Music – Defy Designs http://defydesigns.co.uk Tue, 15 Mar 2016 11:28:24 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 Some thoughts on band etiquette… http://defydesigns.co.uk/some-thoughts-on-band-etiquette/ http://defydesigns.co.uk/some-thoughts-on-band-etiquette/#respond Mon, 01 Feb 2016 15:27:29 +0000 http://defydesigns.co.uk/?p=471 (Caution, I don’t normally swear a lot in my writing, but I do here. Sorry in advance if it bothers you.) I’ve been in one band or another for well over 10 years. I’ve played in a 300 year old … Continue reading

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Best Albums of 2015…in my humble opinion. http://defydesigns.co.uk/best-albums-of-2015-in-my-humble-opinion/ http://defydesigns.co.uk/best-albums-of-2015-in-my-humble-opinion/#respond Sun, 27 Dec 2015 18:33:14 +0000 http://defydesigns.co.uk/?p=460 This is coming in no particular order, as I doubt very much I could pick one over the others. 1. Murder by Death – Big Dark Love Murder by Death are easily one of my favourite bands in the whole world, they haven’t recorded a bad album, … Continue reading

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STOLEN: Fender Jaguar Baritone, Squire Jazz Bass and Squire Bronco. http://defydesigns.co.uk/stolen-fender-jaguar-baritone-squire-jazz-bass-and-squire-bronco/ http://defydesigns.co.uk/stolen-fender-jaguar-baritone-squire-jazz-bass-and-squire-bronco/#comments Thu, 19 Nov 2015 23:31:33 +0000 http://defydesigns.co.uk/?p=448 I woke up on the morning of the 19th of November to a text message from my bandmate that our studio space had been broken into and three of our instruments were stolen. This is not the kind of news … Continue reading

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One Microphone and some magic! http://defydesigns.co.uk/one-microphone-and-some-magic/ http://defydesigns.co.uk/one-microphone-and-some-magic/#respond Fri, 21 Aug 2015 09:50:39 +0000 http://defydesigns.co.uk/?p=423 My most productive period of blogging was during the last run of Burning Red Red Matter, its a content creation club, reasons to blog, simple inspiration, that sort of thing. It has been rebooted for season 2, so I am … Continue reading

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Sam Russo, Cory Branan and Tim Barry at Le Pub http://defydesigns.co.uk/sam-russo-cory-branan-and-tim-barry-at-le-pub/ http://defydesigns.co.uk/sam-russo-cory-branan-and-tim-barry-at-le-pub/#respond Wed, 18 Mar 2015 23:06:02 +0000 http://defydesigns.co.uk/?p=417 After the successful trial of tech that was filming Sammy H Stevens & Jonah Matranga play at Le Pub, I decided to give it another go! This time I planned ahead a little, chatted to the lovely folks at Le Pub first … Continue reading

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Why I’m not interested in contemporary rock music. http://defydesigns.co.uk/im-interested-contemporary-rock-music/ http://defydesigns.co.uk/im-interested-contemporary-rock-music/#respond Sun, 19 Oct 2014 16:07:04 +0000 http://defydesigns.co.uk/?p=410 Please be aware I wrote this at 2am on a Saturday night after getting home from a gig. Just be thankful I don’t drink or it wouldn’t make any sense. This is a weird statement to write down. Partially because … Continue reading

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Sammy H Stephens and Jonah Matranga at Le Pub! http://defydesigns.co.uk/sammy-h-stephens-jonah-matranga-le-pub/ http://defydesigns.co.uk/sammy-h-stephens-jonah-matranga-le-pub/#comments Mon, 06 Oct 2014 20:46:59 +0000 http://defydesigns.co.uk/?p=385 As you may well (or not at all) know, I love filming things. I played a gig recently at Le Pub, with the excellent Sammy H Stephens and Jonah Matranga. Considering they were both acoustic acts, I decided to pack … Continue reading

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STHC Easter All Dayer at Le Pub http://defydesigns.co.uk/sthc-easter-dayer-le-pub/ http://defydesigns.co.uk/sthc-easter-dayer-le-pub/#comments Mon, 28 Apr 2014 22:34:17 +0000 http://defydesigns.co.uk/?p=329 This was an interesting thing to film. I decided that it would be a good idea to see what my Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ35 was capable of shooting in video mode. I don’t think I even shot at full resolution, I … Continue reading

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FAQ – What’s your favourite album? http://defydesigns.co.uk/faq-whats-favourite-album/ http://defydesigns.co.uk/faq-whats-favourite-album/#respond Wed, 26 Mar 2014 17:30:32 +0000 http://defydesigns.co.uk/?p=313 I get asked this all the time, usually when someone finds out: A: I still religiously buy physical medium music. or B: Own somewhere in the region of 1000 records and 3000 CDs Lets not even factor in the countless … Continue reading

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One of my favourite possessions in the whole world. http://defydesigns.co.uk/one-favourite-possessions-whole-world/ http://defydesigns.co.uk/one-favourite-possessions-whole-world/#comments Tue, 04 Mar 2014 14:34:01 +0000 http://defydesigns.co.uk/?p=305 In this day and age of digital ownership, crazy things like record collections or having enough books to fill a library are frowned upon by certain people…I know, who knew? Not me thats for sure! BUT there are some items … Continue reading

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