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”

R.I.P. Julian Bream (1933-2020), a giant in the world of classical guitar

Not many classical guitar players are household names, either worldwide or here in the UK. Andres Segovia might be one, as a pioneer for performance of the instrument in it’s modern form. However, I’d suggest more people have heard of two of his more famous successors on the international performance stage. One is the veryContinue reading “R.I.P. Julian Bream (1933-2020), a giant in the world of classical guitar”

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”

Upcycled music: my custom-built, eco-friendly classical guitar

Those of you who follow me on Twitter may be aware that I recently had a new classical guitar custom made for me by Neil McHardy Guitars in Cumbria. Here’s some details and a closer look… McHardy’s eco-friendly mindset Neil works alone and handbuilds his guitars to order. His offset sound hole design came fromContinue reading “Upcycled music: my custom-built, eco-friendly classical guitar”

Warm up & practice recommendations

This week, I’ve had the rare luxury of free time. Free time to pick up my guitar whenever I like and play. Not specifically for any particular goal, just to PLAY for the love of playing. It then occurred to me just how little I get to do this. Usually I pick up my guitarsContinue reading “Warm up & practice recommendations”