The Top 5 Trip-Hop Albums Of All Time

Slow, chilled-out beats, haunting vocals, and eclectic samples are all hallmarks of the funk, reggae, and hip-hop influenced brand of electronic music that came to be known as trip-hop. Originating in Bristol, a city located in the South West of England, trip-hop quickly captured worldwide attention, spawned some global superstars, and influenced generations of artistsContinue reading “The Top 5 Trip-Hop Albums Of All Time”

Three Modern Woodwind Classics That’ll Take Your Breath Away

Woodwind instruments have some of the most intense depths of sound and tone of any type of instrument. There is a certain, haunting soul that you can capture on a saxophone or clarinet that is more difficult to get on a piano. Despite this, woodwinds are criminally underused in many types of music, and veryContinue reading “Three Modern Woodwind Classics That’ll Take Your Breath Away”

The Times When Music Changed The World

‘Music can change the world because it can change people’ – Bono In an era where public demand is increasingly driven by consumerism and materialist values, and people are kept apart, it can be easy to forget that music has not just been a form of entertainment, but an agent of social change across history.Continue reading “The Times When Music Changed The World”

Managing Time As A Freelancer

As a freelance musician, one of the biggest challenges I face is managing time. As all self-employed people will recognise, and particularly in the creative industries, it is much harder to work set ‘9-5’ hours or shift patterns – the arts world doesn’t tend to work like that, unfortunately! With some hectic periods and tightContinue reading “Managing Time As A Freelancer”