acoustic

M meets: Buster Shuffle

Buster Shuffle are a 'piano-bashing' English rock 'n' Roll/Ska band whose sound is perhaps a bit like Squeeze, Madness, Blur and Little Richard mixed together and released on Trojan Records.

M meets: The Dualers part two

The Dualers are a dynamic nine-strong ska and reggae band led by Tyber Cranstoun. The band are known for their exhuberant live performances, The Dualers are headlining at the London International Ska Festival on Saturday 5 May.

M meets: Belleruche

Belleruche are Kathrin DeBoer, Ricky Fabulous, and DJ Modest. Formed in 2005, they were signed to Brighton's Tru Thoughts label after receiving much acclaim for their string of 'home-made' 7" singles.

M meets… Michele Stodart

Michele Stodart was The Magic Numbers' bass player, but now picks up her lead guitar for a forthcoming solo project.

M meets… Young Astronaut part two

Young Astronaut were originated by two brothers, Chris and Pete Boakes who developed a suite of songs from their many acoustic guitar sessions together.

M meets… Young Astronaut part one

Young Astronaut are brothers Chris and Pete Boakes, who developed their distinctive acoustic-led sound over years of jamming together at their home near the New Forest, drummer Niko Battistini and bass player Paul Meeson.

David Eaves 1950 – 2011

The death has been announced of David Eaves, musician, songwriter, woodworker and classical music teacher, who co-founded acoustic band Dulcimer in the late 1960s.