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NEWS: Live, intimate performances from Joanna Teters and Night Lights 

The New Beatmaker is very proud to present the first in a regular series of videos capturing live, intimate performances from students and alumni of the world famous Berklee College of Music.

As this is the first edition it's only right to feature a The New Beatmaker favourite.  Here is Joanna Teters (Lowtone Society, Mad Satta, Drew ofthe Drew) performing the haunting 'By Your Side', alongside guitarist Ted Morcaldi.  For all posts relating to Joanna Teters click here.





Following on from Joanna we have a band that looks set to become another The New Beatmaker favourite, Night Lights.

With members from as far afield as Mexico, America, Japan and Norway, Night Lights' sound is a winning mix of indie, rock, and soul.  Enjoy their live performance of the evocative 'Here We Come' above.

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Hi!  I'm Lee.  Welcome to my blog.  Here we talk music: news, reviews, interviews, tips, tutorials and more.  I'm also working on the upcoming podcast Influenced as a guest, writer and researcher alongside music aficionado Mark Williams and friends.  Watch this space!

I have been a lover of music for as long as I can remember, an amateur lyricist for 25 years, a music writer for 15 years and a hobbyist musician and blogger for almost 10 years.

My tastes range from jazz to house to hip hop and I love helping artists from all genres develop their sound.

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