The Demerara Records composer and recording artist Neil March has accepted an invitation from music and broadcasting legend Tom Robinson to join his team of moderators for the Fresh on the Net Listening Post. This is the list compiled from new tracks submitted to the BBC Introducing Mixtape Show which Tom hosts on BBC 6 Music. The moderators vote for their selections from the 200 or so tracks submitted each week and the best of those that don’t make it onto the Mixtape are published at the Listening Post where others can vote for their favourites.
Tom Robinson, who wrote and recorded timeless classics including Glad to be Gay and War Baby has been a tireless campaigner to promote new and emerging bands and artists and his Fresh on the Net website also contains a lot of useful information for aspiring musicians about how to get on in the industry. He told Neil the moderating team would benefit from ‘… your knowledge and expertise about music’.
Neil has subsequently posted on social media sites describing what an honour it is to have been personally invited by one of his heroes. He has cast his first ever votes as a moderator today (18th January 2018). Neil told demerararecords.com ‘I have a new level of admiration for my fellow moderators after experiencing my first week of going through such a volume of tracks. Luckily there were quite a few real gems from across different genres. In the longer term, it’s good that I enjoy giving my opinion about music so much! I’ll need to!’
You can see Neil’s details on the Fresh on the Net website here.