Thursday, November 21, 2019
Lee Oskar
Lee Oskar
Lee Oskar
Lee Oskar

Andy HughesAndy Hughes has been a professional freelance journalist for almost forty years. He has contributed to over one hundred titles around the world, including NME, Melody Maker, Zig Zag, Kerrang!, Creem, Downbeat, and too many others to mention.

In his career, Andy has covered virtually every style of music and has written extensively for technical magazines including Musician and Recording World, Acoustic, Drummer, Guitarist, Guitar Buyer, and Rhythm. He currently contributes to a number of technical magazines and websites.

Resident in the Midlands city of Stoke-on-Trent, Andy remains in convenient reach of most of the major cities in the UK, and can be in London in less than two hours by non-stop train.

As an all-round music and technical writer, Andy brings a wealth of experience to his new role within MIN, and is looking forward to establishing links with new companies and individuals in the instrument and equipment industries, and renewing links with some existing contacts.

Talking Heads

Talking Heads – Andy Baxter Vintage Bass and Guitars

Ask any bass player which basses they’d love to own and the chances are that after they’ve listed various custom-made exotica, they’ll pause and...

Talking Heads – Handmade By Newtone Strings

Based in the heart of Derbyshire, on the edge of the Peak District, Newtone Strings make handmade strings and offer a custom service where...

Talking Heads – Sounding out Sims

If you’ve ever seen glowing LEDs on the neck of a bass guitar on a dark stage, chances are you’ve seen the work of...

Talking Heads – Behind a brand at Gewa Music with Marcel...

GEWA is a multi-national company that has developed a sterling reputation as a partner for the professional musical instrument business, working with worldwide brands...

Talking Heads – Marcus Allen Teach Me Music Academy

No matter what role you play within the music industry, be it performer, teacher, salesperson, studio engineer etc., one thing we all have in...

Talking Heads – An Insight into Brook Guitars

Tucked away in the rural lanes of Dartmoor, Devon, is the picturesque pink barn that is the home of Brook Guitars. Once you enter the...

MIN get’s the low-down with Bass Direct

Kev Sanders bass specialist for MIN and low-end editor for Bass Guitar Review speaks with Founder Mark Stickely of Bass Direct. Bass Direct in Warwick...

Kev Sanders has a Bass threesome with Ashdown Engineering boss Mark...

Artist/endorser and manufacturer relationships are seldom as successful or as long standing as the one between Ashdown’s Mark Gooday and Bass Player Guy Pratt....

Talking Heads – Mike Heaton of Code Drum Heads

“You don’t simply ‘hit’ a drum, you play it like any other instrument: you can be as delicate and as subtle as you want,...

Talking Heads – Bob Taylor founder of Taylor Guitars

Taylor Guitars doesn't just talk the talk about the ecological implications of guitar making. Co-founder Bob Taylor has taken the lead by ensuring a...

Cooper’s Column – It’s not all doom and gloom

Gary Cooper finds something positive happening in the MI industry - and it has his cats very worried... Amid all the doom and gloom about...

Cooper’s Column – Is it time to cash-in the Strat?

Gary Cooper wonders how much longer 'vintage' guitars will still command a premium - and what this could tell us about the MI industry.  The...

Cooper’s Column – It’s too damned quiet out there, Carruthers….

My apologies for such a protracted silence over the past few months. The fact is that after many years in this industry I finally...

Is it time to start showing some of the big brands...

MIN's editor wonders if the tide is turning Amazon's recent 'Prime Day' day wasn't a very edifying spectacle. As far as I could see many...

J.G Windows – the past has a future

Talking Heads - MIN interviews leading figures from the MI industry to find out what’s on their minds. MIN's editor, Gary Cooper, speaks with Rupert...

Reverb – is this chance independent retailers have been waiting for?

MIN's editor, Gary Cooper, speaks with Kevin Drost, Chief Strategy Officer of Reverb.com - the online sales portal that could finally give UK music...

Gary Cooper considers a Gibson without its CEO

Now that the dust has began to settle from the impact of Gibson hitting the deck, thoughts turn to what comes next. In particular,...

Money For Nothing – how cheap money is helping kill business

Cheap money is killing business? On the face of it, it sounds like a paradox. Low interest rates should be good for business, shouldn't...

Talking Heads – Mark Gooday of Ashdown Engineering

Talking Heads - MIN interviews leading figures from the MI industry to find out what’s on their minds. MIN's editor, Gary Cooper, speaks with Mark...

MIN’s editor casts a wary eye over the year’s events

January Last year came to a chilly end with news that Metal Hammer and Classic Rock has plunged into administration, resulting in the loss of...

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