Entertainment & Arts

2011 musical highlights from The Andrew Marr Show

The Andrew Marr Show is not just about tackling the political issues of the week; it celebrates the arts and features music from across the globe.

The show also invites musicians to speak about the causes dear to them.

In past years, Annie Lennox spoke about her campaign against Aids in Africa, while Jarvis Cocker told of his journey to the Arctic Circle to see the effects of climate change for himself.

Jay-Z discussed black politics and musical innovation in an extended, web-only interview interview.


Double Mercury Prize winner PJ Harvey performed The Last Living Rose from her album Let England Shake, on 2nd October 2011.

Before performing, the musician also expressed her concerns about local arts cuts to Prime Minister David Cameron, another of the show's guests.


Teenage piano prodigy Benjamin Grosvenor performed Morton Gould's Boogie Woogie Etude in October 2011.

Several months earlier, at only 19 years old, he became the youngest soloist ever to play at the First Night of the Proms.

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Media captionPianist Benjamin Grosvenor performs 'Boogie Woogie Etude'.


Beverley Knight sang her cover of George Michael's hit One More Try in September 2011.

Live from the BBC Mailbox studios in Birmingham, the soul singer followed Andrew Marr's interview with the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg.

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Media captionBeverley Knight performed One More Try


In March 2011, the band closed the show with a performance of their album's title track Postcards from a Young Man.