ACM Freddie Mercury Scholarship Winner Announced

The Academy of Contemporary Music Surrey UK has announced the very first recipient of the prestigious Freddie Mercury Scholarship. The winner, Arjelevez Maxwell, was chosen due to her outstanding talent for songwriting, her passion and potential. Arjelevez will study the Music Industry Practice degree — completely debt free — and will be based at the…

WEYFEST 2016 Review

Last weekend we attended WEYFEST 2016 – it is the 10th Anniversary of this perfect family-friendly three-day festival held each year at the Rural Life Centre in Tilford, near Farnham in Surrey. [@Weyfest ] We arrived on Saturday. Opening the Main Stage at the Weyfest on Saturday was the superior SAIICHI SUGIYAMA band [@SaiichiSugiyamaBand] a Surrey…

HALF MEAL TICKET Live in Staines

Meal Ticket were a country rock band that played the London pub circuit in the late 1970s. The Canadian performer Rick Jones wrote many of their songs. Steve Simpson and Willy Finlayson played guitars (plus additional instruments ) in the original squad and are still going strong — now performing together in the band-project known…

Surrey Rock band BRIGHTLIGHT CITY Prepare to Launch their New Single

Surrey band BRIGHTLIGHT CITY have announced the release of their new single titled “Thieves” We have always thought the band is sensational, with “diamond sharp lyrics and chirpily relentless vocals” coupled with “insistent choruses that drill into your skull and find places to curl up to slumber- burst out later to surprise you…” The band…

Five Surrey Musicians Feature on M:89 Records Lost Songs Compilation

The Lost Songs campaign aims to seek out the very best songs that have been written but never recorded. The album was recorded at Metropolis Studios where an average of 50% of the UK’s Top 40 Chart is recorded, mixed or mastered. It will be released on M:89 Records. The brainchild of Ticking Tree’s songwriter ‘ADMAN’ Lost Songs is there…