SMI (Seattle Music Insider) Radio (mp3)
About This Show
SMI Radio is a weekly audio magazine that takes you inside of the local music scene here in Seattle and the Northwest. We feature great music from some of the finest local, regional, national and global music artists as well as interesting conversation with them. We cover a variety of bands and musical genres.
SMI Radio invites you to follow us as we take you inside of the local music scene here in Seattle and the Northwest. We will cover a variety of bands and musical genres.
We will take you where you may have never or may not have time to go. We will evangelize some of the great work from some of the finest local, regional, national and global music artists.
SMI Radio is about our musical community as well as the passion and love for music that lives inside all of us.
Moreover, we believe that music has the power to bring people of all races, creeds, colors and genders together through the common language of rhythm, chords and notes. SMI Radio is committed to shining the spotlight on groups and organizations that serve the broader community via music and music education
We hope that you enjoy the show and the wonderful music that our city and region offers the world.
Thank you for listening. Peace, Love & Music - Greg Roth / Seattle Music Insider.
Most Recent Episode
SMI Radio Ep.114 (The BGP)
Jan 24 16
The BGP is a Northwest outfit that doesn’t sound like they are from The Northwest. Their sound flows through cities like New Orleans, Memphis, Atlanta, NY or Philly; it is definitely not the Puget Sound, if you dig. One could say that this group of friends and accomplished musicians plays a very sophisticated yet accessible brand of soul pop and rock. The truth is The BGP defies categorization. Oh sure you hear the influences but the boys have their own thing goin’ on and have for several years.
Allen Stone used to open for them. The BGP opened for Fitz and The Tantrums who were playing their coming out party before achieving local and global success. These talented group of cats also appeared on national TV on America’s Got Talent. Over the course of their time together they have released an EP and a handful of singles. It all started when they released their debut EP, titled Love & Rent, in 2010. After a very successful Kickstarter campaign, the group has released their second EP, titled Fort Knox, in late 2015.
The BGP is a band we have championed for almost 6 years. We have watched and heard them evolve during that time. It was an honor to have them kick off the musical portion of our 5 year Anniversary party last summer at Rhapsody World Headquarters in Seattle. We did so because we love their sound and you couldn’t meet a cooler bunch of fellas.
The BGP will play their first show of the new year at the legendary Neumos on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, January 20th. Also on the bill will be Down North and Bardot. Tickets are available here.
We have interviewed The BGP for past episodes of SMI Radio. We finally got the group to come into Critical Sun Studios for a live in-studio session and interview. The full interview and performances can be heard by clicking the player below.
We invite you to take a look at their live performances of “Uhmerica,” “Normal Things,” and “VCR” engineered by Bubba Jones of Critical Sun Recordings with the video production and photo gallery courtesy of Jason Tang.