What people say ……

Feedback — What people have said about Earwig

Studio Services

Bill made us sound great!

L R – Manchester

Thanks for your patience and good humour, I’m really proud of the songs we recorded and produced together.

RW – Manchester

A huge thank you to you for all your help and generosity.  We had a wonderful time with the project and your support was a vital part. We have raised £3875!

(School Choir charity CD project)  – CT – Bolton

“I met Bill (a multi-talented musician) whilst on a workshop for Dobro at Sore Fingers. He obviously impressed me because I ended up recording a CD with him over some months.  He is meticulous (nay fanatical) in ensuring that his work is of the highest standard.  He has a great knoweldge of music in general and I have seen at first hand his teaching, musical skills and enthusiasm across a full range of instruments including the ukulele, guitar and Dobro.  And he even makes a mean cup of coffee!

Have a chat with him as he is highly skilled at what he does and you will not be disappointed – whatever your musical whims.”

D W – Leyland, Lancs

My daughter listened to the song I recorded. “You sound brilliant dad. Can you mail it to me”. Very happy indeed.

AN – Manchester

Thanks for making me sound so good. A pleasure working with you

GW – Bolton 

I’m so proud of what we’ve ended up with – worth every minute and every penny. Cheers.

R.G. – Ribble Valley

Thanks so much for digitising and remixing our old taped sessions. Good job and quick too.

R.P. – West Yorks

 Digital Restoration

The tracks that you renovated for us from our precious old tapes and vinyl records are quite amazing. Thanks for taking so much care.

RM – Sheffield

My old Louis Armstrong album was in such a state! – Great work –  I’ve now got a “clean” copy to play. Thank you.

TJ – Lancs

Thanks for saving our old home cassette recordings.

FE – Lancs

We thought we’d never be able to hear our kids recital recording again (CompactCassette). Thank you for a great job.

JP – Lancs

You resurrected my old home recordings of my music and made things sound so professional – I can now proudly play my songs to other people – thanks very much indeed!

D T – Bolton

Great stuff!!!! – Arnau and the Bordin disc sound and look good.Nice job of mastering. Of all the  research and reading I have done Daniel Arnau and Gino are new discoveries ,so thank you.

M.G. – Hawaii

Arnau’s playing style is quite unique – you did a good job of compiling and restoring these rare recordings.

S.W. Texas

Eddie Bush CD – thank you to all who supported this project – 

Today I received my copy of the Eddie Bush CD. What a beautiful produced issue it is, with great transfers. Thanks for making it available.

HM – Munich

Another superb job with the Eddie Bush cd. The transfers sound great, and the packaging is fantastic. THANK YOU, once again, for keeping yet another set of such beautiful and historically significant recordings alive and available for us all!


You are the best. Mahalo nui loa for collecting and publishing the music we love so much. Aloha

 JS –Germany

I received the CD yesterday, and it is a gem.  I had heard very little of Eddie’s playing, but his mastery of the Tricone is really something.  I also really like the way that each recording date was noted.  Nice job on the transfers.


I’ve really been enjoying this CD. It has so many of my favorites on here. I especially like the Biltmore Trio’s version of Love Me or Leave Me.  It’s a 78 I’ve always wanted to score, but now I can listen to a nice clean copy any time.Thanks for making this reissue happen. It’s all great stuff


Bien reçu le cd; merci; magnifique, comme toujours; je vais faire une chronique bien sûr et vous tiendrai au courant; bravo en tous cas; all ze best


Comment te remercier ?J’adore ça. Mahalo !Bravo encore pour cette réalisation.


Got it, and it’s great! Thanks for sending it–you did a very good job of restoration.

DB – Tennessee USA

We thought that our cassette would never be listenable again. Thank you so much for bringing back our church recording back to life.

J.T. – Ribble Valley

 In House Productions

I love your ukulele EP – make more!

S.M. – Gloucester 

Ukulele album is always in our car – it always makes the family smile – please make a longer one next time.

P.D. – West Mids

Inspired new approach to traditional melodies that I thought I knew so well 😉 (Grass Cuttings)

J.M. – Leicester

Make another ukulele CD – I play this a lot and need another fix.

RG – Cheltenham

Dobro CD – Love it loads –  I’m trying hard to learn your arrangements

SG – Gloucester

Grass Cuttings is brilliant – please make another one

D.V. – Hamburg

Your ukulele CD is a permanent fixture in our car too. The whole family sing along on long journeys.

F.H. – Carlisle


Musical Instrument Tuition etc.

“Highly recommend! – I never thought I would be able to play – great fun approach – worth every minute – cheers!”

M J – Lancs

“Thanks for your patience in getting me started, I love playing my ukulele and I wish I’d done this years ago”

L T – Bolton

“I think he is probably the best teacher of anything I’ve ever had because he loves what he does so much and it’s impossible not to absorb some of that enthusiasm.”

S B – Sore Fingers School

“Thank you so much for your patience, tuition and company at the workshop. I have been picking and plucking a little each day and am suitably motivated to keep improving.”

I B – Warwickshire

“Thank you for a great weekend at the workshop – it was a fantastic experience which I hope to repeat. Loved it all … and the humour!”

D H – Sore Fingers

Brilliant – everyone should come and learn ukulele with you. I don’t know many songs yet but it makes me smile every time I pick it up and strum. See you next month.

T P – Wigan

Thanks for the workshop. My opinion of the humble ukulele has changed completely! I’ve even started carrying mine around whilst I work away on business. Working hard to have a “party piece” to impress the family. I’ll catch you again, thank you very much indeed.

D Y – Manchester

Best music lesson ever –  couple of hours flew past – inspiring. Wish I had done lessons like this when I was at school.

JM – Bolton

You did what YouTube videos and DVDs can’t do – listen to me and talk back. Loads of things for me to improve – Ta

DM – Chorley

Lap style guitar is the best – thanks for getting me started (and helping me set up my old guitar). See you again soon.

PH – Manchester

I am so chuffed! Thanks for such a productive, fun and inspiring couple of hours. See you next month.

J.M. – Bolton 

Thanks for the afternoon demystifying Pro Tools for me, time well spent & great summary notes.

D.P – Chorley

Absolutely great afternoon learning about strumming patterns – demystified so much for me – cheers

A.W. – Bolton

Dobro is the coolest – thanks for the starter – worth the journey and every penny. I will return

N.S. – Manchester

A great afternoon spent doing the basic stuff. My kids say that I now smile all the time when I play my ukulele. Everyone should give it a go 🙂

G W – Bury

Thanks Bill – you have helped me tremendously with my ukulele playing. Please come back to our club again.

C.W. – Ribble Valley

I’ve really valued your lessons – We’ve all learned so much from you. You’ve inspired us all to keep moving on.

M.K. – Ribble Valley

Please come back soon.

D.B.. – Ribble Valley

Thanks so much for getting us started with the ukulele. We really appreciate the help you’ve given us.

E.L. Ribble Valley

I’m Inspired!

O.S. – Ribble Valley

You should have been my music teacher  when I was at school – maybe then I wouldn’t have hated the lessons. Playing ukulele with you is wonderful. I wish I had started this years ago.

F.G. Ribble Valley

We really do appreciate all that you do for us. Many thanks for your consideration and your encouragement to progress further.

M.A. – ukulele workshops – Ribble valley

So pleased I decided come along – thank you so much.

M.P. – Ribble Valley

I so enjoyed my lesson. You’ve re-inspired me.

K.R – Ribble Valley



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