|Arielle Bosworth, Mark Del and Liz Riordan, Photo by Dom Henry
Mark Del used to fly the flag for the Nottingham music scene with Trent FM, but now him and his team - including Arielle Bosworth and Liz Riordan - have linked up with LeftLion to drop Nusic, help take the local scene to the next level and - maybe, just maybe - get your band on the main stage at Splendour...
Liz: I do the blog and gig reviews, the website and radio stuff. Arielle and myself are both involved in everything really. We both have have our main roles, but we branch out in to other areas as well.
Mark: It’s all about giving people that first opportunity, that first step. All the team are late teens, early twenties, looking to get experience that isn’t just making cups of tea. Arielle directs our sessions and makes them. Liz has written articles that have been advertised to 350,000 people on Trent in the past and has come up with ideas that have become radio links. So they get to do real stuff. We’ve got a nice little army now.
Liz: People that show support when we’ve helped them out are always going to be someone that we remember. If we’ve reviewed them or given them a session and they don’t show the love...
Liz: Nina Smith!
Arielle: Royal Gala, Jake Bugg...there’s so many.
Mark: Kirk Spencer is so innovative and one of the reasons that I ended up going in this direction. He plays electronic music, which is such a strong part of the Nottingham music scene. And he’s been played on Radio One. Whatever your opinion is of Radio One, if a Radio One specialist DJ thinks that you are worthy of four minutes of his two hours, especially as he is being sent music from all over the world, that is a good sign that you
The Future Sound of Nottingham semi finals are in the Market Square on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 June. The final takes place on Sunday 10 July at Rock City. For full details download the latest Nusic podcast.