A WEST Cumbrian musician is set to perform one of his songs live on BBC Radio. 

Paul Shepherd, 24, of Egremont, will perform his track 'Stuck in Traffic' at BBC Radio Manchester on Saturday, November 11 at 7pm. 

This is part of a new show they are running called BBC Upload, Paul will be performing the song live and being interviewed about the song and other aspects of his music. 

Mr Shepherd said: "Artists are invited to upload their music with a chance of it getting played, I uploaded my track 'Stuck in Traffic' which is the last track off my debut EP. 

"I didn't think anything would come of it, but I then got a WhatsApp from one of the BBC team who asked if I would like to do an interview. 

"We were originally going to do it over the phone, but I offered to come into the studio and perform the song live."

Paul, who is originally from Cumbria, moved to Manchester in 2017 to study at Future Works, a music and performance college. 

Over the years he has performed several gigs around Manchester and the Sheffield area. 

He regularly returns to Cumbria to perform gigs in towns like Whitehaven and Egremont and record music. 

His main style is alternative rock, but he has also recorded a Shoegaze EP with the help of a group of friends he met while studying for his degree. 

He continued: "I'll be heading to Media City in Salford to perform at the BBC studios. 

"I'm looking forward to it, I've been played on BBC Radio Cumbria before, but I've never had an actual radio interview before never mind a radio session. 

"I'm buzzing to be able to play live on the radio and I'm looking forward to it.

"We'll be talking about the song, how it came about, the meaning behind the song, and maybe talk about some of the other music that I have going on at the minute."

Paul is continuing to perform at open mic nights and gigs and is looking to release more music soon.