Belinda Gent - Bourbon Biscuit Tin Guitar! - Bourbon Blues - On Home Made Three String Bourbon Biscuit Tin Guitar
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Belinda Gent - Bourbon Biscuit Tin Guitar!
Bourbon Blues - On Home Made Three String Bourbon Biscuit Tin Guitar
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NEW ALBUM - Simplify - OUT NOW Listen in full before deciding whether to buy at https://bemuzic.bandcamp.com/ All songs ©℗bemuzic 2017 Cigar box guitars made by me were used on every song. I also made most of the drums and percussion instruments, plus some Native American Flutes. (On trk 2, one made from some garden cane is used, and on trk 6, one made from black bamboo) The only bought instruments are a cheap old children's glockenspiel, a harmonica, an Irish Whistle (on Winter Song) a djembe, and a cajon. Song inspirations include, one of my favourite authors - Haruki Murakami, the amazing photographer - Sebastião Salgado, and Naomi Klein (The final track was written after reading her book Capitalism VS The Climate)
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Belinda Gent - Cigar box guitar/vocals
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Busking With Tennis Racket Diddley Bow Online TIP JAR here paypal.me/bemuzic Making a racket in Huntingdon : -) I had meant to work something out to play on this and to take it busking during Wimbledon. I hadn't got round to working anything out, but decided to take it anyway.... It was tricky hitting the ball at the same time as starting and stopping the loop pedal!!
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Belinda Gent - Tennis racket diddley bow
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Rockin' in my hammock with tennis racket Diddley Bow Getting in a Wimbledon mood. I think it's the hammock creaking, not me! Nothing like relaxing to the sound of a circular saw.....
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Belinda Gent - Tennis racket diddley bow
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Facebook Live busk with 3 String Cigar Box Guitar ONLINE TIP JAR HERE : -) paypal.me/bemuzic Had a lovely 3 hr busk in Huntingdon yesterday. Here's 4 songs. The sound is clipping a bit as am still getting to grips with a new mic attached to my phone...and think I sound a bit pants, but hey, thought I'd share it anyway...
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Belinda Gent - Cigar box guitar/vocals
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
BUSKING WITH BANJO NICK - with Cigar Box Guitar and Banjo bemuzic.bandcamp.com/ You can ... read morethrow something in the VIRTUAL TIP JAR here : -) paypal.me/bemuzic Did three hrs of busking on my own yesterday, then Banjo Nick came and joined me. Here are some bits of me and Nick. I loved hearing my Spring Song with some banjo : -) We had nothing prepared so were just jamming along with each other's stuff. I like how Nick kept the groove going while I stopped to talk to someone.... I think CBG and Banjo go really well together!
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Belinda Gent - Cigar box guitar/banjo
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
FB Live - Busking in my favourite spot : -) Listen /buy my music here https://bemuzic.bandcamp.com/ Or throw something in the virtual TIP JAR :-) https://www.paypal.me/bemuzic An unplanned FB Live from yesterday. This is one of my favourite busking spots. On a really old bridge in St Ives (Cambs) I sang in the sunshine for four and a half hours, watching the birds, and boats go by...
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Belinda Gent - Cigar box guitar/vocals
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
FB Live with Diddley Bow, Canjo, Cigar Box Guitar & Native American Flute I did a Facebook live as a sort of short indoor busk as I didn't get out this week to busk.... You can leave a tip here : -) https://www.paypal.me/bemuzic
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Belinda Gent - Cigar box guitar/canjo/diddley bow
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
New Song - "Don't Know" Thought I'd share a song that's just finished. Haven't worked out which guitar to play it on, whether to do it strumming or picking. It'll probably have an instrumental where I do the la la la's...and maybe some glockenspiel in between the verses. Had to read the lyrics as it's so new. Might do another video when it's more developed....
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Belinda Gent - Vocals/cigar box guitar
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Home made drum with dried mushroom head! Bizzare mushroom drum head experiment! So, I've been experimenting with home made drums recently. Have tried plastic bottles as drum heads which worked pretty well, then I got some cheap goatskin drum heads from ebay and soaked one for hrs, then attached it to a tin with a jubilee clip. That worked, but didn't sound any better than the free plastic drink bottle. Today we had soaked some weird dried mushrooms we'd got from a Chinese supermarket. White back black fungus they're called. We soaked what looked like a small amount to put in our dinner but it EXPANDED so much we didn't use much of it. It was really tough, so I joked that I could use it as a drum head...rather than throw it out I decided to actually try it. It's tied to a chick pea can with string while still wet. I thought it would most likely rip as it was drying but it didn't : -)
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Belinda Gent - Home made drum
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
My first homemade NativeAmericanFlute! It was made from a cheap bit of garden cane, which wasn't ideal, but in the end have got it playing nicely. It ended up, due to mistakes and general confusion being roughly in the key of C# (minor pentatonic (NO spell checker, I don't mean catatonic!!) so it's C#, E,F#, G#, B, C#) My aim with my next one is to make one in a key of my choice rather than it being random.... Thanks Paul Smith for the inspiration, and to Charlie Mato-Toyela for the videos. I watched this 3 part thing, then a few others from the same channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3Tz0j7ttbY I've now ordered Charlie's book too Home Made Native American Flute made from a bit of garden cane http://www.bluebearflutes.com/…/f9ab87fa-b0a1-a111-3b37-44e…
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Belinda Gent - Native american flute
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
On The Edge, on 2 string Cigar Box Guitar http://bemuzic.bandcamp.com/ Took the first Cigar Box Guitar I ever built busking the other day, for the first time in ages. Still love the sound of it, and it's one of the loudest I've made unplugged. Did a few improvised things, then did this different version of On The Edge, which is one of the first songs I wrote.
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Belinda Gent - Cigar box guitar
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Canjo For Cambridge Cows : -) The song is called "In, Out" and you can listen and/or buy the album version here. https://bemuzic.bandcamp.com/track/in-out As well as Canjo there is also Cigar Box Guitar, washboard and shakers used on it There's also a video of In, Out here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADUl3zEGmmw The temperature got up to 30 degrees C this day. The cows had the right idea standing under a tree in the shade!
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Belinda Gent - Canjo
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Live busking album - Vol 2 - Another 20 tracks! Available here https://bemuzic.bandcamp.com/album/as-i-sing-live-from-the-streets-vol-2 VIRTUAL TIP JAR! https://www.musicxray.com/tip_ja... read morers/12975
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Belinda Gent - Home made bourbon biscuit tin guitar
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
LAY MY HAT DOWN - ON 3 STRING RESONATOR CIGAR BOX GUITAR VIRTUAL TIP JAR! https://www.musicxray.com/tip_jars/12975 Lots of my music available here https://b... read moreemuzic.bandcamp.com/ I came in late on the last verse, but I only finished writing it a few hrs before filming it, so I wasn’t likely to get through it with no mistakes! I’ve mainly put it on to show fellow Cambridge busker Banjo Nick, as I wrote it with the intention of us playing it together when we meet up busking, if he likes it. GUITAR INFO It’s also to show my newly finished 3 string Cigar box reso. It’s the first guitar I’ve made that isn’t a through neck, so that was all a bit new. I was intending to fret it, but loved the wavy lines going up the neck (walnut) and didn’t want to cut across it, so decided to leave it fretless. I’m also really enjoying playing something fretless for a change…a lovely old time sound. I was intending to put a flatpup on it as well as a rod piezo in the biscuit bridge, but decided to leave that off as I like the piezo sound as it captures the resoness (not a word??!) The scale length is 23” The strings are Zebra DR acoustic/electric. I bought them when I thought I was going to put a magnetic as well as piezo, as they work with either, and left them on as I liked them. I’ve used the D,G and B strings (24,32,42) The nut and bridge are unbleached bone. The reso cone is a 5 1/2" one made by Charles Atchison. I bought two, so I may make a similar one, but fretted at some point. You can buy them here https://www.cbgitty.com/cigar-box-guitar-parts/resonator-parts/5-5-inch-lightning-spun-aluminum-cigar-box-resonator-cone-by-charles-atchison/ I also vaguely followed his building instructions http://www.charlesatchison.com/#!build-a-resonator-cigar-box-guitar/c1uyj The tuners are these from Chickenbone John http://chickenbonejohn.myshopify.com/products/epiphone-deluxe-machineheads-2-1 I really like them, both for the nice retro look, and also they turn nice and smoothly. Much nicer than the cheapy eBay ones I’ve been using. The slide is also one from Chickenbone John - one of these http://chickenbonejohn.myshopify.com/products/daddario-chromed-brass-slide It's worth having a browse on Johns page as he has some good quality stuff! I got this slide for busking as I keep breaking glass ones : -/ Like it a lot but wouldn't use it for recording as when playing a guitar with a magnetic pickup I get a slight crackle. Can't notice it while busking though, with street noise etc. I'm most often tuned A,E,A, but for this song I went down to G,D,G as I thought it’d be better for Nick in G? Filmed with a GoPro Hero 4
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Belinda Gent - Vocals
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Four Seasons (EP) - YOU CHOOSE THE PRICE! https://bemuzic.bandcamp.com/album/four-seasons-ep
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Belinda Gent - Cigar box guitar/vocals
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Winter Song - On 3 String Cigar Box Guitar VIRTUAL TIP JAR! https://www.musicxray.com/tip_jars/12975 https://bemuzic.bandcamp.com/ It was too windy to busk today, so thought I'd do a video of a new song. I realised recently that I had a song about Spring, two about summer, one about Autumn, but none about Winter, so I wrote this : -) The sound is just from the GoPro as didn't want to spend too long doing it as I wanted to go and make a Diddly Bow!
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Belinda Gent - Cigar box guitar/vocals
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
The Books We Read - another song from new live album VIRTUAL TIP JAR! https://www.musicxray.com/tip_jars/12975 Album available here https://bemuzic.bandcamp.com/album/as-i-sing-live-from-the-streets-vol-1 This song came about when I was playing my Cigar Box Guitar just before going to bed late one evening. I had a tune but no lyrics and just so I could sing something I started singing the titles of books on the shelf in front of me. Some of them sounded right. The next day I went through the shelves picking out titles that felt right, then put them together with just a few words to join them together to make the song. Although it's mainly made up of book titles it seems to make some kind of sense to me... If you are a fan of Margaret Atwood, Haruki Murakami or Milan Kundera, you should be able to spot the titles : -)
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Belinda Gent - Cigar box guitar/vocals
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
New Song "Don't Need To Win" Live At The 3 Jolly Butchers - On 3 String Cigar Box Guitar
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Belinda Gent - Cigar box guitar/vocals
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Spring Song - from new album, recorded live on the streets VIRTUAL TIP JAR! https://www.musicxray.com/tip_jars/12975 Album available here https://bemuzic.bandcamp.com/album/as-i-sing-live-from-the-streets-vol-1
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Belinda Gent - Cigar box guitar
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Improv on home made lap slide - first busking trip I get very excited when I make a new instrument, or write a new song, and can't wait to try it out. I didn't let the fact that I don't really know what I'm doing when I play it put me off! I forgot my tone bar, so played it with a slide that I use on my 3 string Cigar Box Guitar, which was too short to go across all the strings, and for a while I played it with a large key that a guy who was listening asked me to play it with. I'm in a beautiful spot in Ely, quiet (but quite a lot of footfall on market day), with a view of grass and trees leading to the Cathedral. There is also a convenient low wall to sit on which I needed to play this. Lots of people were interested in the instrument and stopped to chat. An American lady offered to buy it, but I wanted to keep playing it, so said no. Filmed on my phone, and as I forgot my Gorillapod it's just fixed to my trolley with one of those velcro guitar lead ties.
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Belinda Gent - Home made lap slide
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Home made lapslide - made from an old spirit level. VIRTUAL TIP JAR! https://www.musicxray.com/tip_jars/12975 https://bemuzic.bandcamp.com/ This was such a simple build...am amazed at how it sounds?!
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Belinda Gent - Home made lapslide
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
I Can Control The Weather!! (Busking in Ely with a Cigar Box Guitar) https://bemuzic.bandcamp.com/ Filmed with a GoPro HERO4 Silver As this was just a quick video I didn't use the sound I was recording with my Zoom H2N. It's just the camera sound...
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Belinda Gent - Cigar box guitar/vocals
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
GoPro headcam test 2 - Busker's eye view, with Cigar Box Guitar VIRTUAL TIP JAR! https://www.musicxray.com/tip_jars/12975 https://bemuzic.bandcamp.com/album/pass-it-on Played on a home made Cigar Box Guitar, that you can't actually see much of on this film! If you want to see more go to this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2tqLX_7sY8 On my first try with the head cam I had it pointed too far down. This time I think I got it about right...except it seems to be tilted a bit to one side. Either I put the camera on wonky, or maybe I hold my head tilted a bit to the left?? Filmed at Cambridge Mill Pond. A lovely place to busk...quite a lot of people, but also cows and river. Can watch people trying to get started punting while playing : -)
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Belinda Gent - Cigar box guitar/vocals
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
A Caravan In Yarmouth In The 60's - on Cigar Box Guitar VIRTUAL TIP JAR! https://www.musicxray.com/tip_jars/12975 "A Caravan In Yarmouth In The 60's"t" is from my new album "(Sometimes) It All Lines Up"available at https://bemuzic.bandcamp.com/
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Belinda Gent - Cigar box guitar/vocals
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
The Line - Busking, King's Parade, Cambridge click to watch on Youtube to use the VIRTUAL TIP JAR! The Line is from my first album "Playing (No Rules)" available here https://bemuzic.bandcamp.com/album/playing-no-rules Filmed with a GoPRo 4 Silver, last month. There were lots of sudden gusts of wind that day, which kept things interesting...you can see that my mic nearly blew over at 1.31 and I stopped it with my mouth! I'm playing a 3 string Cigar Box Guitar that I made myself. In the background you can see the amazing Chronophage, which I made a video about back in 2008 which you can see here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsMwueAj2QU
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Belinda Gent - Cigar box guitar/vocals
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
The Enemy - Busking Version - Chequers Court, Huntingdon. click to watch on Youtube to use the VIRTUAL TIP JAR! You can hear the recorded version from my new album, here. https://bemuzic.bandcamp.com/ This was my last song of the day on a busk a few weeks ago and at the end a group of girls sitting outside the cafe opposite cheered and clapped, and a man came up and gave me a bunch of flowers...was almost looking for a hidden camera! Had my GoPro with me testing it out and realized after going through all the vids that I had caught this bit : -) I'm playing a 3 string Cigar Box Guitar that I made myself.
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Belinda Gent - Cigar box guitar/vocals
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Magic Paints – busking Version (Children’s Song) You can hear the recorded version from my new album, here https://bemuzic.bandcamp.com/ This was ... read morerecorded during a busking session in Chequers Court, Huntingdon. The song was written for my Grandson, and the duck and olives are in there because he likes them. The dark sky, moon and the paints were added in a desperate attempt to make the rather dismal Chequers Court look a bit surreal and interesting?! I'm playing a 3 string Cigar Box Guitar that I made myself.
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Belinda Gent - Cigar box guitar
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
In, Out - with Cigar Box Guitar, Canjo and Washboard "In, Out" is from my new album "(Sometimes) It All Lines Up"available at https://bemuzic.bandcamp.com/
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Belinda Gent - Cigar box guitar/canjo/washboard
Video
Cambridge, United Kingdom
NEW ALBUM OUT NOW! Listen in full here before deciding if you want to buy : -) https://bemuzic.bandcamp.com Cigar Box Guitars that I made myself used on every track (and a Canjo on track 10)
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Belinda Gent - Cigar box guitar
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
GoPro headcam test. Buskers eye view! With Canjo https://bemuzic.bandcamp.com/ My first try at using the head cam while busking. Meant it to show people's reactions to the Canjo, but it was pointing too far down for that : -/ Think I would have felt a bit silly in St Ives or Huntingdon with a camera strapped to my head, but it felt ok in Cambridge, people didn't take much notice....
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Belinda Gent - Cigar box guitar
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Let Go - Busking and looping with a Cigar Box Guitar
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Belinda Gent - Cigar box guitar
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Busking On The Bridge, St Ives, Cambs, with 3 String Cigar Box Guitar Had always fancied playing in one of the little alcoves on the bridge in St Ives and finally got round to doing it yesterday. Not very busy, but a beautiful spot.... Here's some info on the bridge http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Ives_Bridge Black Crow is from the album Out From The Shadows. Pebbles is from the album Pass It On, and Playing (No Rules) is from the album of the same name. All are available here: http://bemuzic.bandcamp.com/
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Belinda Gent - Cigar box guitar/vocals
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
http://bemuzic.bandcamp.com/ I wrote the first few lines of this song while walking into Cambridge to busk a few weeks ago. After a long rainy spell it was a beautiful day and suddenly groups of tourists were everywhere. I finished the song over the next few days and it was good to go back to Cambridge yesterday and sing it : -) It seems every time I decide to do a video it gets really windy!...or is it every time it gets windy, I decide to do a video?? The sound is a bit rubbish as just done on my phone and the amp was up a bit too loud for it. Thought I'd share it anyway, as I never seem to have time to do a video at home lately! LYRICS Summer's Lost It's Way Clusters of tourists like bees in a swarm, hum round the streets now the air is getting warm, and it feels like Summer's on it's way. Groups flow around me like water round a stone. Nowhere in this city you can be alone, and it feels like Summer has her way, but it's hailing one day, heatwave the next. The ice creams keep selling, as we bury our heads. Clusters of tourists like bees in a swarm, hum round the streets now the air is getting warm, and it feels like, Summer's lost it's way.
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Belinda Gent - Cigar box guitar/vocals
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
http://bemuzic.bandcamp.com/ I wrote this one day when I was feeling a bit stressed about the building work we're having done on the house. Good to get frustrations out in a song! Castles In The Air Thoughts suspended like brick dust in the sun. Hours fly away like bullets from gun. Are you building something real, are you building something strong? ...or just castles in the air? Feel just like a child stuck in an adults game. Another day goes by, it all looks just the same. Are you building something real, are you building something strong? ...or just castles in the air? Sometimes wish we'd never started down this road. Soon we'll find out if our walls can bear the load. Are you building something real, are you building something strong? ...or just castles in the air? Thoughts suspended like brick dust in the sun, Hours fly away like bullets from gun. Are you building something real, are you building something strong? ...or just castles in the air?
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Belinda Gent - Cigar box guitar/vocals
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
The Only One - Aka Peeping Through Your Eyelashes (New Song) Outside Ely Cathedral
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Belinda Gent - Cigar box guitar/vocals
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Sitting At The Bottom Of The Sea (New Song)
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Belinda Gent - Cigar box guitar/vocals
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
One Step Forward, Two Steps Back, on Cigar Box Guitar - Live At Hot Numbers One Step Forward, Two Steps Back is from my latest album "Pass It On" available here http://bemuzic.bandcamp.com/ If you live near or are visiting Cambridge check out http://hotnumberscoffee.co.uk/ Best coffee in Cambridge!! There's also art on display in half of the cafe, and it puts on lots of good live music : -)
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Belinda Gent - Cigar box guitar
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Fruit Lady - Live at The 2nd Cambridge Cigar Box Guitar Festival Fruit lady is on my new album "Pass It On" available here http://bemuzic.bandcamp.com/ I enjoyed this when people sung along with the choruses : -)
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Belinda Gent - Cigar box guitar
Video
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Lost together is from the new bemuzic album "Pass It On" available here http://www.bemuzic.bandcamp.com Played on a dodgy old upright piano and a child's glockenspiel from eBay. No Cigar Box Guitars on this one!
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Belinda Gent - Piano and glockenspiel
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
New bemuzic album OUT NOW - Pass It On Available here: http://bemuzic.bandcamp.com
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Belinda Gent - Cigar box guitar
Video
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Shake It Up (Sunday morning acoustic version!) http://bemuzic.bandcamp.com/ I usually play this on a one string resonator Diddley Bow, with lots of distortion, but that would be a bit full on for a Sunday morning! You can see a bit of it done that way on this vid http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7p_wxykQuAs I like playing songs in different ways depending on how I'm feeling or where I am. It stops things from getting boring. The suitcase pedal board is a new set up, for when I don't feel like carrying so much. I've also recently started taking a mic and stand rather than using the headset mic. I think the vocals are heard better from some comments I've had... This was filmed at The Quayside in Cambridge, the first of three lovely spots where I played yesterday. I'll probably put a video on from the other spots sometime... It was good to have my husband/roadie/cameraman/drink and food fetcher with me all day : -)
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Belinda Gent - Cigar box guitar
Video
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Fruit Lady (a children's song) Played on 3 String Cigar Box Guitar. Please sing along!! http://bemuzic.bandcamp.com/ LYRICS: Fruit Lady My heart is made of mango and my fingers are ten ripe bananas. My head's a big far melon and my toes are segments of a tangerine. CHORUS I'm the fruit lady, yeah yeah. I'm the fruit lady, yeah yeah. I'm the fruit lady, yeah yeah yeah yeah! If I'm feeling hungry I'll eat two of my fingers and grow some more. And when I run too fast my lychee eyes pop out and roll along the floor! CHORUS Sometimes I get sad and I cry tears of lemonade. I cry until I've filled a glass then go outside and drink it in the shade. CHORUS A quick live demo of another song for our upcoming grandchild : -)...or anyone else (of any age!) who wants to listen and sing along. Got to remember to take an apple with me now when I go busking for that "crunch" loop. Played on a 3 string Cigar Box Guitar that I made. To see and hear more of that CBG see this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2tqLX_7sY8
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Belinda Gent - Cigar box guitar
Video
Cambridge, United Kingdom
For The Blueberry by bemuzic/Granny! http://bemuzic.bandcamp.com/ This song was written soon after finding out I was going to be a Granny : -) I'd been looking on a website that compared foetus size each week to pieces of fruit. At the time it was the size of a blueberry, which for some reason made it all seem very real!! I'm not really into knitting, so I wrote a song instead. Wrote another one recently and will do a demo of that soon... LYRICS: For The Blueberry I don't know what your name is or who you're gonna be, but you became so real to me when you were the size of a blueberry. Chorus We are gonna love you whatever you say or do. We are gonna love you more than you could know, little blueberry I want to sing some songs to you before you're even born, so when you get to meet me then you won't be too alarmed. Chorus You're due the first of August, I won't forget that date. Though if you're like your Dad then you will ...........................probably be late! Chorus Played on a three string Cigar Box Guitar which you can see more of here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2tqLX_7sY8
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Belinda Gent - Cigar box guitar
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
www.bemuzic.bandcamp.com Trying out some new songs, played on my home made 3 string Cigar Box Guitar
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Belinda Gent - Cigar box guitar
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
bemuzic.bandcamp.com Diddley Bow song, with loop pedal & Octave pedal. PLAY LOUD!! Got an octave pedal recently - the ... read moreElectro Harmonix Octave Multiplexer. Have been trying it out with various Cigar Box Guitars. It's good to take busking so I can add some bass without taking a bass instrument with me. A few weeks ago I tried it with a Diddley Bow I made in 2011, with lots of distortion (from the Boss OS-2) and LOVED the sound!! Played it at Hot Numbers open mic in Cambridge the other week. Got some video of it, but as it was so crowded my cameraman/husband had to film from behind the speakers, and it didn't really capture the feeling, so thought I'd do a video of it at home. The song is called "Is Anybody there?" and a more basic version of it (no beat and pre Octave pedal!) is on the album "Playing (No Rules)" album which is available here http://bemuzic.bandcamp.com/album/playing-no-rules For the beat I'm using a home made mic, made with a DM-13 mic capsule (cost about a fiver from Maplins) stuffed into an old Wasabi Peanut tin. On the pedal board I've got, left to right - Boss RC-20XL Loop Station, Boss GE-7 Equaliser, Boss Overdrive/Distortion OS-2, electro-harmonix octave multiplexer, Boss chromatic tuner TU-3. At the back is a Morley A B switch and an Eneloop pedal juice which powers it all. For pics and more details about the Diddley Bow and Bob Harrison pick up go here http://www.cigarboxnation.com/photo/albums/didley-bow-with-bob-harrison-lone-star-pick-up
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Belinda Gent - Diddley bow
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Cohiba 3 String Fretted Cigar Box Guitar with flatpup http://bemuzic.bandcamp.com/ I put everything I've learned about Cigar Box Guitars over the last 3 years into this build and am really pleased with how it turned out!! For more info about the guitar go here http://www.cigarboxnation.com/photo/3-string-fretted-cbg-with-flatpup?context=user To buy or find out more about a flatpup pickup go here http://www.original-flatpup.com/index.php
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Belinda Gent - Cigar box guitar
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
http://bemuzic.bandcamp.com/ Bit of a mid life crisis song, about getting older and stuff : -/...the music's quite upbeat though!. I'm playing my vintage chocolate tin strummer, which can be seen better on this vid http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=-TgxtJ5yWK0 LYRICS The sun comes UP, the sun goes DOWN, and everything is changing all the time. I breath IN, I breath OUT. Now you're not here and nothing is the same. I FILL my glass. I EMPTY it. We all drink more since you are not around. You were HERE, then you were GONE, and I'm still trying hard to understand. I was YOUNG, now I'm OLD, and I am at the top of the tree. Don't wannna be on top of the tree. Not ready for the top of the tree!!
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
New Song Demo - English Summer Inspired by the suntan marks that flip flops leave on your feet : -) LYRICS English Summer I'm standing in a shop doorway hiding from the rain. It's a five minute pause and then, here we go again. CHORUS I'm flip flopping my way through the summer days. White arrows on my feet show the way to go. Tripping over clichés as I try to find, something new to say about the summer. An English summer has to be too hot, or else it is too cold. We need something to talk about, distract us from the world. CHORUS You've got to make the most of it when the sun shines down on you. Cos it can all be whipped away, nothing you can do. CHORUS I have my head up in the clouds a big part of the day. It's a pretty good way to spend your time until they blow away. CHORUS
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bemuzic busking - The Books We Read (New Song) Thought I'd try out this new song. It's very new, so there are a few mistakes! Just recorded on my phone and I notice the video sort of jumps here and there which is annoying... Oh well I enjoy singing it, and it might be awhile before I get round to recording it, so thought I'd share it : -) The song was inspired by the titles of several books that were in front of me while noodleing around on a guitar. I looked into it and it seems book titles aren't generally covered by copyright. The books were by Margaret Atwood, Haruki Murakami, and Milan Kundera, so if you like those authors you might recognise some of them... Lyrics The books we read shape our mind. Life is elsewhere, while we're eating fire. It's a wild sheep chase, we can't see the joke. This is the book of laughter and forgetting. And the world is full of ignorance, as we dance, dance, dance after dark. And the world is full of ignorance, as we dance,dance, dance, to the end of the world. da, da da etc (could end up as some sort of instrumental?) I want to see behind the door. Truth is surfacing, about life before man. It's a wild sheep chase, we can't see the joke. This is the song of laughter and forgetting. And the world is full of ignorance, as we dance, dance, dance after dark. And the world is full of ignorance, as we dance,dance, dance, to the end of the world. The books we read shape our mind. Life is elsewhere, while we're eating fire. That isn't clapping at the end, it's someone running across the road in flip flops,lol!. .
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Belinda Gent - Cigar box guitar
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
I've been enjoying having the Fiddlestick on loan for a bit from Diglydog to test it out! The song is called "The Line" from my first album "Playing (No Rules)" which is available here http://bemuzic.bandcamp.com/album/playing-no-rules
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Belinda Gent - Home made fiddlestick!
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Home Made 2 String Fretless Bass Cigar Box Guitar - Demo.
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Belinda Gent - 2 string cigar box bass
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
The Line - Demo (with Red Dog 3 string Cigar Box Guitar) The Line is now available here on my album "Playing (No Rules)" http://bemuzic.bandcamp.com/album/playing-no-rules
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Belinda Gent - Cigar box guitar
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
"The Forest" from the album "Playing (No Rules)" available here http://bemuzic.bandcamp.com/album/playing-no-rules
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
"Busking" is on the Album "Playing (No Rules)" available here: http://bemuzic.bandcamp.com/album/playing-no-rules
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Belinda Gent - Cigar box guitar
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
bemuzic busking in Bury! - Black Crow from my new album available here http://bemuzic.bandcamp.com/
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Belinda Gent - Cigar box guitar
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
One String Resonator Diddley Bow (Resbow) Live!!
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Belinda Gent - Diddley bow
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Wimbledon Blues - with 3 string Cigar Box Guitar music
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Belinda Gent - Cigar box guitar
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
The River - Live, The Quayside St Ives (Cambridgeshire)
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Belinda Gent - Cigar box guitar
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Amy - from new album. Played on a 3 string Cigar Box Strummer
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Belinda Gent - Cigar box strummer/ vocals
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Happy Ending? - from NEW ALBUM (played with Cigar Box Guitars)
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Belinda Gent - Cigar box guitar
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Shouting Underwater is on my new album "Out From The Shadows" available here: http://bemuzic.bandcamp.com/
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Belinda Gent - Cigar box guitar
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
My first album "Playing (No Rules)" is OUT NOW!!!!
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Belinda Gent - Guitar
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Name 
Belinda Gent
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Instruments Cigar Box Guitar, Vocals
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