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Blake's ‘Love of Loud Tour’ 2019, Part II

We continue with the second and final part of Blake's grunge travel blog Kurt Cobain and Viretta Park.  (Viretta Park, 151 Lake Washington Blvd E, Seattle, WA 98112) Kurt Cobain was of course one of the most influential and important figures in the Alter…

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Blake's ‘Love of Loud Tour’ 2019, Part I

To say I had been influenced by the Grunge, Alternative Rock and Metal genres of the late 80’s and 90’s would be an understatement; these new, exciting genres simply turned my life upside down, gave me purpose and gave me a new direction in music that I s…

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Happy endings, how to ‘stick the landing’

We’ve all seen it, and it makes everyone cringe, when a band doesn’t finish the song together. One musician thinks the song finishes with an extra chorus, while the others end abruptly. It’s the sort of mistake that is most noticeable by the audience. Som…

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Can’t hear anything on stage? Try in-ear monitoring

We get asked about what in-ear monitoring system we use. It’s most important for singers who can’t hear themselves singing amongst the drums and all the guitars turned up to eleven on stage. Here’s a brief explanation of how we chose our in-ear monitorin…

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TC Electronic Polytune Clip - Tune Like a Boss, Silently and Quickly

If you don't want to lug around a bulky pedal tuner, and are looking for a clip-on tuner, here is a suggestion from Black Rain Sky. The TC Electronic Polytune is a great clip-on tuner for live or studio work. Benefits: Space saving: Super slim, narrow, …

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What to Consider Before Ordering a Custom Guitar

Ordering a custom guitar is exciting. You get to make an instrument that is built just for you and has one-of-a-kind characteristics. Our bass player, Rom, uses a custom build Sadowsky from New York. If you are thinking of getting a custom build, here's a…

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How To Sing When You Have a Cold

Black Rain Sky's lead singer Blake Feehan is also a professional vocal coach. He deals with students singing while they have a cold, and is sometimes, himself, faced with singing with a cold. If you are feeling sick, the best thing to do is cancel the gig…

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6 Things You Must Know Before Hiring a Cover Band in Hong Kong

If you are looking for a live band for your special corporate or private event, it's important to make the right choice. Here are 6 things you must know. 1. Go see the band play live. Check if their song selection is appropriate for your event type and ex…

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