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Huw Stephens – Radio 1
Huw joined Radio 1 at the extremely young age of 17 and has since gone from strength to strength. Huw now presents Radio 1’s New Music We Trust – Best of BBC Introducing (Wednesday 9-10pm) pulling together the highlights from the UK’s BBC Introducing shows. He also hosts his own BBC Introducing in England on Radio 1 (Thursday 0000-0200) which concentrates on the finest new music and unpredictable emerging talent. Huw regularly deputises for Zane Lowe, Steve Lamacq and Rob da Bank.
Being very proudly Welsh and with the language being his mother tongue, he presents three shows a week on C2 for BBC Radio Cymru, the Welsh language radio station, playing the best new music.
He is the host for Bandit on S4C, the flagship music show for the TV station where he interviews bands, musicians and reports from all the festivals. Most recently Huw was lucky enough to travel to LA and Texas to film with some new bands and often films up and down the country at gigs and music events.
Not limited to Radio and Television, Huw also writes reviews and articles for various magazines, newspapers and is always asked for his professional opinion on new bands for all types of press.
His career started with him presenting his own show on hospital radio, getting the Independent Ankst to kindly sponsor his shows with records and CDs, which he played to an audience expecting to hear Bryan Adams. He answered phones on BBC Radio Cymru shows, listened to the radio, bought music and went to as many gigs as he could until he met Bethan Elfyn who he went on to co-present the Radio 1 Session in Wales show with. The show highlighted the best underground and alternative releases of the day, concentrating on the vibrant and eclectic music scene in Wales.
He also DJs and comperes at gigs, clubs and festivals, including Radio 1’s Big Weekend and main stages at Reading, Glastonbury, Latitude and Bestival.
With his laid back attitude, ridiculously extensive music knowledge and unique charm Huw is a raw talent who, at 27 will undoubtedly continue to become more and more successful.