Live Bands

There are many choices for entertainment now for your event. Indoor events offer a more massive selection, but many of the available bands now will perform indoors or outdoors. More people are seeking live entertainment now for their guests.

When hiring a band you’ll first need to determine the type of music you want. There is such an array to choose from today. You will need to determine what is appropriate for the event of course and then find the choices that fit into that category.

For many events, having a good musical performance is key to the guests enjoying their time. They tend to stay longer and spend more time with friends and family. If you don’t have the right type of music, people will quickly leave.

It may be beneficial to your guests to have live entertainment at your event. Firstly, the performers can interact with the crowd. Second of all, the guests might even be able to make requests for the songs that they need to hear.

The options for great sound are numerous. You have a variety of choices for the type of music. There are a few bands now that can offer you many different sounds as well.

If you’re searching for a wide variety, you might need to select a band that can offer you many different styles. Some of them use the same members for each option while others might have different members that perform different styles.

When you decide to hire a band that offers you many different choices, it provides better choices for your event. There may be many different styles of music that might be performed by any one band that will be enjoyable for an event. Guests appreciate a variety of styles and sounds today.

Hiring a function band gives you many different options today. Many will provide you with a sample of the sounds they produce. Some also perform live and you might be able to attend one of their shows to get a better idea of the sounds they offer.

Whether you’re considering a swing band or jazz bands, you’ll find that you can get a number of different options. The choice for the entertainment will make your event a great success. And so now live entertainment is much more fun than recordings ever could be.

A London-based Jazz, Swing, Rat Pack, Soul and Motown band. Formed by a group of nine friends in 2005, the band has gone on to perform at countless wedding receptions, corporate events and parties throughout the UK and abroad, and is now considered to be one of the finest function bands in the country.

Also with a big repertoire spanning eight decades of popular music, this fantastic ensemble is guaranteed to transform the atmosphere of your event with it is unique and distinctive sound.


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You don’t need to know guitar sheet music to learn to play guitar melodies. Let’s learn Morning Has Broken with guitar tab!

“Morning Has Broken” is a Christian hymn. Cat Stevens has recorded a popular version of the song.

Here is the first verse:

Morning has broken, like the first morning
Blackbird has spoken, like the first bird
Praise for the singing, praise for the morning
Praise for the springing fresh from the world

As I mentioned we will not use guitar sheet music notation. Many people find it hard to read sheet music on guitar.

In order to learn to play guitar melodies we will use another notation system called tablature.

Tablature or guitar tab is a form of musical notation, often with numbers and letters, which will tell you where to place your fingers on the guitar fretboard in order to play a melody.

In this article I will use a type of guitar tab notation with numbers only. The more common guitar tab staff notation you will find on my site.

Let’s take a look at your guitar!

The six strings on your guitar is numbered from the one with the highest pitch. This string is called the first string.

In order for me to tell you how to play the melody on your guitar I will write down which fret to press down with your left hand and which string to play.

If I write 31 it means that you are to press down the third fret on the first string. The first number indicates the fret to press down and the next number the string.

01 means: play the first open string. This means that you play the first string without pressing down a fret.

The first part of Morning Has Broken with guitar tab and lyrics looks like this:

Morning has broken, like the first morning

35 24 03 12 32 02 23 03 23 02 23 03

You will start with the note C here notated 35. That is, press down the third fret on the fift string.

In this type of guitar tab notation you will not have an indication as to the length of the notes. I suggest that you sing the lyrics in order to feel how the melody is to be played.

Let’s look at the next guitar tab:

Blackbird has spoken, like the first bird

35 04 24 03 23 03 24 35 04

In this guitar lesson we will not deal with how to play the strings with your right hand fingers. I suggest that you play the strings with you right hand thumb or any other way you choose.

The next guitar tab looks like this:

Praise for the singing, praise for the morning

03 24 03 12 23 03 24 35 35 04

What about your left hand? You can play the notes with your index finger but I suggest that you assign the notes on the first fret to your index finger, the notes on the second fret to your middle finger and so on.

It might be a little bit difficult at first but in the long run you will find it easier to play melodies with these left hand fingerings if you are persistent!

Now we will continue with the next and last guitar tab:

Praise for the springing fresh from the world

24 04 24 03 23 04 24 04 35

I promised you that you could learn Morning Has Broken on your guitar without sheet music and now you have accomplished this and I have kept my promise. Congratulations!

It would have been nice to hear you play the melody but I guess it is not possible so play it for a friend!

I suggest that you memorize the melody one line at a time so that the reading of this guitar tab will not slow you down when you play the melody in public!


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Some guitars will just NOT adjust properly with the standard methods available like the bridge saddles, nut filing adjustments and the ability to set the bow (or lack thereof) of the neck itself. Adding shims to the bolt on neck may be necessary to get the guitar to play properly at all locations up and down the neck.

A nut shim acts as a spacer between the nut and neck raising and lowering the distance between all of the strings at the lower end of the guitar, starting at fret 1 and moving towards the body of the guitar.

A neck pocket shim acts as a spacer between the neck and body, changing the angle from which the neck protrudes out away from the body.

Try to imagine the strings of your guitar as a flat plane and the fret board as a parallel plane running underneath them. The angle of the top plane which contains the strings is controlled by the position of the tremolo and the nut. The angle of the lower plane which is the fret board is controlled by the neck pocket of the body.

If your setup is perfect these two planes will have an equal distance between them at any point. If your guitar doesn’t look this way try adjusting the height of the tremolo itself first. This will mostly take care of the problem unless you find your action becoming too high or to low equally across the length of the fret board. If adjusting the height of the tremolo corrects the problem but leaves you with too high or low of an action (distance between the strings and fret board) then you will need to resort to using a shim. You may need to “block” the tremolo before you start the shimming operation.

Shims can be found and used in two different areas of the neck. One is under the nut and the other is directly under the heel in the neck pocket of the body.

Nut shims are mostly made out of one or more thin sheets of brass. Shims located in the neck pocket are mostly made out of a thin piece of wood. In either case you can produce your own shim if needed by using a sheet of heavy stock paper such as a business card. For shims in the neck pocket you might need to fold the paper stock 3-4 times to get the required thickness needed, then trim to fit properly.

First determine if the distance between the strings and fret board is to close right up against the nut itself. If this is the case then add a shim under the nut and raise the tremolo by adjusting the tremolo posts until the strings are an equal distance from the fret board down the entire length of the neck. If the distance between the strings and the fret board located right up against the nut is OK then you will have to place a shim in the neck pocket to correct your problem as directed below.

If your strings are higher on the Low E side, place the shim in the neck pocket under the heel of the neck and parallel with the length of the neck on the Low E side, which raises the entire neck down the Low E side when it is bolted on. Before doing this check the angle of the tremolo to make sure it is flat against the body and not floating at an angle.

If your strings are higher on the High E side do the opposite, as explained above, by placing the shim parallel to the neck on the High E side in the neck pocket. Again before doing this check the angle of the tremolo to make sure it is flat against the body and not floating at an angle.

If your strings become higher the closer they are to the body place the shim across the neck pocket in the end closest to the neck pickup. This will turn the other end of the neck pocket into a fulcrum point and move the head stock towards the back of the body lowering the strings over the high end frets.

If your strings become lower across the high end frets place the shim across the end of the neck pocket furthest away from the neck pickup. This will raise the headstock away from the back of the body, raising the strings up from the end of the fret board, closest to the body.

In any instances you might find that you need the shim to raise only one corner of the two planes as described above. In these rare cases, make a smaller shim and place it in the appropriate area of the neck pocket. Of course upon removing the nut from the neck or the neck from the body, if you find a shim already there
determine what action it was doing in the first place then make the necessary corrections.

Shimming a guitar neck is definitely an ART. However, if you look at it scientifically, as angles against a plane, you can understand the “how and why” of adjusting a guitar neck this way.

Rock Music

Making music downloads legal seems to be the perfect solution to stopping music piracy, which really encompasses downloading music for than anything else. Several people like to download music because it is easy and the quality is of decent quality but most people are concerned about doing it illegally. Here are any reasons why downloading music makes sense. 1. You are able to listen to music for free before purchasing the entire CD.

2. You can are able to listen to new artists.

Just a couple of years ago people were able to download, share and upload music on the original Napster site for free, this was the controversy to the record companies and artists if this was legal. The massive popularity of music downloads started with Napster which was initial company which granted you to download software to share, upload or download music without paying for it. This was revolutionary and showed the power of the internet.

Since Napster has been closed down and not granted to give out free music and other similar websites have been closed most have been re-invented to provide legal music downloads. When illegal downloading started artists and companies were outraged about this, and they were especially angry with Napster, Napster granted multiple number of people to connect to each others computer and download and share music without paying for it.

Several companies were worried about the loss of profits from music fans downloading the music instead of going to stores and purchasing the entire CD, so many bands, record companies have tried to enact laws about people downloading from free music sites. When downloading music and you view that you can download music and it has the same quality as buying the CD and easier it makes sense to most people to sit in front of their computer and download the music.

Well, free downloads brought down Napster and they are illegal – why even risk it. There are sites that offer free music downloads you just need to find them. Napster now offers music at a price. There are many other sites that offer the same deals. You can download many different types of music from ITunes. The cost of this is fairly affordable and you don’t need to join a club. You can also download videos to view on your video ipod.

When downloading be careful of viruses and or spyware, these programs are usually embedding in the file itself and when you open it or unzip the file your system becomes infected. Look on the internet for reputable music download sites. Another point to remember is that these download site can now record your IP Address. By doing this that can find out what provider is using the range of IPs and once found they can get the records and find out which IP address is assigned to whom. If caught you might have to pay a fine or you could be sent to prison. Think twice before downloading illegally.


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IPOD mp3 music is a wonderful choice for getting the best songs quickly and without the hassles of traveling to the music store. There are many locations right on the web that can provide you with the best of the best for much less. There are several locations that do offer a broad range of choice when it comes to IPOD mp3 music. Some offer more than others or they offer a better quality product. It will take a little looking to find the most affordable choice that is also the one that has what you would often download.

Once you find the right location for your IPOD mp3 music, you can easily and quickly (it seems almost instantly) download them to your PC, your notebook, or you can check out iPod mp3 music downloads as well. There are specific services that are available to provide you with the ability to get great quality songs on your iPod. If you choose iPod mp3 music, you can find the right location to download from on the web to your iPod, take the music with you wherever you decide to go and, if you like them; you can even burn them to CD.

No matter if you choose iPod mp3 music or find a few great songs to download to your PC, there are many services that are providing this ability to you. If you are skilled, you can even find a few iPod mp3 music downloads. Of course, to get the best products available, you may want to go with a paid service. It also pays for you to take your time in checking out a few of the services for their fees and their membership details. With so much competition out there, you are sure to find a great deal being offered to new members. Music downloads are fast becoming the best way to get the songs you want to see quickly.

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Live Bands

Are you ready to have an awesome time and rock out to your favorite music? You came to the right place…Down Wilson is coming to a venue near you to play your favorite songs With both girl and guy lead singers, our cover band team will play everything from classic to modern rock, 80’s, pop and top-40 hits, and even a few surprises mixed in. Everything to keep you on the dance floor. You can choose the tops songs from a certain decade and we will perform it.

There you are making the ever-important party list. You have everything covered from the guest list, venue, food, up to the party favors you will be doling out. However, the entertainment portion is sadly blank. Of course, you still can get great live entertainment with cover bands! Cover bands give you opportunity to enjoy live music and at a reasonable price. What’s more, we can hire downwilson cover band to rock your party.

Give your guests, and yourself, the ultimate party treat, May it be for a birthday affair, wedding or corporate function. Hire a cover band that can play your choice of music the way you like it and see for yourself how we will rock your night. The next time you organize a party, you might need a venue with a bigger dance floor with downwilson cover band! Downwilson cover band is a music group we performs songs originally produced by other famous bands.


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The exceptionally talented Contemporary Country artist Kenny Chesney has released him CD entitled Just Who I Am: Poets & Pirates. I am very confident and happy to announce that I believe Kenny Chesney fans, and Contemporary Country fans alike will be pleased with this one. With the release of Just Who I Am: Poets & Pirates Kenny Chesney’s artistic excellence is on full display as Chesney has once again delivered a brilliant collection of tracks that could very well be him best work to date.

It’s a rare day indeed that I get a CD from an artist that I can truthfully say does not have a bad track in the bunch. I’m more than happy to announce that’s exactly what I must say about this one. There simply is NOT a bad one in the bunch. No fillers here at all, with each song standing tall on it’s own.

Contemporary Country music fans will recognize some of the well known guests that have been assembled to play along with Chesney on several of the tracks. Artists like George Strait and Joe Walsh just to name a couple.

This is a first rate CD, delivering a little something for everyone. I give it two thumbs up. It’s quite simply great listening. A must buy for the Contemporary Country fan.

While the entire CD is outstanding some of my favorites are track 1 – Never Wanted Nothing More, track 4 – Just Not And so today, and track 8 – Dancin For The Groceries

My Bonus Pick, and the one that got Sore […as in “Stuck On REpeat”] is track 7 – Better As A Memory. Good stuff!

Just Who I Am: Poets & Pirates Release Notes:

Kenny Chesney originally released Just Who I Am: Poets & Pirates on Sep 11, 2007 on the RCA Records (USA) label.

CD Track List Follows:

1. Never Wanted Nothing More 2. Don’t Blink 3. Shiftwork – (with George Strait) 4. Just Not And so today 5. Wife And Kids 6. Got A Little Crazy 7. Better As A Memory 8. Dancin’ For The Groceries 9. Wild Ride – (with Joe Walsh) 10. Scare Me 11. Demons


Rock Music

Whether you need to schedule entertainment for a big birthday bash or a large holiday event, a great way to bring back music from the past is to hire a copy band. Copy bands are those that look and sound like an actual music band from the past. It is sort of like an impersonator, such as an Elvis Presley or Marilyn Monroe impersonator, except the entire band is decorated to look very similar to the original band. Each band member matches his/her clothes, instruments, hair, voices and cool moves with those of the corresponding original band members.

One copy band that ol’ time rock ‘n’ roll lovers enjoy is a band from Denmark named Me and My Shadows. Me and My Shadows copies the act, music and glamour of a band from the late 50s / early 60s era named Cliff and The Shadows. The band was a back-up for lead singer Cliff Richard with lead guitarist Hank Marvin. Cliff and The Shadows was kind of like England’s answer to Elvis Presley. It was England’s first rock ‘n’ roll band and dominated the European charts with amazing songs including “The Young Ones,” “Do You Want to Dance” and “Move It.”

When you hire a copy band such as Me and My Shadows for your party, you will create a festive, nostalgic atmosphere that your guests won’t soon forget! Copy bands are very entertaining and provide terrific music for dancing. Guests that love music from the past will find a copy band much more interesting than just hiring a DJ.

Copy Bands can Liven Any Party or Event

Any time is a great time to hire a copy band. Need live music for your child’s high school graduation party? Want to throw a huge wedding anniversary party for a friend or loved one? Do you need to entertain guests at your annual Christmas party? Copy bands are great for these occasions.

If you are a planner of events for a company or if you work for an event management service, hiring copy bands for events is a great way to display creativity and professionalism. You might also consider a band such as Me and My Shadows for outdoor community festivals, fundraiser parties, grand opening parties, trade shows, sporting events, wedding receptions, or even themed proms or reunions.

Many copy bands such as Me and My Shadows may be contacted or booked online. This makes it easier to find the great band for your event at rates to fit your budget. You can also save time by asking questions through e-mail to be sure the band is available for your event. Be sure to ask in advance what type of music will be performed, and if your guests will be able to request some of their favorite songs. Also, get details about equipment set up and instruments, costumes and the amount of time the band will play for their fee.

Once you find a copy band that is right for your event, you can plan all aspect of the event with the band to be sure things go smoothly. Use online resources to start a search for your next party or event. Copy bands such as Me and My Shadows are sure to give your guests an unforgettable blast from the past!


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Winter Park, CO June 7, 2006 — The annual Winter Park Music Festivals kick off July 1st with a mo long series of outdoor sonorous sessions from jazz to rock, blues, folk and the headliners: Wide Spread Panic and Shawn Colvin.

The town of Winter Park provides authentic Colorado Rocky Mountain getaways for visitors worldwide. The breathtaking panoramic mountain views, easy access to the Colorado River, and endless surplus of activities and attractions make it a popular vacation destination yr round.

Lodging is available for the duration of the concert series at Vacations Inc. This premier Winter Park lodging company offers exquisite condos, private and town homes for any size group. A leader in the industry, Vacations Inc. has been providing Rocky Mountain vacations for over 35 years and is proud to offer its finest accommodations to the public for the Winter Park Music Festivals.

The concert series embarks with the 4th Annual Grand County Blues Festival on July 1 and continues with weekly shows: 3rd Annual Winter Park Folk Festival July 9-10 including Shawn Colvin, Widespread Panic Concert at Winter Park Resort July 22-23, and The Winter Park Jazz Festival July 29-39.

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The music scene is alive and well – thriving even – in the UK. While there are thousands of artists dreaming of their big break, the music industry offers far more to the job hunter than the life of a performer. All those bands and singers and musicians need a support framework, after all. If you’re a music lover looking for music related jobs in UK companies, there’s no lack of positions open to you. Here are just ten music related jobs in UK production, broadcasting and media that are in demand.

Music Publicist
Someone has to get the word out about new music. A music publicist works with the media to be sure that artists are getting publicity to boost sales of their music and their value to a recording label.

Label Manager
A label manager works for a recording company and facilitates the releases of new music by artists recording for a particular label. In this music related job in UK recording, you’ll be working as a liaison between the various departments of the recording company to make sure that all the details are covered for a smooth release of CDs and digital singles.

Management Assistant
No matter what the industry, there’s always a need for management assistants to deal with daily administrative duties from filing invoices to setting up interviews and hotel rooms for touring artists to updating the company website. It may not sound like the most exciting music related job in UK industry, but it’s a great entry level job that will get your foot in the door. In many companies, management assistants easily move into other positions because of their experience in the music business.

Digital Research Analyst
Music companies have always employed market analysts to follow the latest trends in music and help position the company’s artists and assets to best ride the wave to success. The digital revolution rings in new changes nearly every day, and the market analyst position is giving way to a digital analyst who keeps a finger on the pulse of the market, analyzes new technology and emerging trends and forecasts the implications for the company’s products. The position requires experience and skill both in the music industry and in management.

Online Editorial Manager
In today’s digital age, an Internet presence is a total necessity for any music company. In addition to publicists, managers and PR people, there are music related jobs in UK media companies that focus on web production. From producing copy for artist profiles and stories to creating new media presentations for streaming and downloading, there are jobs for music professionals with web and digital experience.

Junior Events Producer
Live events are the heart of the music industry. From creating a schedule to ensuring that all the guests arrive on time to deciding on the invitation list so that all the right media are including, the events producer plays a key role. Junior events producers work under an events producer helping to manage aspects of the planning and execution of live events.

Intern
Internships at recording studios, radio stations and event venues are an excellent way to get to know the music industry and make valuable contacts. While the pay for an internship may be low, interns often have the chance to work on exciting projects as they learn. And in at least one recent survey, over 90% of companies who use interns say that they often hire on an intern full time when the internship period has ended.

There are many more music related jobs in UK companies, ranging from clerical work to throwing parties. If you’re looking for music related jobs in the UK, you’ll find many specialty web sites specifically for jobs in the entertainment and music business.