Review of the year, 2015

Well, it’s been a pretty nuts year. I started as a dabbling bedroom producer and occasional, moderately reluctant DJ; the year finished with me full-time pro in the mobile DJ market and with a CD release and BBC Introducing Artist of the Month under my belt as a producer. And some live shows, too! Just by looking…

Music guru named in New Year’s Honours List – Coventry Telegraph

Local music historian and 2-Tone guru Pete Chambers has been recognised for his voluntary service to music in the city with the award of a British Empire Medal in this year’s New Year’s Honours. Pete, who has written the Telegraph’s regular Backbeat column for more than a decade, is also curator at Coventry Music Museum….

Why It’s Worth Paying For a Pro DJ – Digital DJ Tips

You may remember that a little while back I wrote a long blog post about why it’s worth paying for the skills and security that a professional DJ will bring to your event. It was only up for a very brief while, as the lovely and hugely informative guys over at Digital DJ Tips decided…

DJ-ing for Roller Derby

So here’s an interesting thing: my DJ-ing career began with providing music for Roller Derby games – and I still do one every now and again. In early December I was privileged to be selected (for the second year running) as the sole musical supplier to BEARDI, a 2-day, international, Men’s Roller Derby tournament. DJ-ing…

Streaming Revenues: how low can you go?

I already knew that streaming revenues were paltry. I already knew that, compared to, say, radio play royalties, streaming revenues were pretty damn embarassingly meagre. Important note – I’m not going to name any particular streaming service in this post, ‘cos as far as I know they’re all much of a muchness as far as…

End-of-year SALE!!

As a bit of a thank-you for what has been an outstanding year, here’s an opportunity to own my entire digital discography – with 40% off! To take advantage of this offer just visit my BandCamp store, click onto any of the available downloads and then look for the “Full Digital Discography” option; this will…

Artist of the Month!

BBC Coventry & Warwickshire Introducing announced me as “Artist of the Month” for December on the show tonight! For a change, I actually heard the show as it was broadcast (I was in the car, travelling between gigs) – first time I’ve heard one of my own tunes on FM radio for a while! You…