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Lamacq makes his mark

WITH the BBC radio invasion of Sheffield next weekend – namely BBC5Live’s Octoberfest – comes a little extra broadcast from Steve Lamacq next Thursday.

He and his BBC 6Music team will be beaming their programme from Sheffield’s Crucible from 6-7pm, namely the weekly new releases discussion panel Roundtable.

The Harley is “throwing a bit of a do with him” afterwards showcasing soon to be stars Hey Sholay, above – check out the video to new single My Blood at – the surf-inspired Best Friends and old school indie pop Sweet Nothings. To apply for radio tickets go to

Marchant on the march

WHEN someone gets described as a cross between Pearl Jam and Tom Petty it tends to grab your attention.

And having teed up new album One More Chance nicely with successful first single Back To Life – chosen for the soundtrack of the film Crooked Arrows - Benny Marchant is heading for an October 14 debut at Sheffield’s O2 Academy.

Prior work with Joe Chiccarelli (Radiohead, White Stripes) led the smoothie to explore his pop inflections with Steve Sulikowski (Selena Gomez) for a record of sing-a-long pop anthems, heartfelt love songs and heavier rock melodies. It also features collaborations with Michael Brauer (Coldplay, John Mayer, Paul McCartney) and Kevin Killen (U2, Shawn Colvin, Elvis Costello).

Young guns have a ball

SHEFFIELD Wednesday FC’s 1867 Suite will be the venue for a day of live music run by social enterprise Young Music on Sunday from 1pm.

Acts performing include Philippa Hanna, Sour Cherry and P!nk soundalike Lauren Tate. Before then, tomorrow sees Scrim, Lateral Vision and Jackson Caged on a bill from 6.30pm. Tickets for both cost £5/£3 from SWFC main reception

Young Music supports UK and Malawi musicians unable to afford musical instruments and works alongside schools and colleges to support fledgling bands and teach young people how to run music events.