The former Kenickie singer is a popular and established part of the BBC 6Music schedule. She’s appeared on all six BBC network radio stations, fronted The Culture Show and Glastonbury coverage, has written for The Guardian, and is a regular on Radio 4.


Lauren Laverne is a chart-topping singer turned DJ turned presenter of all things cultural. The former host of BBC2’s The Culture Show, she’s a regular on Radio 4, fronts live music coverage on radio and television, and has appeared on everything from panel shows to a celebration of the centenary of women’s suffrage.

First rising to prominence in the indie-rock band Kenickie, achieving four top 40 hits and a top ten album, Lauren made the move from front-woman to broadcaster. Her knowledge and wit made her a popular guest on Never Mind the Buzzcocks and she soon moved to regular presenting work. Starting out on E4’s music programmes, including live festival coverage, she also sat in for Radio 1's Steve Lamacq. Lauren then joined music station Xfm and promptly won Best Newcomer at the Commercial Radio Awards.Leaving commercial broadcasting, Lauren joined the BBC and has become a regular TV host for their live music coverage, as well as a frequent guest on panel shows including Mock the Week and Have I Got News For You. She also co-hosted and wrote for Channel 4’s weekly satirical news programme 10 O’Clock Live. In her role as host of The Culture Show, Lauren has interviewed some of the biggest names of stage, screen, music and literature, and hosted live broadcasts from Cannes, Edinburgh, Glastonbury and Hay-on-Wye.

With her love of music and affinity with songwriters and musicians, Lauren’s mid-morning show on BBC 6Music became one of the station’s most popular programmes, with a regular stream of up-and-coming and established live musical guests, and she now hosts the station’s flagship breakfast show. She is one of the few broadcasters to appear on all of the BBC’s network radio stations but is in particular a frequent voice on Radio 4, where she has fronted Woman’s Hour, its late night sister programme, and the radio institution that is Desert Island Discs.



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As well as having a finger on the pulse of current trends, what defines Lauren as an awards host is her warmth. She charms organisers, sponsors and most importantly the audience - and makes every winner feel that it’s their moment.And her Sunderland accent can’t fail to endear her to everyone!

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