Biffy Clyro frontman to host new music series on BBC Radio Scotland!
BBC Radio Scotland announce Biffy Clyro frontman Simon Neil will join the radio presenting line-up this month with a brand new six-part series, which will explore his love of music and share tracks from artists that have inspired him as a musician and music fan.
Titled The Simon Neil Experience, the series kicks off on Wednesday, June 9th at 10pm and will broadcast weekly thereafter on BBC Radio Scotland. Each show will focus on a different music genre with Simon sharing a unique and passionate look into tracks that have provided the backdrop to both his personal and professional life. From rock to pop, experimental to heartbreak, soundtracks to metal, the series will throw up a few musical surprises and feature a number of special guests who will join him to chat about the genre and their own musical journey. The series will also be available on BBC Sounds.
“It’s a pleasure to be doing The Simon Neil Experience with BBC Radio Scotland and BBC Sounds and I’m proud to present six shows that each explore a different style of music that I love. Radio has been a big part of my life as a musician and music fan and whilst we were not able to travel and share our music with the world, I wanted to share the songs and artists, that have helped me through the last year and more, alongside some very special guests that I am incredibly excited about,” says Simon about his new series.
“It’s fantastic to welcome Simon Neil to Radio Scotland’s presenter stable with this new series. We are excited to be working with him and looking forward to hearing the music that has inspired him through the decades and the stories behind them. It promises to be a must-listen for all Biffy Clyro fans but also for anyone interested in getting more insight in to what influences the frontman of one of Scotland’s most successful musical exports,” comments Gareth Hydes of BBC Radio Scotland.
The announcement of Simon Neil’s radio series follows Biffy Clyro’s recent nomination for British Group at this year’s Brit Awards as well as their third UK number one album A Celebration Of Endings, released in August last year. The band are set to headline Glasgow Green later this year on September 9th, followed by a sold-out intimate run of shows dubbed The Fingers Crossed Tour in October/November and a headline set on the Sunday night of Download festival 2022.