WIN a special edition Sergeant Pepper themed Pro-Ject Essential III

The kind folks at Pro-Ject (supplied by Henley Designs) have provided us with a special edition deck (RRP: £429) to give away to one lucky reader. To WIN please answer the below question

To win the Sergeant Pepper Special Edition Pro-Ject Essential III please email the answer to the below question to Please use “Sgt Pepper Pro-Ject Deck Comp Answer” as the subject line.

All entries need to be received by August 1st. The comp will run online and in print.

The Question:

Which contemporary psychedelic act recently recorded Sgt Pepper’s in its entirety?


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Essential III: Sgt. Pepper‘s Drum

On June 1st, 2017, the iconic album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band turned 50 years old. To mark the occasion, The Beatles announced three Anniversary Editions of the album in association with Apple Corps Ltd., Capitol and USM. Newly mixed by Giles Martin and Sam Okell in both stereo and 5.1 surround audio, amongst the anniversary releases is a Double LP Deluxe Vinyl edition that deserves to only be played on the best turntables available. So to support the release, Pro-Ject Audio Systems released a special edition version of the Essential III turntable, decorated with commemorative Sgt. Pepper imagery.

The Essential III has been an international hit since its release in late-2016. Following on from the multi-award winning MK II model, the Essential III combines style and substance into an enviably affordable package. After being re-worked earlier in 2017 as the George Harrison Record Player, the Essential III is now getting the Sgt. Pepper treatment.

The Essential III: Sgt. Pepper’s Drum is a non-limited, special edition release, designed to give more Beatles fans access to high-quality audio equipment emblazoned with the iconic group’s imagery. The striking blue MDF plinth boasts a vintage print to the top-panel, allowing the turntable to stand out from the crowd. Then, in glorious multi-colour, the iconic Sgt. Pepper’s drum kit logo is printed in the middle of the plinth. Adding an understated subtlety to the overall appearance, the frosted matte acrylic platter helps reveal the drum skin print underneath.

Aside from the cosmetic differences and the inclusion of an acrylic platter, all other characteristics of the turntable match the Essential III design. From the sleek MDF plinth, through the high-grade motor with aluminium pulley and precision-engineered main bearing, and onto the 8.6” aluminium tonearm with Ortofon OM 10 cartridge. The Essential III is a remarkable piece of affordable audiophilia.

Key Features:
• Custom-designed MDF plinth with Sgt. Pepper inspired artwork
• Included Acrylic-IT E platter reveals drum skin print underneath
• High-quality aluminium tonearm
• Factory-fitted Ortofon OM 10 moving magnet cartridge
• Low-noise 9V motor with built-in AC generator
• Supplied with sturdy dust cover
• Hi-fi quality performance from a world-leading analogue audio company
Technical Data:
Nominal Speeds:
33 / 45 RPM (Manual)
Speed Variance:
±0.70% (33rpm) / ±0.60% (45rpm)
Wow & Flutter:
±0.21% (33rpm) / ±0.19% (45rpm)
Effective Tonearm Length:
8.6″ (218.5mm)
Effective Tonearm Mass:
Pre-Fitted Cartridge:
Ortofon OM 10
Replacement Stylus:
Ortofon 10 Stylus
Power Consumption:
Dimensions (W x H x D):
420 x 112 x 330mm
6.0 kg


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WIN tickets to see Gilbert O’Sullivan

Gilbert is out on the road again, and we all love a bit of O’Sullivan’s clever pop, right? Shindig! have five sets of tickets to win for the shows in The Barbican, London (March 5th), Salisbury, City Hall (March 9th), Cheltenham, Town Hall (March 16th), York, Opera House (March 20th) and Newcastle, City Hall (March 21st)

To win answer this simple question:

“What is everyday in Mr Moody’s Garden?”

Please email the answer to – with the title (Gilbert, and the town where you want to go… i.e. “Gilbert, Salisbury”). Good luck!


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WIN tickets for BLACK SABBATH’s final UK shows

To celebrate the end of the road for Ozzy, Tony and gang, and BMG’s The Ultimate Collection, we are giving away four sets of plus-ones for the final BLACK SABBATH shows at Manchester (22nd Jan), Glasgow (24th Jan), Leeds (26th Jan) and Birmingham (2nd Feb)

These will be given out on a first come first served basis with a closing date of 20th Jan.

To win answer this simple question: “Which band did Tony Iommi briefly leave Earth to join in December 1968?”

Email your answer to with the email title “Black Sabbath / Required Town name”.  Act fast, as this competition will received a huge response.






WIN… Teufel Mute BT Headphones

JON ‘MOJO’ MILLS’ sounds out German direct to consumer manufacturer TEUFEL’s latest Bluetooth headphones – the Move BT and the Mute BT

Translated as “Devil” this Berlin based brand have achieved monstrously great things in their homeland. Founded in 1979 as the manufacturers of DIY loudspeaker kits, Teufel then grew into a veritable direct sales company, which in the mid-90s focussed on the emerging home cinema market and continued to garner respect from an expanding line that now also encompass headphones and Bluetooth technology. The brand have become synonymous with quality at an affordable price – without the middle man costs are kept lower than the leading competitors, but the product is on par.

Shindig! first came across the company after finally responding to their mail shots and were both surprised and very happy to receive a set of the wireless in-ear Move BT (highly portable Bluetooth in-ear headphones) and Mute BT (noise-cancelling over-ear Bluetooth headphones). Both are excellent.

Having used decent enough Sennheiser in-ear headphones and some very expensive Bose Bluetooth Soundlink over-ears, the competition from Teufel was most noticeable. In fact, the care and attention to build quality and the innovative carry cases and product design puts the well-known brands to shame.

In an era where Apple, Samsung, Bose and little else rule the roost it really is refreshing to discover a smaller company, who without the presence of shops, huge marketing budgets and advertising campaigns create high quality product worthy of your attention. Although some readers from Switzerland and Germany have commented on the brilliance of Teufel, those from elsewhere draw a blank. Let that change.

If the in-ear Move BT (£99) ooze quality from the aluminium and rubber finish, sound more than decent and work a treat for jogging and in transit listening it’s the unbelievable value of the  Mute BT (£159) that truly impresses. Compared to the Bose SoundLink wi-fi headphones everything about these affordable headphones trumps the far more known brand.

Remember; as in music, it’s not always the most popular things that are the best.

To win a pair of the Mute BT headphones please answer this simple question:

“What does the BT stand for?”

Email your answer to Closing date: April 14th