What a year in music! I say that every year right?!
It’s been a busy one for me. I’ve continued to present on Amazing Radio, it will be 8 years on Amazing Radio next march, and i’ve enjoyed every second! Our tips for 2020 are completely on it and you can take a look at them here!
My first full year on XS Manchester has been dreamy, it’s been a pleasure to be part of the team that live and breathe Manchester and Music.
I’ve had so many great radio experiences this year including my first stints presenting on BBC Radio 6 Music covering the BBC Introducing Mixtape for Tom Robinson, presenting the BBC Radio Manchester evening show and i’ve also had the pleasure of presenting BBC Introducing in Manchester and BBC Introducing in West Yorkshire!
I’ve produced radio shows for the BBC at Radio Leeds, Bluedot Festival, Wakefield Long Division and also simulcasts from Leeds Festival and for BBC Introducing Live from Tobacco Dock! I’ve also featured as a guest on TalkRADIO, BBC Radio Newcastle, BBC Radio Stoke and more!
My #freevibes nights with Band On The Wall have gone from strength to strength showcasing the best new music and artists from the north, great to see the likes of the Goa Express, Grimm Twins, Ellysse Mason and more absolutely smashing it! Lot’s more to come in 2020!
So many fun memories this year including hosting stages, djing, working on artist development programmes and i’ve adored lecturing this year!
Notable highlights have been speaking on a panel at Monkey Week in Seville and checking out some fresh spanish musical talent, hosting panels at BBC Introducing Live that were absolutely rammed! Interviewing Sundara Karma at Off The Record Festival, Interviewing Dave Rowntree at Soundcity Festival and also hosting the stages at Leeds Festival and Bluedot! Have also loved assessing PRS Momentum Fund applications and Music:Leeds applications too, so great to get an insight into what artists need to do to secure funding and support in the music industry!
2020 is a new year and a new decade, who knows what the future holds, but my passion and adoration for the radio industry, the music industry and artists in general continues!, but theres always a special place in my heart for artists across the north as always!
Wishing you all the best for the new year and the new decade!