Footballer Musicians

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When worlds collide… Clearly, there are parallels between the disparate worlds of football and music. A sense of identity, of appreciating those more talented than ourselves. Witnessing said talents perform in front of large crowds. Sharing experiences with others who have the same passion. Sometimes, however, the lines can become blurred. You see, top-level footballers… Read More

Education Competition

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Win £2,500 of equipment for your school department by completing this form! It’s really as simple as that. For more details, see below. Terms and Conditions This competition is being run by Dawsons Music of 65 Sankey Street, Warrington (“Dawsons”). The winner will be notified by email. No purchase is necessary. Only one entry per… Read More

Dawsons Music Spotlight Sessions: Fort Hope

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The third installment of our Spotlight Sessions series features rising stars Fort Hope. Jon and Andé from the band kindly dropped in to our studio and chatted to us about their recent signing, the music industry and their fans amongst other things. They also gave us a great acoustic performance which you can see at 10:08… Read More

Dawsons Music Spotlight Sessions: We Caught The Castle

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In our second Spotlight Sessions video we met with We Caught The Castle, a female-fronted five-piece from Reading and chatted to them about everything from football to their latest music video. They also gave us an acoustic performance of “Answers” from their debut album “Time to Grow”. We Caught The Castle are a Reading based… Read More

Poll Names Wonderwall The Song Musicians Most Love To Hate

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) For some, Oasis are the high watermark of the UK rock industry over the past 20 years. The band, which dominated UK music in the 90s, achieved colossal success off the back of hits like Don’t Look Back in Anger, Supersonic and Roll With It. Guitarist Noel Gallagher’s Beatles-aping anthems inspired a generation of… Read More

Dawsons Music Spotlight Sessions: Etham Basdem

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In the first part of our brand new Spotlight Sessions videos we chat to Etham Basden, a 16 year old singer-songwriter tipped for big things in 2014. The idea behind the first wave of Spotlight Sessions is simple: take four up-and-coming artists or bands, take them to the video suite in our Reading store, have… Read More

Five Guitars That Changed Music

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Great music is due to the artist, but it’s hard to deny the influence of some gear – here are five guitars that changed music In most creative arts, the tools required remain pretty much unchanged over the years. I mean, whilst dyes may change slightly, paints are pretty much the same as they’ve always… Read More

Want To Get Ahead? Learn To Play

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Survey suggests that if you learn to play, your life could be better in a number of ways… Want to get ahead in life? Want to earn more money, become a better parent or be more attractive to a potential partner? The answer is simple, and lies in music. The findings of a recent study… Read More

Jools Holland Competition Winners Take To The Stage

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Jools Holland Competition Winners, Charlie Cooper and Annaca Espach, perform at the Manchester O2 Apollo It’s not every day you get chance to play on the same bill as one of your idols, let alone your idol hand-selecting you personally to join the bill at his next sold-out show. Fortunately for two talented, up and… Read More

Getting The Sound Of Christmas Songs

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Though they’re often derided, Christmas songs are a bit of a guilty pleasure. Come on- you know that The Pogues (at least) bring a smile to your face when you hear it at this time of year. What if you fancy making a Christmas song of your very own? Surely, by studying some of the… Read More