Listen again to some of the artists and groups we have featured.   

Stuart Layzell

25th July 2021

Banbury musician Stuart has been playing the pubs and venues of North Oxfordshire for 30 years.   He joined Alex Grout to talk about the Banbury Music Scene and how it is bouncing back post lockdown.

Ash Adams

13th June 2021

Local Oxfordshire musician and songwriter Ash Adams spoke to Alex about how he got into music and how his father inspired him to take up a music career. Ash travelled in Australia prior to lockdown and one of his songs was written in a hotel room in Queensland.   Lockdown has allowed him to focus on finishing his “Me but different EP”.

Sugar Motown

30th May 2021

Sugar Motown (Sophia Bovell) joined Alex to tell us how in her late 30s she quit her office job and started studying music. This led to her taking up singing. We found out about her about her musical influences and how much she is looking forward to performing again. Sugar Motown’s performances include covers of Motown, Soul and Disco classics.

Lee Baker

23rd May 2021

38 year old Banbury resident and rapper Lee Baker used lockdown to self-reflect and reconsider how he makes music.  It’s resulted in a new sound and a new single “My Time Is Now”.   Its a collaboration with US singer Lydia Ceaser.

Cold Blue Daze

9th May 2021

Ahead of being allowed to get out and perform live again, Banbury’s rock covers band Cold Blue Daze have been rehearsing hard so they’re ready to entertain with their versions of classic rock, new wave, indie … and even brass band music!


26th April 2021

Nika moved to Oxfordshire from  her home in St Petersburg in Russia during 2020.   Having studied the piano she now writes and performs her own songs including her current time “Hate You”.

Jenna H

11th April 2021

Having won the global Pride Stars competition late last year, Jenna has spent her time during lockdown recording new material and her debut single is out now.   Listen to Alex talk to Jenna and watch the video to her song ‘Burn’.

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