w/c August 23rd 2021
This week’s track, Better In The End, comes from 15 year old Sienna Craven.
Produced by Danny Yates at City Sound Studios, this is Sienna’s first single, and it’s available on the major platforms.
w/c August 16th 2021 – no track. BCB break week.
w/c August 2nd & 9th 2021
This week’s track comes from the Dead Hamster Society.
They are a Bradford based, multi-generational band, with BCB’s 16 year old DJ Moshua on guitar and 24 year old Ben (aka Mr Sticks) on drums.
Formerly known as the Dead Rejects, this punk, alternative, band is based at SORM Studios, in Little Germany where they rehearse and record.
w/c July 26th 2021
This week’s track is called Thx 2 u my heart’s in Rehab, and comes
from Meg + Luce. This is an original song, first performed for the Bradford College Music Showcase earlier this year.
w/c July 5th & 12th 2021
We’re playing Barbora Orackova‘s track, Mine over two weeks (to cover a staff shortage at the station). Like her other tracks that have featured on BCB this is a live performance of an original song. You can hear more of Barbora’s music on Soundcloud
w/c June 28th 2021
This week’s track comes from Alfie And The Bottle Heads. They are a three piece made up of students on the Music Performance and Production course at Bradford College.
For their end of year project they created a number of original songs with a 60’s feel.
The track is called Everything is OK.
w/c June 14th 2021
This week’s track comes from Levels, a student on the Music Performance and Production course at Bradford College.
The track is called Radio Waves.
“It’s a House piece inspired by Martin Garrix and Avicii who are in my opinion the kings of EDM.”
w/c June 7th 2021
This week’s track comes from Barbora Orackova. She’s a student on the Music Performance and Production course at Bradford College and this is a live performance of her original song, with lyrics in Slovakian and English, called No More Sad Times.
w/c May 31st 2021
This week’s track comes from 17 year old Abi Swift.
She’s a producer and multi-instrumentalist, studying music performance and production at Bradford College. Her music is inspired by genres like hip-hop, nu-funk, modern jazz and soul. As well as producing she also plays drums for Bradford Band – The Flow
This track is called No More (I don’t want you) and features David Hogan, Lucy Pearson & Meg Dobbin who are also students at Bradford College.
w/c May 24th 2021
This week we’re revisiting a track from Kabeer Sindu. He’s a student on the Music Performance and Production course at Bradford College.
The annual showcase of all of the student’s work will be broadcast live this Friday the 28th May at 7pm on YouTube.
So to give you a taste of what you can expect here’s a live live recording of Kabeer’s track “Once Upon A Time“.
w/c May 4th 2021
This week’s track is from the debut EP from Echoviolet which was released on the 1st May.
The track we’re playing is called “Falling Light“, it explores the idea that love is eternal, and was actually the first track they began working on as a band back in 2019.
Find out more at the Echoviolet website.
w/c April 19th 2021
This week’s track of the week comes from 22 year old Asher, who performs as T.T (Tee Dot Tee). Asher is being supported by BCB and Youth Music to help him with his music making. This track, is an unreleased track called “PREE” which he’s been working on recently.
Youth Music Live Showcase! – Thursday 22nd April
w/c March 15th 2021
This week’s track comes from Kahal – who is 15, and was born in Belfast but now lives in Bradford.
We’ve played tracks from his EP “HUMAN HUBRIS” in the past, and this is another track from that release.
w/c March 8th 2021
This week’s track comes from a band called Moonshine.
One of the members of the band, Ollie Forrest, has already provided our track of the week as a solo artist. Now he’s teamed up with Harry Knowles from Honey Arcade, and a couple of others to create the band Moonshine.
This track is their first release and it’s called ‘The Fever‘
w/c March 1st 2021
This week’s track comes from an alternative rock band from Bradford called Echoviolet. The band is made up of guitarist Rowan Minnis age 28, James Whiteley age 28 (Vocals and Guitar), Charlotte Addinell – age 22 (Drums) and George Gales age 18 who plays Bass.
The track is the band’s 4th single; it’s called Come Back Home, and it’s about anyone who has had family or friends who have served in the military.
w/c February 22nd 2021
This week’s track comes from 20 year old Ollie Forrest. Released in 2020, it’s called I Don’t Want you Back and is available to stream from Spotify.
w/c February 8th 2021
This week’s track comes from the collaborative project known as Polite Control, headed up by 21 year old Joe Smith from Cottingley.
w/c February 1st 2021
This week we’re revisiting a track from Kemmi Gill called KCU. The track was made for the ‘Kindness, Compassion and Understanding’ campaign, commissioned by the Bradford Health and Care Partnership to mark World Kindness Day back in November last year.
As this week is Children’s Mental Health week, the team behind the track have released a remix by local producer Shaun Dean. It’s a BCB Exclusive, and you can only hear it on About Bradford and Bradford & Beyond this week.
Youth Music Live! Showcase show (Tracks of the Week – part 2) – Thursday 28th January. 10pm
w/c January 11th 2021
Track of the Week: This week’s track comes from 20 year old Bradford studio engineer and producer Harry Speight.
It’s called “Mmm” and it’s one of four tracks he’s released over December and January on Bandcamp.
Youth Music Live! Showcase show (Tracks of the Week – part 2) – Thursday 14th January 2021, 10pm
w/c January 4th 2021
Track of the Week: This week’s track, “Once Upon A Time“, comes from Kabeer Sindu. He’s a student on the Music Performance and Production course at Bradford College.
It was recorded as part of the Bradford College Virtual Concert in November 2020.
w/c 21st & 28th December 2020
Track of the Week: Tune in to About Bradford and Bradford & Beyond over the holiday period to hear our regular presenters choosing their personal picks from the Tracks of the Week we’ve featured in 2020.
Youth Music Live! Showcase show (Tracks of the Week – part 1) – Thursday 31st December. 10pm
w/c December 14th 2020
Track of the Week: This week’s track comes Megan. She’s a student on the Music Perfomance and Production course at Bradford College.
The track is a cover of Britney Spears’ Toxic -we don’t usually have covers as out track of the week, but we think that in this case it’s worth making an exception. It was Recorded at the Bradford college Virtual Concert in November 2020.
Youth Music Live! Showcase show (Tracks of the Week – part 1) – Thursday 17th December. 10pm.
w/c December 7th 2020
Track of the Week: This week we have another track from Kahal – who is 15, and was born in Belfast but now lives in Bradford.
Previously we featured “Apple Crumble” from the album “HUMAN HUBRIS“. This is another track from that album, it’s called “The Pumpkins“
w/c November 30th 2020
Track of the Week: This week’s track comes from 18 year old Ismail Hussain. Ismail recently won the Arts and Culture award at the Yorkshire Asians Young Achiever awards. He performs around the UK and abroad, and has a large following on social media.
Youth Music Live! Showcase show – Thursday 3rd December. 10pm.
This month we’re re-broadcasting the Bradford College Virtual Concert from a couple of weeks ago. Tune in to hear some great up and coming talent from our district. More info on the concert.
w/c November 23rd 2020
Track of the Week: This week’s track comes from Kemmi Gill. The track, and accompanying video, were made for the ‘Kindness, Compassion and Understanding’ campaign, commissioned by the Bradford Health and Care Partnership for World Kindness Day a couple of weeks ago.
The aim of the campaign is to encourage acts of kindness and compassion and conversations that promote better mental health.
The track is called KCU.
w/c November 16th 2020
Track of the Week: This week’s track comes from 17 year old Barbora Orackova. She’s a student on the Music Performance and Production course at Bradford College and this is a live performance of for her original song entitled ‘Everything Around Me’
You can see Barbora performing with her other students from Bradford College performing in a virtual concert on Friday 20th November 2020 at 7pm on YouTube. See: https://linktr.ee/BradfordCollegeVirtualConcert
Youth Music Live! Showcase show – Thursday 19th Nov. 10pm.
w/c 9th November 2020
Track of the Week: The track we’re featuring this week comes from Kahal – who is 15, and was born in Belfast but lives in Bradford. The track is called “Apple Crumble” and it’s from the album “HUMAN HUBRIS“. Kahal on Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, and Spotify.
Youth Music Live! Showcase show – Thursday 12th Nov. 9pm.
w/c 2nd November 2020
Track of the Week: It Was Love, is by Ben Jordan featuring Megan Swanepoel. Ben is a 17 year old singer songwriter from Cullingworth. He has has been performing, recording, and releasing music for a number of years now, and this is his latest release. You can find it on YouTube, Spotify, and Soundcloud.
w/c 19th October 2020
This week’s Track of the Week comes from Alfie James Smith and is called Times Are Getting Harder.
Alfie is on the Music Performance and Production course at Bradford College, and the track is available on Spotify.
w/c 12th October 2020
w/c 5th October 2020
Track of the Week comes from SEZ, a singer/songwriter from Bradford. ‘Underwater’ second track we’ve featured from her Underwater EP which is available on Bandcamp.
Youth Music Live! Showcase Show – 10pm Thur. 8th October
w/c 28th September 2020
Track of the Week comes from KG, a rapper/producer and a youth leader with the All Star Ents. project here in Bradford. The track is called ‘Time to Shine’
w/c 21st September 2020
Track of the Week comes from twenty year old, Ollie Forrest. Ollie is a multi-instrumentalist, singer / songwriter and producer from Baildon. His influences include punk, techno, hip-hop, rock and many others.
The track is called ‘Find Yourself’.
w/c 14th September
Track of the Week comes from six young musicians from Bingley/Skipton going by the name of The Reyers. They are all 18 or under and the lead singer, Mabel is just 15.
“Seasick” is their debut single which was recorded at Loom Studios near Leeds with sound engineer and producer Steve Whitfield who’s clients also include Terrorvision and The Cure. It’s also available on Apple Music, Amazon and Spotify. Instagram @thereyers_band.
Youth Music Live! Showcase – Thursday 17th Sept.
Playing new and original music by young people from the Bradford district. With tracks from: Saint Jerome, The Reyers, Prehensile Thrashings, Lucy and Lila, Joe Cunningham, Ollie Forrest, Harry Speight, SEZ, and Finlay Mactaggart
w/c 7th September 2020
Saint Jerome describes the song as “about the lesser told black history.” He goes on to say:
We are mainly just taught that western black history starts with slavery. This is not true, with black history going much further back and being much richer than that. The song sheds light on one aspect of that which is the Moors of Europe and America.
Youth Music Live! Showcase – Thurs. 10th Sept. at 10pm
w/c 31st August 2020
Track of the Week
This week’s we’ve got another track from Home Wood’s Musumba.
Musumba has had major backing and support from BBC Introducing, Radio Leeds, BBC Sheffield and BBC Radio 6 Music in recent months. We previous featured her track Drifting on BCB, and this is her latest release ‘Scriptures‘.
w/c 24th August 2020
Track of the Week
This week’s track comes from, 22 year old, Asher Knight. He grew up in Wrose but is now based in London in order to pursue his music career. The track we’re playing this week is called ‘Oxygen‘.
w/c 17th August 2020
This week’s track comes from Prehensile Thrashings. This is what they have to say…
Prehensile Thrashings were kind of a band for a bit even though we never played the same song twice. Recently we’ve managed to overcome our collective laziness and manifest a new track that’s been in the pipeline since last year, and an old track we thought had died with the mac we used to record on. Prehensile Thrashings are Six Dinner Syd and Vince McCannon and work in collaboration with The Needle Bin on Facebook. This track is available on bandcamp for the generous price of nothing. Google us and that if you care. Bigup Dave C and BCB for the airtime.”
w/c 10th August 2020
Track of the Week
Settle Down by Lucy and Lila.
Lila is a young writer who posts poetry and stories online, and Lucy has been involved in music and theatre for years. They started working together when Lila posted a poem online that Lucy decided to put some music and a melody to, and they’ve been making songs ever since.
Youth Music Live! Showcase – Thur. 14th Aug. at 10pm
w/c 3rd August 2020
Ewan’s Big Ones Aligners Special – Thur. 7th Aug – 9pm
This weeks episode of big ones is extra special as we chat to Nathan from Aligners about the bands music as well as a very exclusive BCB premier of the bands new song ‘Hours’, 2 full days before release.
w/c 27th July 2020
Track of the Week
This week we’re featuring an artist called ‘Violet’ and her track is called ‘Lifeboat’. You can hear more on her Violet Official page at Soundcloud.
Youth Music Live – July Showcase! (Rpt) Thur. 30th at 9pm.
w/c 20th July 2020
Track of the week:
This weeks’ track is from a band called The Late Show, and the track is ‘Not Sure’ .
w/c 13th July 2020
Track of the week:
Jack Lupton is a singer/songwriter, performing as Black Jeans. His track is soon to be released and is called ‘Someday, You’ll Join me’.
Youth Music Live – July Showcase! Thur. 16th at 10pm.
w/c 6th July 2020
Track of the week:
Rhyanne Woodbine is a singer/songwriter from Bradford. The track is called ‘Butterflies’. You can find Rhyanne on Twitter @RhyanneWoodbine, Spotify, Soundcloud, and you can buy the track on Amazon music.
Big Ones from Ewan Robertson. Thursday at 9pm.
w/c 29th June 2020
w/c 22nd June 2020
Track of the Week:
Finlay Mactaggart a 19 year old pianist and composer based in Bradford. The track is called “Blue Yellow Meadow”. It’s taken from his Three Doors EP which is available on Bandcamp.
Clare’s Musical Show explores La La Land (Wed. 24th & Sat. 27th 6:30pm).
w/c 15th June 2020
Track of the Week:
SEZ – a 19 year old singer/songwriter from Bradford. The track is called “I Don’t Seem to Love Your Smile Any More”. It’s taken from her Underwater EP which is available on Bandcamp.
w/c 8th Jun. 2020
Big Ones from Ewan Robertson. Thursday at 9pm.
Clare’s Musicals – Aladdin. Saturday at 6pm.
Track of the Week:
Ben Jordan and Callum Butterworth who go by the name of United AS One. There first single is, What’s Wrong With Me.
w/c 18th May 2020
Youth Music Live! – May Showcase 10pm Thur. 21st May 2020
Showcasing young musicians from the Bradford district (UK). We have an interview with Keith Aimes of the Musician’s Union, updates on the Youth Music Live project in Covid times, and tracks from: The Late Show, Six Dinner Syd, INNADAZE, Estelle Sophia for the All Stars Youth Music Project, Jack Lord, Crude – 2014 Belle Vue Girl’s School, Ben Jordan, Liam Snowden.
w/c 20th Apr. 2020
Youth Music Live! April Showcase comes to you as the first show under lock down.
We’re still playing young artists from the Bradford district and have a couple of contributions from young people on the project.
w/c 23rd Mar. 2020
Youth Music Live! – March Showcase
This month we have news about the Youth Music Live! masterclass held at the beginning of the month at Prospect Studio in Allerton. And we’ve got a load of tracks by young local artists. SEZ, Ben Jordan, Fling, Rhyanne Woodbine, Ollie Forrest, INNADAZE, Musumba, Vanessa Maria, Temporal Storm.
w/c 24th Feb. 2020
Featured Artist – OR Forrest 6:30pm Sat. 29th Feb. 2020
Emily interviews local artist OR Forrest about his life in music and his influences.
Youth Music Live! – February Showcase 10pm Thur. 27th Feb. 2020
Talking about the BCB Youth Music Live! Project, featuring a ‘play in a day’ project with local schools, and news on our young presenters. Also featuring local music by young musicians. Tracks by Innadaze, SEZ, Finlay Mactaggart, Ben Jordan, True Colour.
w/c 17th Feb 2020
Be sure to check out Clare’s second Six The Musical show, broadcast on Wednesday. We’ll play both parts again on Saturday 22nd at 6pm.
Ewan gives us a run down of the line up for this years Leeds and Reading festival on Saturday at 5pm.
w/c 27th Jan. 2020
Youth Music Live! – January Showcase. 10pm Thur. 31st Jan. 2020.
The latest news from BCB Radio’s Youth Music Live! project, featuring young, up and coming artistes and bands from the local music scene. This month we have tracks from Rhyanne Woodbine, Finlay MacTaggart, Liam Snowden, Katie G, Fling, Defining Lines, and Rebecca Barron. We’ve also got interviews from our Youth music Live! Masterclass in December and from local artist SEZ.
w/c 9th Dec. 2019
w/c 2nd Dec. 2019
Youth Music Live! Showcase – 10pm Thur. 5th Dec. 2019
Ewan joins David in the Studio to discuss all things about the Youth Music Live! project and to play some music by young musicians in the district.
Featured Artist – Moshua – 6:30pm Sat. 7th Dec. 2019
Guitarist, Moshua talks to Banaris Iqbal about how he got into playing live music.
w/c 23rd Nov. 2019
Featured Artist – Gracie Rudd – 6:30pm Sunday 1st Dec. 2019
BCB presenter Noorie Hussain talks to singer Gracie about the music she loves and her inspiration to sing.
w/c 11th Nov. 2019
Featured Artist – Rebecca Barron – 6:30pm Sat. 16th Nov. 2019 Rebecca drops by the studio to tell us about her love of music and to play live.
Our new Youth Music Live! promos are being aired across the entire broadcast schedule.
w/c 4th Nov. 2019
Youth Music Live! Showcase – 10pm Thur. 9th Nov. 2019.
Following the Masterclass a the weekend, we round up the latest news from the project and showcase Bradford’s young musical talent.
30 Minutes of Madness with DJ Moshua – every Thursday at 6:30pm.
Listen out for our Youth Music Live! Promos now in circulation.