Co-Host of Music Exchange
Steve Lamacq is acknowledged as one of the UK's most committed supporters of new bands and currently presents BBC Radio 1's flagship music programme Lamacq Live and on the BBC 6Music.
Steve is also a regular contributor for 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 helping to discover and support new bands he can usually be found at a gig after his radio shows. In fact he once clocked up 197 gigs in one year as part of a bet.
Steve's first radio experience was at XFM, where he presented the drive time slot.However, his background previous to this was in journalism.
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.
He's 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.
Steve is a respected and influential voice in the broadcast industry, always ready with a fascinating anecdote and strong point of view.
Apart from new music, he's also dedicated to a pint of cider, a good curry and Colchester United.