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New music will cure coronavirus

The New Music Show Marc Burford Maddison Douch Andover

Well, it will at least cure ‘the coronavirus blues’.

Popular musicians Marc Burford and Maddison (‘Maddi’) Douch are in the planning stages of launching their new enterprise, a radio programme that promotes the new musical talent around Hampshire and Wiltshire.

The New Music Show with Marc and Maddi starts on 95.9FM Andover Radio in the new year and they are inviting musicians and artists to get in contact for exposure on the radio, online and across social media.

Marc of Andover-based band Echotape told us in a lengthy transcript about the programme. He says, “It’ll be epic”.

Marc and Maddi are famous for their hit ‘Too Young’. Outgoing Marc spent years absorbing fame and fortune since the release of Echotape’s debut EP ‘Sky Above Quarley Hill’. Maddison is more reserved, but acquired huge support online with a series of vintage covers over the last lockdown period.

Maddi’s ‘vocally perfect’ cover of the Vera Lynn classic ‘We’ll Meet Again’ was played heavily on local radio. The song was recorded in late March while considering people, like her late Grandmother, who were in care homes as the Covid-19 pandemic hit the UK.

Marc and Maddi are an obvious choice of radio hosts. Their profiles, personalities and commitment to the music industry while supporting the local area is noteworthy.

Maddi recently performed at the Love Andover Isolation Help Group ‘Thank You’ event at the Queen Charlotte Inn.

“Maddi is annoyingly beautiful and exceptional as a musician”, says Queen Charlotte landlady Victoria Harber. “She has performed here as part of the Andover Rocks initiative.

Not only does she have a truly great voice, in a wide variety of styles, but I think she is a strong confident woman and a wonderful proponent for the volume of musical talent around Andover.

“It’d be great to hear her work with the visually quite dishy Marc Burford on the radio”.

Marc and Maddi commented, “The New Music Show will be a one hour radio programme on radio stations in Hampshire and Wiltshire and features the best local bands and artists from Andover, Salisbury and the surrounding areas.

“It will also feature live sessions, interviews, gig listings and a ‘Track Of The Week’.”

They say that their aim is to promote, grow and expand the local music scene, helping artists gain exposure while connecting with other musicians.

The programme will be heard on other radio stations including Salisbury Radio.