Craig (2nd Side Made) - Birmingham, UK

Tell everyone about your background and why you chose Blackstar
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Location: Birmingham & Black Country, West Mids, UK

Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:52 pm

Hi, I'm Craig - I am the lead singer and guitarist for a band called '2nd Side Made', a post-grunge/alternative metal band from Birmingham, England.

We have only been together for 7 months (3 months of which were making songs) and played 4 shows, but in those 4 shows we have made a big impact and are prepared to record a 5-track EP.

I have played guitar since the age of 15, using it as a distraction from breaking up with a girlfriend. I guess this is what fuelled me to write the music I write. By the age of 18 I was in my first band which didn't last too long but the events of this first band pushed me to sing and play guitar at the same time, and go on to form a new band named 'Out of Science'. This also didn't last too long, but I didn't stop and persisted for 2 years to form '2nd Side Made'.

I have been a Blackstar player since they first set up, my first purchase being one of the first few HT-DistX pedals - I even remember thinking (once the Series One amp was announced) "if those Series One's are anything like this beast of a pedal, I truely have found the sound in my head....These are going to be such a massive hit..." - and they were.

This is my current set up:

Parker Nitefly Mojo w/ Dimarzio Pickups
Parker P42 w/ Kent Armstrong Rocker Ceramic bridge pickup
Ibanez SZ520FM
Stagg Electro-Acoustic

Blackstar Series One 45

Boss PH-2 Phaser, OC-2 Octave, BF-3 Flanger and TU-2 Chromatic Tuner

If you are interested, here's the links to my bands stuff:

FACEBOOK - search 2nd Side Made

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