Steve Lamacq

Steve Lamacq

BBC New Music DJ

Synopsis

Steve plays tracks from the last twenty years of guitar music and indie-dance – from Oasis to The Strokes, The Chemical Brothers to Daft Punk.

Biography

Steve Lamacq is acknowledged as one of the UK’s most avid supporters of new bands, most famous for presenting the groundbreaking Radio 1 Evening Session, which he presented for over a decade. He currently presents on BBC Radio 2 and 6Music.

Steve has presented a number of landmark documentaries on British music, including The Digital Music Explosion, Great British Music Explosion, The Creation Story and the National Great British Music Debate. He also fronts TV and radio coverage from the UK’s biggest music festivals, most notably Glastonbury.

Renowned for establishing the groundbreaking Radio 1 Evening Session, Steve helped discover and support new indie bands throughout the 90s and early 00s, an exciting time in the UK music scene. He gave many bands that would go on to global fame their first ever play, and remains a passionate fan of indie music new and old. He once clocked up 197 gigs in one year as part of a bet.

Steve's first radio experience was at XFM, where he presented the drive time slot. However, his background in journalism, first as Sports Editor of the Harlow Gazette aged 21, and then as news and live editor for the NME. He’s continued writing throughout his radio career and published Going Deaf for a Living, revealing his viewpoint on notorious stories such as the infamous Oasis Radio 1 interview. He regularly contributes to the Guardian, commentating on music and industry issues.

Steve is a respected and influential voice in the broadcast and music industries, always ready with a fascinating anecdote and strong point of view.

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