A PIONEERING internet project based in Stourbridge is celebrating its first full year of online reporting.

The Base Sessions is a collaboration between The News Group, publishers of The Stourbridge News, and Base Studios in Rufford Road to produce videos featuring a mix of music and interviews from new and established performers.

Base Sessions bonus - more from UB40 recorded in October including live performance from the band's gig in Wolverhampton

Indie rockers Ned’s Atomic Dustbin were the first act to feature in 2010 when Base Sessions cameras were given exclusive backstage access to the band’s Christmas show at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire.

As well as capturing footage from soundcheck, the gig and reaction from fans, the Base Sessions crew also caught up with top DJ Steve Lamacq for an aftershow interview.

The Base Sessions regularly presents big names but also features unsigned performers both playing live and talking about their ambitions in the music business.

Rising stars Laura Broad, Mudball and Envy of The State all took their place at the Base in 2010.

In June, interviewer Patsy Parr took Base Sessions cameras to The Stourbridge Party in The Park and caught up with stars Portlan, Same Difference and Rickki Loney.

The year ended on a high with a flurry of big names making an appearance for our cameras, X-Factor band The Reason, heavy metal guitarist Brian Tatler, indie rocker Gary Stringer from Reef, The Beat’s Ranking Roger and the legendary UB40 all took time out to record interviews for The Base Sessions.