Select Page
Dynamics, and why they’re important

Dynamics, and why they’re important

T’other night I saw a band, and it was all rock, rock, rock.  They had instruments, lots of them, all playing plenty of notes, quickly, and simultaneously.  There were some seriously talented musicians on the stage, but did I enjoy it.  No. The old saying goes...
Entertainment Licensing – Licensing the Licensed

Entertainment Licensing – Licensing the Licensed

Unbeknown to most, on the 6th April 2015 the government released a new entertainment license structure with regards to live music (you can check it out here – https://www.gov.uk/entertainment-licensing-changes-under-the-live-music-act).  The long and short of it...
The Death of Live Music Venues

The Death of Live Music Venues

I’ve been in bands, I organised nights, I’ve run venues.  So I was wondering why it is that live music venues seem to be slowly dying.  Let’s ask a few questions. Venue Managers / Landlords – Back in the old days, you could put any old rubbish...
Pub Covers – How Long Is A Gig?

Pub Covers – How Long Is A Gig?

Last night we played the longest set our covers band Dave The Rock Band has ever done, and after playing for 2hr45min, ask the question how long is reasonable? Firstly, let me say this is not at all a rant, we love playing music or wouldn’t have accepted the...
Coda (EP)

Coda (EP)

After months of recording, and a rebranding exercise.  Meaner are proud to present our latest EP, Coda.  With four fantastic tracks, going from slow & soulful, more traditional traditional prog (if traditional prog is a thing) to some pretty hard rock. Midnight...