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BBC Introducing Guernsey: July 2017 – Chaos, Sark Folk Festival and more

Vice and Track Not Found at the BBC Introducing Guernsey studio

Vice and Track Not Found

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On the July 2017 edition of BBC Introducing in Guernsey we had a festival special of a show with more besides.

For my look back at Chaos Voodoo 13 I spoke to the winners and runners-up of the Chaos/Sound Guernsey Battle of the Bands, VICE and track not found, while hearing music from some of the weekend’s highlight acts.

I also heard from some of the artists who played the Sark Folk Festival including Burg & The Back Porch BandJoe Corbin and Ukuladeez.

On top of that mura masa told us about releasing his self-titled debut album with a special signing at Guernsey’s HMV store and I had a brief look ahead to next month’s Vale Earth Fair.

You can listen to the show by clicking here.

Tracklist

And here’s a new video from The Recks that also came out this month, as a little bonus bit:

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BBC Introducing Guernsey: February 2017 – WaterColour Matchbox and Of Empires

WaterColour Matchbox on BBC Introducing Guernsey

WaterColour Matchbox in the BBC Introducing Guernsey studio

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As BBC Music Introducing moves on with its 10th anniversary that has so far included the relaunch of the Uploader tool for submitting tracks (click here to find out more), BBC Introducing Guernsey returned with another show highlighting new music from the islands.

This month’s live session came from WaterColour Matchbox. Live they are a prog-metal-grunge hybrid four-piece but it was founding duo Peter Mitchell and Mikey Ferbrache who joined me for the session, playing acoustic versions of tracks from their recently released debut album Fragments, Artefact and Ruins.

I also spoke to Jack Fletcher, frontman of Of Empires, about their upcoming new EP – the long-awaited follow-up to Stranger Sensations – and what the now Brighton based band have planned for 2017.

You can listen to the show thorough the BBC iPlayer or by clicking here.

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BBC Introducing Guernsey: December 2016 – Review of the Year

BBC Introducing Guernsey 2016 sessions

Some of our sessions from 2016

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To round off 2016 on BBC Introducing Guernsey I put together a show packed with some of the best music featured on the show across the year.

Featured were tracks from our regular acoustic sessions including Burning At Both EndsThe Secret SmilesClameur de Haro and more.

There were also album tracks and singles from The RecksOf EmpiresRobyn Sherwell and others as well as a look at some of the highlight artists from the summer festivals and a few brand new tracks as well.

You can listen to the show on the BBC iPlayer by clicking here or through the BBC iPlayer Radio App on mobile devices.

If you are making your own music you can upload it to BBC Introducing by clicking here

Tracklist

You can read my review of the year here

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BBC Introducing Guernsey: September 2016 – Citizen-X in session, Vale Earth Fair recap and autumn preview

Citizen-X on BBC Introducing Guernsey

Citizen-X in the studio

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After a summer packed with festivals (I made it to four but there were plenty more) the September 2016 edition of BBC Introducing Guernsey looked back at the Vale Earth Fair’s 40th anniversary event while looking ahead to new music coming up as we move in autumn.

As well as that Citizen-X joined me for a live session and interview telling us about his unique approach to making music as well as playing this year’s Jersey Live festival along with The Peace Tent at Chaos and other events over the summer.

The show is available to listen to for 30 days through the BBC iPlayer Radio App or by clicking here.

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BBC Guernsey Introducing: July 2016 – Chaos, Sark Folk Festival, The Gathering and more

Of Empires at The Gathering

Of Empires at The Gathering

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With as many festivals as there were weeks in July 2016 the BBC Introducing Guernsey radio show for that month took a look back at three of them.

First was Chaos where I spoke to The Hyena Kill and we had music from them, PUNiKSugarSlamScience of Eight Limbs and HONEST CROOKS.

Then came Sark Folk Festival – I spoke to performer and organiser Claire Rakich and we also heard from Blue Mountains and organiser Josh De Kooker with extra music from Burg and The Space Pirates of Rocquaine.

Finally new festival The Gathering where I spoke to Static Alice and we heard brand new music from Of Empires.

You can listen to the show on the BBC iPlayer by clicking here.

Tracklist

Click here to listen to the show and as I’ve been nominated for an award for my work for BBC Introducing Guernsey you can vote for me here!

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BBC Introducing Guernsey: March 2016 – Ramblin’ Nick Mann, Robyn Sherwell and Mt. Wolf

Robyn Sherwell, Ramblin' Nick Mann and Mt. WolfClick here to listen to the show

On this month’s BBC Introducing Guernsey radio show I had three guests spanning a range of the music being made by Guernsey artists.

The session this month came from Ramblin’ Nick Mann who recently put out his debut album, One Eye In The Past, and he played six of his lo-fi, homemade, blues for us on one of his cigar box guitars (we didn’t use the beer can mic for this one).

I also spoke to Robyn Sherwell who has just completed a UK tour and released her self-titled debut album following on from a huge year in 2015 where she played Glastonbury, was featured by Jo Wiley on BBC Radio 2 amongst many other things.

And I heard from Stevie McMinn of Mt. Wolf who played this month’s SXSW music festival in Austin Texas.

You can hear all of this and more on the BBC iPlayer for the next 30 days by clicking here.

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BBC Introducing Guernsey: February 2016 – Wondergeist, Twice Dead Records and Jonah Beats

Wondergeist in session on BBC Introducing Guernsey

Wondergeist in session

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Following hot on the heels of the BBC Introducing Guernsey takeover spots on BBC Radio 1, I was back in more usual surroundings of BBC Radio Guernsey on Saturday 27th February 2016.

For this month’s live session I was joined in the studio by acoustic two-piece Wondergeist, along with their sometime djembe player Stu, and they treated us to live versions of four tracks from their self-titled debut album.

I also spoke to Chris and Soraya from Jersey’s Twice Dead Records who have been inviting Guernsey bands over to ‘the other island’ to play for the last couple of years, including recent gigs featuring Lifejacket and Byzanthian Neckbeard.

As well as that I looked at a few of the acts playing the Jonah Beats charity all-dayer taking place on March 5th at Vale Castle, click here to find out more and buy tickets.

You can listen to the show for the next month on the BBC iPlayer by clicking here (or you can download it or listen with the BBC iPlayer Radio App).

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BBC Introducing Guernsey – New Year’s Day 2016 Special

BBC Introducing Guernsey live sessions 2015Click here to listen to the show

Less than a week after the December edition of BBC Introducing Guernsey I was back on the air waves with an hour-long special.

On the programme I had a listen back to some of the highlights from the show’s live sessions recorded throughout 2015.

Every month on the show I feature a Guernsey artist in session and 2015 included Buff Hudd, The Recks and Gregory Harrison, amongst others.

While mostly acoustic guitar based performances, this year has also seen music created live on an iPad, a stripped-back full band performance, sessions from the first BBC Introducing Guernsey live stage and a set from the BBC Introducing Stage at Glastonbury Festival.

You can listen to the show through the BBC iPlayer by clicking here, or download it using the iPlayer Radio App.

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BBC Introducing Guernsey: December 2015 – Buff Hudd and Thee Jenerators

Buff Hudd in the BBC Introducing Guernsey studio

Buff Hudd in the BBC Introducing Guernsey studio

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For the final BBC Introducing Guernsey radio show of 2015 I took a look back at the last 12 months of music around the islands including tracks from Of Empires, The Recks, mura masa, Robyn Sherwell, Robert J. Hunter and more.

As well as that I was joined in the studio by Buff Hudd (aka Buffalo Huddleston frontman Mike Meinke) for a live session and an interview about what has been a huge year for the band.

I also spoke to Thee Jenerators about the release of their new ablum, The Devil’s Chords, which is out now on both digital and vinyl.

You can listen to show on the BBC iPlayer by clicking here or download it using the BBC iPlayer Radio App on smartphones.

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BBC Introducing Guernsey: April 2015 – Chloe Le Page in session and Robert J. Hunter music video

Chloe Le Page on BBC Introducing Guernsey

Chloe Le Page

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For the April 2015 edition of BBC Introducing Guernsey I was joined in the studio by young singer-sonwriter Chloe Le Page for an interview and a live session.

The show also featured a look behind the scenes of Robert J. Hunter‘s debut music video for his single Demons which he filmed recently in Guernsey with local filmmaker Jack De La Mare.

On top of that I looked at the bands so far announced for this year’s Chaos and Vale Earth Fair festivals.

You can listen to the show for 30 days by clicking here.

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Here’s a video of Chloe from last year’s Search For A Star event to give you an idea of what she does:

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