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Blast: Introducing new Blast reporter Sophie Little
Sophie Little (Photo: Ben Piper)
Sophie Little is the Blast Norfolk Introducing reporter for 2010

My name is Sophie Little, and I'm your new BBC Blast Music Reporter.

I'm so proud to be reporting on the Norfolk music scene - it's one of a kind, vibrant and diverse, but often overlooked nationally.

I'm no stranger to BBC Norfolk Introducing as I've been co-presenting the radio and video shows since 2009.

A large chunk of the last five years has been spent shouting my lungs out on stage with my best friends and band mates The Brownies.

Festival appearances

As well as writing punk-pop tunes, I have also been lucky enough to make an album with a top producer, tour the UK and play some amazing festivals like Latitude, The Camden Crawl and The Great Escape.

In 2008 my band was picked to do a Maida Vale session by BBC Norfolk Introducing for them and BBC Radio 1 which gave us some invaluable live recordings, and also a real leg up on to a ladder of recognition.

For me, the most exciting thing about being a Blast music reporter is the features we produce have the potential to be stepping stones for up-and-coming bands to get recognised.

I think it's so important to support local musicians because they're usually honest, original and exciting talents.

Without support, bands and artists can't progress and often fizzle out.

New graduate

I've been at uni for three years - at King's College London and the UEA in Norwich - and the mortar board is only fresh off my head.

I'm now wise in the teachings of philosophy, so if you have any questions about Plato or Aristotle, you know who to call!

Any scrap of free time is spent in my studio at home, sewing and making jewellery. I'm also a cat-mummy to Boo, the sleekest black cat in the land.

Blast reporter

Working as a Blast music reporter this year is a dream.

Under my new reporting powers I will bring you sensational music news, stun you with the success of little known and local wonders, and put you in the midst of the action with some inside exclusives and behind the scene features of the local music scene.

If you've got a story tip about the local music scene then drop me a line by e-mail.




SEE ALSO
Diary of our BBC Blast reporter
17 Sep 10 |  BBC Introducing
Norfolk Introducing video show
30 Mar 10 |  BBC Introducing
Latitude success for The Brownies
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