Indie rock radio host GUYB who emcees the vibrant weekly rock show GREAT MUSIC STORIES and fully embraces the convergent New Wave of Classic Rock as he follows emerging and burgeoning rock artists across the land — has been Shortlisted for Best Presenter – Music Category at this year’s AUDIO PRODUCTION AWARDS — the UK’s most prestigious national awards championing excellence in radio and audio production .
The 5 broadcasters nominated & shortlisted for Best Presenter – Music include:
- Brad Paisley – TBI Media
- Guy Bellamy – Great Music Stories Radio
- Lauren Laverne – BBC Radio 6 Music
- Mark Kermode – Scala Radio
- Snoochie Shy – TBI Media
GuyB stands shoulder to shoulder with world-class company: “I was shocked, but hugely flattered, to be put in the company of these broadcasting legends,” he says,
“It’s a grassroots radio, literally done from a caravan in a field — itself a product of lockdown.”
“It means so much to get some recognition for the way the show is broadcast,” he adds, “My focus has always been to go beyond just playing tracks. You can get that on streaming sites. What we try to bring together are the stories, along with some entertainment, and when it comes to interviews, we range from the serious to the silly. Our regular listeners are very much part of the show and Fridays have become a real coming-together of people to share music and friendship, and to support each other.”
Many artists and bands speak highly of the support GuyB has given them, boosting and developing their careers. They speak with affection about his interview style and lively content, and of the station’s strong sense of community (as do its many listeners).
“Guy has been shining a light on and championing the grassroots rock scene for a while now,” says multi-award-winning English singer-songwriter ELLES BAILEY, “And especially for women in rock, who often get forgotten from the mainstream stations.”
Guy has been championing the grassroots rock scene for a while…— Elles Bailey
For GuyB, the APA nomination and shortlist means more than a feather in his cap at his trailer studio. It helps raise the banner for grassroots rock music, bringing the scene ever-more prominence and helping Great Music Stories to achieve its goals: “To keep the rising rock bands in front of people.”
“We hope this nomination is another step forward for the scene in general…”