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Devon Introducing: back catalogue

Jim Jones
North Devon singer-songwriter Jim Jones

BBC Devon Introducing A-E

A Fine Day for Sailing:

Matthew Stead

Matthew Stead, leader of east Devon band A Fine Day For Sailing, tells BBC Devon of his determination to keep 'twee pop' alive and kicking. Read more using the link.

The Adventures Of...:

The Adventures Of...

West Devon trio The Adventures Of... are weird and whacky, but deadly serious when it comes to their totally unique style of music. Listen to a track.



Plymouth trio AlBenAza are set to release their new album in the summer of 2010. Read our interview and use the links to their websites.



Exeter four-piece Anderson play one of their songs, Shelter, in a session specially recorded for BBC Devon Introducing.

Ben Morgan-Brown

Ben Morgan-Brown

South Devon singer-songwriter Ben Morgan-Brown dumped his job as manager of an ice cream shop to pursue his musical career. Listen to one of his songs.

The Brigadier:

The Brigadier

Exeter soloist, The Brigadier, has been writing and recording as a solo star since 2006.

Central Casting:

Central Casting

Braunton band Central Casting describe themselves as "alternative folk music with a hint of Americana" - find out more and listen to a track.

The Days:

The Days

South Devon four-piece The Days talk to BBC Devon about the amazing start they have had to their musical careers. They also play a live set.

The Dharma Bums:

The Dharma Bums

Plymouth-based progressive folk band The Dharma Bums are being kept busy with a series of projects. Listen to a live set.

Ellie Williams:

Ellie Williams

Listen to Fin's Song by Exeter singer-songwriter Ellie Williams and read an interview about the song has helped the NSPCC.

BBC Devon Introducing F-J

Francis and the Drakes:

Francis and the Drakes

Plymouth three-piece Francis and the Drakes perform a live and acoustic version of their song, Coffee Shop Radical.



Futile are a three-piece grunge rock band from east Devon. Take a listen to one of their tracks, called Void and read an interview with the band.

Girl Friday:

Girl Friday

Exeter duo Girl Friday - aka Blu and Nick - are set for a busy 2010; they plan on releasing a brand new EP every six to eight weeks throughout the year.

Head of Programmes:

Head of Programmes

Head Of Programmes is essentially one man, Plymouth singer-songwriter James Macgregor. And he admits his songs can be on the sad side. Listen to an acoustic version of Waiting Room.


The Iconyx

Torbay four-piece band The Iconyx perform a live, acoustic version of one of their songs, Between the Covers, specially for BBC Devon Introducing.

Jackie Oates:

Jackie Oates

Award-winning Exeter folk star Jackie Oates talks to BBC Radio Devon and plays some of her songs in a live recording session.

James Horrill:

James Horrill

Ivybridge rapper James Horrill performs his stunning track, A Chapter of My Life, about the lessons he has learned from spending a time in prison.

Jenna Witts:

Jenna Witts

Singer-songwriter Jenna Witts from Woollacombe talks about her 2010 album, Brother - listen to a track from the CD.

Jim Jones:

Jim Jones

North Devon singer-songwriter Jim Jones releases his first solo album Daylight & Stars - to a four-star review from Q magazine.

Josh Edwards:

Josh Edwards

At just 17, Exmouth singer-songwriter Josh Edwards has set his sights high - next stop: London.

Josie and the Lovecats:

Josie and the Lovecats

Quirky and unique - listen to a song by this Plymouth-based trio, led by Josie Dobson, and read an interview with the band.

BBC Devon Introducing K-O

Laura Dugmore:

Laura Dugmore

Exeter singer-songwriter Laura Dugmore talks about her hopes for the future and plays one of her songs, Mr Please.

Laurie Ward:

Laurie Ward

East Devon teenager Laurie Ward has been writing songs since he was seven and hopes to make a career in music. Read an interview and listen to a track.

The New Potatoes:

The New Potatoes

South Devon jazz funk band The New Potatoes talk about their hopes for the future and tell us the story behind the name. Plus, listen to a live track.

Nicky Swann:

Nicky Swann

Nicky Swann, a singer-songwriter from Kingsteignton in south Devon, releases her debut album - read an interview and listen to a track.

The Normals:

The Normals

There can't be that many Devon bands which boast the trombone as their lead instrument - take a listen to The Normals.

BBC Devon Introducing P-T

Pete Winwood:

Pete Winwood

Dawlish singer-songwriter Pete Winwood has attracted a lot of interest with his catchy indie-pop songs. Listen to a track.

Port Bandanas:

Port Bandanas

Port Bandanas from Plymouth describe their music as "funky, groovy and very listener-friendly" - listen to a track and see what you think.

Rebecca Worthley:

Rebecca Worthley

Exeter singer-songwriter Rebecca Worthley talks about her second album, Morning Comes to Those Who Wait.

Richard James:

Richard James

Singer-songwriter Richard James is set to release his debut album. And he tells us how he hopes that busking in Exeter city centre will help him to make his breakthrough.

Robert Edis:

Rob Edis

Honiton-based singer-songwriter Robert Edis talks about his personal, heartfelt songs and plays one of his tracks. Take a listen.

Room 4 1 More:

Room 4 1 More

This four piece punk band from Torbay have been to school together, skated together and now they're singing together.

The Rooftop Gambler:

The Rooftop Gambler

Plymouth trio The Rooftop Gambler talk to BBC Devon about the release of their debut EP. Listen to their song, Yet to Feel.

Sam Dowden:

Sam Dowden

South Molton-based singer-songwriter Sam Dowden specialises in feelgood pop - listen to him perform First Day of Eternity.

The Simmertones:

The Simmertones

Devon ska band The Simmertones talk about their surprise success with a unique version of the theme from Doctor Who. Listen to the track, plus one of their self-penned songs.

Some Beans:

Some Beans

Some Beans from Tipton St John in east Devon is actually a one man band. Andy Ward, the singer-songwriter behind them, tells BBC Devon about the influence of Ian Brown and...Blackadder.

Sound of the Sirens:

Sound of the Sirens

They're young, they're bubbly, they're fun - they are Exeter trio The Sound Of The Sirens. Listen to them perform an acoustic version of Shoelaces.

Square the Moon:

Nick Gurney

Leader of mid-Devon three-piece Square the Moon, Nick Gurney, tells BBC Devon of how he once auditioned for The Jam. Listen to one of their songs, Desire is the Drug.

Tom Andrews:

Tom Andrews

There can be few more illustrious starts to a music career than the chance to support indie rock band The Noisettes at the age of just 15! But that is just what Exmouth singer-songwriter Tom Andrews did in October 2009.

BBC Devon Introducing U-Z

The Van Daniels:

The Van Daniels

Plymouth four-piece The Van Daniels talk about their music and play a song, Tunnel Runner.

The Vics:

The Vics

Plymouth foursome The Vics are going to "put their all" into trying to get their band signed in the summer of 2010. Listen to a track.

We The Machines:

We the Machines

Exeter band We The Machines may be more used to rocking packed-out local venues to the rafters, but on BBC Devon Introducing they stripped their sound right back to record a special acoustic set for the show.

The Wildcards:

The Wildcards

The Wildcards released their third album in February 2010. Find out more about the music of the four-piece band described by The Blues in Britain magazine as "deep blues, swing, New Orleans rhumba-style backbone-wobblers, savage rock-a-billy".

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