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  Bio Article - Little Terry

 

Little Terry is an ex punk band guitarist, garage band lead vocalist and ska band guitarist/vocalist From Doncaster England who had had enough of being in bands and decided to go solo with his electroacoustic geetar . Tez writes songs about Life, Science Fiction, war, love, peace, supermarkets, drunkards, the environment, corrupt politicians, stealing drinks, Bullying, jealousy, Newspaper stories and everything else in-between, he gets angry, soppy, melancholic, wishful, doubtful, happy, silly and bashful in equal measures he primarily uses Folk Country and Punk, occasionally laced with a dash of Reggae, Ska, pop and rock n roll when the mood so takes him, he puts in a shift on his live shows with energetic performances every time. Tez has stacked up some notable support slots in his career supporting the likes of Rancid, Captain Sensible, Glen Matlock, Splodgenessabounds, Tenpole Tudor, and TV Smith playing such legendary venues as Nottingham Rock City, The Marquee London (twice) and Sheffield O2.Tez has played the field so to speak at festivals near and far playing Beautiful days bandstand numerous times, Breaking bands festival, Nice and Sleazy festival, HRH Punk Festival and Holidays in the Sun festival to name just a few, He’s just been confirmed for ‘Here for the Music’ festival in Devon 2021 (pandemic pending) he’s even popped over to France for small bar gigs in the Cherbourg area a time or two. Lockdown has found Little Terry busy playing various online festivals for JMW promotions, Breaking bands festival and Punk 4 the Homeless as well as his own FB Live sessions and various open mics. Keeping with the D.I.Y Punk ethic Tez has recorded 2 CD studio albums and 1 live album on his own label, he creates, prints and manufactures each CD personally. His latest Album ‘Fur and Medication’ is available to buy at gigs, Bandcamp and Facebook. All Tez’s songs and videos can be found on Reverbnation, Bandcamp, Soundcloud, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Youtube where you will also find a few free downloads if you’re lucky? Tez prides himself on keeping his songs simple and catchy there are no fiddly intricate finger picking styles here neither are there any wine glass shattering F# descending x-factor vocal athletics on parade either, he hates that sort of thing plus he can’t do them anyway. He will also always throw a cover or two in his live sets, everybody from Slade to the Ramones have been given the Little Terry acoustic punk treatment, Johnny Cash, the Clash and the Pogues have all been given a little Terry make over from time to time, even songs from his past bands and mates bands you probably don’t know are covers have been included in Tez’s energetic sometimes frantically paced gigs. 

You can check out one of Little Terry's tracks 'Leicester City' by clicking the link below

Leicester City

 

 


   

SONG TITLE - Unstable and EP is 30

NAME - Everyone calls me Vlad and I do everything in Synaptic Schism, from writing to mixing to marketing. It is a one-man enterprise.

AGE - 45

LOCATION - Charneca da Caparica, a nice village close to the beach, near Lisbon, Portugal.

MUSICAL INSPIRATION - None! It is difficult to explain, there’s just stuff in my brain that wants to come out as music. However, that is just the beginning, never the final form of the song. It is the idea, the puzzle that leads me to move forward but then there is an aesthetic I find, a meaning. That aesthetic ends up defining what the song is. Same applies to the music video.

LIKES - I love travelling. Knowing new cultures and being the outsider is the ultimate “out of comfort zone” experience.

DISLIKES - There aren’t a lot of things I dislike, but in the context of music, I strongly dislike bad interpreters. I often say there’s no such thing as bad music, only bad musicians.

   

Tell us about your song and upcoming EP

Unstable is about mental health. It was a very difficult song to write and a very difficult video to edit. I found myself overwhelmed with it at times in both stages. It is a song that hope helps to bring awareness to a topic that is still a bit taboo. We need to be able to understand that there’s no health without mental health. 30 celebrates 30 years of song writing. It is a 4 song EP where I focused on turning complex orchestral motifs into what I would call pop-orchestral. The 4 songs are what I would call my “hits” over the past 30 years. Songs that people still ask me to play decades later. Some were metal ballads, others were singer-songwriter songs. All of them turned into excellent orchestral music I think.

What got you into music? 

There are different layers to the reply. The first and easiest one is that like many other things in my life, it was the thrill of learning. I am always learning something new and all my music stages had some form of learning with it. Then there are other different reasons for another layer but for this project in specific I would say that what makes me want to write music now is that I want to make a better world for my daughter.

Where do you see music taking you? What's the end goal?

My end goal is to reach millions, not for fame or fortune, but to impact people and make the world a better place. A good example is Unstable. I don’t need the recognition of writing that song or editing that video, but if I’m able to help shape how mental health is viewed, I reached my goal.

What advice would you give to an 18 year old you? 

There will be a time when you’ll decide that you don’t have time to write music. You will regret it. Deeply. Keep writing songs, no matter what.

Vlad is a great guy, he is deep, intelligent and this shows through his music. I have enjoyed getting to know Vlad and I am a fan of his and no doubt you will be too!

Check out Vlad's song Unstable. You can also view Vlad's cinematic instrumental Voices of Conscience in the instrumental and acoustic genre.

 


                                                                                                                                                                                 

                     End of year letter from our Founder

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

2020 has been a tough year for all. Emotionally, physically and financially. Myself and MusiQcast have not escaped this either. 

Yet thanks to our users, followers and fans we are finishing the year on a high. So, what has happened with MQ in its first year?

Well since launching in March, we have seen hundreds of videos uploaded. The platform has had numerous facelifts and updates and finally is somewhere close to where we want it. We still have a long way to go but we are further along than predicted and that's thanks to you guys.

2021 wil be a very busy and interesting year. We will be looking to implement our LIVE STREAMING capability and hopefully our very competitive revenue share programme. But for the revenue share programme to come into effect we need more users and visitors. This is where I ask for your help. We need you to help us spread the word and let the world know we are here. I will continue to do everything in my power and within my financial means to blow this up but we need you! 

Once again I want to thank you all for your support, kind words and encouragement. I hope you all have a fantastic Christmas and the best of wishes for the new year. 

Most importantly please stay safe                                                                                                           

 

Kind Regards 

Darren 

 

 

 

                                          


 

        

SONG TITLE - I'm Here Freestyle             

NAME - ES LONDON 

AGE - Unknown

LOCATION - South East London

MUSICAL INSPIRATION - Naz, Shabba, Mobb Deep

LIKES - Chillin and Billin (I'll leave that one with you guys!) 

DISLIKES - T.H.F.C 

We had a quick catch up with ES LONDON. There was an interview planned but that nasty lockdown reared its head again! We'll have a proper chat with him again soon. 

Thanks for chatting with us bro, so what got you into music ? I always ask this as it's one of my favorite questions to ask musicians.

Being an only child I used to just sit and watch my uncle's make music. Then when they would perform that's the bit that really hooked me' 

Nice man, I love it when that question brings up memories.

What is the end goal? Where do you want music to take you?

"Just to be comfortable, my missus and baby mean everything to me. As some of the lyrics in my tracks suggest, life hasn't been easy and I have made mistakes (we all have, no judgment here) So I just want them to be good"

What advice would you give an 18 year old you?

"Just stick to whatever you choose to do, nothing more nothing less" 

We really appreciate ES LONDON taking the time for a quick chat. We really like him and his music. Growing up where he did, I can relate to his lyrics and recognise certain things and places that he chats about. I know he won't mind me saying this and he speaks about it within the little nuggets of gold he's uploading to MQ but life hasn't been easy for him, he has made mistakes. Yet I do feel that redemption, proving a point and making things right for himself first and foremost are what drives him and his music. I predict a strong future!

Check out some of his songs 'One Take Introduction' and 'I'm Here'   

 

 


 

 

SONG TITLE - Stand for Nothing & Ride The Rain

NAME - Paul Cartwright - Solo Artist

AGE - 42

LOCATION - Widnes, Cheshire - UK

MUSICAL INSPIRATION - Radiohead, The Doves, Pink Floyd, Dire Straits & Kings of Leon    

LIKES - Football, Kickboxing, Martial Arts & Climbing

DISLIKES - Seagulls and Tin Foil (it's his Kryptonite!)

TELL US ABOUT YOUR SONGS

Stand for Nothing is about the battle you go through as a couple having a very premature baby. My daughter was born 4 months early, at just 24 weeks, weighing 1.9lb. That’s less than half a bag of sugar. She’s 14 months old now and doing great!”

Ride the Rain is about my close friend who passed away. His name was Alex Melvin and he taught me most things I know about acoustic guitar and song structure. I was listening to my track while driving to work, trying to think of lyrics when I saw a massive Jacobs Ladder over Frodsham Hill. The sunrays were beaming through the clouds right on me. Just as I was in awe of it, it disappeared and started raining heavily. I knew I had to make it the topic of my song about Alex.’ 

We’ve had fun getting to know Paul but wanted to know a bit more. So we had a quick fire question round and here’s what he had to say

 Paul are you ready?

1. Drums or Guitar? “Guitar, obviously!’ 

2. Hendrix or Clapton? “Clapton.”  He gave his reply with complete conviction!  

3. What advice would you give an 18 year old Paul? “Believe in yourself”  We often hear this as a cliche but from Paul it seemed to be genuine rather than something someone would say on the spot.

4. What advice would you give somebody who hasn't started their music journey or is thinking of starting? “Don’t just listen but learn” As he gave this answer he looked away from the camera, a smile appeared on his face as if he was conjuring a memory. "My mentor Alex taught me to play the guitar. At first I would just listen to what he played  but that doesn't teach you. So instead I started to learn what was happening, not just listened.”

4. When are you next in the studio and can we get an exclusive on the title of your next track? “Soon, I'm due in the studio anyday”  We laugh as he explains the original title and why it has been changed but we’ll leave him to reveal this story. “So the new title is….Jack the Twit”

 We’ll catch up with Paul again in a few months time for an update and hopefully have a listen to his new song. In the meantime you can listen to ‘Stand For Nothing’ in the Indie genre and ‘Ride the Rain’ in the Alternative genre here on MQ.