Steve Lamacq is acknowledged as one of the UK's most avid supporters of new bands, and currently presents his show on BBC Radio 6 Music 4 - 7pm weekdays and a weekly one hour new music show called 6Music Recommends. In 2013 Steve celebrated 20 years at the BBC and was honoured with the Special Award at the Sony Radio Academy Awards. He has also presented and featured on shows on BBC 5Live and Radio 2.
In 2013 he was given a special award for his championing of new music by the Association Of Independent Music, presented to him by Richard Hawley. And in 2018 was handed the inaugural Outstanding Achievement Award by the Music Venue Trust, for his tireless support of Britain's grassroots live venues.
He is the author of Going Deaf for a Living.