HOMEGROWN Huddersfield music was broadcast live across the globe last night when the BBC's Raw Talent show came to town.

Three groups played at the Revolution bar in Cross Church Street - for listeners all over, as well as their packed audience.

The show, promoted by Huddersfield record labels Chocolate Fireguard and the Timeless Music Project, was heard on BBC Radio Leeds, Sheffield, York and Humberside.

It was also broadcast worldwide live over the internet on five BBC music websites.

Performing were Huddersfield punk band Mary-Jane, funk/dance group Kava Kava and French hip-hop five piece act La Cedille - from Huddersfield's twin town, Besançon.

BBC Raw Talent is presented by Alan Raw and is based in Hull.

The show has been running for three years and plays mainly music from up and coming groups from Yorkshire.

Producer Katy Noone said: "This show means bands from Huddersfield can be heard all over the world.

"It's very important to get that kind of exposure, as it's hard for bands to get national radio airplay.

We get emails from America, France and Spain so we know people are listening.

"We have live sessions in the studio every week and we do this kind of live broadcast four times a year.

"We chose Huddersfield this time because we get lots of music sent to us from this area and we know there is a strong scene.

"We aimed for an eclectic mix of bands for the show. We have played demos from all three bands so we knew they were high quality, could play live and we knew they'd be great."

The gig was opened by Mary-Jane, who have just returned from Prague where they recorded an album at the city's famous Faust Studios.

The three-piece group's attitude-filled performance gave way to laid back hip hop rhythms from La Cedille.

The event gave them chance to promote new album, Vu Du Large, to be released by Chocolate Fireguard on March 28.

The group are attracting plenty of interest in the UK and are currently at number eight in DJ Magazine's Beats And Breaks chart.

Their performance was also a celebration of the 50th anniversary of Huddersfield's twinning with Besançon.

Pat Fulgoni, Kava Kava member and Chocolate Fireguard director, said: "Chocolate Fireguard's initiative with La Cedille is independent of the twinning.

"Last year we brought over WorMachine also from Besancon.

"I think twin town links should be encouraged amongst the younger cultural sector."

Ending the live broadcast was Kava Kava. It was their last local gig before a European tour, which will take in Germany and the Czech Republic.

* Musicians or bands should write to BBC Raw Talent, Queens Court, Queens Gardens, Hull, HU1 3RH, or email raw.talent@bbc.co.uk. You can hear extracts from the Revolution gig and see pictures at www.bbc.co.uk/westyorkshire.