Unsure of how to start a band? Every musician has been there. Before you’ve been in a few bands, creating one is an intimidating thought. You have no idea how to get the right people on-board or get the gigs you need. So today, we’re going to go through each step, one at a time.  Here’s the 10 steps it’ll take to start your own band…. TODAY. But before we start, make sure to grab my FREE guide on 6 ways to overcome writer’s block. It’ll help get you unstuck in the writing process when you’re feeling uninspired. You’ll be … Continue reading STARTING A BAND


A Maximum High is the second studio album by the British rock band Shed Seven, released in April 1996 via Polydor Records. The album was written by all four band members at the time of release; Rick Witter, Paul Banks, Tom Gladwin and Alan Leach. The album title comes from lyrics in the song “Parallel Lines”. Shed Seven held writing and rehearsal sessions at a local potato plant, RS Cockerill’s of York, prior to recording the album. One of the first tracks recorded, with their new producer Chris Sheldon, was the lead single, “Where Have You Been Tonight?”, written in late-1994 and debuting live at the band’s Christmas show on … Continue reading SHED SEVEN: A MAXIMUM HIGH


People stumble on their search for a piano when: 1)  They haven’t decided if they really want to learn/play – If you ask most people if they would like to learn piano or like their progeny to learn piano, they will say, “yes, of course!” But most people leave it there. One of the most common things we see is people who sign their kids up for a month of lessons at the lowest price they can find, and then follow-up with the purchase of an inexpensive unweighted keyboard. And while some of these unweighted keyboards are incredibly impressive instruments with robust … Continue reading BUYING A PIANO


A little Q&A to a guy out there mixing things up. 1. Who does Post Malone play in Mark Wahlberg’s movie ‘Wonderland’? Post Malone will make his acting debut in Mark Wahlberg’s upcoming movie ‘Wonderland’. The film is based on the 2013 crime novel of the same name by Robert B Parker. It’s not yet known who Post will play, or what his character will be like, but his recent change of hairstyle (he cut off his man bun!) has prompted fans to speculate. 2. Will Post Malone be on the next season of Queer Eye? Post Malone has dropped … Continue reading POST MALONE


Aside from delivering some of the funniest, smartest TV the world has ever seen, The Simpsons also boasts 25 years of cromulent guest stars who truly embiggened the show. We’re taking FXX’s marathon as an excuse to look back on the eclectic musical guests who have rubbed elbows with the Simpson Family, from singer-actor Ron Taylor voicing “Bleeding Gums” Murphy in Season 1 to Judas Priest’s Rob Halfordshowing up to scream at file-swapping Swedes. Below, we’ve rounded up every musical guest to ever hit The Simpsons in chronological order. From legends (Johnny Cash, Paul McCartney, James Brown) to pop divas (Britney Spears, Justin Bieber) to artists you … Continue reading THE SIMPSONS: MUSICIANS


Royal Blood by Royal Blood is the swiftest-selling debut rock release since Noel Gallagher’s eponymous High Flying Birds’ album, which topped the charts in October 2011. Some might say this doesn’t mean much, but 65,000 sales in a week does mean the duo are already due a silver disc award from the BPI. Here’s nine more facts to bring you up to speed with the south coast success story. The album was released in two limited editions: a while vinyl edition of 800 limited to the Rough Trade stores, and a signed edition available via the band’s website. Both are … Continue reading ROYAL BLOOD