Abbie McCarthy is the go-to-girl for the best new music recommendations. Abbie presents BBC Introducing in Kent every Saturday night from 8pm, a radio show that is greatly respected amongst members of the industry and music fans alike for its top music curation. Abbie has discovered and championed a vast array of great acts thus far, including the likes of Slaves, Everything Everything and Jacob Plant. Abbie is very popular with listeners because of her warm, fun presentational style and infectious sense of humour.
Abbie first took to the radio controls whilst she was studying at Warwick University, presenting and producing three shows every single week. Her hard work and tremendous talent were recognised at the 2012 Student Radio Awards where she won the accolade of Best Newcomer.
You’ll now hear Abbie McCarthy covering shows on BBC Radio 1, most recently standing in for Huw Stephens and Phil Taggart.
Abbie has also reported from a variety of festivals, bringing all the highlights and excitement to the audience at home. As well as this, she has flown the BBC Introducing flag internationally, presenting a series of special shows on SXSWfm, ahead of the legendary music festival in Austin, Texas.
Abbie can also be heard from time to time covering the British Council’s weekly new music show The Selector, which is broadcast across 40 countries to a listenership of around 3 million people.
Plus, she curates the Coffee House Sessions blog, providing readers with a New Music Chart and her Track Of The Week.
Abbie is a brilliant and entertaining compere, having hosted stages at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend, Glastonbury and The Great Escape.
Abbie’s DJ sets always get a crowd moving! She’s DJ’ed at many events and universities up and down the country and at a whole host of huge festivals as well, including Reading Festival.
Coalition Agency act as live booking agent for Abbie McCarthy.