A lot of you have been in touch asking about what makes BBC Introducing so great and why it helped me so much. I thought I’d do a little blog and let you know about my journey with them.
First of all I uploaded one of my songs to the BBC Introducing website. Shortly after that I was contacted by Phil Jackson at BBC Introducing South, who told me that my song was going to be presented to the demo panel, where three industry experts would give me feedback about the song I had submitted. I received three thumbs up (YAY!) and was consequently invited into the BBC South Studio to perform a live session on air.
It received such great feedback from listeners that it came to the attention of BBC Radio 2. Sir Terry Wogan discovered the music and gave my first single a play on his show. This then resulted in my single being playlisted on BBC Radio 2. For this to happen to an unsigned artist is unprecedented. When I then got the invitation to go and play live for Sir Terry with my good friend Jenn Bostic, I had to pinch myself!
Then my second single was playlisted and I was invited to perform live on Claire Balding’s show and on Chris Evan’s breakfast show..! It just totally blows me away and I still cannot believe it! (Below is a picture of me during the interview with Chris Evans and David Walliams!)
The next thing I knew I was headlining the BBC Introducing Stage at Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park.
BBC Introducing is an amazing initiative to allow new music and new talent to have a platform. It gives DIY artists the same opportunities as artists who are signed to major labels. It is SO refreshing that the BBC are championing new british talent and new songs and I’m so grateful, honoured and delighted that they felt that I fell in to that category.
I can’t even begin to express how EXCITED I am for tomorrow. I am sooooo blown away by the support from everyone – I have had some lovely messages and tweets. HUGE HUGE HUGE thanks to BBC Radio 2 for giving me the opportunity to headline the BBC Introducing Stage… Must just say thanks to BBC Introducing South for being incredible and supporting me so much, and to Sir Terry Wogan and his team (especially Ste Softly) for inviting me to perform live on BBC Radio 2 at 11am!
Here is a little bit of info…
If you were unable to get tickets you can watch my performance as a LIVE STREAM here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/events/ed6q2m – I will be on stage at 7pm!
You can join in the fun on twitter:
I believe that you can also see “highlights” from 11pm on Sunday evening if you press the red button on BBC. But that may just be of Jack Johnson being AMAZING (can you tell I’m a huge fan?)…
SO MUCH LOVE!!
Expect a mammoth blog tomorrow night/Monday morning about the whole experience!
Now I should try and sleep… That’s going to be hard!!
Lovveeeeee and sparkles!!
I can’t quite believe I’m writing this!! I have been asked to headline the BBC Introducing Stage at BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park this Sunday 8th September!! I am absolutely blown away by the amount of support BBC Introducing and the BBC Radio 2 team have given me!! HYDE PARK?!? WOW!!!!!
I can’t even begin to tell you how excited, grateful and happy I am right now!! I feel as though my dreams are coming true.
Thank you SO SO MUCH to everyone who keeps believing in me and supporting me – it’s so humbling and I wish I could give every single person an individual sparkly warm hug!! Feeling emotional.. This is just so amazing. xxx
Had such a fantastic day visiting the BBC! I performed 4 songs live on air with my lovely band made up of Emma Hughes, Sam Whiting and Belinda Webb. I then did an interview with Phil Jackson and got into some quite deep topics. You can listen back this week here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/radio/bbc_radio_surrey
Here is the Radio version of Emma’s first single taken from her debut EP “Heart On Hand”
To celebrate the announcement of her forthcoming tour EVERY Pre order placed for the EP before the 16th September 2012 will have her song “Happy” emailed to them… This is the song that has featured on a number of TV shows and is not yet available on a commercial release.