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Richard van Bergen – Rootbag

His biggest inspiration [is] blues, soul, R&B, and swampy New Orleans stuff Richard mixes it all together to a Gumbo soup “Van Bergen style”. Over the

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Demob Happy

Demob Happy met as teenagers in their native hometown of Newcastle. Coming together over a shared love of the fuzzy rock sounds and vocal harmonies of the 60s and 70s. They started playing together and quickly realised there was something special between them.

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The Wonder Stuff

Somewhere between the mid-’80s and mid-’90s, the Wonder Stuff were one of the biggest bands in the U.K. Starting as a revved-up guitar pop band, later adding offbeat folk influences while occasionally nodding to the excess of the Madchester scene, cleverness and eclecticism were the Wonder Stuff’s calling cards. The group was also blessed/cursed with a frontman, Miles Hunt, who had a gift of arrogant gab, delivering bitingly witty lyrics and lively interviews that won plenty of space in the UK music press.

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All We Are

Chilled-out indie dance pop trio, All We Are, have joined the Rotosound family. We take a look at the Liverpool-based band and talk guitar strings.

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The Dunwells

There may only be two members with the same surname, but The Dunwells are very much a band of brothers. Consisting of two siblings and two close school friends, the hardworking quartet from Leeds is preparing to release their new EP, LUCKY ONES, which Record of the Day has called “big, bold and even, at times, heroic… both inspiring and anthemic,”adding “[The Dunwells] have the tenacity and spirit to become a very big band.”

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Behind the scenes with Mikey Demus

A couple of weeks ago, our buddy Mikey Demus (of Skindred fame) came over to ours for a factory tour. Keen to see the manufacturing process in action, he spent the afternoon here to meet the team behind his signature strings….

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The Vapors’ Steve Smith’s history with Rotosound

You may remember The Vapors, who had a Worldwide Hit in 1980 with ‘Turning Japanese’ which was taken from their debut album ‘New Clear days’. Bassist Steve Smith swears by his Rickenbacker and Rotosound RS66LD strings so we took a look at the band’s brilliant history.

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Seb Wesson

Seb has worked professionally as a guitarist and musician since the age of 14. Having studied music at school he then went on to study for 3 years at the Guitar Institute gaining a Bachelor of Music Degree. Seb went on to play on various bands in around London (Munkster Misdirectors, Funky Lowlives). He wrote songs for these bands as well as writing and performing solo material. Support slots with these acts included opening up for Biffy Clyro, Damien Rice, Ash, Fun Lovin Criminals and Ocean Color Scene. He now works regularly doing sessions in studios for Artists and TV/Radio music spots.

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Broken Witt Rebels

After delivering outstanding performances throughout 2016,the energetic, young 4-piece, who hail from Birmingham, are now winning over a new legion of fans with their infectious blend of rebellious rock and soulful blues.

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Homebound

Homebound are a 4 piece pop-punk/emo band from Farnham, Surrey UK; made up of Charlie Boughton, Tom Mellon Chris “Wheatz” Wheatley and Joe Aspell-Beaumont.

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The Sherlocks

The barflies of Bolton upon Dearne’s working men’s clubs saw it first. Before long the floundering Sheffield rock scene saw it too, then 6Music, then the massed, churning crowds of Reading & Leeds. Now the whole world is catching on to the wildfire thrill of The Sherlocks’ live shows, every single one a flailing frenzy of youthful delirium, a new generation discovering the adrenalizing rush of rock’n’roll.

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