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BOY AZOOGA

Boy Azooga’s Davey Newington is a man with much musical pedigree. Here he tells Sam Roberts how it all started, from orchestral upbringings to Phoebe from Friends…

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When Davey Newington tells us of the influences that shaped his new album 1, 2, Kung Fu! – released under the moniker Boy Azooga – he namechecks myriad artists ranging from Black Sabbath and Iggy Pop to The Beach Boys and Kelis. It’s this eccentric mash-up of musicians, combined with a DIY ethos, that embodies his enthusiasm for music.

His parents met while playing in the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, and it was a gift from his Dad following a tour that got him started early with music… although not on guitar. “My Dad came back from a tour of Japan when I was six with a Queen Greatest Flix VHS,” he recalls. “He put it on one day and I started moving around and getting into it, so my folks got me a biscuit tin and cricket stumps. I used to try to play along for hours.”

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The August 2018 issue of The Guitar Magazine is on sale now and this month it’s all about Player power as we run the rule over four new models from the Player series: Fender’s replacement for the Mexican Standard line. As well as more traditional configurations, the Player series contains several guitars and basses that are far from standard, such as the nifty HH Jazzmaster that readers of the print mag can find behind the barn doors of our special edition cover. Elsewhere in this month’s issue we fly to Iceland to find a man dipping guitars in volcanic hot springs, investigate the issue of gender politics in the guitar industry, meet band-of-the-moment Boy Azooga, get to grips with an incredible staple-pickup ‘56 Les Paul Custom and put hot new gear from Collings, ThorpyFX, Fractal, Keeley, EarthQuaker Devices and more to test. On top of all that we have not one but two fantastic competitions with pro Audio-Technica monitor headphones and a one-off custom-painted Strat up for grabs. It’s a hot one, alright – download your copy of the August 2018 issue of The Guitar Magazine now.