Meet The Team

Welcome to The Music Blog 42 website! We’re a small, independent music Blog based in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. Here’s a little bit about our writers and contributors!

Marc Manning – Lead Writer and Founder
My name is Marc Manning, and I founded The Music Blog 42 in June 2017. Creating a music blog had been a great ambition of mine so one day I finally did it!
I love going to gigs, seeing some great acts over the years from Foals to Royal Blood, as well as some local gigs too featuring bands like Gaffa Tape Sandy and Dingus Khan.
I’ve been a music fanatic all my life, and listen to a vast amount of genres on a daily basis, discovering new music which instantly gets added to my Spotify playlists!
My favourite three acts to listen to at the moment are The Vaccines, James Blake and Wolf Alice.
Hope you enjoy all the stuff that we are writing and creating!

Joel Richardson – Writer
I’m 19, have been a huge fan of music and its surrounding culture ever since my Dad first introduced me to bands like Black Sabbath, Diamond Head and Led Zeppelin when I was still in Primary School.
Since then, my music taste has been pretty much centred around anything guitar based; everything from punk and hardcore to classic rock and indie.
With that, three bands I’ve not been able to stop listening too at the moment are emerging British metal band Employed To Serve (their album The Warmth of a Dying Sin was easily my favourite album of last year), hardcore veterans Glassjaw and the always amazing Milk Teeth.
I also play guitar in a local three-piece hardcore band called All We Know, we’ve only just started playing shows but hope to be playing even more in the coming year, as well as releasing more music to put out alongside our already released single Deprivation.

Myles Ketchell – Writer
I’m 23 years old, and I like to think I have a broad musical taste. I like things from classic rock and country to grime and soft jazz.
I’d say my musical preferences have evolved over the years, and I definitely appreciate lyrics now more than before.
If I had to choose my three favourite artists to listen to at the moment they would be Bastille. I’ve recently been listening to their first album Bad Blood and I absolutely adore it, The 1975 as I can listen to their songs over and over and I always get lost in the tracks especially the track Somebody Else, and also The Black Keys, their album Blue is one of my favourites of all time and is totally worth a listen!

Guy Rodwell – Lead Designer
I’m Guy, the lead designer for The Music Blog 42.
I’ve enjoyed working alongside Marc to build and grow the site, establishing a strong, recognisable brand and online presence through engaging imagery and branded content. I have a fairly broad music taste, ranging all the way from Rap/Hip-Hop to Rock and Indie music.
My current three favourite artists/bands are Kendrick Lamar, Anderson .Paak and The Magic Gang