Andy Billington News

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BBC Radio Derby
In Session July 2022
Songs now online

Back in July I was 'Live In session'

with BBC Radio Derby.

The songs that were broadcast

(25th- 29th July) are now online.
Here is the link;

https://youtube.com/playlist?

Andy Billington BBC Radio Derby In Session

 

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29th July BBC Radio Derby In Session
CITY OF STRANGERS
&
MERCY MERCIA

Tonight was my final Live In Session song, and it was actually a double bill;

City Of Strangers and Mercy Mercia.

I'll upload all this weeks songs soon. Joining me tonight was

Damon Claridge on Cajon,

Andy Worsfold on Flute,

Vicki Smith on Vocals,

Alan Stewart on Banjo,

and Steve Amadeo on Bass.

#livesessions #bbclivesessions #BBCRadioDerby #singersongwriter #livemusic #indiemusic #alternativefolk #derby #mercymercia

 

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28th July
BBC Radio Derby
In Session
SPACESHIP

Tonight's Live In Session song was Spaceship. I'll upload it soon so you can hear it if you missed it.

Joining me in session tonight is Andy Worsfold on Flute, Vicki Smith on Vocals, Alan Stewart on Piano,

Damon Claridge on Cajon and

Steve Amadeo on Bass.

#livesessions #bbclivesessions #BBCRadioDerby #singersongwriter #livemusic #indiemusic #alternativefolk #derby #mercymercia

 

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27th July
BBC Radio Derby
In Session
CAMPERVAN MAN

Tonight's Live In Session song was Campervan Man. I'll upload it soon so you can hear it if you missed it.

Joining me this evening is Steve Amadeo on Bass, Alan Stewart on Electric Guitar, Damon Claridge on Cajon and Vicki Smith on Vocals.

#livesessions #bbclivesessions #BBCRadioDerby #singersongwriter #livemusic #indiemusic #alternativefolk #derby #mercymercia

 

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26th July
BBC Radio Derby
In Session
SOMEDAY SOON

Tonight's Live In Session song was Someday Soon. I'll upload it soon so you can hear it if you missed it.

Joining me tonight on this song is

Steve Amadeo on Fretless Bass,

Damon Claridge on Cajon

and Vicki Smith on Vocals.

#livesessions #bbclivesessions #BBCRadioDerby #singersongwriter #livemusic #indiemusic #alternativefolk #derby #mercymercia

 

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25th July
BBC Radio Derby
In Session
JET  PAC

Tonight's Live In Session song was Jet Pac. I'll upload it soon so you can

hear it if you missed it.

Joining me on this song tonight is Damon Claridge on Cajon, Vicki Smith on Vocals, Alan Stewart on Electric Guitar and Steve Amadeo on Bass.

#livesessions #bbclivesessions #BBCRadioDerby #singersongwriter #livemusic #indiemusic #alternativefolk #derby #mercymercia

 

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In session with BBC Radio Derby
25th-29th July 2022

Starting on 25th July 2022, for a

whole week, BBC Radio Derby will play song of mine on the evening

show at about 8:20pm.

I recorded some live sessions for

them recently after Campervan Man

was played back in February.

#livesessions #bbclivesessions #BBCRadioDerby #singersongwriter #livemusic #indiemusic #alternativefolk #derby #mercymercia

 

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Campervan Man
on BBC Radio Derby

My song Campervan Man from Mercy Mercia was played on BBC Radio Derby on 1st February 2022 at about 9:20pm.

Check out Radio Derby here;

DAB Digital Radio, 104.5FM, 95.3FM, 96FM & 1116AM

I also gave an interview discussing the background of the song and my new musical projects.

 

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Lanterns (lockdown version)
on BBC Radio Solent

A remotely recorded version of Lanterns with Lockdown friends Steve Amadeo on bass, Damon Clarridge on drums, Andrew Pipe on lead guitar and Vicki Smith and backing vocals was played on BBC Radio Solent on Sunday 9th January 2022 at 3:20 pm (about 1hr 18mins in to the show).

I did a short interview beforehand with DJ Tom Stroud who was standing

in for Lucy Ambache that day.

Thanks Tom!!

 

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Dolby_9

This is Dolby_9

my latest collaboration

with Spitdust.

We’re in the early stages

of creating a music video

for this track of Intense

Ambient Electronica.

 

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The Ghost In Your Hand

Check out this song I did with the amazing Steve Amadeo, featuring Damon Clarridge on drums;

The Ghost In Your Hand

 We decided to just have a go at writing a song around Easter time 2020- mid Lockdown, then shelved it for some reason and forgot about it. We discovered it again fairly recently and finally decided on a name for it. I'm really pleased with how

it's turned out :)

 

Andy Billington and Spitdust- Colours Of

Colours Of Rust

Check out this song I did with

the band Spitdust;

Colours Of Rust - radio edit

 It has a contemporary

folky  progressive feel,

with a dystopian ambient

futuristic edge that's rooted

in 80's fantasy

adventure nostalgia :)

 

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Raleigh Scatter

a song collaboration with Spitdust on Radio Solent

On Tuesday 30th March, between 12pm and 1pm, Raleigh Scatter,

a song I wrote with the band

Spitdust will be played on

BBC Radio Solent.

You can tune on on 96.1

and 103.8 FM, DAB, FreeView

or via the BBC Sounds app.

 

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Lanterns- Lockdown version

Lanterns is the latest of my songs

to go through the remotely

recorded Lockdown treatment.

My friends- Steve Amadeo,

Andrew Pipe and Damon Clarridge

all bring their musical

expertise to the recording.

And this time Vicki Smith

joins us on backing vocals.

 

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'Run Away' to be played on BBC Radio Solent on 15th February 2021

On Monday 15th February,

between 12pm and 1pm,

my song Run Away

will be played on

BBC Radio Solent.

You can tune on on 96.1

and 103.8 FM, DAB, FreeView

or via the BBC Sounds app.

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18th January 2021

Campervan Man on

BBC Radio Solent

Today between 12pm and 1pm my song Campervan Man

will be played on

BBC Radio Solent.

You can tune on on 96.1

and 103.8 FM, DAB, FreeView

or via the BBC Sounds app.