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TGB Bassist Jamie’s time at Berklee

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  • 17/03/2015

If second chances are a rarity then third chances seldom come about. My recent, temporary relocation to the US came off the back of one such third chance. In my mind Berklee College of Music had become the metaphorical carrot hanging on the end of a stick: the ever-present morsel dangling tantalisingly close to my face, yet still that bit too far away to reach. I’d applied twice before and both times I was deemed not to be of sufficient enough standard to be admitted. Quite why I placed so much emphasis on getting into that school I don’t know, but for whatever reason I did and being told...

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U2, Nimmo Brothers and Red Wine.

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  • 14/10/2014

Well, it's been a while. Painswick Arts Festival was the last time I checked in with everybody and things have been so hectic ever since I've let the blog fall by the wayside. It occurs to me that several rather significant things have occurred since July.  Whether it's an independence referendum in Scotland, the startling rise to prominence of IS or the passing of Ian Paisley, it seems to me that the world is ever changing and constantly moving on to something new. It's strange to think that when such huge and significant changes are happening on a global and personal scale - I'm so totally...

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Matthew’s Blog: Better Things to Come

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  • 22/01/2014

As anyone who follows us on Facebook or Twitter will know, last year was a pretty good one for us, but I’d like to think it was just a warm-up for the year to come. A testing of the waters, if you will. Whilst John Mayer didn’t come looking for us to support him on tour on the back of its release, the response we received to our EP ‘Better Things to Do’ was positive to say the least. Within days of the EP coming out, it had climbed to No.2 in the iTunes Blues Chart alongside the likes of Hugh Laurie and Joe Bonamassa. Six months down the line, we were named Jason Elliott’s ‘Young...

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Jim Jamm: Revolutionary extraordinaire. . . . or not.

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  • 02/02/2012

It’s all too easy for bands to get behind a computer and declare that they are riding on the crest of some musical revolution found in their garage. And perhaps I am a hypocrite for coming online with the sole purpose of telling you why I love my band. I’ll live with that. However, there is a difference.  The difference is we are not trying to be revolutionaries. We are not interested in fusing musical antonyms together; there will be no punk merged with early musik no opera distorted with grime. Who wants that? Not us. No, we exist as a musical entity with the collective mindset of creating...

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