Five minutes with Mieko: 'the most important ingredient in music making is to love it'

Five minutes with Mieko: ‘the most important ingredient in music making is to love it’

We had a quick chat with London-based Japanese producer, composer and singer Mieko Shimizu. She’s worked with the likes of William D Drake of The Cardiacs, London Symphony Orchestra and has supported Massive Attack. She has just released her latest album I … Continue reading Five minutes with Mieko: ‘the most important ingredient in music making is to love it’

Global research finds just two out of 10 street musicians are women

Global research finds just two out of 10 street musicians are women

By Daniel Bacchieri According to numbers collected from two global projects focused on street music (StreetMusicMap & The Busking Project), only 13.6% of the street musicians are women. The assembling data has been shared by journalist Daniel Bacchieri, founder of StreetMusicMap, a five year world … Continue reading Global research finds just two out of 10 street musicians are women

Musician and producer Ciara Gayer on writing songs in trees, music theory and her upcoming EP

One of my favourite things about gigging in London has always been meeting other musicians. There’s a strong sense of camaraderie and mutual support, which I find deeply inspiring. We’re all in this together, after all. I first met Ciara … Continue reading Musician and producer Ciara Gayer on writing songs in trees, music theory and her upcoming EP