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Mumford & Sons, Taylor Swift, The Brit Awards and Eagle Banjos

What a great night for the humble banjo at the 2013 Brit awards! It was awesome to see Winston Marshall ‘rocking it out’ and playing our namesake banjo model, the Deering Eagle II 5-string banjo during their live performance at the awards. To enhance the on stage performances of Winston’s banjo and give it the power to keep up to electric guitars bass and drums, Winston’s Eagle II Deering banjo is fitted with the superb Kavanjo electro acoustic banjo head pick up system.

If you were at the awards or watched the ITV show on Tuesday February 20th you will have seen Mumford and Sons win the award for the best British group!

Mumford & Sons

Coming from the West of London here in the UK, the brilliant folk rock band Mumford & Sons was formed in December 2007 and consists of multi instrumentalists Marcus Mumford (lead vocals, guitar, mandolin, drums), Winston Marshall (vocals, banjo, guitars, resonator guitar), Ben Lovett (vocals, keyboards, accordion, drums) and Ted Dwayn (vocals, upright bass, guitar, drums).

Winston Marshall

Mumford & Sons received two Grammy Award nominations in December 2010 for Best New Artist and Best Rock Song. The bands second studio album ‘Babel’ was released in September 2012 and was the fastest selling album of 2012 in the UK reaching number one in both the UK and USA charts. The album also went on to win ‘Album of the Year’ at the 2013 Grammy Awards.

Watch this space for more information on the Mumford & Sons ‘Gentlemen of The Road Stopover’ in Lewes, England on July 19th-20th.

Mumford and Sons

The Deering Eagle II banjo that Winston Marshall plays was named in respect of Eagle Music’s dedicated passion towards Deering Banjos. The serial number one Eagle II banjo was presented to Steve Noon our company owner, by Greg and Janet Deering at the Eagle Music Banjo 1000 event on Saturday March 20th 2010.

Steve Noon awarded with Eagle II Banjo

Another Deering banjo endorsee who gave a stunning performance at the 2013 Brit awards was the USA’s own superstar Taylor Swift. Taylor stunned everyone during her performance at the 2012 Grammy awards when she performed with her Deering Boston B6 6-string banjo. The Deering Boston B6 that Taylor plays is also fitted with the powerful Kavanjo electro acoustic banjo head pick up system. Taylor was the winner of two Grammy awards in 2012 for best country solo performance and best country song.

Taylor Swift

The Eagle II and the Boston B6 string Deering banjos are stock models that are available from Eagle Music shop. The Kavanjo pick up system is also available from Eagle Music and can be fitted to most banjos that are designed to be fitted with an 11” head.

Eagle are the Worldwide Number One Deering Banjos Master Dealer

On November 3rd 2012. Greg, Janet and Jamie Deering of the Deering Banjo Company, California, USA , visited Eagle Music to be part of the ‘Banjo 2012’ event, which also featured the fabulous Kruger Brothers in concert.
In the evening before the Kruger Brothers concert, Greg and Janet Deering presented Steve Noon and Eagle Music with a carved maple plaque in recognition of Eagle Music being their number one world dealership for the past six consecutive years. The plaque is also in recognition of Eagle Music’s amazing worldwide sales of more than two thousand Deering Banjos since becoming a Master Dealer for the Deering Banjo Company!

The plaque reads as follows…..

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Eagle Music Shop

BANJO 2012

Celebrating your SIX YEAR ANNIVERSARY

Dear Steve

It is with the greatest appreciation, pride and joy, that we honor and acknowledge Eagle Music as the number one Deering Banjo Dealer in the world.

You have not only achieved the enviable milestone of having sold more than two thousand Deering Banjos but you have maintained your status as the number one Deering Banjos Dealer world wide for six consecutive years.

While these dramatic and impressive numbers are important to any instrument maker when considering dealer performance, their greatest value is in the most important message they convey.

Eagle Music’s profound, in-depth, un-wavering and unrelenting dedication to your customers.

Customer trust is not easy to earn and very easy to lose. Maintaining this level of trust is the mark of a passionate and heartfelt dedication to customer service.
For these achievements, and for bringing the wondrous, life-affirming magic of the banjo to Deering customers around the world, we extend our deepest, most profound thanks and appreciation, and look forward to many more years of friendship, music, banjos and success.

Signed

Greg & Janet Deering, Barry Hunn

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The beautiful plaque was made by Greg Deering himself, it is carved from solid maple and is now hanging proudly in the main showroom at Eagle Music Shop, here in Armitage Bridge, West Yorkshire.

The Eagle Team
Back Row: Left To Right: Alan Hardwick, Greg Deering, Matt Chaffer, Graham Holt, Steve Noon, Joan Noon, Sean Jessop, Gary Collins
Front Row: Left To Right: Ilona Ruttle, Rachel (Noon) Price, Jules Hirst, Emma (McNab) Siwczyk

We were awestruck here at Eagle Music with the whole day of celebrations at ‘Banjo 2012’ and thank you our customers for all your kind words and comments that are coming in to us daily.
We offer you our best service at all times, and we can say most confidently that when it comes to banjos … No-One knows them better!

Thank you.

Steve and the Eagle Music Team.
Click here to see more photographs of the event

Tickets on sale for Banjo 2012 event with Greg and Janet Deering and The Kruger Brothers

Dear Friends,

We are proud to announce that following the hugely successful 2007, 2008, 2009 2010 Banjo ‘1000’, and  2011 (five year anniversary) Banjo ‘5’ showcase events here at Eagle Music Shop, this year we are celebrating  Eagle Music’s sales of over two thousand and twelve Deering Banjos! The ‘Banjo 2012’ Event on Saturday November 3rd 2012.

Please click here to buy Banjo ’2012′ event tickets

 Please click here to see pictures of last year’s Banjo ‘5’ anniversary event

Eagle Music Banjo Event

It is also our Sixth Consecutive Year as the World’s Number One Dealership for the USA Deering Banjo Company.

We are looking forward to another fantastic day of music, jam sessions, on-stage afternoon workshops and an on-stage evening concert performance from the world renowned Kruger Brothers. (Support act to be confirmed) Also an opportunity to browse what will be probably be the largest selection of modern and vintage banjos ever to be displayed for public viewing in the world!!!

Please join us at our Banjo 2012 event, where you will have the opportunity to personally meet five of the USA’s greatest icons in the banjo and American music world  …Greg Deering, Janet Deering, Jens Kruger ‘Banjo’, Uwe Kruger ‘Guitar’ and Joel Landsberg ‘Bass’

Greg and Janet Deering founded the Deering Banjo Company over thirty years ago, a company that is now considered by the world’s greatest exponents of the banjo to be ‘The Worlds Greatest American Banjo Company’.

Jens Kruger the ‘Carolina King’ is without question one of the greatest five-string banjo players of all times. Uwe Kruger is a master Guitarist / vocalist and Joel Landsberg is one of the finest Bass players in the business. The Kruger Brothers now living in North Carolina, USA, are the hottest USA based band, having taken the world bluegrass and folk scene by storm for the past decade and a half.

The Kruger Brothers will play our on sight venue ‘The North Light Gallery’ on Saturday afternoon for an On-stage-Workshop and an evening Showcase Concert on November 3rd as part of their official 2012 European tour.

Our special guests, Greg and Janet Deering will give an on stage afternoon workshop ‘The Banjo in Modern Times’ … Greg & Janet will also be available throughout the day to check out your personal banjo.

The UK Bluegrass Band ‘The Down County Boys’ will be the support for the evening Kruger Brothers concert.

Please click here for more information about the Down County Boys

The UK Bluegrass band “The Down County Boys” was formed in 1964 and has been performing at major bluegrass festivals yearly from the very beginning! Over the years, the band has enjoyed having some of the finest UK bluegrass musicians as performing members. The current five piece line-up includes (from left to right on photo) Chris Elson Guitars/vocals. Peter Parker, fiddle/vocals. Mick Cooper upright bass/vocals. Dan Norton, mandolin/vocals.  Chris Cooper, banjo/vocals. The band plays with musical drive and passion, intermixed with classic vocals and a mix of subtle humour for added entertainment!

We look forward to seeing you here,

from

Steve, Rachel  and the Eagle Music Team

Ticket Details for ‘Banjo 2012’

Tickets can be purchased as follows

  • At Eagle Music Shop, call +44 (0)1484 661460
  • At www.eaglemusicshop.com
  • Or send a cheque or PO to Eagle Music Shop

If you have paid for a ticket online, simply give your name at the door

on the day. Your numbered ticket will be checked on the list and you

will be given your ticket for the event.

Ticket Prices

  • Daytime Only – 10.30am until 6.00pm – £15.00
  • Evening Only – 7.30pm until Close ‘The Krüger Brothers in Concert’ – £30.00
  • Full Day and ‘Kruger Brothers Concert Ticket’ -10.30am until Close – £38.00

Full Timetable for the event – to be announced

Deering Banjos appoint Eagle Music as No1 world wide dealer for the 5th year running

At the Eagle Music Banjo 5 event on May 28th we were proud to be awarded with being the Deering Banjos world wide No1 dealer for the fifth year running. During this fantastic day and evening banjoist event, Greg & Janet Deering presented Steve and the Eagle Music staff with this prestigious award in the form of a lazer engraved plaque.

Below you can watch the presentation by Greg & Janet Deering, just prior to The Kruger Brothers evening concert.


EAGLE MUSIC EVENT 2011

Celebrating your

FIVE YEAR ANNIVERSARY

Dear Steve

It is with great joy, admiration and appreciation that we celebrate, yet another year, of Eagle Music’s status as the number 1 Deering Banjo Dealer world wide!

No Deering Dealer in history has maintained such a consistently high level of success, customer loyalty and continued growth for FIVE amazing years.

While measuring your volume of sales helps put a monetary evaluation on your performance, what it actually illuminates is the “real secret” and most important ingredient in your success….

… Customer Appreciation …

The earnest, sincere rapport with your customers combined with the solid thorough knowledge and love of the banjo that you present everyday, carries the inspiring, encouraging power that has enabled you to so effectively bring the magic of Deering Banjos to banjoists world wide.

Because it is rare for us as banjo makers and equally rare for your customers to find dkilled, knowledgable, banjo dealers like you, we want to take this moment to express our greatest appreciation, admiration and support for you, and all your exemplorary staff at Eagle Music!

Signed, Greg & Janet Deering, Barry Hunn



Banjo 5 Event, Deering & Kruger Brothers 2011 tickets on sale now

Dear Friends, Give us Five!

We are proud to announce that following the hugely successful 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 showcase events here at Eagle Music Shop, this year we are celebrating entering into our Fifth-Year as the World’s Number One and Master Dealership for the USA Deering Banjo Company. The 2011 event will be our Fifth consecutive yearly Banjo event here at Eagle Music Shop and will take place on Saturday May 28th.

Please join us at our Banjo 5 event with Greg & Janet Deering and The Kruger Brothers, where you will have the opportunity to personally meet Five of the USA’s greatest icons in the Banjo and American Music World …Greg Deering, Janet Deering, Jens Kruger ‘Banjo’, Uwe Kruger ‘Guitar’, and Joel Landsberg ‘Bass’.

Greg and Janet Deering founded the Deering Banjo Company over thirty years ago, a company that is now considered by the world’s greatest exponents of the banjo to be ‘The Worlds Greatest American Banjo Company’.

Jens Kruger The ‘Carolina King’ is without question one of the greatest five-string banjo players of all times. Uwe Kruger is a master Guitarist / vocalist and Joel Landsberg is one of the finest Bass players in the business. The Kruger Brothers now living in North Carolina, USA, are the hottest USA based band, having taken the world bluegrass and folk scene by storm for the past decade and a half.

The Kruger Brothers will play our on sight venue ‘The North Light Gallery’ on Saturday afternoon for an On-stage-Workshop and an evening Showcase Concert on May 28th as part of their official 2011 European tour.

Our special guests, Greg and Janet Deering will give an On Stage afternoon Seminar explaining and describing to us ‘The Anatomy of a Great Banjo – The Secret of the Set-up’.

We look forward to seeing you here,

Best wishes from

Steve, Rachel and the Eagle Music Shop Team.

Click here to buy tickets for this fantastic Eagle Banjo 5 event.

Deering Banjo 1000 Photo Gallery at Eagle Music Shop

Here is a collection of photos from the Eagle Music Shop Banjo 1000 Event with Deering Banjos and The Kruger Brothers. We’d love to hear your comments about this great event which took place on Saturday March 20th 2010.

This first slideshow contains photos at random from throughout day including The Deering Banjo Clinic, our group rendition of Dueling Banjos led by Jens Kruger, Howard ‘Shep’ Shepherd’s support performance, The Jens Kruger Master Class, the event Kruger Brothers Concert and many other happy snaps of this great day at Eagle Music.

 

Here is a gallery of all the events of the day, again we’d love to hear your comments.

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