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Andrew Marston with the Elgar Society

Unsigned, undiscovered and under-the-radar music from Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Tale Lights

    Something I Need To Say

  • Sasha McVeigh

    No Strings Attached Romance

  • Under A Banner

    In The End

  • Will Cookson

    The Night

  • Ben Green

    Hold On

  • Immy Stanley

    Dancing Lights

  • David Ian Roberts

    Sending Out Fires

  • Van Rockman

    I'll See You In My Dreams

  • Track of the Week

    • Roving Crows

      Refugees

  • Martin D Yates

    Beyond The Horizon

  • Grafton Ash

    Everything Changes

  • Mark O'Donnell

    Altitude

  • Miranda Phillips

    Patterns

  • Matt Woosey

    Elsie May

  • Small Engine Repair

    Home and Dry

  • ClacKa

    It's Only Love

  • Jack Hyphen

    Flee

  • Track of the Week

    • James Payton

      Little Place We Call Home

    • James Payton

      Old Job

  • Jon Moncrieff

    Spring Dawn

Elgar Awards

Elgar Awards
An award, for people who've made a significant contribution to musical life in Herefordshire, is to be reinstated at this year's Three Choirs Festival.
 
The West Midlands Branch of the Elgar Society is inviting people to nominate individuals or organisations, to be presented on Monday, July 30.
 
You can download the application form, until April 14, here.
 

The Wonderstuff

The Wonderstuff
This week, we're catching up with a Worcestershire musician who's opening a brewery with his famous cousin - Miles Hunt of the Wonderstuff!
 
Bromsgrove's Will Hunt has just come back from a 6,000-mile two month tour.
 
Will's also the son of Bill Hunt, of ELO and Wizzard fame, and has just launched his own beer with the largest real ale brewery in Birmingham!
 

Track of the Week: The Roving Crows

Track of the Week: The Roving Crows
Andrew Marston says: "I had the honour of sitting in on the final mix of this album after a 10-year relationship with the band!"
 
The group has been a firm fixture on the local scene after moving to Colwall from Gloucestershire.
 
But it all began for main songwriter Paul O'Neill in Kildare, Ireland, before attending a performing arts college in New York City.
 
The band played their first-ever festival, courtesy of us, and now run their own; they're the people behind Lakefest and, wanting to return the favour, they gave us our very own BBC Music tent.
 
Early support from Introducing included playing support to Jamie Cullum at Colston Hall in Bristol.
 
They're now full time musicians and tour the continent with their Irish upbeat sounds and recently won the Best International Act at the Celtic Music Awards in Australia.
 

Features

  • In the news: A Worcester recording studio is to close.
  • In the gig guide: What's on across the region.
  • Announcing who we've put forward for the Big Feastival.

Verdi's Requiem

Verdi's Requiem
It's been called the most performed major classical choral work since Mozart - but is it possible to learn Verdi's Requiem in a single day?
 
This Saturday, the Worcester Festival Choral Society are throwing open their doors to anybody who want to have a go!
 
The day will be led by international conductor Piers Maxim, a former chorister at St Paul’s Cathedral and chorus master for the Belgian National Opera, who is now Director of Music at Great Malvern Priory.
 
If you fancy it, the workshop takes place at the King's School College Hall, behind the cathedral, from 9.30am and you can apply here.
 

Track of the Week: James Payton

Track of the Week: James Payton
James Payton is a 21-year-old singer/songwriter, from Redditch, whose lifelong passion has been music.
 
He taught himself how to play the clarinet, piano, guitar, bass and drums and after enjoying a stint in the navy, is now working as a sound engineer in broadcasting.
 
He's influenced by Ed Sheeran and Passenger and hopes to make similar sounding music.
 
"A pin-drop performance with great lyrics and a soulful melody" - Andrew Marston.
 

BBC Music Introducing in Pershore

BBC Music Introducing in Pershore
Your next chance to catch some of the best new music in Herefordshire and Worcestershire live is in Pershore, at Number 8 Arts Centre, on Sunday, 29 April.
 
Handpicked artists from the BBC Music Introducing Uploader will perform live sets that will be broadcast throughout May.
 
Entry is free and doors open at 2pm.
 

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