Steve Lamacq is acknowledged as one of the UK’s most avid supporters of new bands.
He presented for BBC Radio 1 for 16 years, shows included the Evening Session, Lamacq Live and one of their flagship In New Music We Trust shows.
He continues to present his popular Drivetime show, Weekdays 4-7pm on BBC 6Music and The Steve Lamacq Show on BBC Radio 2 Saturdays 11pm-Midnight. Steve was the first presenter to present on three BBC music radio stations!
Steve Lamacq is also a familiar voice on BBC Radio 2 through a number of landmark documentaries on British music including The Digital Music Explosion, Great British Music Explosion, The Creation Story and the National Great British Music Debate.
Steve is also a regular contributor for Fighting Talk on BBC 5 Live a station that also allowed Steve to bring his love of both music and football together to host his show, Rock ‘n’ Roll FA Cup.
Renowned for fronting the groundbreaking Radio 1 Evening Session for a decade discovering and supporting new bands.
Steve’s first radio experience was at XFM, where he presented the drive time slot. However, his background previous to this was in journalism.
Training at Harlow College before starting work as a junior reporter with the West Essex Gazette, he then moved to its sister paper, The Harlow Gazette becoming Sports Editor at the age of 21. He joined the New Musical Express in November 1987 as a sub-editor, progressed to news editor two years later and finally became live editor in 1991 where he developed a reputation for discovering new bands.
Steve Lamacq has continued writing throughout his radio career and published his book Going Deaf for a Living in October 2000, revealing his viewpoint on notorious stories such as the infamous Oasis Radio 1 interview. He regularly contributes to The Guardian, commentating on music and industry issues.
Steve is a respected and influential voice in the broadcast industry, always ready with a fascinating anecdote and strong point of view.
Steve is available for Awards Hosting and Music/Broadcast based Conference Chairing.