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Andrew Marston with highlights from Hay, Upton, Morton Stanley & Onboard The Craft festivals

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

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  • BBC Music Introducing Track of the Week

  • Paul Hanson

    Why I Lie

  • Lisbee Stainton


    • Marionet.
  • Sketches Stone

    Down By The Sea

  • Appeared on in our BBC Tent at the Hay Festival

    • Teddy Matthews


  • Whiskey River

    Lawdy Miss Clawdy

  • In the Gig Guide

  • The Girl With A Hat


  • Appeared at the Upton Festival

    • Stone Mountain Sinners

      Fool Like Me

  • Mike Karl & Lara Spencer

    After The Rain

    • Halo UK.
  • The Drakelow May


  • Ellisha Green


    • Angel Recordings.
  • Fellfield


  • Aaron Yorke

    I Know My Heart

  • Appeared at the Upton Festival

  • Moonbow


  • In the Gig Guide

  • Six Foot Three


  • Remi Harris


Upton Festival Highlights: Status Quo

Upton Festival Highlights: Status Quo
We catch up with Status Quo bassist John Edwards, who performed at the Upton Festival during the bank holiday weekend.
Edwards, who's also played with Judie Tzuke, Peter Green of Fleetwood Mac and Dexy's Midnight Runners, talks about how he accidentally ended up in one of Britain's biggest rock bands.
In this interview, he talks about his relationship with Rick Parfitt, who died in 2016.

Upton Festival Highlights: Aswad

Upton Festival Highlights: Aswad
Don’t Turn Around and Shine are just two of the eight Top 40 singles by reggae group Aswad.
In total, the band has released 21 albums since their beginnings in 1975.

Upton Festival Highlights: Secret Affair

Upton Festival Highlights: Secret Affair
Known for their hit singles My World, Let Your Heart Dance and Time For Action, The Secret Affair also graced the stages at this year's Upton Festival.
Formed at college in 1978, the band spent four years together before joining other groups - like Dexy's Midnight Runners.

Alan McGee

Alan McGee
This week, we continue our series with one of Hay-on-Wye's most prolific hit-makers.
Alan McGee was the founding father of Creation Records, responsible for signing bands such as Oasis, Primal Scream, My Bloody Valentine and The Libertines.
Alan was also behind a club night which saw appearances from The Killers, Kaiser Chiefs, Razorlight, Kasabian and The Darkness.
He's just launched a brand new record label called Creation23.

Highlights: Morton Stanley Festival, Redditch

Highlights: Morton Stanley Festival, Redditch
This week, we catch up with more members of Hazel O'Connor's band - who performed at the Morton Stanley Festival in Redditch.
Sarah Fisher, who plays piano, was originally applying for a job with Marks & Spencer when she was suddenly invited to audition for the Eurythmics.
We get her top tips for musicians looking to be picked up by their heroes!


  • In our gig guide: Details of Bromyard Folk, SaltFest and Worcester Music Festival.
  • In our news: Money raised by the Tenbury Festival used to help cancer suffers.

Live Coverage: Onboard The Craft, Bromsgrove

Live Coverage: Onboard The Craft, Bromsgrove
Onboard The Craft is the sister of Sonic Rock Solstice, which is also held at the Stoke Prior Sports & Country club.
Other events to be held on the site include Beermageddon, Wizzafest and Breaking Bands.
The organisers describe it as "two days of outstanding sounds and amazing music".

BBC Music Introducing at the Worcester Music Festival

BBC Music Introducing at the Worcester Music Festival
It's been dubbed as Worcester's version of SXSW in Texas!
Taking place in multiple venues across the city, from pubs, clubs, restaurants and cafes to historic buildings, river cruisers, record shops, on the streets and even in breweries, the festival is absolutely free to attend with hundreds of gigs to choose from from some of the best, new and emerging artists in the UK.
Each year the festival raises money for a chosen local charity. This year the Worcestershire Association of Carers will receive all the money dropped into buckets at the festival's venues across the weekend.
On Sunday, 16 September, we'll be showcasing House of Wolvxs, Bryn Teeling & The River Thieves, Flex, Stone Mountain Sinners and Mitch Loveridge at Drummonds from 2pm.



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


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