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What is BBC Oxford Introducing?
Yannis from Foals takes to the BBC Oxford Introducing Stage in September 2006
Foals played the BBC Oxford Introducing Stage in September 2006

'BBC Introducing in Oxford' is BBC Radio Oxford's local music show.

As part of the BBC Introducing brand, we've dedicated ourselves to discovering the best new talent on the local scene for the last five years.

We secured A Silent Film and Jonquil Glastonbury showcases. Little Fish played a session at the world famous Maida Vale studios. Stornoway took to the stage at Radio 1's Big Weekend.

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"Somewhat of an anomaly as far as local radio shows go… It's quite possibly cooler than anything on national radio or television." Obscene (Oxford Brookes Student Magazine)

You'd better believe it! We like to think we blow everything else out of the water when it comes to a dedicated, thorough and interesting exploration of the local music scene.

What has BBC Introducing in Oxford ever done for us?
Just some of the special opportunities we've secured for local bands:
Maria Ilett, Natureboy and Sonny Liston played Cornbury.
Little Fish played Reading and the legendary Maida Vale studios.
A Silent Film and Jonquil played Glastonbury.
Stornoway and Ute played Radio 1's Big Weekend.
Fixers played T in the Park.
The Winchell Riots played Wakestock Festival.
Charly Coombes & The New Breed played Wychwood Festival.
The Scholars, Dial F for Frankenstein, Message to Bears, Mr Fogg and Family Machine played Truck Festival.
Released three charity albums featuring local talent
Live sessions with Agents of Jane, Alphabet Backwards, Ally Craig, The 'A' Train, The Black Hats, Borderville, Cat Matador, Cogwheel Dogs, Collisions and Consequences, Dead Jerichos, The Epstein, Foxes!, From Light to Sound, The Gullivers, The Half Rabbits, Hearts in Pencil, Megan Henwood, The Gullivers, Joe Allen Band, The Keyz, KTB, Matt Kilford, The Long Insiders, Minor Coles, The Molotovs, Mountain Parade, Mr Shaodow, The Original Rabbit Foot Spasm Band, Piney Gir, Matt Sage, Spring Offensive, Telling the Bees, Tristan and the Troubadours, Richard Walters, We Aeronauts, Witches, The Young Knives and many more.

BBC Introducing in Oxford is always first to support the best unsigned artists in the county and after more than five years breaking bands the show is now friend to stars that regularly bother the top spots in the charts.

Mercury Music Prize Nominees The Young Knives have made numerous appearances on the show from their time as a fledgling band whose frontman held down a job at RM near Abingdon.

Meanwhile Top 10 stars Foals have been tracked by our reviewers through various incarnations in the murky Oxford musical underworld and played one of our many live gig showcases.

We've released three charity CDs featuring the cream of Oxfordshire talent and given many more their first ever radio airplay.

BBC Introducing in Oxford's programme and podcast are amongst the most listened to of the local music shows on the BBC's radio stations. So go on, give it a blast!

The show is presented by Dave Gilyeat and Sam King and if you'd like your band to take part then please send your CDs to:

BBC Introducing in Oxford

BBC Radio Oxford

269 Banbury Road



Or, even better, upload your music directly to our presenters by registering with us. Simply click here .

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