Rock & Pop »

The Futureheads record oldest song in English language

The Futureheads record oldest song in English language

GregJohnson March 15, 2012 0

Musicians find inspiration from all sorts of sources, from everyday dramas to their tuneful favourites long remembered from growing up. Post-punk band The Futureheads have taken inspiration from an unlikely source for a track

Read More »
British new starter becomes latest manufacturer of pianos

British new starter becomes latest manufacturer of pianos

GregJohnson March 14, 2012 0

Cavendish Pianos will launch a selection of family-focused instruments. Britain’s boutique manufacturing industry can now add a new string to its bow. Cavendish Pianos from Wharfedale in west Yorkshire, have recently begun to produce

Read More »
Thousands flock to London Bass Guitar Show

Thousands flock to London Bass Guitar Show

GregJohnson March 13, 2012 0

The two-day event featured masterclasses and jamming sessions with the likes of Yolanda Charles and John Paul Jones. Almost 2,000 musicians and fans flocked to this year’s London Bass Guitar Show, which was held

Read More »
The Institute launches new Masters Degree for guitar, bass, drum and vocal students

The Institute launches new Masters Degree for guitar, bass, drum and vocal students

GregJohnson March 9, 2012 0

Music students can now work for a brand new Masters Degree after the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance announced this week that it will launch a new course. The MMus Degree in Popular Music

Read More »
Two Gibson Les Paul Customs with Ebony fingerboards go on sale at Banks musicroom York

Two Gibson Les Paul Customs with Ebony fingerboards go on sale at Banks musicroom York

GregJohnson March 6, 2012 0

Two Gibson Les Paul Customs with Ebony fingerboards are available to buy at musicroom York

Read More »
5 tips on how to serenade that special someone on Valentines Day!

5 tips on how to serenade that special someone on Valentines Day!

GregJohnson February 14, 2012 1

Love is in the air, poems are in the post and yet ideas are still hard to come by for the hopeless romantic on Valentines Day. Making a big impression is never easy, but

Read More »
Roland and Fender team up for new V-Guitar

Roland and Fender team up for new V-Guitar

Musicroom January 26, 2012 0

Manufacturers Roland and Fender have teamed up for a new V-Guitar to offer players a traditional design with state-of-the-art digital music technology. The VG Stratocaster G-5 was unveiled at the recent NAMM industry event

Read More »
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy composer, Alberto Iglesias, nominated for Oscar

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy composer, Alberto Iglesias, nominated for Oscar

GregJohnson January 25, 2012 Comments Off

Alberto Iglesias has been nominated for the Oscar for best soundtrack for his incredible score to 2011’s Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. This is the Spanish director’s third nomination following The Constant Gardner in 2005

Read More »
John Adams Live In-Store Gig Review

John Adams Live In-Store Gig Review

Portsmouth January 24, 2012 Comments Off

John Adams Live In Musicroom   It was a rainy, dreary December day in Portsmouth, just two days before Christmas.  Hoards of shoppers, desperately dashed through the rain, in hopes of finding those last-minute

Read More »
Is NoteStar the app keyboard players have been waiting for?

Is NoteStar the app keyboard players have been waiting for?

GregJohnson January 23, 2012 Comments Off

Keyboard players and pianists now need only an iPad to play their favorite songs along to real band accompaniments. As usual, technology is leading the way for hobby musicians who want to expand their

Read More »