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Page last updated at 11:16 GMT, Tuesday, 29 September 2009 12:16 UK
BBC Suffolk Introducing... on air
Graeme Mac and Richard Haugh
Graeme Mac and Richard Haugh welcome music of all genres

BBC Radio Suffolk has a new show dedicated to supporting musical talent from around the county.

BBC Suffolk Introducing... launches on 1 October 2009 at 7pm and the hour-long show is presented by Richard Haugh and Graeme Mac.

"We're both passionate about music and want to showcase what is an abundance of local talent," said Richard.

"The quality and range in Suffolk is really strong and we want to give artists the platform they deserve."

UPDATE: BBC Suffolk Introducing... is now available as a podcast. Subscribe via iTunes or the BBC Podcast site to ensure you never miss an episode of the show which is dedicated to showcasing Suffolk's musical talent.

Music, gig listings and interviews with Suffolk bands are regular parts of the show, but one of the most exciting aspects is the regular live sessions.

Thee Vicars at Radio One's Big Weekend
Thee Vicars played Radio One's Big Weekend for BBC Introducing...

"I particularly look forward to the live element of the show, as many radio sessions tend to be pre-recorded," said Graeme.

Be part of it

Carrying on in the spirit of John Peel, BBC Introducing... is the arm of the BBC dedicated to supporting unsigned, undiscovered and under the radar music - with shows on BBC Radio One, 6Music, 1Xtra and other BBC Local stations.

It has gone from strength to strength since launching in 2007 and now has a presence at most of the major festivals, including Glastonbury, Reading/Leeds, T in the Park, Latitude and you can be part of it.

BBC Suffolk Introducing... is asked for tips for these festivals, Huw Stephens' Radio One show and for Maida Vale sessions, with The Cheek, Essay Like Nephew, Thee Vicars, Rosalita, Lettie and Pixelh8 amongst those to be successful.

By sending us your music we'll do our best to feature it on air and you'll automatically be in consideration for future opportunities with the BBC Introducing... brand.

So, get in touch today: Submit your music using the BBC Uploader

The show, however, isn't just for those making music.

We want to hear your thoughts on local gigs, bands and the music we've been playing on the show.

You can contact us during the show by calling 01473 212121 or texting 07786 207 786. It's unlikely we'll see texts sent when we're not on air, but you'll still be charged by your service provider.

E-mails can be sent during the week to: suffolk@bbc.co.uk

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