Paradiddles, Plectrums and Posers.....

Paradiddles, Plectrums and Posers – Website made in Wales, music made worldwide.

I’ve had technical difficulties for several weeks in the form of an unreliable laptop – poor ‘Sam’, he’s not a youngster anymore and has been used daily for up to 12 hours and has now finally given up the ghost. I now have a new laptop, which I love already, but I’m sad for Sam as he served me well for many years and also I’ve lost a lot of stuff (all of my music included!). Anyhow, thanks to the new laptop, I’m now playing catchup. I thought I’d write about my ‘baby’ Paradiddles, Plectrums and Posers, aka PP&P, a music showcase website for guitar music which I started in December 2011. Apart from showcasing up and coming bands, I thought it would be useful to include information for the bands themselves and so the site also has details of photographers, videographers, studios/rehearsal rooms and more. PP&P, to my knowledge, is the only independent music website endorsed by music industry insiders and I have endorsements from the UK and the US such as this one from Anthrax frontman Joey Belladonna (I met him and his fiancée, now his wife, back in 1989 and his wife and I have remained friends): "It’s really awesome that you take initiative to provide info for people who need it to further their careers. Back in the day we never had anything like this to inform us of all the available photographers, studios, producers, etc. You make it easy to find and get in touch with other people in and around the music business who can help us with whatever we need. It’s great that you are helping out new bands too, giving the unknown a chance to be showcased." I also have an endorsement from a Grammy award winning songwriter who has written hit songs for the likes of Cher, Tina Turner and Madonna, as well as of course Welsh musicians such as Funeral for a Friend’s Matt Davies-Kreye, Ryan Richards, and The Blackout’s Gavin Butler. Possibly my favourite endorsement is from Kids in Glass Houses frontman Aled Phillips: "It's so refreshing, in an age where people always expect something in return, to see such a selfless website by someone so tirelessly devoted to giving exposure to the music that they are passionate about. This has the potential to be a massively beneficial resource for fellow music lovers and for those already negotiating the twists and turns of the music industry, alike. Great work, Jayne!" The endorsements can be read here: http://paradiddlesplectrumsandposers.com/endorsements/4563584448 I also have lots of comments from musicians/managers/business owners who have featured over the years on the website, including these: Edward Margulies, Manager of Zodiac ‘N’ Black, London "There is very little in the way of support for emerging bands so to get the chance to work with someone like yourself is a real blessing. The industry needs people like you … you are a shining light …You clearly care for what you believe in and somehow put the desires of others before those of yourself which is the most noble thing a human being can do. It's a pleasure to have had the chance to get to know you”. Adam Williams, drummer The Last Carnival, Brighton "The music industry wouldn't be in such a mess if it was full of people like Jayne. Thank you for including us on your site, for your enthusiasm for our music and for taking the time out of your day to maintain a very cool site dedicated to great new music" Yousef El’Omari, guitarist Ghosts of Fortune, London "As a struggling unsigned band the opportunity that Jayne has provided to us and other groups cannot be underestimated. In an industry so often focused on sensationalism, hype and ultimately soulless corporate music PP+P is a shining example of integrity, objectivity and a genuine passion for music." The comments can be read here: