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Top 5 Record Shops in Bournemouth

Sales of vinyls are at a 25-year high, Record Store Day is a widely anticipated annual event – people of all ages are once again embracing analogue music. Here are the top 5 record stores in the area to satisfy your musical cravings…

Nathan Emmanuel (a.k.a. Nayshan), Musician & Journalist

Initially, that was through university. In my final year, I had to make either a presentation or a mini documentary piece. Now, me being me, living outside the box, I didn’t just want to make that regular documentary-style kind of thing, and talk about my so-called financial issues during university. I wanted to make it different; I wanted to put it in a narrative form that people are more likely to connect with and engage with. Something different that catches their eye a bit more, and that’s what really inspired the rapumentary style…

Zoltan Torre, Musician

Zoltan Torre, or just "zoltan." is a musician and singer based in Bournemouth

I always say that nothing particular inspired me to write this song. I just wanted to make something fun that gets you moving. I found the guitar loop that you can hear at the start of the song, and me and my friend Jake immediately started working on it. Even what I talk about in the song doesn’t really relate to me. I imagine it to be about a night out, meeting someone and having that tension between the two, all just happening on that night only; maybe becoming a one-night stand…

Emma Gale, Singer-Songwriter

I always wanted to sing, so when I was like in my early teens I did something like the ‘gang show’ in Essex, where I come from, and that was the Scout movement. That was my first taste of being on the stage. Then I joined a local dramatic group and I did some shows and musicals when I was very young. I didn’t get into a band until I was 25; I started off as a backing singer in Cambridge for a covers band. Then I moved down here and set up my own band…

Local Musician’s BLM Rap to Play on BBC Radio

Clips from the BLM protest at Bournemouth Pier Approach feature in the rapumentary Thoughts of a Black Guy

The 6-minute video, entitled Thoughts of a Black Guy, which features clips of the Black Lives Matter protest on Bournemouth Pier Approach earlier this month, has already received a lot of positive responses. However, today, the musician and filmmaker revealed that the rap segment would be played on not only BBC Radio London at 10:30am on Wednesday 17th June, but also on BBC Radio Solent between 12 and 1pm that same day.

Jake Blenkinship, Singer

This album is basically the manifestation of everything I’ve felt over the past year. Most of the things that have happened to me since I started it have gone in there. Over the past three years of releasing music, I’ve been finding out who I want to be as an artist and what I want to sound like, and this album is a milestone in that discovery…

Tim Somerfield: On Weekly Live Stream Concerts And Making Money Under Lockdown

Musician Tim Somerfield has been delivering weekly live stream performances, both to entertain fans and maintain something of a stable income

This week, we hear from musician Tim Somerfield, whose event diary was full until lockdown was enforced. We learn how he instead took to doing weekly concerts via live stream. Not only to entertain his fans, but also support himself… Local musicians holding live stream concerts is a natural adjustment while

Mikey Ball and the Company Hold Live Stream Gig to “Provide Entertainment and Positivity”

Mikey Ball and the Company went live on Facebook for their fans after a cancelled gig

Gigs may be cancelled, but this won't stop a certain local band. Mikey Ball and the Company just took to Facebook Live to entertain their fans instead... With venues closing left, right and centre, live music is one of the many local scenes bound to suffer. However, for one local band,

Aaron James Performs Santa Claus is Coming to (Bournemouth) Town

Aaron Hayes performs Santa Claus is Coming to Town

https://youtu.be/XSExUjh67Kw While the podcast is on a break, co-host Aaron Hayes puts his singing skills to good use. The result? This festive treat... HQB Media isn't all about serious life stories. We like to chuck out a few lighter pieces, especially at this time of year. And since it's Christmas Eve, it

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