  • Irrelevant Elephant

    It Don't Hurt

  • Performed live for BBC Introducing

    • Superfood

      I Can't See

  • Roving Crows

    The Last Breath

  • In session at the Phoenix Theatre in Ross-on-Wye

    • The Americas

      Something’s Gonna Happen

    • The Americas

      Rosanna

In session

In session
Bonding over a mutual appreciation for 60s/70s rock 'n' roll, punk and gospel, the Worcester three-piece, The Americas, dropped everything in their lives and decided to chase that thin wild mercury sound that howled out from the records that they love.
 
They're influenced by acts such as Bob Dylan and The Rolling Stones and have just come back from a full UK tour.
 
“The real gritty sound of 60s and 70s rock & roll delivered with power, punch and energy” - Andrew Marston.
 

Charity gig

Charity gig
A charity gig, set up to remember the brother of a Herefordshire musician, will be taking place in the city next Saturday.
 
Heart of Anarchy will mark the tenth anniversary since Raphael La Roche lost his brother André to an undetected artery condition which resulted in heart failure.
 
Both lovers of punk, Raphael says: "He was my big brother, my idol from childhood, and we were as close as two brothers could be. Best friends. Until his sudden and unexpected death in November 2007 from undiagnosed Atherosclerosis - a condition of the heart which causes the arteries to harden and cease to function.”
 
The gig, which started two years ago as a disco playing punk records, has now grown to a 13-hour live music marathon.
 
The event takes place from midday until 1am at The Grapes, raising money for the British Heart Foundation.

Track of the Week

Track of the Week
Emily Ewing is a 28-year-old songwriter originally from Birmingham who now lives in Pershore.
 
She's influenced by songwriters such as Max Martin and Freddie Mercury - but her stage fright means she never performs live.
 

Features

BBC Introducing in Ross-on-Wye

BBC Introducing in Ross-on-Wye
This month's sessions were recorded at The Phoenix Theatre in Ross-on-Wye, which used to be the town's fire station.
 
The team behind the productions formed nearly 100 years ago at the Corn Exchange, which burned down in 1939.
 
They then moved to The Roxy Theatre, which closed, and in 1982 moved to their present location at the top of the town.
 
They extended the facility 20 years later and now host events almost every weekend.
 

Robert Plant at BBC Maida Vale

Robert Plant at BBC Maida Vale
No stranger to Maida Vale, Kidderminster's Robert Plant first played there with Led Zeppelin back in 1969.
 
Fast forward some 48 years, Robert's eleventh studio album, Carry Fire, is out this month and re-unites him with the Sensational Space Shifters.
 
The band now includes fiddling folk star Seth Lakeman, who joins them for this performance.
 

New album

New album
After spending the last couple of years in their studio exploring sounds and working on new music, Kidderminster band Superfood have returned with a brand new album.
 
The group, which played at Radio 1's Big Weekend this year, popped in for a chat with our BBC Introducing team in the East Midlands, where they had a gig.
 
"We had no money, no label and wanted to give up several times," says frontman Dom Ganderton."
 

Worcester's Christmas Lights

Worcester's Christmas Lights
At BBC Introducing in Hereford & Worcester, we support the very best new music from across our region.
 
Since 2005, 
we've broadcast nearly 1,000 sessions, helping to showcase some of our area's most talented musicians to a massive audience.
 
Some of our recent highlights include Leominster’s 
AKA George at Glastonbury, Bromyard’s Remi Harris at the Montreal Jazz Festival and Hay-on-Wye’s Cherryshoes at T In The Park
 
We’ve handpicked some of our favourite acts to join us as we switch on this year's Christmas Lights in Worcester!
 
These artists didn't even know they were being considered - and we hope this inspires people to keep sending in their music, because we really do listen to everything!
 
The event takes place outside the Guildhall on Thursday, 23 November and between 4pm and the actual switch-on, there'll be live music from Paige Esson, Tazmin Barnes, Chloe Elliot and KIM - with highlights broadcast throughout December.

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