Anyone Can Play Guitar-logo

Anyone Can Play Guitar

Music Podcasts >

More Information

Location:

United Kingdom

Twitter:

@acpgpodcast

Language:

English


Episodes

ACPG 018: Mike Livesley (Part 1) - Pedal Maker - talks about his fascination with guitar pedals, building them, and why musicians want to use them

2/20/2018
More
This week Ben is up in Edinburgh speaking to Mike Livesley AKA ‘Made By Mike’ where we cover all things guitar pedals. In this first of a double header, we cover Mike’s fascination with guitar pedals, building them, and why musicians want to use them. Another guest with a real DIY ethos, Mike brings a real passion and enthusiasm to the show. A genuine bonus to the music community. The good cause mentioned next week is Food Banks. Info and show notes at www.acpgmusic.com/episode018

Duration:00:50:28

ACPG 017: Nick Helm - Comedian Songwriter - talks song writing for TV shows, cramming detail into short songs, and how to start the song writing process

2/13/2018
More
This week we’re in the green room at the Stand in Newcastle with comedian, musician and actor, Nick Helm where we discuss song writing for TV shows, cramming detail into short songs, and how to start the song writing process. He may portray a certain persona on stage, however we met the compassionate (shh, don’t tell!) and interesting personality that sits behind the act. The good cause this week is Shelter, supporting those who sleep rough. Info and show notes at...

Duration:00:51:28

ACPG 016: Kathryn Williams - Artist - talks song writing for yourself vs. others, song writing classes and stage fright

2/6/2018
More
This week Ben is in Newcastle’s Bridge Hotel with Mercury prize nominated singer songwriter and adopted Geordie Kathryn Williams. With Kath we discuss song writing for yourself vs. others, song writing classes and stage fright. We could listen to Kath for hours. She is a true gem and the honesty and openness of her music also comes through in the interview. The good cause is Percy Hedley Foundation who provide support to disabled people and their families. More info and show notes...

Duration:00:55:02

ACPG 015: Pete Dale (Part 2) - Musician & Ex label Owner - talks vinyl, the costs of releasing a single, and the time involved in running a record label

1/30/2018
More
This week we stay in Manchester with musician, author, ex-label owner and music lecturer Pete Dale, where we move on to discuss vinyl, the costs of releasing a single, and the time involved in running a record label. There’s a lot to consider, and as Pete stated, it shouldn’t be entered into lightly when considering setting up a label. This week’s good cause is Care UK charity, who collect and distribute practical items for refugees in need. More info and show notes at...

Duration:00:38:53

ACPG 014: Pete Dale (Part 1) - Musician & Ex label Owner - talks the benefits of self-releasing music, the importance of physical song releases, choosing which acts are on a label, and label identity

1/23/2018
More
This week we head to Manchester to speak with musician, former label owner and now music lecturer Pete Dale. Here we cover the benefits of self-releasing music, the importance of physical song releases, choosing which acts are on a label, and label identity. Pete has a rich and varied background which was referenced in episode 003 with Ross Millard. The good cause this week is Care UK, collecting and distributing practical items to refugees in need. Info and show notes at...

Duration:00:37:41

ACPG 013: Mark Morris - The Bluetones - talks repartee, crowdfunding and the importance of musicians getting paid

1/16/2018
More
This week we talk to Mark Morriss of The Bluetones about repartee, crowdfunding and the importance of musicians getting paid. Whether solo, or as part of the band, Mark is superb at engaging his audience during a live set. We discuss this, along with his experiences of crowdfunding an album. The good cause is Re-think your mind, a charity aimed at promoting mental well-being. More info and show notes at www.acpgmusic.com/episode013

Duration:00:44:30

ACPG 012: Joy Ike (Part 2) - Singer Songwriter - talks house concerts; what you need to know, how to put them on and things to watch out for.

1/9/2018
More
This week we stay in Philadelphia, USA with Joy for part 2, where we get into the nuts and bolts of house concerts, how to put them on, and things to think about when both playing and hosting these great events. Joy describes how they tick many boxes that any DIY musician would look to get out of a show. Our interest is peaked and we’re ready to attend. The good cause this week is Food for the Hungry, which Joy is actively involved with. More info and show notes at...

Duration:00:46:31

ACPG 011: Joy Ike (Part 1) - Singer Songwriter - talks promoting yourself, how much to share, and what exactly are house concerts

1/2/2018
More
This week we head to Philadelphia in the USA for the first of a two part episode with singer songwriter Joy Ike where we discuss promoting yourself, how much to share, and then start the conversation about what exactly house concerts are. Backing up the advice from Sari Delmar in episode 005, it was great to hear how a successful artist approaches promotion. We then set the scene for part 2, by touching on what house concerts are all about. More info and show notes at...

Duration:00:45:50

ACPG 10: Mr B - The Gentleman Rhymer - talks creating and living a persona, DIY management and tailored merchandise

12/26/2017
More
This week we enter the world of Chap Hop talking to Mr B the Gentleman Rhymer, about creating and living a persona, DIY management and tailored merchandise. In a world with so much musical choice, Mr B has created a truly unique genre. This episode provides some great things to think about for anyone looking to be slightly different, which probably covers a decent proportion of all musicians out there. The good cause this week is Mencap, which comes with a fantastic story. More...

Duration:00:51:41

ACPG 009: Nicola Milan - Vocal Coach - talks breathing, placing your muscles, vocal tone and conveying emotion

12/19/2017
More
This week we talk to vocal coach Nicola Milan about breathing, placing your muscles, vocal tone and conveying emotion. This is a great episode that provides some really practical things for vocalists to start thinking about and practising. Something we could have done with back in the day! The good cause is World Animal Protection. Nicola put it brilliantly – ‘give a voice to those who don’t have one’. More information and show notes at www.acpgmusic.com/episode009

Duration:00:41:52

ACPG 008: Mark Duffett (Part 2) - Chester University - talks being a star, being a fan, entertaining people, ideas and values and collaboration.

12/12/2017
More
This week we continue with lecturer and esteemed author Mark Duffett for the final part of our double header on fandom. In this episode we talk to Mark about being a star, being a fan, entertaining people, ideas and values and collaboration. All of which provide interesting insight. The good cause this week is the Penny Brohn, providing free integrative care to those affected by cancer. More information and show notes at www.acpgmusic.com

Duration:00:47:09

ACPG 007: Mark Duffett (Part 1) - Chester University - talks tradition, consistent image, being memorable, playing your audience as an instrument and using your music.

12/5/2017
More
This week we have the first part of what is a really brilliant delve into music fandom with Mark Duffett of Chester University, who has recently been quoted in the New York Times and Rolling Stone magazine. All musical artists need fans. Here Mark provides some great insight into tradition, consistent image, being memorable, playing your audience as an instrument and using your music. The good cause covered next week in Part 2, which is Penny Brohn. Show notes at www.acpgmusic.com

Duration:00:43:55

ACPG 006: Roddy Woomble - Idlewild - talks support slots, middle men, and having a creative space

11/28/2017
More
This week Ben hits new levels of excitement as he speaks to Roddy Woomble of Idlewild, the Scottish indie rock band who have released seven full-length studio albums to date. Also a respected solo artist, we speak to Roddy about the pros and cons of support slots, middle men and the value of having a creative space. The good cause this week is Amnesty International’s Give a Home, which Idlewild have performed Sofar Sounds gigs for in support of the world’s refugees. Show notes at...

Duration:00:42:21

ACPG 005: Sari Delmar - Concord Music Group - talks how to promote your music, publicists, having a story and vision, and being unique

11/21/2017
More
This episode we head over to Beverly Hills to speak with Sari Delmar of the Concord Music Group. Here we cover how to promote your music, the importance of having a story and vision for your music, as well as the value of being unique. We also cover publicists, including what they look for when taking on a band. The good cause this week is Women in Music, a non-profit organisation Sari is involved with to challenge what has always been a male dominated industry. www.acpgmusic.com for...

Duration:00:50:09

ACPG 004: Ross Millard (Part 2) - The Futureheads - talks set lists, recording, external perspectives, record labels and being allowed to fail

11/21/2017
More
This week we continue in the pub with Ross Millard of The Futureheads for the second part of this double header. Here we discuss set lists, recording, external perspectives, record labels and being allowed to fail. We finish with a bit on Sunderland’s city of culture bid, and the overall message of how culture is for everyone. For show notes, links, our blog and more, visit our website www.acpgmusic.com

Duration:00:45:39

ACPG 003: Ross Millard (Part 1) - The Futureheads - talks learning guitar, forming a band, practice, being honest and band manifestos.

11/14/2017
More
This week we head to a familiar place for many musicians, the pub, where we meet Ross Millard from The Futureheads for part one of a two part episode we have with Ross. Here we discuss learning guitar forming a band, their approach to practice sessions, the importance of being honest, as well as band manifestos. For show notes, links, our blog and more, visit our website www.acpgmusic.com

Duration:00:48:36

ACPG 002: Mark Radcliffe - BBC Radio - talks radio, demos and Glastonbury

11/14/2017
More
We’re back stage at the Sage in Gateshead speaking to one of the most recognisable voices from UK radio, Mark Radcliffe. We cover the value of radio and why curation of music is so valuable, along with demo songs, and the various pitfalls musicians fall into with them. We then go into Mark’s time covering Glastonbury and what draws him to folk music. The good cause is The Joshua Tree, a childhood cancer charity. Mark also makes us jealous about knowing David...

Duration:00:52:05

ACPG 001: Paul Smith - Maximo Park - talks song writing, stage craft and image

11/14/2017
More
This week Ben is back stage at the Centre For Life in Newcastle speaking to Paul Smith from Maximo Park. In this opening episode, we discuss how Maximo go about their song writing process, whilst touching on how the lyrical content has evolved since the early days. Paul has boundless energy on stage, which he explains flows through into their practice sessions as well, and how stage craft is something important to him, whether it’s something as simple as holding a book up as part of...

Duration:00:56:06

ACPG 000: Introductory Episode - Ben and James - discuss what the podcast is all about

10/26/2017
More
Based on a shared love of music and now podcasts, we give a brief introduction on why we have started on this journey, and what you can expect from us each week. Having been in a band what feels like many years ago now, we have missed being creative and speaking with other artists. We also know that there are plenty of things that we would have done differently if we had the luxury of hindsight, so thought what better way to give something back to the music community than to interview...

Duration:00:12:50