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Rock Vocalities

Chapter four of the Bloomsbury Handbook on Rock Music…… In a chapter focusing on rock vocalities, Katherine Meizel points out how the ways in which rock vocalists sing vary not only between subgenres, but from performer to performer. Meizel highlights … Continue reading

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Popular Music Authenticity Part 2

Prompted by a recent report into the perceived authenticity of Seasick Steve, I have been prompted to think about the ways in ¬†which authenticity resonates both positively and negatively with other artists. So, starting with Seasick Steve himself, here is … Continue reading

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What is Authenticity in Popular Music?

I have had an interesting debate this week about the nature of authenticity in popular music – prompted by the recent revelations that Seasick Steve, the bastion of authenticity for many, turned out to be a session musician who lied … Continue reading

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Update on Current Projects: Sting and the Gravitational Pull of Newcastle

Just a quick update of some of my activities over the last month or so. So –¬† not in any particular order – here goes. Firstly, last weekend I contributed to a radio show on The Alarm’s Mike Peters – … Continue reading

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