AUDITIONING FOR AN ORCHESTRA? HERE’S 7 TIPS TO SUCCEED!

There are so many great reasons to play as part of an orchestra! Aside from helping you out with your musical career, it’s a way to make friends, feel part of a community, increase confidence in your playing, as well as having fun! However, no matter how capable a player you might be, auditioning for […]


UNSUNG HEROES: WHY THE BASSIST IS THE MOST IMPORTANT MEMBER OF THE BAND!

Are you the bassist in a band? Fed up with getting very little of the recognition lapped up by your fellow band members? The bass guitarist can often be overlooked in favour of more showy lead guitarists and vocalists. But don’t worry! We’ve got your back with our top six reasons why the bassist is […]


GUITARS OF THE STARS!

The guitar is the cornerstone of rock music and at the heart of the rock and roll experience. The mighty axe is about as iconic as the musicians who wield them. At The Insurance Emporium, we love rocking along to legendary riffs, licks and guitar solos. That’s why we’ve put together our list of some […]


WHICH BAND MEMBER ARE YOU? (QUIZ)

Starting with The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, rock bands dominated the music industry from the 60s, all the way through to the 21st Century! Even today, some of the classics are still going strong, while modern bands are carrying the torch. But with each role in the group comes a distinct personality. Which begs […]


7 HEALTH BENEFITS OF MUSIC

Music can be a great means of escape from the day-to-day annoyances of life, or it can also be a good excuse for getting up and dancing! But do you know just how beneficial music can be for your health. Here at The Insurance Emporium, we’ve been doing some research into this question, and can […]


OUR TOP PICKS FOR THE BBC PROMS 2019!

The BBC Proms are arguably classical music’s biggest event of the year! The eight-week-long series totalling 75 concerts will this year take place between the 19th of July and the 14th of September, and there’s a lot to look forward to! With so much going on, finding the perfect event in the Proms season can […]


MAKE MUSIC DAY 2019: OUR ESSENTIAL GUIDE

Make Music Day began in France in 1982 as Fête de la Musique, and has been growing in popularity ever since! Designed as a musical holiday and free festival, it encourages music makers of all varieties to perform all over cities, towns and villages, in traditional and non-traditional venues. This year, the 21st of June […]


THE BEST FREE UK MUSIC FESTIVALS

Music festivals are fantastic fun, but the costs can quickly add up. Fortunately, there are some amazing festivals all over the UK, covering a whole range of musical genres, which are completely free! Whether you’re a born musical performer, a lover of jazz and blues, or an all-round musical maestro, here are some of the […]


TOP 8 FESTIVAL ACTS TO CATCH THIS SUMMER

Every year, millions of people from all over the UK take a stand against the wind, rain and mud (or even the sun!) to watch their favourite bands, artists and musicians at the country’s biggest festivals. In spite of the unpredictable weather, festivals and British summertime go together like mud and wellies! We’ll be seeing […]


THE 7 WORST EUROVISION ENTRIES EVER!

It’s the time of year again when people all over Europe (and Australia) are preparing themselves for the next Eurovision Song Contest! The show has seen some classic hits over the years – think ‘Waterloo’ or ‘Making Your Mind Up’. However, for every great track there’s usually one or two that miss the mark entirely! […]