News Archive


Sunday, January 31st, 2016

Artist services revolve around building the branding of an artist and facilitating the creation of art, this practically looks like providing, marketing services, digital distribution, sync licenses or business enquiries for industry creatives.  Various artist service companies are at a level where...

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A New Year Deal For Our Tutors

Saturday, January 30th, 2016

The 2016 new year is off and running! Bandmix is here to help all our tutors with any musical new year’s resolutions they might have made. If you are already a member and wish to upgrade your account, do it today and use this special coupon and get 25% off any Premier membership package.

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Singer Colin Vearncombe has died

Friday, January 29th, 2016

Singer-songwriter Colin Vearncombe, who performed under the name Black, has died at the age of 53, two weeks after being injured in a car crash. The Liverpool singer, whose 1987 single Wonderful Life was a top 10 hit around the world, suffered head injuries in the crash in Ireland on 10 January,...

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Stage Hacks to Engage a Crowd

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

During a live gig, the relationship between the artist and audience is beyond that of simply performer and observer. Physically and emotionally, there’s little separation between both parties and a huge deal of direct interaction, both explicit and subliminal. Self-assurance is essential and,...

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Vocal and theatrical skills workshops at Expo 2016!

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

The Expo team are very excited to announce that Disney’s THE LION KING will be leading vocal and theatrical skills workshops at Expo 2016! Day 1 – join us as we warm up for the day the West End way; Disney Teaching Artists will present an...

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What is Dualdyne? Understanding the Shure KSM8

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

The Shure KSM8 Dualdyne is the world’s first dual diaphragm dynamic handheld microphone – a ground-breaking feat of engineering that essentially reverses the flow of a dynamic mic. To understand what makes this so significant,...

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Ways to Make Your Band Rehearsal a Big Success

Saturday, January 23rd, 2016

Often in the lead up to a performance, novice singers and band members feel the strain; running a band is a big commitment and requires some strategic planning! Musicians love to have info before the rehearsal. All you have to do is consider the main areas you want to cover or things you want to...

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Bowie’s Tin Machine – Was It Any Good?

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

Bowie shelved his solo career in 1989, retreating to the relative anonymity of band membership for the first time since the early 1970s. A hard-rocking quartet,Tin Machine came into being after Bowie began to work experimentally with guitarist Reeves Gabrels. The line-up was completed by Tony and...

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Singer David Bowie’s The Next Day and Blackstar

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

On 8 January 2013 (his 66th birthday), his website announced a new album, to be titled The Next Day and scheduled for release 8 March for Australia, 12 March for the United States and 11 March for the rest of the world. Bowie’s first studio album in a decade, The Next Day contains 14 songs plus...

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David Bowie’s New Wave and Pop Era

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) (1980) produced the number one hit “Ashes to Ashes”, featuring the textural work of guitar-synthesist Chuck Hammer and revisiting the character of Major Tom from “Space Oddity”. The song gave international exposure to the underground New Romantic...

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David Bowie’s Electronic period

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

In April 1992 Bowie appeared at the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert, following the Queen frontman’s death the previous year. As well as performing “Heroes” and “All the Young Dudes”, he was joined on “Under Pressure” by Annie Lennox, who took Mercury’s...

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David Bowie’s Soul, funk and the Thin White Duke

Monday, January 18th, 2016

Bowie moved to the US in 1974, initially staying in New York City before settling in Los Angeles. Diamond Dogs(1974), parts of which found him heading towards soul and funk, was the product of two distinct ideas: a musical based on a wild future in a post-apocalyptic city, and setting George Orwell’s...

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Neo-classicist David Bowie

Sunday, January 17th, 2016

Bowie created the soundtrack for Omikron, a 1999 computer game in which he and Iman also appeared as characters. Released the same year and containing re-recorded tracks from Omikron, his album ‘Hours…’ featured a song with lyrics by the winner of his “Cyber Song Contest”...

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David Bowie And His Berlin Era

Saturday, January 16th, 2016

David Bowie moved to Switzerland in 1976, purchasing a chalet in the hills to the north of Lake Geneva. In the new environment, his cocaine use decreased and he found time for other pursuits outside his musical career. He devoted more time to his painting, and produced a number of post-modernist pieces....

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David Bowie Ziggy Stardust & Aladdin Sain Albums

Friday, January 15th, 2016

David Bowie during the Ziggy Stardust Tour dressed in a striking costume, his hair dyed red, Bowie launched his Ziggy Stardust stage show with the Spiders from Mars—Ronson, Bolder and Woodmansey—at the Toby Jug pub in Tolworth on 10 February 1972. The show was hugely popular, catapulting him to...

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