We're going virtual
| 24 - 31 October
We're going virtual | 24 - 31 October
We're going virtual | 24 - 31 October

Steve Lamacq

Presenter, BBC 6Music

Steve Lamacq with Catfish and the Bottlemen

  • Thursday 31 October
  • Open
  • Discovery Theatre

    About Steve

    Despite being best known for his discovery and championing of new music Steve Lamacq started as a sports journalist on the Harlow Gazette. However, his obsession with the charts and music press drew him into the world of music. Steve joined the NME and at one point saw more than 200 gigs in one year - resulting in tonsillitis and glandular fever but being a trooper he was back at a (local) gig four days after leaving hospital.

    At the age of 12 Steve decided he wanted to work at BBC Radio 1, and he got his chance following a letter to the station offering help with the masses of new bands that weren't receiving coverage at the time.

    An apprenticeship reviewing the music press and occasionally sitting in followed, but it was his partnership with Jo Whiley on The Evening Session that really set a rocket under his radio career. A remarkable record of picking the next big thing has continued as part of producing one of the most compelling radio music shows in the UK, and a great read in his book Going Deaf For A Living.

    Steve now presents his musical choices and insights on BBC 6Music!

    • Discovery Theatre presented by


    Official Partners

    • Dance Media Partner

    • Media Partner



    We would like to keep you informed about BBC Music Introducing LIVE. Please let us know all the ways you would like to hear from us:

    You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer of our emails. For information about our privacy practices, please visit our website.

    For more information on how we handle your data, please read our Privacy & Cookies Statement