Tag Archives: Birmingham

Profile: Sister Smalls – Beauty in the Beats

Emma Smallman, DJ Sister Smalls

Emma Smallman – aka DJ Sister Smalls – explores the world of dance music every other Thursday on Brum Radio at 8pm. She talks about her show Beauty in the Beats, her life, DJ’ing and the music she loves. What is your show about – what do you want listeners to get from it? It’s […]

Profile – Tim Bradshaw / Non Filter

Tim Bradshaw hosts the eclectic music show Non Filter every Sunday from 7-9pm. Here Tim talks about his career, the show and his other activities, including teaching and touring. Tell us something about yourself. I’m a multi instrumentalist musician. I’ve done a lot of touring and recording with some big names and not so big […]

Profile – Dan Whitehouse / The Glass Age

Dan Whitehouse

Singer-songwriter Dan Whitehouse presents ‘The Glass Age’ on Brum Radio, inviting each month a musical guest to discuss with him the emotional impact of music, our listening habits and how our human experience and ways of connecting have changed through the ‘glass’ of virtual meetings and communication. He talks about his show, his career and latest […]

Profile – Rick Sanders (Willis the Poet)/Brum Radio Poets

Rick Sanders (aka Willis the Poet), host of Brum Radio Poets

Rick Sanders, aka Willis the Poet, is an established comedy stand-up poet based in the mighty West Midlands. He is a regular headliner and featured poet on the flourishing spoken word scene across the UK, his sticky sausage-fingers in as many pies as he can. You can find him running his mouth off at any […]

Profile – Mike Davies / Alternative Roots

Mike Davies presents Alternative Roots on Brum Radio every Sunday lunchtime between 12noon and 2pm. Each week he brings you the best new roots, folk and Americana releases from emerging and local artists. Mike talks below about his time in music and the show. Tell us about yourself and how you got into music. I […]

Gig review: The Jetty’s Ft. Façade and The LivinTones at the Victoria.

A chaotic night in the best way possible. See all of these acts if you can. Gig review by Henry Fox With a last minute drop-out, the show was already off to a chaotic start. As people filed into the iconic Victoria in Birmingham, a mysterious opener armed with only an acoustic guitar and harmonica […]

Birmingham Music Archive release celebratory album for the Birmingham 2022 Festival: ‘On Record’

A celebration of Birmingham’s culture and creativity. An exploration into the sounds of the city. ‘On Record’ compiles the best of Birmingham’s talent from global stars to local treasures.     Whilst being honoured to host the Commonwealth Games, Birmingham is running a six-month long programme, ‘Birmingham 2022 Festival’, that will work to illuminate West Midlands’ […]

Music for You in 2022

Brum Radio’s Head of Music and A List host Pete Steel takes you through some of 2022’s big new local releases.  2021 was a stonker of a year for new music as documented in the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List Best of 2021 End of Year Special – listen back here. We had full length Albums […]

Brum Radio’s 2021 – A Few of Our Best!

2021 was something of a mixed bag overall, but one thing that didn’t disappoint was the wide variety of music on offer, played here on Brum Radio and in the wider world. Some of our presenters share their favourites below. You can also listen to the Brum Radio A List Best of 2021 here. Sam […]

Presenter Profile – Monday Night Indie Club’s Sam Oliver

If you like guitar music, Brum Radio’s Monday Night Indie Club is your kind of show. Presenter Sam Oliver shares more about the show and his views on the current scene.  Tell us something about yourself, your musical influences and interests. I’m Sam, I’m 26 and I’m originally from Wigan but Birmingham has been home […]