As part of our commitment to Youth Music we feature a track made by young people (aged 12 – 25) in Bradford as the Track of the Week across our schedule.
You’ll be able to hear the track in our About Bradford shows between 11am and 12 noon, and 5-6pm during the week.
Be prepared. You’ll need to…
- Send us or point us to a track that we can download.
- Provide some information to go with it. Our presenters will use this in their shows, so the only information they will have is the information you give them!
- your name
- your age (at least one of your band should be in the 12 -25 age group)
- the artists’ name (if different)
- a sentence or two about yourself, your band, the band members, etc
- any social links
- where to get (buy) the track
- an image we can use on our website and social media (not necessarily a photo)
- how to contact you.
w/c February 22nd 2021
This week’s track comes from 20 year old Ollie Forrest. Released in 2020, it’s called I Don’t Want you Back and is available to stream from Spotify.
w/c February 8th 2021
This week’s track comes from the collaborative project known as Polite Control, headed up by 21 year old Joe Smith from Cottingley.
w/c February 1st 2021
This week we’re revisiting a track from Kemmi Gill called KCU. The track was made for the ‘Kindness, Compassion and Understanding’ campaign, commissioned by the Bradford Health and Care Partnership to mark World Kindness Day back in November last year.
As this week is Children’s Mental Health week, the team behind the track have released a remix by local producer Shaun Dean. It’s a BCB Exclusive, and you can only hear it on About Bradford and Bradford & Beyond this week.
w/c January 11th 2021
This week’s track comes from 21 year old Bradford studio engineer and producer Harry Speight.
It’s called “Mmm” and it’s one of four tracks he’s released over December and January on Bandcamp.
w/c January 4th 2021
This week’s track, “Once Upon A Time“, comes from Kabeer Sindu. He’s a student on the Music Performance and Production course at Bradford College.
It was recorded as part of the Bradford College Virtual Concert in November 2020.
w/c 21st & 28th December 2020
Tune in to About Bradford and Bradford & Beyond over the holiday period to hear our regular presenters choosing their personal picks from the Tracks of the Week we’ve featured in 2020.
w/c December 14th 2020
This week’s track comes Megan. She’s a student on the Music Perfomance and Production course at Bradford College.
The track is a cover of Britney Spears’ Toxic -we don’t usually have covers as out track of the week, but we think that in this case it’s worth making an exception. It was Recorded at the Bradford college Virtual Concert in November 2020.
w/c December 7th 2020
This week we have another track from Kahal – who is 15, and was born in Belfast but now lives in Bradford.
Previously we featured “Apple Crumble” from the album “HUMAN HUBRIS“. This is another track from that album, it’s called “The Pumpkins”
w/c November 30th 2020
This week’s track comes from 18 year old Ismail Hussain. Ismail recently won the Arts and Culture award at the Yorkshire Asians Young Achiever awards. He performs around the UK and abroad, and has a large following on social media.
w/c November 23rd 2020
This week’s track comes from Kemmi Gill. The track was made for the ‘Kindness, Compassion and Understanding’ campaign, commissioned by the Bradford Health and Care Partnership for World Kindness Day a couple of weeks ago.
The aim of the campaign is to encourage acts of kindness and compassion and conversations that promote better mental health.
w/c November 16th 2020
This week’s track comes from 17 year old Barbora Orackova. She’s a student on the Music Performance and Production course at Bradford College and this is a live performance of for her original song entitled ‘Everything Around Me’
You can see Barbora performing with her other students from Bradford College performing in a virtual concert on Friday 20th November 2020 at 7pm on YouTube. See: https://linktr.ee/BradfordCollegeVirtualConcert
w/c 9th November 2020
The track we’re featuring this week comes from Kahal – who is 15, and was born in Belfast but lives in Bradford. The track is called “Apple Crumble” and it’s from the album “HUMAN HUBRIS“. Kahal on Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, and Spotify.
w/c 2nd November 2020
This week’s track, It Was Love, is by Ben Jordan featuring Megan Swanepoel. Ben is a 17 year old singer songwriter from Cullingworth. He has has been performing, recording, and releasing music for a number of years now, and this is his latest release. You can find it on YouTube, Spotify, and Soundcloud.
w/c 19th October 2020
This week’s track comes from Alfie James Smith and is called Times Are Getting Harder.
Alfie is on the Music Performance and Production course at Bradford College, and the track is available on Spotify.
w/c 12th October 2020
This week’s track comes from Lucy and Lila and is called Hollow Oak. We featured their track, Settle Down, earlier in the year.
You can hear those tracks, and more, on their YouTube channel.
w/c 5th October 2020
SEZ, is a singer/songwriter from Bradford. This is the second track we’ve featured from her Underwater EP which is available on Bandcamp. The track is called ‘Underwater’
w/c 28th September 2020
This weeks track comes from KG, a rapper/producer and a youth leader with the All Star Ents. project here in Bradford
The track is called ‘Time to Shine’
w/c 21st September 2020
This week’s track comes from 20 year-old Ollie Forrest
Ollie is a multi-instrumentalist, singer / songwriter and producer from Baildon. His influences include punk, techno, hip-hop, rock and many others.
The track is called ‘Find Yourself’.
w/c 14th September 2020
This week’s track comes from six young musicians from Bingley/Skipton going by the name of The Reyers. They are all 18 or under and the lead singer Mabel is just 15.
Seasick is their debut single, recorded at Loom Studios near Leeds with sound engineer and producer Steve Whitfield whose clients also include Terrorvision and The Cure. It’s available on Apple Music, Amazon and Spotify. Instagram @thereyers_band.
Saint Jerome describes the song as being “about the lesser-told black history.” He goes on to say:
We are mainly just taught that western black history starts with slavery.
This is not true, with black history going much further back and being much richer than that.
The song sheds light on one aspect of that, the Moors of Europe and America.
w/c 31st August 2020
This week we’ve got another track from Home Wood’s Musumba.
Musumba has had major backing and support from BBC Introducing, Radio Leeds, BBC Sheffield and BBC Radio 6 Music in recent months. We previously featured her track Drifting on BCB, and this is her latest release Scriptures‘.
w/c 24th August 2020
This week’s track comes from, 22 year old, Asher Knight. He grew up in Wrose but is now based in London in order to pursue his music career. The track we’re playing this week is called Oxygen‘.
This week’s track comes from Prehensile Thrashings. This is what they have to say…
Prehensile Thrashings were kind of a band for a bit even though we never played the same song twice. Recently we’ve managed to overcome our collective laziness and manifest a new track that’s been in the pipeline since last year, and an old track we thought had died with the mac we used to record on. Prehensile Thrashings are Six Dinner Syd and Vince McCannon and work in collaboration with The Needle Bin on Facebook. This track is available on bandcamp for the generous price of nothing. Google us and that if you care. Bigup BCB for the airtime.”
Lila is a young writer who posts poetry and stories online, and Lucy has been involved in music and theatre for years.
They started working together when Lila posted a poem online that Lucy decided to put some music and a melody to, and they’ve been making songs ever since.
w/c 20th July 2020
The Late Show are a young Bradford band and the track is ‘Not Sure’
w/c 13th July 2020
Jack Lupton is a singer/songwriter, performing as Black Jeans. His track is soon to be released and is called ‘Someday, You’ll Join me’.
w/c 6th July 2020
Rhyanne Woodbine is a singer/songwriter from Bradford.
The track is called ‘Butterflies’. You can find Rhyanne on Twitter @RhyanneWoodbine, Spotify, Soundcloud, and you can buy the track on Amazon music.
w/c 29th June 2020
Musumba is a 16 year old from Holme Wood. She’s had major backing and support from BBC Introducing, Radio Leeds, BBC Sheffield and BBC Radio 6 Music.
Her track is called Drifting.
You can follow Musumba on all social media platforms, and her website is at linktr.ee/musumba
w/c 15th June 2020
SEZ – a 19 year old singer/songwriter from Bradford. The track is called “I Don’t Seem to Love Your Smile Any More”. It’s taken from her Underwater EP which is available on Bandcamp.