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Million-selling Lisa set to kick off tour in Brum

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3:21pm Thursday 4th September 2014

MULTI-million selling singer Lisa Stansfield is kicking off her latest UK tour in Birmingham with a show at the Symphony Hall.

First Aid Kit treat fans to a Base Sessions interview

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10:06am Wednesday 20th August 2014

SWEDISH sisters Johanna and Klara Söderberg are better known as folk duo and world-wide stars First Aid Kit.

The Empty Can aim for chart success with their Black Country anthem

Redditch Advertiser: Trio The Empty Can are hoping their Black Country anthem will find its way into the national pop charts

9:00am Thursday 29th May 2014

THE Black Country is set to launch a new assault on the pop charts with the release of its very own anthem.

Base Sessions latest - UFO sighted in Stourbridge

Redditch Advertiser: Members of UFO during rehearsals in Stourbridge

3:25pm Thursday 1st May 2014

ROCKERS UFO have been making metal for more than four decades but show no signs of slowing down.

Lisbee live in London for the Base Sessions

Redditch Advertiser: Singer/songwriter Lisbee Stainton

11:10am Thursday 3rd April 2014

SINGER/songwriter Lisbee Stainton’s talent was brought to the nation’s attention by DJ Tom Robinson after he heard her single Red.

Base Sessions exclusive - behind closed doors in London with King Rat Rick Wakeman

Redditch Advertiser: Rick Wakeman in conversation with Martyn Smith at the Grand Order of Water Rats museum

12:14pm Wednesday 5th March 2014

THE Base Session team has been behind closed doors for an exclusive chat with a rock legend and King Rat.

Sugar Mama share their story with the Base Sessions

Redditch Advertiser: Sugar Mama on stage (Picture by Liam White)

3:06pm Wednesday 12th February 2014

SUGAR Mama is a young band from Worcestershire whose brand of blues rock has caught the attention of some big names.

Leo says it all for the Base Sessions

Redditch Advertiser: Leo Sayer in action at the Robin 2

3:16pm Tuesday 12th November 2013

LEO Sayer's show has been going on for four decades and he has a surprising story to tell.

Toyah talks touring to mark an album which became a career milestone

Redditch Advertiser: Toyah on stage at the Upton Music Festival (Picture by Liam White)

11:16am Thursday 17th October 2013

A PARAGON of punk is hitting the road to mark 30 years since an album which marked a milestone in her career.

Soul maestro O'Neal on song for The Base Sessions

Redditch Advertiser: Alexander O'Neal in action

4:00pm Thursday 3rd October 2013

SOUL maestro Alexander O'Neal is among the great singers of his genre with a robust voice in the Otis Redding groove.

Becky on song for a Base Sessions chat at Upton

Redditch Advertiser: Becky Rose

3:25pm Thursday 19th September 2013

WORCESTER-based singer/songwriter Becky Rose is a rising star who brings a sense of theatre to her music.

Slade rock up at Upton for a Base Sessions bonanza

Redditch Advertiser: Dave Hill from Slade onstage at Upton 2013

2:50pm Wednesday 4th September 2013

BLACK Country legends Slade rocked up at the Upton Music Festival to close the 2013 event with a bang.

Rick Wakeman competition - winners

4:33pm Friday 26th July 2013

THE winner of the Base Sessions Rick Wakeman competition was Declan O'Neil from County Dublin, Ireland.

Base Sessions special - Rick Wakeman interview and competition

Redditch Advertiser: Rick Wakeman at Base Studios

2:00pm Wednesday 22nd May 2013

ONE of the biggest names in British rock has been in Stourbridge for a Base Sessions chat about unique UK gigs.

Loveless Luck roll into Stourbridge for the Base Sessions

Redditch Advertiser: Rockers Loveless Luck are on a roll

4:00pm Thursday 7th March 2013

BIRMINGHAM rockers Loveless Luck are on a roll after scooping top slot in a major midlands band's battle.

Parker talks jailhouse rock for the Base Sessions

Redditch Advertiser: Stourbridge bluesman Ian Parker is set for some jailhouse rock

10:15am Thursday 14th February 2013

STOURBRIDGE bluesman Ian Parker is planning some jailhouse rock at his home town's newest venue.

Base Sessions special - Movie composer Clint on home turf in Stourbridge

Redditch Advertiser: Clint Mansell is a top Hollywood composer but he still has time for talking music in his home town of Stourbridge

10:21am Thursday 31st January 2013

STOURBRIDGE musician Clint Mansell has gone from indie rocker to top Hollywood composer.

Fans of Faye show their softer side for the Base Sessions

Redditch Advertiser: Fans of Faye have been fielding questions for the Base Sessions

3:44pm Wednesday 16th January 2013

STOURBRIDGE band Fans of Faye have been showing their softer side for a Base Sessions special about their debut album.

Base Sessions 2013 - Stuffies' Miles on changing line-ups, new albums and midlands music

Redditch Advertiser: The Wonder Stuff are Stevie Wyatt, Fuzz Townshend, Miles Hunt, Erica Nockalls and Mark McCarthy

5:00pm Thursday 3rd January 2013

STOURBRIDGE'S finest were on the road before Christmas and the Base Sessions went along for the ride.

OD Saxon still making British metal

Redditch Advertiser: Oliver/Dawson Saxon on stage at the Upton Music Festival

10:09am Thursday 27th September 2012

SAXON is a name which will always have its place in the hearts of rockers with a taste for British metal.

Mr Zip tells The Base Sessions its time to send him to number one

Redditch Advertiser: "Anyone seen my phone, or keys?" - Mr Zip is also looking for chart success

12:56pm Tuesday 4th September 2012

BRITAIN'S Got Talent's Mr Zip is a rapper who has the nation looking for its lost property.

Base Sessions special - Midlands music fest on song to give big boys a run for their money

Redditch Advertiser: Paul Young on Stage at the Upton International Music Festival

4:36pm Monday 27th August 2012

AUGUST bank holiday music festival attention is generally focused on Reading and Leeds but that is not the whole story.

Base Sessions special - Roger looks back on life with The Beat

Redditch Advertiser: The Beat - who have recently re-released their three albums

4:00pm Thursday 16th August 2012

BIRMINGHAM band The Beat had a string of hits in the early 80s during an era which saw the Ska sound peak in popularity.

Prolific Jar Family tell how songs flow freely

Redditch Advertiser: The Jar Family

4:00pm Thursday 26th July 2012

SONGWRITING is no problem for this week's Base Sessions band who penned enough songs for three albums in eight months.

Ned's announce line up for Wolvo DVD show

Redditch Advertiser: Jonn from Ned's Atomic Dustbin

12:10pm Thursday 28th June 2012

NED'S Atomic Dustbin have revealed the full line up for their big Black Country gig during an exclusive interview for The Base Sessions.

Blues stars talk Mumbo Jumbo for the Base Sessions

Redditch Advertiser: Chris Lomas from Mumbo Jumbo

4:20pm Thursday 7th June 2012

ROOTS and blues trio Mumbo Jumbo are performers at the top of their game with a chance of scooping a national award.

Base Sessions party special - 911

Redditch Advertiser: 911 on stage at Stourbridge's Party in The Park

12:19pm Thursday 17th May 2012

TOP pop band 911 are on the road again and have been telling the Base Sessions team how it feels to be back.

Kyra ready to rock at Stourbridge's big bash

Redditch Advertiser: Kyra Burrows will be among the artists at Party in The Park in Stourbridge

10:58am Thursday 26th April 2012

SINGER Kyra Burrows is among a host of performers lined up to rock out at Stourbridge's biggest party.

Prog-rock king Anderson bringing a classic back to Brum

Redditch Advertiser: Ian Anderson from Jethro Tull

12:00pm Thursday 12th April 2012

JETHRO Tull's Ian Anderson is to many the king of prog-rock and his album Thick as a Brick one of the definitive moments of his career.

Stourbridge musicians going live for children in Africa

Redditch Advertiser: Stourbridge bluesman Ian Parker who is among artists playing for Project Gambia

10:45am Thursday 8th March 2012

STOURBRIDGE musicians are going live to support a school which helps African children get a head start in life.

Base Session ska special - The Selecter

Redditch Advertiser: Pauline Black from The Selecter

9:51am Thursday 23rd February 2012

PAULINE Black is without doubt the queen of ska having found massive success with 2-Tone band The Selecter.

Hackett on hand to for Base Session 2012

Redditch Advertiser: Steve Hackett in action with his band

7:00am Thursday 9th February 2012

The Base Sessions is back for 2012 with its mix of big names and new talent.

Worcester rockers write a New Chapter in music

Redditch Advertiser: Nicola Hardy on stage with New Chapter

4:00pm Thursday 15th December 2011

WORCESTER rockers New Chapter are rounding off a big debut year with a gig in the home of heavy metal.

Halfway To New York find their way into The Base Sessions

Redditch Advertiser: Halfway To New York in action at Hagley RC School

4:00pm Thursday 1st December 2011

INDIE band Halfway To New York headed north from their native London to visit a school in Hagley.

Bouncing Bomb set to launch their album with a bang in Stourbridge

Redditch Advertiser: Bouncing Bomb

7:30pm Wednesday 9th November 2011

A MEMBER of the Stourbridge music's A-list is bouncing back onto the scene with a new album and single.

Struts do their stuff for the Base Sessions

Redditch Advertiser: The Struts

11:39am Thursday 27th October 2011

THE Struts recently rocked the River Rooms in Stourbridge to prove the region is still a hotbed for new music.

Feird Wish London bound to capital-ise on their talent

Redditch Advertiser: Feird Wish

4:00pm Thursday 13th October 2011

FEIRD Wish are Black Country boys on a mission to capital-ise on their talent with a big London gig.

Base Sessions Special - When Brian met Richard

3:46pm Wednesday 5th October 2011

AHEAD of the Major Toms gig in Stourbridge on Friday October 7, band members Brian Travers (UB40) and Richard March (Pop Will Eat Itself, Bentley Rythm Ace) have been in town and talking music.

Base Sessions Special - Road warrior Craig talks rock n' roll in Stourbridge

Redditch Advertiser: Craig Campbell is heading for Stourbridge for a gig

9:00pm Wednesday 28th September 2011

STAND-UP comedy is the new rock n’ roll with big tours by top artists selling out arena sized venues.

No Americana have one track minds - for music

Redditch Advertiser: No Americana

9:52am Thursday 15th September 2011

NO Americana are a rock band with one thing in mind - to make music how they think it should be.

Roxum say debut album was worth the wait

Redditch Advertiser: Roxum at The Base

10:19am Thursday 1st September 2011

ROXUM took their time writing songs for their debut album but say the results were worth the wait.

Hearts on sleaves show punk trio’s rock roots

Redditch Advertiser: Flatline Stereo

11:07am Thursday 18th August 2011

FLATLINE Stereo literally wear their musical hearts on their sleaves to show where their rock roots lie.

Spotlight falls on Gucci Pimp at new music showcase

Redditch Advertiser: Gucci Pimp

2:00pm Thursday 28th July 2011

INDIE band Gucci Pimp have been in the Black Country to help kick off a new music showcase in Stourbridge.

Roy sees double in new venue tribute

Redditch Advertiser: Roy Wood

3:00pm Thursday 14th July 2011

MIDLANDS rocker Roy Wood has been seeing double after a popular venue unveiled their tribute to him.

Rising star Ben set for summer album success

Redditch Advertiser: Benjamin Francis Leftwich

1:00pm Thursday 30th June 2011

SINGER/songwriter Benjamin Francis Leftwich is being tipped for summer success with his debut album.

Parker gets up close to show his softer side

Redditch Advertiser: Ian Parker

1:00pm Thursday 16th June 2011

IAN Parker has been getting up close and personal with his fans with some low key acoustic shows.

Base Sessions at Party in The Park - 90s hitmakers are Let Loose in Stourbridge

Redditch Advertiser: Let Loose backstage at Stourbridge's Party in The Park

5:00pm Thursday 26th May 2011

LET Loose had hits back in the early 90s and only just missed out on topping the charts.

Phil hits home ground for his rock school base

Redditch Advertiser: Phil Creswell

9:28am Thursday 12th May 2011

A MUSICIAN with an international reputation is bringing his talent back home for some Stourbridge Base session lessons.

Base Sessions cameras go Foxton hunting at The Robin

Redditch Advertiser: From The Jam on stage

10:18am Thursday 21st April 2011

DURING his time with The Jam Bruce Foxton recorded some of British music’s most iconic bass lines.

The Hoosiers tell how label loss won’t stop the hunt for hits

Redditch Advertiser: The Hoosiers

4:00pm Thursday 7th April 2011

AFTER parting company with a major record label The Hoosiers are searching for world domination on their own.






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