Ten guitarists who influenced my playing, in pictures

This is one of those exercises / challenges which circulates around Facebook from time to time (much like the one which inspired a previous post about ten albums which inspired me). This one asked guitarists to post photographs of ten guitar players who had been the greatest influence on their own playing. I find theseContinue reading “Ten guitarists who influenced my playing, in pictures”

New projects, despite lockdown

As well as using Twitter to announce new projects, or update people on ongoing ones, I sometimes reminisce about ones from years ago, such as this one… For some reason, I kept thinking of this, and on top of everything else I have planned (post-COVID), I’d quite like to explore what a power trio canContinue reading “New projects, despite lockdown”

Gig in a garden

It’s been five months, almost to the day, since my last live performance in March. That’s the longest I’ve gone without playing live in my entire adult life, let alone career. It felt like the right time to get The Nick Gladdish Band around for a outdoor rehearsal in my garden in Northumberland. Last SaturdayContinue reading “Gig in a garden”

Pitching the argument: the reality of 432 Hz versus 440 Hz tuning

I once noticed a post on my Facebook page arguing in favour of what is called Scientific Tuning. This is where A4 (just below ‘middle C’) =432 Hz instead of 440 Hz, the modern standard to which all tuners automatically calibrate, and most of the music you hear is tuned to. The post itself wasContinue reading “Pitching the argument: the reality of 432 Hz versus 440 Hz tuning”

Ten albums which helped shape me as a guitarist

I was recently tagged in a Facebook challenge by my friend David, in which you post 10 albums which have informed your early musical tastes. I find things like this almost impossible. It’s so personal, but based on hundreds of musical memories. How do you select just ten LPs from years of discovering & listeningContinue reading “Ten albums which helped shape me as a guitarist”