In BE THERE issue #02 we meet the undisputed mistress of the glorious pop orchestration, Anne Dudley, whose work has transformed recordings from the early '80s pop explosion of ABC and Frankie Goes To Hollywood, through George Michael's Careless Whisper to Pulp, Robbie Williams and beyond. We also find out how David Bowie contributed a tiny section to ABC's classic The Look Of Love.
We explore the history of the guitar that built rock'n'roll - the Stratocaster, where mass production met classic design to create an instrument that's all over everything from Iggy Pop's Lust For Life to the latest Jack White recordings.
And we dive into London's new jazz explosion, where hip hop and electronica inspire a new generation of jazz musicians. And we meet artists as diverse as Danish pop visionary Jacob Bellens and retro-country diva Mandy Barnett.