Reblog: Freeze – The Nick Gladdish Band

A brief view of the recording project I’ve been involved in, told by bass player from the same band (and dear friend), Groovebox Adam: Freeze – The Nick Gladdish Band I feel like my entire musical career has been an endless challenge to do what I can under unfavourable circumstances. So when the pandemic hitContinue reading “Reblog: Freeze – The Nick Gladdish Band”

New single ‘Freeze’ released this Sunday (20.12.20)

The Nick Gladdish Band are finally releasing the second single from our upcoming album, Last One Get The Lights, after a little over two months of recording, overdubbing, mixing and mastering! The song is called Freeze, and will be available via all the usual online streaming outlets such as Spotify, Amazon, iTunes, Deezer, etc… ThisContinue reading “New single ‘Freeze’ released this Sunday (20.12.20)”

Back in the studio (part 1)

Last Thursday & Friday, I was back in the studio with the Nick Gladdish Band, as we finally started work on his new album Last One Get The Lights. In normal times, this would have taken place in April, and by now, we’d be on another tour supporting the finished product. In fact, we alreadyContinue reading “Back in the studio (part 1)”

Elderwood Guitar review: my custom-made semi-hollow

I have never owned a semi-hollow guitar before, despite having played 335 style and ‘thinline’ guitars on several occasions. This year, I had the budget to rectify this, but with so many great options out there, I was undecided on where to invest my hard-earned money. Enter Elderwood Guitars, a one-man operation based in Carlisle,Continue reading “Elderwood Guitar review: my custom-made semi-hollow”

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”

Great Guitarists #11: Sister Rosetta Tharpe

In this installment, a singer and guitar player who took the blues, folk and gospel and created what could arguably be considered the forerunner to rock’n’roll… Sister Rosetta Tharpe Born in 1915, Tharpe (born Rosetta Nubin) started playing guitar and singing in church at the young age of just four years old. Touring with anContinue reading “Great Guitarists #11: Sister Rosetta Tharpe”