BBC Introducing Kent goes off with a bang
BBC Introducing Kent brings rocking new generation to Mick Jagger Centre
Abbie McCarthy welcomed four of the county’s finest new acts to the Mick Jagger Centre in Dartford for a rocking Sunday night.
Kent music enthusiasts were able to witness a new generation of musical talent as BBC’s Introducing team put on a live show for four of the county’s brightest young things.
Dartford local Abbie McCarthy, herself on the cusp of big things at the famous broadcasting company, dedicates her time to uncovering and promoting Kent’s artists of the future.
In the intimate gig at the former stomping ground of Rolling Stones legend Mick Jagger, guests were treated to a range of genres and styles as each act took to the stage for a handful of tracks.
Part of a new emerging indie scene in the county, Bexley’s Glass Peaks opened the show with a high energy performance of riffs, guitar tricks and hair acrobatics as they smashed out their popular single Speak and Spell.
Singer songwriter Matt Wills, who hails from Tenterden, arrived in Dartford fresh from a tour of Europe with Bastille and has already worked with the likes of Maverick Sabre, Devlin, and Wilkinson – his stock continues to rise with his mixed melody of upbeat heartbreakers.
Biddenden’s Shells’ stunned the crowd with her popular track ‘Fly’ as she celebrated release of her debut EP Shapes and airtime on BBC Radio 1 playlist as the BBC Introducing Track of the week.
Trendy rockers The Bay Rays , who have already been picked out by BBC Radio 1 figureheads Annie Mac, Mistajam and Huw Stephens, headlined the show and showed all their experience to close a quality line-up with a barrage of punchy tunes (even playing through a snapped guitar string)! They rocked.
Abbie McCarthy will feature in the Summer Edition of ‘cene magazine released in June.