A Ukulele and Her Orange Coat

Do musicians choose their instruments, or do the instruments choose them?  This was something I was pondering whilst watching Her Orange Coat busk in Leeds recently.  A Ukulele isn’t the regular weapon of choice for high street troubadours, but in the hands of Her Orange Coat it’s remarkably effective and perfectly complements her songs.  HerContinue reading “A Ukulele and Her Orange Coat”

3 For 2023

3 bands to look out for in 2023. It’s that time of year again!  Time for music publications around the world to offer their insights in to who will be the breakout acts in 2023.  Many publications opt for an extensive list in a kind of ‘spray and pray’ approach.  Well we don’t operate thatContinue reading “3 For 2023”

Guitarists to Watch (Part 3) – Liam Mulpetre

In the first two parts of our occasional series ‘Guitarists to Watch’ we brought you German YouTube sensation Elylva and the Maestro of British political flamenco Stacey McMullen.  Today we’re introducing you to Liam Mulpetre, the wild man of street performance.  Wonder down Northumberland Street in Newcastle and you’ll find a wall of sound wedgedContinue reading “Guitarists to Watch (Part 3) – Liam Mulpetre”

Guitarists to Watch (Part 2) – Stacey McMullen

During lockdown acoustic guitar sales have soared.  It seems everyone is looking for new ways to express themselves.  It’s one thing to pick up a guitar, but another thing completely to sound like Paco de Lucía.  Generally regarded as the world’s greatest flamenco guitarist, Paco de Lucía wowed audiences with his ability to fuse traditionalContinue reading “Guitarists to Watch (Part 2) – Stacey McMullen”