Richard’s 70th Birthday Party | Richard (guitarist)

16 Sep

Richard celebrated his 70th birthday party at home in Lancashire with friends, family and a vintage bottle of Petrus! One of Function Central’s most in-demand guitarists (also named Richard), played a mixture of background classical, pop and jazz to entertain guests. His wife Carolyn tells us about the day.

Eight steps to perfectly maintained guitar or bass equipment

02 Sep

It’s not just about turning up to play on the night: maintaining your equipment is a must for any professional guitarist, says Don from Millennium Bug. Here’s a handy guide to looking after your guitar or bass in eight easy steps.

Simba’s & Christiana’s Engagement Party | Marie (singer)

26 Aug

Marie entertained guests at Simba and Christiana’s engagement party in Greenwich, alongside Zulu Dancers and male models! Simba tells us more about the event.

Claire & Sam’s Wedding | Beat Club

12 Aug

Claire and Sam went for a rustic woodland theme for their barn wedding at Ufton Court in Berkshire. They hired awesome party band Beat Club, who lived up to their every expectation and kept guests on the dance-floor all night!

Charlotte & Tim’s Wedding | Rockit

05 Aug

Charlotte and Tim enjoyed their vintage themed wedding at the Lainston House Hotel in Winchester. Making their day even more special, Rockit’s upbeat dance music kept them having fun and laughing all night – with a big cake too!

Teaching Music – A Journey

29 Jul

Think being a musician is all about gigs? Think again. Teaching your instrument can provide you with an income while giving you a deeper insight into your own practice, writes Fillippo from Gypsy Fever.

How to be a Gigging Vocalist: A Practical Guide to Looking After Your Voice

22 Jul

If your voice is feeling the strain from back to back gigs, a few small changes can make all the difference. Seasoned singer Stephen Steinhaus shares his top tips to help you punch above your weight.

Becky & Danny’s Wedding | The Jack Rabbits

15 Jul

Becky and Danny celebrated their wedding with friends and family at the beautiful Sandhole Oak Barn in Congelton. They danced the night away with music performed by the talented function band, The Jack Rabbits!

Composing for TV, Film and Games

24 Jun

A modern day media composer has never had so many opportunities for success, nor faced such challenges. Classical guitarist Mike G tells us why he branched out into the world of TV and film composition and offers his tips for success.

Emma & Marek’s Wedding | Five Guys Named Moe

17 Jun

Emma & Marek chose a horse theme for their wedding, arriving by horse and coach at the fabulous Rhinefield House Hotel in the New Forest. After such a grand entrance, they wanted to let their hair down to a fun jive band who looked as good as they sounded. Five Guys Named Moe couldn’t have fit the bill better and kept the happy couple on the dance-floor all night!