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10 Stressful Problems Only Busking Musicians Will Know 0

As if the council’s strict rules and legal policies aren’t enough to contend with, there are many bug bearing, stressful everyday problems that buskers are all so aware of.

Artist Spotlight: Emma Richardson - Bass Player Band of Skulls 0

Emma Richardson -  Band of SkullsBassist, Emma Richardson has not only been providing the low-end frequencies in Band Of Skulls since 2004, her harmony rock vocal blend with the band’s guitarist vocalist Russell Marsden is a joy in itself. I catch up with Emma as she takes a break from recording the band’s new album...

 

A Celebration of Irish Music with Shane Ó Fearghail 0

A celebration of Irish musician
Shane Ò Fearghail.

Watch the video interview here.

A NAMM Show Report by Lars Mullen 0

NAMM SHOW 2018The NAMM Show is the ultimate stage for all communities within music, sound and event technologies, a chance to group and showcase new products to the industries press and potential dealers new and old.

The latest figures released for the 2018 Anaheim show indicate no less than 1,931 exhibitors showcasing over 7,000 brands to over 115,000 attendees...

Women in Music: Ariane Cap - Bassist, Educator, Author, Blogger 0

Women in Music: Ariane C. Cap

As part of the celebrations of International's Women Day, we have interviewed some incredible female musicians about their experiences and perspective of the music industry.

Ariane Cap is a bassist, educator, author and blogger. Read all about her view of the industry, her experiences and how she became as a top-class bassist.

A Celebration of Welsh Music with Liam Millinship from BarlowCree 0

BarlowCree A celebration of Welsh musician Liam Millinship from BarlowCree.
Watch the video interview here.

10 Top Tips For Looking After Your Guitar 0

We all know that new strings will breathe new life into your guitar, and regular sight-cleaning the body and wiping the strings after gigs to clean off sweaty fingerprints is all well and good.

But what should you really be doing to look after your guitar?

Artist Spotlight: Justin Johnson The Guitarist Who Plays A Shovel 0

Justin Johnson with shovel guitarThis is home (when he’s not touring the globe) for Justin Johnson, leading emissary and scholar of blues and roots music, also known as ‘The Wizard’ and recognised as International Slide Guitar Champion. Thanks to the wonders of Skype I get a tour of Justin’s house.

It’s the heart of Tennessee… picture the scene: The sun bleached porch with the creaky old rocking chair, the rusty old redundant tractor (now home for the farmyard rooster), chilled beers, an amp and the dilemma of which guitar to play.

10 New Year’s Resolutions for the Gigging Musician 0

Musician New Year ResolutionsIt’s the first few weeks of a new year, dark mornings and afternoons, some folk can’t wait for longer daylight hours, for musicians it’s almost the norm, they’re used to the dark, no matter what time of day it is.

It’s also New Years resolution time, a time when musicians look into the future to the year ahead and strive to climb a new wall in 2018.

10 Stressful Problems Only Gigging Musicians Will Know About 0

There are certain problems that only professional musicians will understand. Being on the road all of the time, living and working with your bandmates is one of the most amazing parts of being a travelling musician. But it can also be one of the most stressful.

There are many problems that amateur, semi-pro and pro musicians have to endure. Some are personal, whilst many can affect the whole band.