Local Music Live

"The future of British music is dependent on emerging talent"
Local Music Live is here to discover new music talent
in association with Howarth Timber

We're delighted to announce that, thanks to Howarth Timber & Building Supplies,

Local Music Live is now a Sunday night RADIO SHOW.

From 1st October until Xmas Eve 2017 our radio show can be heard on five radio stations

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Are you the next big thing?

We want to hear from you!


Local Music Live brings together lots of English radio stations who love their music LOCAL. Singers, musicians and bands have been loading up their audio, video, pictures, gigs and information and we’ve been working hard to make sure we spread the word far and wide.


Our launch period covered the month of June 2017, however we'll carry on promoting Local Music Live across the summer, in preparation for the next exciting phase of our campaign. If you've submitted your band during June 2017 and can't see it on the site yet, please bear with us, we've been slightly overwhelmed and we'll be adding your details to our website across the sumer. 


Our sponsors Howarth Timber & Building Supplies have a long history of supporting their local communities and Local Music Live is no different! They've worked with their 30 branches, to give this their full support - they’ve now chosen their favourite and five runners-up.






Howarth Timber’s marketing and product development manager, Neale Brewster, said: “The quality of the entries received made choosing our favourite act a tricky process, but Feliicia caught our attention from the very beginning, and on behalf of Howarth Timber I’d like to congratulate Feliicia and wish her all the best for what I’m sure will be a stellar music career!


The talented singer/songwriter will now record a new track "Head Over Heels" at Redwall Studios in Greater Manchester and create a music video to support her new track with Leeds-based creative agency, Harris. Below is the video featuring more from Feliicia and the team behind Local Music Live. Click HERE for Feliicia's Local Music Live page.

 Chosing the favourite wasn't an easy decision, as the quality of the artists was so high, it took lots of deliberation.That’s why we've decided to highlight some of the other talented singers and bands that caught our eye as part of Local Music Live. Each of these artists will also receive a prize courtesy of our sponsors Howarth Timber. 






Alex is a Liverpool-based singer, guitarist and loop-maker whose energetic performance and ability to weave intricate loops made him stand out from the crowd. Click HERE for his page on Local Music Live.






Sophie started out singing covers and performing at open mic nights in her native Mansfield, but having heard her original material we think she’s destined for big things!  Click HERE for her page on Local Music Live.





For the Girl is a five-piece indie pop rock band from Nottingham made up of lead singer Sam Plenty, guitarists Josh King and Isaac Hallas, bassist James Wells, and drummer Foxy. With their blend of different styles For the Girl has a sound that is    unique and we’re sure you’ll see them popping up on festival bills around the UK very soon. Click HERE for their page on Local Music Live.




We’re sure we’re not the only ones who spotted Niamh, a talented singer/songwriter from Skipton. Her beautiful piano-backed ballads are the perfect fit for her wonderful vocal style, and we’re excited to see what’s next for this gifted teenager. Click HERE for her page on Local Music Live.



Finally, Frankie may be one of the youngest artists to submit her music to Local Music Live, but it was her clever lyrics and catchy melodies that made her stand out.  Frankie is a 14-year old singer and multi-instrumentalist from Yorkshire, and we’ll definitely be keeping an eye and ear out for her in the future. Click HERE for her page on Local Music Live.



“The future of British music is dependent on emerging talent, both in performance and business. Securing our future depends on the creation of optimum conditions to support young people to become musicians, songwriters, creative technicians and join over 39,000 others who now have jobs in the music business in the UK."

— Andy Heath, Chairman UK Music

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Discover new artists in your area.


with Redwall Studios and Harris Associates.

Stations Involved

Here's a list of all the radio stations around the country that are supporting Local Music Live


Here are the Howarth Timber branches, and the musicians closest to each of those branches

Industry Advice

Some useful insights from some well connected people in the music business.

Howarth Timber

Visit the Howarth Timber website, our sponsors of Local Music Live


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Here's a list of everyone who's successfully submitted music, video, pictures and information for Local Music Live

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Recently added artists

The newest talent added to our website

Liz Cumberland - Lady Bird Jazz

I've been singing and playing the piano since I was at school. Music runs in my family. The first jazz record I ever heard was Billy Holiday and I was hooked after that.

Tom Holland & The Bad Habitz

Guitarist/guitar tutor/songwriter, currently looking to set up his own solo band

Dark Horse

Haze-pop and lush vocals from Wakefield

Alex Cavan

Singer / songwriter, mostly brought up in South Africa but will be based in Grantham

Gone Savage

Original classic rock featuring ex members of Dare and Sweet Sin


Frankie is a 14 year old multi-instrumentalist singer songwriter. Her first single was played on BBC introducing in April and she is well on the way to producing her first album of originals.

Dave W. Mac

Retired electronics engineer who has been writing songs in the Folk, Country, Blues, Political and humour vein for many years.

Alex Hulme

Everyone’s favourite odd sock wearing, singer and loop maker has received plaudits from Paul McCartney, Billy Ocean and Janice Long

Those Who Knew

Born out of Nottinghamshire, Those Who Knew were formed at the start of 2015

Low Focus

An upcoming originals band from Scarborough, their music is all centred around their lyrics

Puppet Theory

Indie rock band formed in Manchester in December 2015 by guitarist Johnny Hearldon

Late Night Legacy

A young, charismatic funk rock band based in Leeds joined forces in late 2015 with a mutual love for creating and playing original uplifting music

Saints Among Us

A female fronted alternative rock band from Doncaster

Brad Miller

A musician for the majority of my life, he started to take an interest in music when he was in Primary (2007).

Tess Of The Circle

British independent rock music at its very best mixed with shades of grunge, folk and even flamenco


2016 was an absolutely fabulous year for 14 year old Niamh. She was nominated for Best of British Unsigned Music Awards for her song ” Can’t Stand this anymore” which achieved runner-up with public voting

Sophie Smith

Singer from Mansfield who spends all her time writing her own music.

Dog Coffee

He's spent the past two years playing as many shows as possible, gaining a name for both his songwriting and dynamic stage presence

Steve Warwick

A unique mixture of guitar based (electric and acoustic) blistering, seductive melodic bluesy grooves, laced with mean, moody, meaningful lyrics.

Luna Rosa

An Alternative/Psych/Indie four piece hailing from Corby

Feliicia Eliza

Singer / songwriter playing country infused pop, she has both Danish and English blood running through her veins

Andy Roberts

Andy has played venues around the country performing acoustic or with accompaniment, astounding audiences with his energetic delivery and stage presence.


Our love for music, our passion to entertain and our drive to succeed is what brought us all together as we are a quirky mix of age, personality and sex!

Becky Langan

A percussive fingerstyle guitarist who employs a combination of extended techniques that explore the outermost reaches of the acoustic guitar


We are a 4 piece rock band from Rugby that have recently released our first EP - Aftermath.

The Blue Collars

We are a band from Stoke on Trent and love to write music about failed relationships, living in Stoke on Trent, nights out with friends and anything that usually makes us smile.


Four piece alternative rock band from Corby that first formed back in November 2016

5th Order

Local singer / songwriter

Joe Mirelli

22 year old rap artist, producer and guitarist


Their music is a mix of thoughtful rock, fuzz rock, progressive rock and everything in between

The Turnarounds

As well as being a successfully function band they write, record and play original music mixing Americana-style rock with layered harmonies to create something truly unique.

Joe Gallagher

An acoustic singer/songwriter from Mansfield who writes songs from the heart

The Toy Trains

They fuse elements of indie, grunge and psychedelia but have all the swing and swagger of the best fifty’s rock n’ roll.

Fear The Fallen

Fear the Fallen formed in Darwen Lancashire 6 years ago. We have had some great opportunities as a band and and play at every opportunity.

Kris Evans

Kris Evans is an up and coming Urban music act from Manchester

Just John

Guitarist from Middleton in Manchester who's been writing and performing for the last two years.

The Working Man

A five piece band that to class as one particular genre would be insulting, merging elements of rock, metal, flamenco, prog, folk and more

The Switch

Super busy Pendle school lads in “The Switch” will entertain with a variety of modern covers mixed in with a few original tracks written by the band.

Murder On The Airwaves

Electronic Rock originating from the heart of Manchester, mixing elements of rock, metal, and electronic dance music

Exist The Fall

Four piece hard rock band drawing their influence from classic rock with sizzling guitar solos with melodic yet grunge style tones.


Four ordinary lads from Manchester who met online back in 2015 and been together writing music ever since


We are a York rock band that loves creating new music and having fun gigs in & around York.

Darrell Smith

Singer songwriter from Darwen, Lancashire. I am also the lead singer of various bands of differing genres

Ryan Fox

A roots/folk singer-songwriter from Kent.

Vincent J Rigney

He's performed at countless venues as a solo act and with some very talented musicians whilst fronting live bands


We met in college and have been an active band for just over a year. We’ve supported Scouting For Girls, Reverand and The Makers and The Brew.

Charlotte Evans

18 year old folk/pop singer songwriter and classical pianist drawing inspiration from Joni Mitchell, Jake Bugg, Birdy and The Eagles.


KDM are an original South Yorkshire heavy rock band bringing together a wide variety of well-crafted songs with strong lyrical content.

Dirty Laces

We are Dirty Laces from Manchester, we are a 5 piece original indie Rock & Roll band formed in January 2017. 

Brendan Cleary

21 year old singer/songwriter who's just finished a degree in Songwriting

Suspicious Pigeons

An indie/classic rock influenced band, formed in late 2013, the four piece have been creating and performing music in and around Lincolnshire ever since.

Billy Sanders

18 year old singer songwriter from Barnsley

The Siknotes

An up-tempo, DIY 4 piece party punk band from Grimsby, UK. Est. 1999

Family Of Noise

The band cite their main influences from the post punk movement in the late 70's / early 80's

James Watt & The Avenues

Surf and rock’n’roll 3-piece, specialising in mainly in reverb-drenched instrumental songs


Pendle lads Nick Wood (aged 16) & Kyle Worrall (aged 14) are regular performers at pubs, events, festivals and fundraisers across East Lancashire

Tom Buckley

Former lead singer of Dirty Brunswick now seeking solo pursuits

The Rogue Embers

A foot stomping, hand clapping, country and blues band playing a range of popular covers with their own added twist.

John Lynwood

We write, produce and record all our material in a 24 track home studio in Old Blidworth.

Raggedy Rooster and the Tailfeathers

Duo / trio from Ramsbottom who play all their original songs


Four piece (made up from school friends) psychedelic rock band from Stoke-On-Trent

Toni Sidgwick

Originally from the beautiful Shetland Islands and now based in County Durham

English Outback

Four man indie rock band, been around a few years, and we are back doing what we love doing (playing music).

New Road Kings

A three piece Indie/Alternative band from Sheffield/Barnsley. Expect catchy riffs, memorable vocals and the occasional face melting solo.

For The Girl

Energetic Indie Pop Rock quintet from Nottingham bring their own pack of playing cards to the table with an eclectic amalgamation of five different genres

Just a few example of industry advice from Local Music Live

Emma Scott

Owner of Pluggin' Baby

Carl Heyes

Director of Redwall Studios

John Mayoh

Owner of John Mayoh Events

John McLaughlin

Owner of JM Songs

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