SKUNK ANANSIE — Scholarship Recipient Announced at ACM

In June we reported that The Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM) in Guildford, Surrey had announced the launch of their first ever SKUNK ANANSIE SCHOLARSHIP. The recipient of the prestigious award would receive a fully funded place on one of the academy’s reputable degree courses, worth up to £27,000. The ACM have now announced that…

LOWER THAN ATLANTIS Join ACM at Learn To Play Day

A musician from the English rock band LOWER THAN ATLANTIS will to help give FREE music lessons at Guildford to celebrate National Learn To Play Day. With National Learn To Play Day coming up soon the ACM [Guildford’s Academy of Contemporary Music] are celebrating early by giving away FREE music lessons on 18th June at…

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…