Aziya: “It's not that there aren't female guitarists, it's that they're not being represented enough”

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Last March, on the way towards a show at Brixton’s infamous Windmill, Aziya Aldridge Moore was forced to make an about turn. Pubs, clubs and venues were told to close “as soon as they reasonably can”. Yet despite the dystopian announcement surrounding her, the 21-year-old musician and producer’s spirits remained fairly buoyant.

Because while the rest of the world’s social spaces were dramatically decreasing, Aziya’s were on the up, having recently gained thousands of new supporters on her Instagram account, thanks in no small part to her incredible string of looped cover sessions.

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Cheri Amour

Cheri Amour is a writer, editor and broadcaster intent on amplifying the voices of women and non-binary artists in print, online and on air. During her twenties, she played lead guitar in a touring two-piece, sharing the stage with The Slits and John Peel-approved punks The Nightingales. Formerly Deputy Editor at TGA Magazine, Cheri headed up its Tech section pouring over pedals with everyone to indie icon Debbie Smith (Echobelly/Curve) to multi-instrumentalist Katie Harkin (Sleater Kinney/Waxahatchee/Wye Oak). She's currently working on an upcoming 33 1/3 book on the unassuming influence of South Bronx sister troupe ESG, out in Spring 2023.