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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Belinda Gent - Cigar box guitar
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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 clich├ęs 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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Belinda Gent - Cigar box guitar
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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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Belinda Gent - Cigar box guitar
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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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