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 has been recognised by the Radio Academy as one of the brightest young stars in radio, recently featuring in their esteemed 30 under 30 list. Abbie’s huge contribution to both the radio & music industry was then celebrated further when she was inducted into the Roll of Honour at Music Week’s Women In Music Awards 2018.
You’ll now hear Abbie regularly covering shows on BBC Radio 1, most recently depping for Huw Stephens in the evenings, Phil Taggart on The Specialist Chart and Matt Edmondson at the weekends. She is also the presenter of the very popular music podcast, Live Lounge Uncovered, which brings listeners behind the scenes of Radio 1’s home of live music.
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.