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BBC Introducing: Richard Haugh

Richard was born and grew up in Ipswich. He loves new music and DJs/co-runs the Uprock night in the town, hosting acts such as Mumford & Sons, Jamie T and Golden Silvers alongside up and coming local bands such as Ed Sheeran, DELS, The Cheek and The Cads. "I try to set the bar really high for the Introducing show - if I wouldn't consider playing it when DJing, why play it on the radio?

Who’s The Next Ed?

A few weeks ago I managed to grab 15 minutes with a singer I hadn’t chatted to for about five years. I last interviewed Ed Sheeran at Latitude 2011, but before then we’d spoken semi-regularly for a few years. This time around, I was to call him from my work. …

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Best Live Guests…

We’re only a few weeks into 2017, but I’m confident we’ve already had one of the best live guests we’ll have this year. Booda French was in fine form as he performed four tracks from his superb EP, Awesome is Everyday. It’s been great to see the EP being so …

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SXSW, Aldeburgh, Ipswich

Here are some things that have happened since I last wrote this column a couple of months ago: Superglu are going to SXSW!  If I was a more animated person this would have had me jumping up and down and dancing in the streets, so happy was I on hearing …

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Leftfield Indie Pop

It’s been an honour to host four gigs at the John Peel Centre this year, and we continue to pinch ourselves this month as we take up an invitation to co-host an event with Aldeburgh Music. The venue is known around the world for being at the forefront of the …

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Welcome back, Daisy

Welcome back, Daisy Victoria. It was a welcome surprise to see a post on her Facebook page recently, saying she was out of her “recording hibernation” and had a new song to share. I was only disappointed for a short while that this track, Animal Lover, was not a cover …

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Boxford’s biggest export…

Woo hoo! Latitude Festival is around the corner, and thanks to the generosity of Huw Stephens we shall once again be there – handpicking three acts to perform on the Lake Stage. We love to be involved, and getting to phone three of the acts we’ve been championing and ask …

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Animal Noise: One to Watch

We’re thrilled to be back at the John Peel Centre this month – with four more acts lined up for the free gig on 8 April. James Spankie will be kicking things off with a welcome return to the live arena, having been away for a while as he adds …

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Suffolk, the Next Big Thing?

The news of David Bowie’s death was announced earlier. For the rest of the day the news has been dominated by heartfelt tributes to someone whose musical legacy can only be matched by a handful of others. People who knew him, worked with him, watched him perform – whether it …

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