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Hi-Tech Acts to Rival your Apple Watch

April 24, 2015


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The Apple Watch has once again got everybody talking about hi-tech devices and gadgets that we may or may not need in our lives. If you’re James Bond, you may need one. If you’re a Sternberg Clarke employee typing a blog at your desk, you probably don’t. Or do I? You see, Sternberg Clarke love hi-tech entertainment and being at the forefront of the gadget world. You and your guests have already seen the Apple Watch so what can wow them instead? We’ve got some ideas.... "Read More

Incredible Busking Acts You Won’t Have Heard About (Part II)

April 24, 2015


There are so many brilliant busking acts around at the moment, that it proved impossible to put them all in one blog without giving you repetitive strain injury from scrolling so far. As such, here is our follow-up on busking acts, showcasing the great and the good from the streets of the UK (and Paris, interestingly enough.)... "Read More

Nailing a Networking Event

April 23, 2015


Networking can be a little foreboding for some. A large venue, everyone has a name badge and oh my goodness, maybe fifty business cards was a few too many to arrive with considering you’ve been passing the time by eating the free nibbles and chatting to Mel from Accounts for the past fifteen minutes.

But they needn’t be that way! Networking should be fun (genuinely) and to help make it easier, here’s a quick guide.

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Classical Month – The History of Classical Music Part II: Baroque and Classical

April 22, 2015


In a previous blog we looked at Early Music, spanning such eras as Renaissance and Medieval before Claudio Montaverdi came in and decided the world was now ready to baroque. (Yes, we went there.)

It’s now time to not only focus on this era but also the Classical movement, which features a number of names you may well recognise. So what are you waiting for? Head over to YouTube, tap in ‘classical music’, select the first video you come across and allow the gorgeous orchestral piece to play as we bring you (almost) up to speed on the history of classical music.

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Jamie Raven on Britain's Got Talent

April 21, 2015


There are some wonderful things that happen at Sternberg Clarke but without a doubt, one of the most enjoyable aspects of working here is when we see extremely talented acts get the audience and admiration that they deserve.

On Saturday night, Jamie Raven appeared on Britain's Got Talent and sailed through to the sem-finals with a spectacular selection of tricks that left the judges stunned.  

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Tips For Auditioning with Us

April 20, 2015


For those who follow us on Twitter, we recently reposted a brilliant blog on how a musician should prepare before they come and visit us for an audition, but until now there hasn’t really been anything for any of the other wonderful acts that we’ve met over the years.

As such, here are a few general tips for somebody who we’ve invited in for a short performance in our ‘intimate surroundings’ (/glorified prop cupboard). Don’t stress out if you don’t do these things but they’re definitely worth bearing in mind.

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In Pictures: I Heart Parties @ Under the Bridge

April 17, 2015


We all love a good showcase and when you’re one of the companies involved then it just makes sense to provide acts that will get everybody talking.

With the drink flowing and the smiles already beginning to form, it was time for I Heart Parties to begin.

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5 Records to Break at your Event

April 17, 2015


As you may or may not be aware, the independent record store is under threat. In an effort to keep it going, each year there are a small handful of recordings released on the day in various formats. Exciting releases this year include Metallica’s original demos available on a cassette tape, a Monty Python duet with Stephen Hawking and the soundtrack to Psycho on 7” vinyl. Ooh.

Now we aren’t a record store, but maybe it’s a different record you want to get involved with at your event? In that case we can definitely help!

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Classical Month – The History of Classical Music Part I: Early Music (Medieval and Renaissance)

April 16, 2015


Early music is an umbrella term that focuses on any classical music from before 1600. This includes periods you may have heard referred to as medieval and renaissance as well as other terms you may recognise like ‘Gregorian chant’, which is named after Pope St. Gregory the Great who is supposed to have invented the style. You may think that he also invented the calendar but you would be wrong. That was invented by Pope Gregory XIII in February 1582, who was presumably tapping along to his favourite renaissance tune at the time. But what do all these terms mean?... "Read More

Classical Month - English National Ballet: Modern Masters @ Sadler's Wells Theatre

April 15, 2015


Here at Sternberg Clarke, we love entertainment in all its forms. We had a great time with circus month last month and are keen to see as many different things as possible! With that in mind, we headed off to check out the English National Ballet in action at Sadler's Wells as they performed three dances by 'three of the most influential choreographers of the 20th Century.'... "Read More

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