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How To Write A Tune

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May 4, 2017

This week Jay and Tony are joined by Tankus The Henge front man Jaz Delorean.

The boys go deep and explore the mind of this brilliant song writer.

Tankus The Henge are currently on tour around the UK - catch them at www.TankusTheHenge.com to see where they are playing near you, listen to their latest music and much more.

Check out some of Jaz's other mad ideas at http://www.jazdelorean.com/

 

Apr 24, 2017

This week Jay and Tony shoot the shit about some new creative projects that Tony will be pitching to create over the coming months. Mostly the British comedy version of Power Rangers!

More guest shows coming later this week, so keep your eyes peeled.

And why not follow us too, @H2WAT on twitter, How To Write A Tune on Facebook, @H2WAT_ on Instagram.

Loads of guests and competition updates in the coming months. Get involved at HowToWriteATune.com

Need to buy something online? Use this link when going to Amazon.co.uk and give us a little kick back with your purchase.

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Apr 19, 2017

This week Jay and Tony are joined by rap battler, actor and comedy writer Shuffle T.

He and partner in rhyme Marlow are the reigning Don't Flop Doubles Rap Battle Champions. Check out their battles and comedy sketches on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/user/woollardandmarlow

https://www.youtube.com/user/DontFlop

Catch @Shuffle_T on twitter

Enjoy the show

Jan 9, 2017

Jay vs Tony - The Weigh Ins - Happy New Year!

This week is a special episode to bring in the new year. With resolutions dropping like flies, Jay and Tony undertake a weight gain/loss challenge. Check out Bones Knows Podcast, Facebook live and the QUAK Clan on Youtube to keep up with how the boys are doing and get involved with the shit talking on all of your social medias:

@DrLoveGroove #TeamJay #IAmQuinoa

@SirBonesley #TeamTony #IAmSugar

And why not follow us too, @H2WAT on twitter, How To Write A Tune on Facebook, @H2WAT_ on Instagram.

Loads of guests and competition updates in the coming months. Get involved at HowToWriteATune.com

Need to buy something online? Use this link when going to Amazon.co.uk and give us a little kick back with your purchase.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/redirect-home?tag=wwwhowtcom05-21&placement=home_multi.gif&site=amazon

Nov 28, 2016

This week Jay and Tony are joined by 2 returning guests who have an excellent night out for all of you in store.

David Goo featured on the first ever episode of H2WAT and Elliot was on around this time last year.

So come join us on Monday November 28th 2016 (Yes tonight!) @ The Bedford in Balham for David Goo Presents 'The Elliot Mason Show, Episode 6' Premiere.

H2WAT crew will be in the house, so come and say hi! See you this evening.

Today's tunes is 'If You Were My Girl' by Elliot Mason from the album 'Life Is Like A Movie' - go get it today!

and Big up to Garmsley from The All Seeing Guys Podcast with Greg & Joe for splendid intro work. Check them out now on iTunes or your local podcast vendor.

Catch up with David and The 150 Friends Club - http://www.the150friendsclub.com/

And for everything Elliot checkout - http://elliot-mason.co.uk/

Nov 25, 2016

This week Jay and Tony are joined by friends of pod Jarek Zaba, Brent Davies and Chris Kelly, the team behind the brand new podcast The US 100.

Join them on their epic journey across the American musical landscape and in contrast to this show, a lot of research and hard work has gone into making The US 100 an enjoyable and educational experience, we liken Jarek to a Dan Carlin for music...

Check them out at http://theus100.com/, where you will find the playlist, long form articles, the podcasts themselves and their B-sides with all the full length tracks from the shows. What more could you need.

Subscribe in all the usual podcast places, check them out on:

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/US100/?fref=ts

Twitter - @the_us100

Website - http://theus100.com/

 

And don't forget to join us David Goo Presents 'The Elliot Mason Show, Episode 6' Premiere on Monday 28th Nov 2016 at The Bedford in Balham. The greatest show on Earth.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1484983641528131/

Oct 28, 2016
This week Jay and Tony are joined by legendary battle rapper and Founder of Don't Flop Rowan 'Eurgh' Faife. Lots of booze and great stories, so please enjoy. Don't Flop's 8th Birthday is coming this November. Join the festivities over 4 days, from London to Leeds on 17-20th Nov. For details and tickets, check out http://dontflop.com/
Sep 30, 2016
The boys enjoy celebrating International Podcast Day with Greg and Joe form The All Seeing Guys. Exclusive preview of The BrassKats brand new tune 'Too Sleepy (For A Revolution), drunken banter and much much more. Enjoy
Sep 29, 2016
This week Jay and Tony are joined by Tom and Ben from Desert Planes. Their new single Together Apart is this week's track and is out now at all of your favourite music dispensaries. For links to everything Desert Planes catch them on www.desertplanes.com. @desertplanes
Sep 20, 2016
This week Jay and Tony sit down with local rockers Earthtide. They have a new Live EP 'Live, Loud & Loaded' coming out on October 7th 2016 and you can join them at the Fighting Cocks, Kingston for the album launch that evening. Free entry and anyone who has seen Earthtide before knows that it will be a proper party. This week's track 'Airship' is an exclusive from 'Live, Loud & Loaded'.
Sep 9, 2016
This week Tony and Jay are joined by the R Kelly of Heavy Metal - Renny Carroll from Forever Never. They talk about the importance of melody and how some metal bands lose their way just trying to be ‘Metal’. Forever Never have a new EP Speak Up and today’s track One Life is from that EP. They are on tour in November so for shows, music, videos and much more catch them on all the social medias or at www.ForeverNever.com.
Aug 23, 2016
This week Jay and Tony are joined by our sisters from another litter - The Lounge Kittens. Their new album Sequins & C-Bombs is out on Sept 16 2016 and you can pre-order it now from www.PledgeMusic.com/TheLoungeKittens For tour dates and much more, check out www.TheLoungeKittens.com This week's track is the debut single from Sequins & C-Bombs - Alice Cooper's Poison. Enjoy.
Aug 11, 2016
EPISODE 50!!!! woohoo! The first ever H2WAT LiveStream - catch the video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/tu3_CQ6w7SU?t=52m24s This week Jay and Tony are joined live in the studio by Liam from RUMPSTEPPERS and BrassArmy veteran George. Millie Manders and Crinkle Cuts call in to let us know how they have been getting along and everyone gets hyped about BoomTown Fair this weekend. This week's song is The BrassKats - Powerlines (from Suitable For Public Consumption EP)
Aug 5, 2016
This week Jay and Tony are joined by podcasting brethren Greg and Joe from Dicerollers. Check out their podcast The All Seeing Guys: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/all-seeing-guys-greg-joe/id1039902417?mt=2 This week's track is Dicerollers - Screwed (Produced by Ronin) and will be featured on their up and coming mix tape 'They Say it's Good For You' Check out everything Diceroller on Soundcloud or at www.dicerollers.bandcamp.com
Jul 27, 2016
This week Tony and Jay take you state side to chat to Trey from The Icarus Account. You can get their album 'Over The Moon' now and this weeks song is 'Chicago' from that album. Keep your eyes peeled for the new video coming very soon. The Icarus Account are also about to embark on a US Tour. Catch them in all the normal social media places or at www.TheIcarusAccount.com for dates, music and lots more.
Jul 21, 2016
This week it's just Jay and Tony. But have no fear there is plenty of nonsense to go round. The lads talk about the early days of 'The BrassKats', the soon to be released Bones Knows Podcast and their new band 'Jacking Off Dad' 'The Return of The BrassKats - The Debut Album' is available now at all of the usual online retailers. Also catch up on Facebook, Soundcloud, Twitter, Youtube BrassKats.com and all the other places. Today's song is Big Phat Hippie Girls.
Jul 13, 2016
This week Jay and Tony sit down with the Andy and John from Khaidian. Much laughter and silliness ensued. Their new EP Lucidity is out Autumn/Fall 2016 and today's track Pearls Before Swine is an exclusive preview from that EP. Catch up with them on www.Khaidian.com for all the info on gigs, music and their awesome videos.
Jul 5, 2016
This week Jay and Tony are joined by the awesome Tree House Fire. They popped into the studio on their way to this year's International London Ska Festival. Tree House Fire's new EP Coming In Hot is out now. Available at www.TreeHouseFire.co.uk or your usual online retailer. Catch them this Friday 8th July @ The Globe in Cardiff and at a plethora of festivals including Boomtown and One Love. See all their dates at www.TreeHouseFire.co.uk. Music this week is the title track from the new EP - Coming In Hot This episode of How To Write A Tune is brought to you by the Roadie Tuner. Go to www.RoadieTuner.com and enter coupon code 'H2WAT' at checkout for 10% off your first order.
Jun 28, 2016
This week Tony and Jay are joined by a The Turncoat himself, frontman of The Hellfire Orchestra Jamie Dineen is in the house. Hellfire Orchestra have a new EP Bastille Day out August 1st 2016 and this week's tune is an exclusive sneak peak at Highgate Hill. Their new single and title track Bastille Day is out July 14th 2016 at all your usual retailers. Catch them on Facebook or at http://www.hellfireorchestra.com/ This episode is brought to you by The Roadie Tuner. Go to www.RoadieTuner.com and use the code 'H2WAT' at checkout for 10% off your first order.
Jun 21, 2016
This week Jay and Tony are joined by friends old and new. Jess and Robb from Qtone are in the house. If you have not seen Qtone play at some point over the last 20 years, you must not go out much! Influences: NIRVARNA https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nirvana_(band) PEARL JAM https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pearl_Jam ANNIE DE FRANCO https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiFGAw3dBpk GUN N ROSES https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guns_N%27_Roses BB KING https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B.B._King BB KING https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Y8QxOjuYHg WISKEY AND CAROCELS VIDEO https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jMmiARCAYM QTONE FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/qtonemusic/?fref=ts follow the band QTONE SOUND CLOUD https://soundcloud.com/qtonemusic to listen to the band DULCET TONE RECORDS https://www.facebook.com/dulcettonerecords/
Jun 16, 2016
This week we are joined by friend of the pod Jamz. You may remember Jamz from back on the George Works episode but he has so much to share of his own we brought him back for another round of How To Write A Tune. This episode is brought to you by the Roadie Tuner. Go to www.RoadieTuner.com and use the promo code H2WAT at checkout for 10% off your first purchase THE GEORGE WORKS BAND http://www.georgeworks.co.uk/about-1/ for more info on the band. https://soundcloud.com/george-works for some of the bands music. "DIRTY BOY" live in the studio video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOa61i4I-Rc . "MIND RIOT" live in the studio video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeByDVbq9Kw . THE ROCKET SOCIAL TRIO https://www.facebook.com/therocketsocialtrio/ to check out the band on Facebook. Live video of the band https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nceY7vIMEqU . KALAKUTA https://www.facebook.com/KalakutaBand/ for Facebook. Live video from smugglers fest https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3_aTtS6EpE . SIMI AND THE LAA'S Cover of "Crazy" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNqgC8XkIQk . https://twitter.com/simiandthelaas To follow the band. http://levelred.co.uk/artists/ for booking and further info on all of the above bands. For more info on "Chubba Dubs" nights visit https://www.facebook.com/Chubbadubs/ . Also check out George Works in episode 26 of H2WAT right here. https://howtowriteatune.com/2016/02/23/episode-26-george-works/ The Lounge Kittens 'Sequins & C-Bombs' Pre-order: http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/tlk-sequins-and-cbombs
Jun 6, 2016
This week Jay and Tony are joined live from Nashville, Tennessee by Nautical Rock'n'Roll outfit Rusty Shipp. They discuss influences, combining them all to make something new and how to use music to deliver a message. Rusty Shipp's latest single Sinking Scarabs can be found at all of your usual music dispensaries: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sinking-scarabs-single/id1089805470 This week's episode is brought to you by the Roadie tuner, the ultimate handheld, automatic guitar tuner. Go to www.RoadieTuner.com and use the code 'H2WAT' at checkout for 10% off your first purchase. Link dump: THE BEATLES https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beatles MXPX https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MxPx THRICE- HOLD FAST HOPE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2AbLMKcB0U JOURNEY https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Journey_(band) LED ZEPPELIN-JIMMY PAGE https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Page SNARKY PUPPY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_XJ_s5IsQc METALLICA https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metallica IRON MAIDEN https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_Maiden Latest Single 'Sinking Scarabs' https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sinking-scarabs-single/id1089805470 HOLD FAST TO HOPE. FIRST EP AVAILABLE ON ITUNES. https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/rusty-shipp/id941369069 WEBSITE. http://www.rustyshipp.com/ for merch, show dates TWITTER. https://twitter.com/rustyshipp to follow the guys.
May 31, 2016
Now with Remastered Audio! This week friend of the pod Sanj Surati joined the boys in the studio for a good old reminiscing session. We talked about the good old days, lost bands and great shows, thinking you've made it, Heatham House and much more. @sanjsurati @AnonymousTip link dump: early influences inc flock of seagullls, the cure and guns and roses, and nirvana. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Flock_of_Seagulls https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cure https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guns_N%27_Roses https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nirvana_(band) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kr8-E8may2Y&list=PLAC10216FC4E30CA3 (GNR Appetite For Destruction album youtube). Aphid itunes link: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/aphid/id152027005?mt=2 Heatham House gigs with Humbug, Satellite Beach and Silent Front. www.silentfront.co.uk Anonymous Tip http://www.anonymoustipmusic.com/ iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/anonymous-tip/id273759550 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-T5apVJPh3U (band rehearsal set up video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWKzaHjpRRw (day in the life of video) Tupac hologram at Coachella https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGbrFmPBV0Y
May 24, 2016
This week the boys are joined in the studio by jungliest turned swinger Mista Trick. They talked about everyones favorite local pirate garage radio stations, the changing times in DJing and how a man ends up playing Swing. Catch Mista Trick this Friday May 27th at Sala BeCool in Barcelona. Check out Mista Trick on Soundcloud for a selection of his mixes and remixes. Today's track is Mista Trick's remix of London by ScrAtchOphoNe OrchEstrA. https://soundcloud.com/mistatrick/scratchophone-orchestra-london-mista-trick-remix Show Notes and Links: Boomtown: www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6Y-X6IIV7Q These guys, @jalapeno-records Sweet Life Society www.facebook.com/thesweetlifesociety/?fref=ts www.hercules.com/uk/legacy/bdd/p/…ontrol-instinct/ @pocketbelles All the festivals, www.skiddle.com/festivals/?list=true Record Store Day Event: www.mixcloud.com/mistatrick/ www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPfQijeNfvw www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwxpMIEZ9fg
May 16, 2016
This week Jay and Tony hit the road and headed to Brighton where they caught up with Evelyne while extremely hungover! They discuss her journey through music, how she ended up at BIMM, writing top lines and the difference between writing for someone else vs yourself. Catch up with Evelyne (Jessie Young) on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Evelyne-173119379699750/?fref=ts
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