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The BBC Introducing audience at the 2009 event

The greatest bands all have to start somewhere.

There must have been a time when even John and Paul thought they needed a little help from their friends.

That's why this year BBC Tees is giving young bands the chance to ask some industry experts just about anything!

As part of the Fringe Workshops, we'll be hosting a BBC Introducing Panel at The Georgian Theatre, and all you have to do to book a place is to tell us what question you'd like to ask.

Book a place

This workshop has now taken place.

If you're an up and coming band, a singer songwriter, or just genuinely interested in the music scene in Teesside and County Durham, then the BBC Introducing Panel is for you.

It's your chance to ask the experts the questions you've always wanted to ask, and to get the answers you never thought you'd hear.

The panel will take place between 6pm and 7pm at the Georgian Theatre in Stockton on Friday 30 July.

The Panel 2010

Our very own Bob Fischer will once again be taking his place on the panel, along with Paul Burns from Tees Music Alliance, Claire Thomas from the national BBC Introducing scheme, and local musician and promoter Henry Carden.

The event will be held together by BBC Tees' Natalie Boxall.

Bob: Having worked on both sides of the divide, he can offer advice on getting gigs, and getting on air.

Paul: The man behind The Fringe Festival - he also runs the Green Dragon Studios in Stockton, and is definitely a man to impress on Teesside.

Claire: One of the people who was at the heart of BBC Introducing when it was given its own stage at Glastonbury in 2007.

She can offer advice for any bands looking to break into the music industry.

Henry: The former guitarist in local heroes DARTZ! Henry now works in promotions in Middlesbrough, often discovering new bands in the process.

Meet our Blast reporter for 2010
12 Jul 10 |  BBC Introducing



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