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Andrew Marston introduces Shop Front Heroes (Herefordshire)

Unsigned, undiscovered and under-the-radar music, as recorded at HopFest near Bewdley.

2 hours

Music Played

  • FCC Roses

    Youth

    • Rifleman.
  • Appearing at Upton Blues Festival

    • The Troy Redfern Band

      The Line

  • Wrighty

    Got You Lookin'

  • DASTARDS

    Life On The Edge

    • Stretch.
  • Interviewed

    • Ross Angeles

      Escape

      Remix Artist: Grownuplife.
  • Kanada

    London Road

  • In session at HopFest

    • Shop Front Heroes

      Mandy

    • Shop Front Heroes

      Kicking In

  • Stumbleine

    Bowery

  • Shaun Williams

    Side Kick

    • Flaunt.
  • Kamos & Tripbuk

    Twenty Seven

    • Philosophy.
  • Domesday Outfit

    I Took Her Bones (So She Couldn't Walk Away)

  • Pata De Gallo

    Days Go By

  • Kenzie

    Stand By Me

  • Viva La Revolution

    Here To Stay

  • Luke Truth

    Thrive

  • In session at HopFest

    • Shop Front Heroes

      The Last Day

    • Shop Front Heroes

      Left Lower Shoulder

  • Kurfew

    Oneten

In session

In session
Shop Front Heroes are a five piece rock outfit hailing from the Herefordshire/Wales borderlands.
 
The band take in musical influences from right across the rock style including Queen, Nirvana and Blur and say their mission is to save the genre.
 
The band also pride themselves on where they come from; Frontman and songwriter Stevie Yeomans also teaches singing at the school he went to as a youngster and hosts various open mics in the area.
 
“Absolutely smashed it with a raw energy and passion leaving the audience transfixed" - Andrew Marston.
 

On tour

On tour
We catch up with Ross-on-Wye musician Michael D Wynn, who's currently on tour in Amsterdam.
 
So far this year, he's played shows in Barcelona, Rome, Paris and Berlin - with more European dates to come.
 
Mike now writes electronica music, but began in bands such as Labels, Flat Pack Heroes and We Shall Meet In The Place Where There Is No Darkness - receiving rave reviews from Radio 1's Huw Stephens.
 

BBC Music Introducing at Latitude

BBC Music Introducing at Latitude
BBC Music Introducing headed to Latitude Festival once again this year!
 
Based in Henham Park in Suffolk, for the third year running Latitude had a dedicated Introducing stage, where festival-goers were able to enjoy live new music in the beautiful surroundings of the woods.
 
Our 2018 line-up showcased some of the UK's freshest and most exciting musicians.
 
The stage was hosted by an array of BBC presenters including Radio 3's Max Reinhardt (Late Junction) and Suzy Klein, as well as 6 Music's Tom Robinson and Radio 2's Zoe Ball (who broadcast live from the stage on the Saturday).
 

BBC Music Introducing at HopFest, Bewdley

BBC Music Introducing at HopFest, Bewdley
This was their eighth annual event, featuring tonnes of local bands.
 
This year they extended the festival to three days - so on the Sunday, we were there hosting a stage dedicated to Herefordshire and Worcestershire artists chosen from the BBC Music Introducing Uploader.
 
The event, run by a group of volunteers, is paid for by ticket sales alone.
 

Features

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 talk about the songwriting and signing process with Frank Carter, who began his career as a rock singer in Gallows in 2005.
 
Two years later, he released his first studio album after signing a £1m deal with Warner Bros Records.
 
Frank eventually left the band, after the deal ended, going on to form Pure Love (who went on hiatus) so created Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes.
 
In 2015, they released their debut album and have taken the festival circuit by storm.
 

9 - 12 August: Lakefest nr Ledbury

9 - 12 August: Lakefest nr Ledbury

Lakefest returns to Eastnor Deer Park in August this year and will be guaranteed to be even bigger and better than ever.
 
Headliners this year include The Darkness, Marc Almond, The Waterboys, Reverend and the Makers, The Proclaimers, Melanie C and Toploader.
 
BBC Hereford & Worcester will also have a stage at the festival. 
 
For details of how to send your music in and to be considered for future events, visit bbc.in/hwcontact

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