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BBC Introducing: Andrew Bate

Image caption Andrew Bate is winning praise from the musical world

Singer/songwriter Andrew Bate describes his music as a cross between alternative, classical and rock - quite a combination!

Composer Phil Innes says: "Andrew's work sweeps between cinematic images of mountains and oceans to the intimacy of a love poem scratched into a tree."

While Lee Trewhela from the Cornish Guardian has described Andrew as: "Cornwall's best musical secret."

Andrew Bate and his band The Lost have recently recorded at the legendary Sawmills recording studio.

The band's new record will surface shortly. They have worked with Muse producer Paul Reeve.

Speaking on BBC Radio Cornwall's David White Show, Andrew Bate said: "Paul Reeve has been an absolute God-send. I think the hardest thing to get used to is having other musicians to play alongside with.

"I have been doing this as a solo artist for six years. Now I have other people contributing and making the songs sound they way they should do.

"I just loved being in the studio. Sawmills was so easy to be in and relaxed."

After performing for years with just his acoustic guitar, Andrew did his first gig with the band at Miss Peapod's in Penryn in March.

Andrew said: "You're depending on other people to be in exactly the same place as you are."

Look out for Andrew's new release coming shortly.

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