Each episode will also feature a member of the BBC Music radio family to share their views and expert insight about their shared musical loves. Guests include Radio 2’s Bob Harris to 6 Music’s Cerys Matthews, Tom Ravenscroft and Lauren Laverne.
The show will feature exclusive and unseen footage, from musical performances to brand-new videos as well as backstage interviews with Guy’s chosen artists. Guy will also delve into the BBC’s archive to curate a selection of classic performances. This will be the place to hear and see great music, no matter what genre – to consider what influences current artists and how the music of the past is still shaping the music of the present.
Guy Garvey says: “We are a nation of music lovers and the show is specifically designed to connect people with great music that they may not have the time to go and find during their daily lives. In an extension of the spirit of curation that BBC Radio 6 Music lives by, I am literally showcasing the music I think will one day be worthy of the word ‘classic’.
“It’s a chance to raid the BBC archives and showcase music videos old and new whilst continuing alongside shows like Later with Jools Holland, All Shook Up, and of course BBC Introducing, to spread the word and connect artists with a wider audience. I’m really proud to have this opportunity, as the way music is discovered has changed. It’s not that easy for new artists to break through, and platforms like these will hopefully lead people to find their new favourite music. Great for the listener. Essential for the artist.”
James Stirling, Editor of BBC Music, says: “We’re really excited about this brand-new BBC Music commission and in Guy we have one of the UK’s most talented and respected musicians. BBC Music is developing music programming in different forms and this is the next step in an exciting future.”
Follow Guy wherever the music takes him, from Elbow’s studio in Salford all the way to a converted studio block in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Through chats on stage at sound-check to sessions at home in his attic, the Elbow frontman discusses his craft with the artists he feels passionately about at the moment.
Artist in this series include: Here We Go Magic, This is the Kit, Songhoy Blues, Little Dragon, TuNe-YaRdS and Villagers.