Finding band rehearsal spaces in London is tough sometimes. Its got to be in your price range. It has to have decent equipment. It has to be easy for everyone in the band to get to on a regular basis without moaning and groaning about how far it is.
While there is a surprising abundance of band rehearsal spaces around the city, not all of them will be ticking these boxes.
Conor Stanley, a provider of the finest chops in our band compiled a little list of them WITH prices (As of Late 2019) as a little cheat sheet for our band, so that we don’t have to trawl google every time, perhaps it might help you out too.
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The drummer auditions continue!
We go back into the crucible as the auditions continue in our search for the perfect fit.
Continue reading “S2 E2 – An Elaborate Revenge Plot: the drummer auditions continue”
After an emotional farewell to best friend and drummer Colin, Mike and Conor need to pull themselves together and find someone else who can fill the drummer shaped hole.
Auditions commence using the tried and tested “2 Songs 2 Beers” technique.
Continue reading “S2 E1 – A Drummer Shaped Hole”
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 “Band Blog: 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.
Here’s our step by step guide to starting a band in London.
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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 “S1 E19: 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?”