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Mini Moog maestro is such an Anti Climax, but in such a good way.

As I look across the
wasteland of nothingness that..

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As I look across the
wasteland of nothingness that used to be my high street , out of my window that
used to represent a swathe of differing humanity , where I could spy in a nice
way not in an odd way like the guy who that weird Hollywood actor with the
goatie beard thing played in that spookie film Rear Window …or am I getting
confused with James Stewart from a different Hollywood era, anyway you know
what I’m saying !!! I’m saying what the hell is happening in the world and who
is going to save us, then as if by magic I get a email from my guys at Quite
Great PR and they say, ’CHEER UP BEAU AND HIS MINI MOOG HAVE COME TO SAVE THE
DAY!’ Well that being the case I am feeling uplifted and I decide to check this
Aussie out as Beau Bowen is now firmly based in London, his lair festooned with
flares, sequinned capes, feathered caps and boots requiring a step ladder to
get into but most importantly, the base from which his extraordinary music is
born. His gift for lyrics and melody is matched by a prodigious talent for
guitar-playing, his virtuoso Fender Strat outbursts aided by a passion for
vintage gear, minimoogs as we mentioned earlier and an array of flashy pedals.
With heavy doses of psychedelia mixed into his sound, it’s rare that a
fully-fledged rock star emerges from the firmament but with Beau Bowen, it’s
difficult to imagine a more complete article.

Now that is not all infact
far from it but before we tell you any more , not that you deserve us to tell
you any more about this glam god and his anti climax , we need you to listen to
the music ok!

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/BeauBowenFans

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beaubowenofficial/?hl=en

Website: www.beaubowenofficial.com

Soundcloud [for review purposes only]: https://soundcloud.com/user-414172715/sets/album/s-MZN7e

Soundcloud for A Rock ‘N’ Roll Story: https://soundcloud.com/user-414172715/a-rock-n-roll-story-single-version/s-73x9f

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/2TssBV2UNLeKymiNrzBQN4

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGKiSz3h2o3s93C5jf14N6wY

Actually that is enough we have thoroughly spoiled you or is it spolit you? and we are not going to tell you any more, you have to find out for youselfs or is it selves , yes it’s yourselves as we are not creating a script for Eastenders are we, although if we were we would find a part for Beau where he was caught washing his lycra day glo bright yellow spandex trousers in Dot Cotton’s laundromat and she throws him and only to find big Phil ….are we digressing, yes we are. Anyway he’s a star and that’s all there is to it . Goodbye….

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No1 Showcase: The Art Of David Hicks

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David Hicks is a photographer who is just as interested in the behind-the-scenes stories as he is in the stories themselves. A true photojournalist, Hicks aims to capture every aspect of waking life.

Whether that be everyday activities on the streets of Cuba to the passionate and dynamic tango culture in Buenos Aries, Hicks will be there to experience it and share it. He says of his tango collection: “The Tango, a now-popular dance between a man and a woman, started in its current form in the mid-1800s, after a massive migration to Argentina, mostly by men. Because men outnumbered women by quite some number, the only way for a man to get close to a woman was via a brothel or by dance. The men practiced together, as you’d have to be a great dancer to get a woman’s attention. So, this very sexual dance you see now was born out of the reality for men in those old days. Nowadays, you see it performed often, usually on the street corners of Buenos Aires, with live musicians or a pre-recorded soundtrack, and they do it for the tips!”

Follow David’s work down below:  HiXposure (@hixposure) / Twitter  HiXposure | Facebook HiXposure Photography (@hixposure) • Instagram photos and videos

Website: HiXPOSURE | Travel Photography

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No1 News: The Mad Game Embark On Their Latest Rage Against The Machine

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It can always be a struggle when you music possesses such a crucial and pertinent message and yet you’re blocked by the damning limitations of ‘going under the radar’ – electronic animated anarchists ‘The Mad Game’ know this all too well.

The band’s debut EP, ‘Player One’, is a righteous middle finger to what they describe as ‘The Mad Game’ – the absurdities in society that have been integrated as the status quo – after tangling with governments, security services and local mafia. Their message of outrage and vitriol is a potent one found across the EPs five tracks – a mere morsel of their true potential – and is certainly enough to make listeners pay attention.

The trio’s soundscape is an eclectic one: the righteous indignation of the best punk music married beautifully to the jarring and skittish landscapes of the best electronica. The lead track, ‘Game Over ‘, in particular makes a phenomenal first impression to the animated anarchists with members Sonu, Karla and Sonya giving their respective inputs to this chilling three-pronged attack. What these newcomers nail best is their sincerity.

It’s hard to take such a venomous assault from someone you don’t genuinely believe has lived through the horrors that they detail – The Mad Game give off no such illusion. What you hear is authentic and those unaware of the band’s craft will soon learn to such things. It makes for a truly gripping and inspiring experience.

This is not a project that anyone should overlook regardless of their tastes; thoughtful, well crafted and genuine music. Not something 2021 receives in surplus.

Follow The Mad Game below: Twitter: https://twitter.com/MadGameOfficial Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/madgameofficial/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/25Aqc6ubzXLDlNUw6qYV35 Bandcamp: https://madgameofficial.bandcamp.com/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUhBz3vBndOL6fV__qTn-qQ

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No1 Finds: Tunetables – A Stylish Solution To Music Storage

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“The Tunetables idea was borne,” says Rob Chappelhow, the man behind a range of ingenious new storage solutions, “out of a personal desire to have my music collection around me once again.”

That’s something all of us record-collector’s can empathise with. Now, I’ve banged on before about how, for many of us, digital streaming doesn’t cut it. Streaming services are great, but for a large number of us hard-core music fans, we want something we can hold in our sweaty hands, right? But, once you have all those lovely records, where do you put them?

Flat-pack shelving is fine, but it’s hardly inspiring. That’s where the Tunetables range comes into its own. More words from Rob Chappelhow, who explains that the idea came to him during a visit to  the Joe Strummer Archive exhibition in the basement of Fred Perry’s flagship store in Covent Garden – “Set out under an acrylic plinth was Strummer’s personal tape cassette collection…his musical heritage and inspiration perfectly showcased.”

It was totally spellbinding. I soon started to conceptualise how I could create my own version of this…a personal time capsule of life-affirming music. I wanted something that could be inherently useful, something that I would see and use every day, and that would be a talking point for like-minded music enthusiasts.”

And lo! Tunetables was born… What Chappelhow has done is to take brand new music-equipment flight-cases (the type we are well-used to seeing lugged around by roadies and musicians) and turn them into hand-crafted storage solutions for your CDs, tapes and vinyl. It’s a wonderful idea and, most importantly, they look great. As mentioned, each case is built by hand, and can be personalised with your own initials (or whatever you fancy). Storage ranges from 100 – 500 for CDs, 30 – 60 for tapes, and 75 for vinyl. That’s not a bad amount at all. I can see a lot of people going for this, from pro and semi-pro musicians to plain music-lovers such as myself. This is modern design with an old-school aesthetic. Check them out for yourself!

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