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Friday Session: 13 November 2009
Sam Payne
Singer/songwriter Sam Payne has a new album

On the Friday Session on 13 November there's live music from the Kidderminster electronica duo The Audacity .

We talk to Ash, who are visiting Worcester University next Thursday as part of their A-Z tour of Britain.

Sam Payne, who's lived in Leominster and Kidderminster, is back with a brand new album.

Plus Evesham musician Bruno Gallone presses 10,000 tracks for the launch of a 2010 football game.

Sound Advice from the BBC

We meet the Hereford man responsible for the signings of Primal Scream, Manic Street Preachers, Lemar, Super Furry Animals, George Michael, The Zutons - and many more.

Sean Denny was an A&R scout with Sony Music, before taking over jobs at dance labels Illustrious, Epic, Champion, Gut and Gusto.

He's since become a national radio promotions manager helping bands to gain airplay and sessions - so if you're writing music in Herefordshire & Worcestershire - listen up!

A-Z Tour: Worcester

Ash playing live at the Reading and Leeds Festival 2007

They've had hit singles with 'Girl From Mars', 'Oh Yeah' and 'Angel Interceptor' and this week, the 90's band Ash are at Worcester University.

The band, whose career began in 1992, have gone on to take the singles charts by storm, landed the 'Best Contemporary Song' award at the Ivor Novello's, and named number two in the '50 Bands To See Before You Die' section of Q Magazine.

So now's your chance - as they're at the Dive Bar this Thursday night (19 November 2009) and frontman Tim Wheeler is on the show this week.

The Friday Session Introducing... The Audacity

The Audacity
The Audacity, rose from the ashes of Curb

The Kidderminster duo, who joined us live on the Friday Session Introducing stage at this year's Nozstock Festival, play their first ever studio session on this week's programme.

The electronica group, The Audacity, rose from the ashes of Curb - who used to specialise in a more indie-rock sound.

Ever since, James Hardman (vocals & computers) and Matt Stephens (Keyboards) have been producing Depeche Mode/New Order-type sounds.

The Audacity at Nozstock

Introducing... Features

New Album

We catch up with the Leominster and Kidderminster ex-pat Sam Payne, who's just released her new album.

Sam has a lot of stories to tell - as she arrived at her first paid gig the police were mopping up blood by the door because someone had been stabbed - and then during the gig a fight broke out and one of the speakers nearly landed on her.

Her life-inspired music has gone on to be featured on BBC Radio 2, Jazz FM, Atlantic 252 as well as various local and European radio stations

Sam Payne profile

Whazzup? I'm Bruno!

Bruno Gallone
The Evesham singer/songwriter Bruno Gallone

The Evesham singer/songwriter Bruno Gallone has been busy recording a new song for the 2010 FIFA World Cup with his new band, The Toyz.

Over 10,000 copies will be given away free with a game called Pro Action Football.

Bruno's also returning to Evesham's Railway Inn after Christmas to host another Battle Of The Acoustic Acts - for details, contact the venue.

Bruno Gallone profile

Introducing... Your Gigs

We'll bring you the full list of what's happening in Herefordshire and Worcestershire at 1940 GMT.

If you have an event you'd like publicised, email:

Introducing... Your Reviews

Andy O'Hare will be here with the Hare Pieces at regular intervals throughout the show.

He goes to more gigs than anyone else we've met in the two counties (and doesn't get paid)!

Introducing... Your Voicemails

If you've been to a good gig, or seen a great DJ, get in touch.

Call 0845 300 5006 and leave us a voicemail to broadcast in the last half-an-hour of the show.

Introducing... Future Shows

20 November (live from Hereford)

Introducing... Church & Destroy's Friday Session (Herefordshire).

Punk For Pudsey & your Children In Need events (Worcester).

Luke Leighfield's new album (Upton-upon-Severn).

27 November (live from Hereford)

Introducing... Monster Monster's Friday Session (Worcester).

Worcester Warriors live on Worcester FM from 8pm.

4 December (live from Hereford)

Introducing... Fuski's Friday Session (Golden Valley, Herefordshire).

11 December (live from Worcester)

Introducing... The SpoonFedz' Friday Session (Pershore).

18 December (live from Worcester)

Introducing... Sam Plowman's Friday Session (Leominster).

Worcester Warriors live on Worcester FM from 7pm.

8 January (live from Worcester)

Introducing... Neotopia's Friday Session (Worcester).

22 January (live from Worcester)

Introducing... Nomad 67's Friday Session (Worcestershire).

5 February (live from Worcester)

Introducing... Sons Of Beaches' Friday Session (Kidderminster).

19 February (live from Hereford)

Introducing... Deborah Hodgson's Friday Session (Worcester).

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