Hi! My name is April, welcome to my world!

I do not enjoy long walks along the beach because let’s face it – why would I want to walk long distances when I could be doing better things like singing and dancing in my house to groovy tunes? I discovered early on in my life that I enjoy music, beginning with classical ballet training (which ended with my lanky, pre-pubescent self quitting before I injured someone with my unusually long limbs), and transformed into formal classical piano training at the ripe-old-age of thirteen. 


musical score
photo by yours truly

I made my way through six years of training before I realised my strength definitely wasn’t in the play-music-in-front-of-gazillions-of-people-and-absolutely-kill-it area. Instead, I find myself in my last year of a five year undergrad degree majoring in Musicology and History where I spend most of my time writing about music rather than ruining perfectly good compositions with my amateur performance skills. 


Elder Con
The Elder Conservatorium where I study, photo by yours truly
While doing this interesting but ludicrously long degree I’ve decided to throw my two passions together (music and writing), and have a go at reviewing some tunes. My aim is to appeal to people who know more than a few things about music, as well as those who just enjoy listening and want some advice on what artist to check out next.

In February of 2017 I began writing a fortnightly segment for the U.K. site String Buzz where I feature three indie artists that have caught my attention. If you would like to be in the running to be featured, shoot me an email at aprilsmusicreviews@gmail.com and I’ll have a listen to your music. If you’d like to check out my articles for String Buzz click here to find out more.

As an extension of writing and publishing reviews and interviews, I also provide consultation services. If you’re an artist or representing one, as of 2017 I am offering my growing expertise in the songwriting, preforming and arranging stages of musical production. If you would like my opinion on a track (or several) before it is finalised, shoot me an email or fill out the form on my Enquiries Page, and I’ll send you my thoughts in a private format.

So, without further ado, I invite you to take peek at some of the (hopefully) balanced and honest opinions. Enjoy!

Nominated for String Buzz World Music Journalist of the Year 2016

Writing takes time and a lot of brain power; if you’re so inclined you can donate some funds to my tireless attempts at the art here.


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