Hesta Banks – single feature

Hesta Banks is stepping onto the scene with her debut single, ‘Follow the News’. Her silky smooth vocals are complimented by a slick, jazz-infused instrumental, further decorated with glossy harmonies and epic vocal runs. Hooks are deeply embedded and heavily populated throughout the track making it one of the catchiest releases we’ve heard this year. We are so impressed by …

Making Miss Mogul Issue 03

This issue features interviews with… Shannon Whittle (musical theatre performer) Megan Riley (founder of the M Word Music Blog) Jess Wood (freelance musician) Jennifer Mayor (owner of Jennifer’s Dancers) Advice columns include… Dealing with comparison Mastering the art of practice Learning lines Organising a charity event Isolation stories How to improve vocals See you next issue xo  

An interview with Jess Wood – freelance musician

Hi Jess, what is your profession? I am a freelance musician. My work is mostly in the West End and I also teach children how to play piano and drums. What inspired you to get into music? Growing up, my parents owned a music shop so I was constantly exposed to music and musical instruments. My brother Harrison is very …

Comparison

They say comparison is the thief of joy. Yet, it is all to easy to engage in the comparison game. We won’t judge. We’ve all been there, done that and bought the T-shirt. Whether it was a long lost friends summer vacation to Hawaii that made you want to leave your office job, pack your bags and hop on the …

Organising a charity event

Charity events provide a great opportunity to raise funds for a chosen cause. Not only do they help raise awareness for a specific charity, they also present a unique opportunity to employ creative skills and use them as a force for good. Here is Making Miss Mogul’s guide to organizing a charity event of your own…. Select the charity – …

Learning lines

Picture the scene, you’ve landed a part in the play at your local theatre and you’re super excited. You aced the audition, met the cast and now you have received your script. You flip through the pages and it suddenly dawns on you…’How on earth am I going to learn all of these lines?!’ There are two options here… Option …

Mastering the art of practice

‘Practice makes perfect’. We hear it all the time, but what does it actually mean? According to the Cambridge Dictionary, ‘practice is the act of doing something regularly or repeatedly to improve your skill at doing it’. Is this really true though? Does simply practicing a specific skill over and over aid our improvement or are there more efficient, effective …