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Andrew Marston introduces Ben Hughes (Worcester)

Unsigned, undiscovered & under-the-radar music, as recorded at the Oxford Arms in Kington.

2 hours

Music Played

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  • GlassTalk

    Scream Out Loud

  • Connor James

    Diamonds (feat. Rihanna)

  • Ross Angeles

    Run

  • Barefoot in Baltimore

    Dreaming In Mono

  • Appearing at the Rustic Folk Festival

  • Melisa Le Rue

    In Love With You

    • Micheck.
  • In session at the Oxford Arms in Kington

    • Ben Hughes

      No Need To Worry

    • Ben Hughes

      I'm All Yours

  • Caroline McLavy

    Don't Wanna

    Remix Artist: Nature of Wires.
  • Fire Red Empress

    Under The Barren Light

  • Appearing at our next recording session

    • Inwards

      Whisker Train

      • Small Pond.
  • Last Tree Squad

    What Ya Gonna Do

  • Empyre

    Something Remains

  • Shaun Williams

    Let It In, Let It Out

    • Flaunt.
  • Helta

    No Time

  • New session online

    • Jakebob

      Anything There

  • Dan Seaman

    Be Careful

In session

In session
Ben Hughes is an 18-year-old singer/songwriter from Worcester who first uploaded his music to us at the start of 2017.
 
He's influenced by some smooth movers in the industry like John Mayer, Bruno Mars and Michael Bublé.
 
Ben regularly busks around England, earning money to fund his home recording project, and also teaches piano.
 
"Beautiful soulful tunes; audiences are going to love him wherever he goes" - Andrew Marston.
 

The Rustic Folk Festival

The Rustic Folk Festival
The first festival of the season is underway, taking place at Hopley's Campsite just outside of Bewdley.
 
The Rustic Folk Festival, which is in its first year, will see a range of 'alternative' acts performing over the weekend.
 
Fans from as far field as Devon have made their way along the A456 to check out the music.
 

TV themes

TV themes
When you think of the most played artists of all time on British television, you could be mistaken in thinking it's the Beatles or the Kinks from the '60s, Elton John or Stevie Wonder from the '70s, The Eurythmics or Wham from the '80s, Blur or Oasis in the '90s, or Eminem, Adele, Ed Sheeran and Lady Gaga from this side of the millennium.
 
But one artist from Malvern surpasses possibly all of those artists put together - yet nobody really knows who he is.
 
But it all began for composer Dave Lowe while working at Midlands Today (where he was casually invited to write a new theme!).
 

BBC Music Introducing in Kington

BBC Music Introducing in Kington
This month's sessions come from the 17th century setting of the Oxford Arms in Kington.
 
We hosted live sessions from four handpicked artists from across Herefordshire and Worcestershire in the heart of the town that boasts international pop star Ellie Goulding as its most famous export.
 

Musicians' Masterclass

Musicians' Masterclass
It was the biggest new music business gathering to ever to be held in the UK, with more than 100 sessions and 250 speakers ensuring every aspect of the music business was covered.
 

Held across three days, Amplify offered exclusive access to the UK music industry’s biggest names through intimate talks, music masterclasses and recording workshops.
 
This week, we hear from Blossoms, who went on to score a #1 with their debut album - one of only eight releases to have spent more than a week at the top in 2016. They talk about the whole signing process - and how to take control of your image and sound.
 

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

Sessions

All of our studio and festival sessions since 2005

Gigs

Danni Hunt's list of live music from local musicians

News

What is being said about local music in this week's papers

Interviews

The interviews you may have missed on the radio

Festivals

The biggest events in Herefordshire & Worcestershire

Musicians' Masterclass

Our tips for 'making it' in the record industry

History

A local history of great gigs and musical legends