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Willie Cobbs has just produced a new album and it’s a goodun! Hence..he is our Naked Blues Featured Artist this week. The album is entitled ‘Butler Boy Blues’. He was born on 15th July 1932 in Smale, Monroe County, Arkansas. He sings the blues, is a great harmonica player and writes music too. His best […]

Hot on the heels of QSP (Quatro, Scott and Powell), one of Shangrla Radio’s most popular artists, Suzi Quatro, is releasing a brand new album titled “No Control” – Not a surprising title really coming from this Rock and Roll Dynamo. Suzi began her career in the 1960’s playing with her 3 sisters; Patti, Nancy […]

Toto’s ubiquitous soft-rock anthem ‘Africa’ is being played for ‘all eternity’ in the Namib Desert on the west coast of Africa. Namibian artist Max Siedentopf has created a sound installation called Toto Forever consisting of six white speakers attached to an MP3 player that contains just one song; Toto’s 1982 hit single ‘Africa’. Placed at […]

** BACK AGAIN NEW GIGS 2019 *** (NOW TAKING BOOKINGS) Albany Down is pleased to announce that we will be returning next year with a new line-up and we are now taking bookings for 2019 “. It has been a while since our last gig and we would like to thank all our fans for […]

Congratulations to Anthony Gomes! Blues Rock Review has selected ‘Peace, Love & Loud Guitars’ as the Best Album of 2018 in their top twenty of 2018. WTG Anthony…it is well deserved! Many congratulations!

Congratulations to Ringo Starr who has been made a Knight!  He was knighted by Prince William at Buckingham Palace.  He said it would have been nice if George & John could have been there with him on this special day, and how much he still misses them.  Well done Ringo!

All of us here @shangrlaradio were shocked and saddened by the tragic and untimely death of Chris Cornell, frontman for Soundgarden and Audioslave. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this very difficult time. ~Lordy

The 90s undoubtedly marked the Golden Age of underground music zines cataloguing subcultural movements. Without an avalanche of Tumblr accounts offering endless information on what your favourite band is wearing, Soundcloud recommendations about who to listen to next, or Twitter documenting your most-loved guitar player’s childhood fear, publications such as the pioneering DIY zine Sniffin’ […]

Chances are, you are already ruining your potential to succeed in the music industry because you believe in one or more music career myths. How do I know? I am sent e-mail messages on a constant basis by tons of musicians (all seeking the answers to the WRONG questions). These are questions that may seem […]

Multiple studies link music study to academic achievement. But what is it about serious music training that seems to correlate with outsize success in other fields? The connection isn’t a coincidence. I know because I asked. I put the question to top-flight professionals in industries from tech to finance to media, all of whom had […]


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