"The BBC DJ that discovered chart-toppers Ellie Goulding, Becky Hill & 220 Kid"
Chooses artists for Glastonbury, Reading & Leeds, Radio 1's Big Weekend, Bestival & T In The Park
Receives in excess of 400 promos a week - and insists on listening to every single one from start to finish!
Hand picks all of the music for every programme broadcast on BBC Hereford & Worcester
A decade of presenting BBC Music Introducing, showcasing the hottest acts from across the region
Selects tracks for Radio 1 & 1Xtra and recommends new music to Radios 2, 3, 6 Music & Asian Network
Born: 24 October 1981 (age 41) Hereford, England
Genres: New music, Electronic dance music, Progressive house
Occupations: Club DJ, VJing, Radio Production & Presentation
Instruments: Synthesiser, Piano
Years active: 1996–present
Labels: UBU Recordings, Ditto Music
Associated acts: SFG (Sunshine Feel Good)
Andrew Marston (born 24 October 1981) is a British based radio presenter, music producer and club DJ, known for his extensive work with musicians with BBC Music Introducing – although his real passion is for house music.
Andrew fell in love with music at primary school, learning how to play keyboards & piano and started gigging in several groups. His first 'proper' job was church organist at St Barnabas, in Hereford, while touring the country in his brother's band. At the age of 14, Andrew landed his first DJ residency at a Hereford nightclub.
Andrew was also a volunteer at Hereford Hospital Radio, presenting a news-based show and served on the committee. In 2000, he won a BT Non-Music Programme Of The Year bronze award having spent four years at the organisation.
In 2005, Andrew was given his own show on the BBC, becoming the first person to discover and give airtime to artists such as Ellie Goulding, Becky Hill and 220 Kid.
Andrew was also responsible for taking Sam Isaac to the Glastonbury Festival and the BBC Electric Proms, Pencil Toes, Luke Leighfield,
The Anomalies and Pegasus Bridge to BBC Maida Vale (and Radio
1's Big Weekend, while securing the brother/sister duo Muchuu a
support slot with Florence & The Machine and a spot on
the BBC Radio 1 playlist. Other Radio 1 successes
include Riscas and Lauren Wright, while FREnchfire,
Georgina Upton, Kamos & Tripbuk and Scarlette
Says ended up on the BBC 1Xtra playlist.
He also landed The Roving Crows a place on
tour with Jamie Cullum, AKA George two
spots on the Radio 1 playlist, as well as a
place on stage at Glastonbury and
Radio 2’s Live In Hyde Park.
He also championed Cherryshoes to
T In The Park, Sœur to Reading +
Leeds plus Remi Harris to the
Montreal Jazz Festival.
As an active musician, Andrew's toured with rappers, saxophonists and percussionists, while playing live keys to create new interesting mashups of well-known songs. He's also produced a number of dance tracks with musicians he's met during his career - including Nigel Clark of Dodgy - many of which are featured in his club sets.
Andrew’s radio shows broadcast every weekend and, to date, BBC Music Introducing has received more than one million tracks. You can listen to the programmes by following this link...