Tom Grennan Picks Up BBC Music Introducing Artist Of The Year

Tom Grennan Picks Up BBC Music Introducing Artist Of The Year

Tom Grennan has picked up BBC Music Introducing Artist of the Year for 2018 after taking to music in 2012. Following  in the footsteps of Declan McKenna and Catfish and the Bottlemen, he has been handed the iconic award but music has not always been Grennan’s calling. It all started back in 2012 when Tom was part of band The Jebs and in 2013 they appeared on BBC Introducing in Befordshire and in 2014, he…

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Reggae Makes An UNdeniable Breathrough In History

Reggae Makes An UNdeniable Breathrough In History

Reggae is a music genre that originated in Jamaica in the late 1960s. It has inspired movement and change and birthed iconic legends such as Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff and Alton Ellis. There’s no doubt that the sound of Reggae is one of joy, freedom of speech and relaxation. The paired down instrumental and soothing vocals of Carol Thompson is enough to visually transport you to the soft beaches of Jamaica whilst you bathe your…

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Strictly The Worst?

Strictly The Worst?

Every Saturday on BBC one Strictly Come Dancing waltzes its way onto our TV screens providing us with an hour and a half of glorious dancing accompanied with an orchestra of live music. In charge of keeping the harmonies in tact is David Arch who arranges, and plays the guitar and piano. There is a massive Strictly community who are loyal to the bitter end but after following the show week after week, there is…

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BBC announce new documentary ‘David Bowie: The First Five Years’

BBC announce new documentary ‘David Bowie: The First Five Years’

The BBC has announced the release of a new David Bowie documentary, entitled ‘The First Five Years’. It is the final film in a trilogy about the artist who died in January 2016 and who is considered to be one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. Following on from the 2013 film Five Years (which was about Bowie’s creative peak between ‘Ziggy Stardust’ and the end of his Berlin period), and The…

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A new Doctor Who theme tune!

A new Doctor Who theme tune!

Winter is here when Doctor Who starts on TV and oh boy what a change for the series! The first most recognisable change is the fact that the Doctor is now a woman (points for women empowerment!). Jodie Whittaker is taking on her new role brilliantly. The second is the fact that the new sidekick played by Bradley Walsh is a more mature partner for the Doctor than the usual young actor (a theme I…

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BBC Music website offers dementia lifeline

BBC Music website offers dementia lifeline

Music’s ability to soothe the symptoms of dementia and Alzheimer’s has been known for years. Now, a new BBC website aims to help by connecting dementia patients with the songs they love. Eventually, it’s hoped the site will build a database of music that’s effective at triggering memories. “Music can have such a powerful effect,” said Snow Patrol star Gary Lightbody, whose father suffers from dementia. “It fires all sorts of things in the brain…

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David Attenborough says BBC should prioritise arts

David Attenborough says BBC should prioritise arts

Sir David Attenborough, the veteran broadcaster, 92, says BBC should make more arts and culture shows. The naturalist broadcaster believes BBC has a responsibility to show programmes on a range of subjects and it is currently failing to produce enough arts and cultural programmes. He stated that the corporation did not prioritise these shows because they do not attract a large enough audience. He said: “I don’t think the BBC does enough [arts and culture]….

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BBC Battles Glastonbury with The Biggest Weekend Festival

BBC Battles Glastonbury with The Biggest Weekend Festival

The BBC aren’t being shown in the best light in the news lately. Constantly dogged for apparent media bias against Brexit and Jeremy Corbyn. They have also recently been hit by outrage following the publishing of several high profile members of staff’s wages. This showed a wage gap between male and female workers. Also highlighting that some ‘big name’ personalities are paid vast amounts. Perhaps this is where the majority of that TV license and merchandising money ends…

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