Music and Bands

Listen to new bands on Bridport RadioMusicians and Music promoters! Get your band or group featured on Bridport Radio Just send a short biography and a couple of MP3s to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Remember to keep us up to date with your new record deals, gigs, songs and tour dates.

Venues, pub and club owners watch this space and if would like to book a group for a gig remember to mention Bridport Radio.

shelbys-elbowsContinuing on with my interviews of the talented and terrific residents of Bridport, I met with the lovely chaps that make Shelby's Elbows. Phil and Martin have made a name for themselves with their energetic and lively performances, and I caught up with them to talk all things Bridport, with a sprinkling of musical interrogation.

D: Thank-you for letting me interrupt your practise guys. Let’s start off nice and easy: why don’t you tell us a little bit about Shelby’s elbows, how you met and what you’re up to now?

oscar-everardTalented up-and-coming musician Oscar Everard is now playing regular gigs since his first solo performance at No. 10 Cafe Bar last April.

16 year old Oscar is a versatile guitarist and singer-songwriter; his style is an eclectic fusion of blues, rock, reggae, dub and country with inspiration taken from the likes of The Beatles, Robert Johnson, Bob Marley, The Rolling Stones, Nirvana and Chuck Berry to name but a few! Oscar’s amazing guitar playing is accompanied by quirky vocals and harmonica on both his own material and his original take on covers. Check out ‘Penknife Blues’ on YouTube for some original slide style and ‘Pointless’ for his songwriting skill. He also uses some interesting techniques to create some astounding experimental instrumentals.

Douglas Dare from West Dorset has emerged with a haunting sound of acoustic, piano based indie. Inspired by the solo projects of Jack Steadman (Bombay Bicycle Club), Daniel Rossen (Grizzly Bear) and Thom Yorke, Douglas combines intimate arrangements with a voice and lyric of a true storyteller.

Here's some of the tunes played by Simon T at the 2012 New Years Party up in the Artist's Quarter:

Simon T Jan 2012 Deep Tech Mix by Simon Tappenden

Anatolia by Elijah Wolf

More from Elijah Wolfe here

pj-harveyLocal singer/songwriter PJ Harvey has won the 2011 Mercury prize with her fantastic album "Let England Shake" This is the second time she (or anyone else for that matter) has won this prestigious music industry award. The last time PJ Harvey won the Mercury Prize, the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks stopped her from flying from the US to London to accept the award.

game-sett-natchIt is with great pleasure that the Skimmity Hitchers announce the release of their debut album “Game, Sett & Natch”. A nugget of pure DIY, Scrumpy & Western gold, the CD will be launched at this weekend's Endorse It In Dorset festival. Festival-goers are advised to keep their eyes and ears open for special onsite promotions...

For those who can't make it this weekend, get to one of our upcoming gigs to get yer grubby paws on a copy:

Sola Rosa - Turn Around featuring Iva Lamkum

SOLA ROSA - Turn Around feat. Iva Lamkum from MPMTV on Vimeo.

Warning: after listening to this you will be singing it all day.

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