Biffy Clyro frontman Simon Neil has joined BBC Radio Scotland to present a six-part series aiming to explore his love of music and share tracks from artists that have inspired him as a musician and music fan.
‘The Simon Neil Experience’ will be broadcast weekly on Wednesday evenings at 10.00pm (starting from June 9th) BBC Radio Scotland. The series will also be available on BBC Sounds.
Each show will focus on a different music genre with Neil exploring tracks that have provided the backdrop to both his personal and professional life. Covering Rock, Pop, Experimental, Heartbreak, Soundtracks, and (of course) Metal, the series will also feature a number of special guests who will chat with the host as well as their own musical journey.
Neil said of the series: “It’s a pleasure to be doing ‘The Simon Neil Experience’ with BBC Radio Scotland and BBC Sounds and I’m proud to present 6 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.”
The announcement follows Biffy Clyro’s recent nomination as British Group at this year’s BRIT Awards, as well as their third UK number 1 album ‘A Celebration of Endings’, released in August last year.
The now-completed follow-up long-player from the Ayrshire trio was originally intended as a series of “off-cuts” from its predecessor, entitled ‘A Commemoration of Commiserations’. However, their ninth long-player became “its own beast”, as they told the NME.
Biffy Clyro 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.
The Simon Neil Experience will be available on BBC Radio Scotland and BBC Sounds.