Your turn to pick up the beer for band practice? We got you covered, fam, with this guide on which craft beers are the best to bring along to rehearsal.
Picking up beers for practice can be tricky. Abv too high? Everyone will be all over the place and practice will descend into an expensive drinking session in a soundproofed room. Bought a mixture of chewy porters and sours? That’s not going to sit right when you’re jumping off your amp. What were you thinking? Continue reading “A musician’s guide to buying beer for band practice”
There is nothing quite like playing music with others.
Creating and performing music is an amazing feeling in itself, proven to be beneficial to our brains, and sometimes even our bank accounts.
Here’s our step by step guide to starting a band in London.
Continue reading “How to start a band”
A gig, a game or two and a goodbye…
As a special send off for Colin, the band decided to throw one last party and invite some friends along to what would be their first and last gig in this guise (for now).
We’ve got a live beer tasting with the audience, games, our two songs that we wrote, we even play all the jingles live.
Continue reading “Episode 19: 2 Songs 2 Beers LIVE GIG! (at the time)”
Jaega Wise, head brewer of Wild Card brewery and TV presenter joined us for a jam and a hilarious and insightful chat about beer.
Most people will know of Jaega Wise as Head brewer of Wildcard, as a regional director of SIBA or by the growing list of gender equality projects and initiative’s she is involved in.
A perhaps lesser known fact is she has one hell of singing voice and is in a band!
Continue reading “Episode 17: Session Singing and Beer Tasting with Jaega Wise”
The band chat to Chris and Tristan from Seven Sisters Brewery about how they went from brewing in a bucket under a pub to trying to keep up with demand.
Ever thought about starting your own brewery? listening to the Seven Sisters Brewery guys tell their story is a very good place to start.
They take us through their core range, how they started out and try out some beers with us.
Continue reading “Episode 16: Home Brewer to Pro Brewer – Seven Sister Brewery”
It’s song writing business as usual at 2 Songs 2 Beers Towers
Beer talk, song writing talk (including a new song which Mike has brought to the band), and Spotify recommendations fill this episode to the frothy brim.
This episode also features the second only time the hallowed 5 frothy picks were awarded to an exceptional beer! Continue reading “Episode 15: who are you, Archimedes?”
The 2 songs 2 beers posse hit the road
We head to Sussex for a retrospective roadtrip to meet the man that inspired this podcast, Mike’s Dad, Tony Hellyer. So that’s why we called this episode: Highway to Hellyer! We load up the van with our gear and some recording equipment and head down to have a day of jamming and recording at Mike’s parent’s place. Continue reading “Episode 14: Highway to Hellyer”
They like beer and music, we like music and beer. Its no wonder we got on like a house on fire with Signature Brew Director, Tom Bott.
In this awesome episode we got to meet and chat with Signature brew Director, Siba board of trustees member and all round very nice guy and best friend of the podcast (he hasn’t agreed to that yet), Tom Bott. Continue reading “Episode 13: Music and Beer Chat with Signature Brew’s Tom Bott”
The band get back together after the Christmas break to talk about Scottish beers.
In this episode the guys talk through the song writing process for their first ever song, titled “Half the Devil”. Continue reading “Episode 12: Song writing with Grapefruit Fran”