Garvey to showcase acts on iPlayer
Elbow frontman Guy Garvey is opening up his record collection in a new online series to spread the word about his favourite acts.
The singer, who presents a show on BBC Radio 6 Music, will be picking out performances by little-known bands to bring them to a wider audience and playing highlights from the corporation's archives.
He said: "We are a nation of music lovers and the show is specifically designed to connect people with great music that they may not have the time to go and find during their daily lives. In an extension of the spirit of curation that BBC Radio 6 Music lives by, I am literally showcasing the music I think will one day be worthy of the word 'classic'.
"It's a chance to raid the BBC archives and showcase music videos old and new whilst continuing alongside shows like Later With Jools Holland, All Shook Up, and of course BBC Introducing, to spread the word and connect artists with a wider audience. I'm really proud to have this opportunity as the way music is discovered has changed. It's not that easy for new artists to break through, and platforms like these will hopefully lead people to find their new favourite music. Great for the listener. Essential for the artist."
The six-part iPlayer-only series will also feature contributions from BBC presenters including Bob Harris, Cerys Matthews, Tom Ravenscroft and Lauren Laverne.