I started this module performing my songs to the class in a stripped back folk-style acoustic setting but nervousness and lack of practice by showing newest content made my performances feeling un-natural, uncomfortable and too difficult for me.

By standing up with something in my hands either a microphone or guitar I can put my personal dynamic energy into the songs making me feel more comfortable about my performances. I do enjoy playing music with other people too,

There’s nothing like live bass’

Having written most of my songs on the guitar, plugging in and distorting it, and nostalgia was encouraging with the distorted rock riffs, using a microphone on the vocals was instantly fun. Developing that idea into a megaphone made it even more fun.

If I’m totally honest I am not sure if would now push on with a rock band idea I would rather develop myself further as an artist through focusing my songwriting and production and establish something of my own works.

Managing the organization and production of a band, rehearsal space, recording space and also write/ compose the music is nonetheless strenuous and full on, challenging but fun.

I think if the other band members were as committed as me to the overall aims of this project I believe regular practice would have made our performances a whole lot better and we would definitely have more content to perform and potentially release.

I am very happy I had help with the graphics side of the project, I don’t think I could have made as equal an impact on the over all aesthetic of the performance. The prosodic titles of the tracks and the video image branding flashing in the backdrop video really homed in the message and mission statement of the band. I tried not to over do the costume as No Sweat is trying to replicate the 90’s norm-core grunge/ skater aesthetic.

The last week leading up to the event had quite an effect on the way I ate, or didn’t in some cases and slept.

Although I have taken a lot out of this experience designing and running of the project, if I were to do this again I would have to make sure that 30mins time out for eating good food during each day is ensured. Coffee and cake is no sustenance for the running of a live show/ managing a stage and also performing as an artist.

I would organize and try my best to keep to a strict weekly rehearsal schedule. I would definitely use the foot pedal and bring more dynamics into the sound of the performance.

For the event I think I would have ordered more t-shirts if more money could have been collected in due time.

A Polyprism banner across the front table would have also been nice.




Whilst designing the band name and aesthetics i came across my friends printing and graphics business Ka-Roka design. Being in a metal band he instantly related to my project and helped develop my aesthetic ideas.

I drew up a quick document to share my ideas and sent it over to him.

Design Brief – Ka-Roka Design

He also agreed to help me print some stickers & t-shirts for merchandise and build a backdrop video for the stage during the performance. I sent him a demo version of my first track ‘She Fuels The Burn’ and he created this as first draft…




Posted: April 14, 2016 in 4. Major Project / Production. - 3rd Yr.

Development toward the finalisation of my website and self promotion…



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After booking the studio for a practice session i decided to try again with the recording of the drums…

I personally liked the sound of the home made drum kit yet the quality is slightly better from this session.

I have decided to use the home made kit for one of the songs on the ep and the studio recordings for the other two tracks


The No Sweat Ep is about writing music using nostalgia… In my dissertation I covered how we process music internally using nostalgia and presumptions. Growing up I was surrounded by Rock & Metal music… In my teens I followed bands like Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Skunk Anansie, Metallica, Nickelback, P.O.D, and Korn…

I still havnt found a sound of my own yet in regards to performing regularly on the open mic and gigging circuit, I chose to try out my luck and put together a garage band.

Ultimately it was about making a performance of a few acoustic songs have a strong presence on stage… Why not plug the guitars in and turn them up!!

I tried on 3 separate occasions to record using the University studios and came across problems with the desk and configuration i decided to be as resourceful as possible and record the drums at RecordOne Studios with Elliot Paffy. (A fellow student on our course also)


We had to build this drum kit out of two separate kits as there was broken pieces and issues with each set…


The drum kits had been sat in a shed exposed to the weather for nearly two years… The sound was ‘trashy’ and raw… I Personallly liked this texture on the sound as i wanted the ep to sound like it had been recorded with grungy rock metal in mind. This cymbal above was far too loud so the bits of black tape were to try and create a dampener or something to absorb the really loud vibrations! … Yes it worked!


The Mr. Fitz project is to be displayed on my website on an animated video of which is still under construction…


This is the session where I recorded my own piano at home using two pencil microphones (Rode M5) . This piano is tuned into A-432hz and so is all of the Mr. Fitz music to have a more harmonious physical effect on the listener.

See these links for more information on 432hz




For documentation purposes here is a terrible performance of me making up the half written song as we go… This session was important because it was the first time Ash had played bass with me and Tommy on drums…

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This ‘About’ page on my website is probably the most important page given that the idea for this website is to be an online cv / portfolio of works to promote myself and skills to the industry & further education. I tried to keep it simple as possible only talking about the important stuff but as time went on and I kept re-visiting my website I realised that I personally probably wouldn’t want to read all of that text if i had been forwarded to this site… I decided to try and cut out as many words as possible and let the images do some of the talking instead of backing up a long winded story… Please feel free to browse the site at www.anthonyfitzmusic.com


For blog purposes here are some screen shots of the developed ‘About’ page…

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After some tutor feedback and research I have decided to purchase a megaphone to perform with. Giving grainy crunchy sound to the vocal line that will marry well with the distorted guitars and rock / punk sound and also provide more depth to the performance…




Here are some famously known & home performances using a megaphone ..