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Monthly Music Challenge with Cosmic Bos is where songwriters and musicians come to take part in a challenge, a music making one, in which you have 1 month to make a song inspired by the hashtags of Music Weeklies (see Twitter for details) and submit for podcast play on the show.

This is the first year of this challenge, and if you can stick with it for the whole year as a musician you will have an album by the end of it.

Come and join the most creative, expressive and inclusive musical community on the internet.

Cosmic Bos are Nick and Andy Jackson. Brothers from Brighton, UK. They make music, lots and lots of it. It is found here in this very podcast.

Brief History of the Podcast :
Season 1 (2019) - Improv-Revisation
9 Full Episodes/Albums of music that was derived from improv sessions that were edited/revised. Plus 20 music videos.
Season 2 (2020) - Improv-Revisation 2
7 Full Ep/Albums of improv-revisation, other 1st year of lockdown stuff, and 19 music videos.
Season 3 (2021) - Improvisation
1 final Improv-revisation and 4 full Improvisation albums with Joe Philogene, and 40 music videos
Season 4 (2022) - Improv Squared and Making of an Album
1 full Improv Squared album and the Making of an Album special, with an EP and a live album too.
Season 5 (2023) - Monthly Music Challenge with Cosmic Bos

It's a pretty epic musical adventure we are on, come join us, and get involved.
Please like, share and subscribe, and leave us a lovely comment

Monthly Music Challenge with Cosmic Bos Cosmic Bos: Nick and Andy Jackson

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Monthly Music Challenge with Cosmic Bos is where songwriters and musicians come to take part in a challenge, a music making one, in which you have 1 month to make a song inspired by the hashtags of Music Weeklies (see Twitter for details) and submit for podcast play on the show.

This is the first year of this challenge, and if you can stick with it for the whole year as a musician you will have an album by the end of it.

Come and join the most creative, expressive and inclusive musical community on the internet.

Cosmic Bos are Nick and Andy Jackson. Brothers from Brighton, UK. They make music, lots and lots of it. It is found here in this very podcast.

Brief History of the Podcast :
Season 1 (2019) - Improv-Revisation
9 Full Episodes/Albums of music that was derived from improv sessions that were edited/revised. Plus 20 music videos.
Season 2 (2020) - Improv-Revisation 2
7 Full Ep/Albums of improv-revisation, other 1st year of lockdown stuff, and 19 music videos.
Season 3 (2021) - Improvisation
1 final Improv-revisation and 4 full Improvisation albums with Joe Philogene, and 40 music videos
Season 4 (2022) - Improv Squared and Making of an Album
1 full Improv Squared album and the Making of an Album special, with an EP and a live album too.
Season 5 (2023) - Monthly Music Challenge with Cosmic Bos

It's a pretty epic musical adventure we are on, come join us, and get involved.
Please like, share and subscribe, and leave us a lovely comment

    We Worked Hard for You (demo) by Cosmic Bos

    We Worked Hard for You (demo) by Cosmic Bos

    Hello,
    Welcome to this quick little podcast containing Cosmic Bos's entry to the #industrial music challenge presented by Music Weeklies.
    We Worked Hard for You by Cosmic Bos
    This is my (Andy's) song about industrial action, going on strike, standing up for workers rights.
    #Industrial marks the final hashtag for January and you can submit tracks made under this banner up until the 3rd Feb.
    Next week will be Monthly Music Challenge 1.1 New Beginnings, and you can still submit your songs made around that banner until the 3rd Feb too (as well as Pixels and Geisha).
    Please like, share and subscribe, and tell all your musical friends to listen and take part.
    Peace and infinite love
    Cosmic Bos
    https://linktr.ee/cosmicbos

    • 5 min
    The Geisha Song - Cosmic Bos Remix of Traditional Japanese Geisha Dance Music

    The Geisha Song - Cosmic Bos Remix of Traditional Japanese Geisha Dance Music

    The third hashtag for 2023 is #Geisha
    You can now submit Geisha inspired songs to the Monthly Music Challenge for possible inclusion in the first proper episode of MMC
    Submissions for MMC 1.1 New Beginnings open until the 3rd Feb 2023, so get a move on music makers.
    This song is Cosmic Bos' submission to the Geisha challenge, not our usual style for sure, we went with a remix angle rather then an imitation one, not sure we could learn the intricacies of traditional Japanese music in a few days, so instead we added beats and bass, modern it up a bit. 
    Check the video out on our youtube
    YouTube Video Link
    Also check out our link tree for all your Cosmic Bos musical needs
    https://linktr.ee/cosmicbos 

    • 3 min
    One Pixel at a Time (Demo) by Cosmic Bos

    One Pixel at a Time (Demo) by Cosmic Bos

    Hello friends,
    As Cosmic Bos are now running the Monthly Music Challenge, we are a little light on music videos to pepper up our podcast feed. So we will be adding our hashtag songs for the other weeks of the Music Weeklies challenge into our podcast feed, to use the bandwidth. 
    This first month of the Monthly Music Challenge is focused on the hashtag New Beginnings - and the entries have been coming in, we are really excited to put together the first proper episode of the Monthly Music Challenge, and we are equally excited to see where it goes, come on the journey with us fellow music makers, come make an album across the year.
    Email your mp3's to cosmicbos@gmail.com around the theme New Beginnings by the 3rd of Feb (which will be the date of the next hashtag). You can also send us now songs written around the 2nd hashtag of month 1 #Pixels. 
    We are still unsure of how this is going to play out, but we are well aware of several musicians that took part in the Pixels hashtag for music weeklies that didn't take part in the New Beginnings one, and we would really like to spin your tracks in this first month episode.
    Anyway, thanks for reading all this, this actual podcast is just the demo song that I (Andy) put together for the Pixels hashtag. It was spun on New Music Saturday and got a rave review from the chaps there. What do you recon, any good?
    Here is the link to the video version on youtube 
    One Pixel at a Time (Demo) by Cosmic Bos on YouTube
    Please like, share and subscribe to all our stuff, thanks
    Here's the link tree for handy access 
    https://linktr.ee/cosmicbos 

    • 4 min
    Nude Beginnings - Weeklies Version by Cosmic Bos #NewBeginnings

    Nude Beginnings - Weeklies Version by Cosmic Bos #NewBeginnings

    A week into the Monthly Music Challenge and the @musicweeklies chaps have closed the door on submissions and opened up the next hashtag, so @CosmicBos present to you their song 'Nude Beginnings' in its raw week old form.
    We will now begin the tweaking process, tidy this mess up, get some sweet harmonies in there, maybe a guitar or two more, and I've been eyeing up the bagpipes for a track too (not that I can play them, or have any).
    You have until the 3rd of Feb to send us your #NewBeginnings track for inclusion in the Monthly round up (Coming shortly after the 3rd Feb - once we've recorded the thing)
    The new hashtag is now open for submission too, you have a week to do it for the Music Weeklies challenge, and three weeks to do it for the Monthly Challenge. Hopefully that makes sense, we are making this up as we go along pretty much.
    Submit songs to cosmicbos@gmail.com

    check out our link tree to find all Cosmic Bos stuff on the internet
    https://linktr.ee/cosmicbos
    Please like, share and subscribe and comment too
    love you

    • 3 min
    Monthly Music Challenge with Cosmic Bos - Introduction

    Monthly Music Challenge with Cosmic Bos - Introduction

    Welcome to the Monthly Music Challenge with @CosmicBos podcast
    This is the introduction episode, laying out how it's going to go down for the rest of the year.
    Let Nick and Andy (Cosmic Bos) be your guides through the wonderful world of music creation, working with the sublime musicians of Music Weeklies @MusicWeeklies CB will be making a new song every week in line with their rules, but on the side CB will be offering up the chance for music made within the month (leaning heavily on the first hashtag of each month) to be played on this podcast, and get comments from Nick and Andy.
    Podcast play (PP) will not be reserved exclusively for the first hashtag (which btw is #NewBeginnings), and any of Music Weeklies hashtags generated in the given month are viable for PP, please send your mp3's (not WAVs, our inbox will die) to cosmicbos@gmail.com with the hashtag in the subject line, and a bit of info about yourself so we can give you the promo in the podcast that you deserve.
    We won't be playing any material that doesn't meet the Music Weeklies guidelines or our Monthly Music Challenge ones either, to get airplay and PP for such songs you should go check out the New Music Saturdays guys (they have a podcast of their show too, check it out).
    So, get to work lovely musicians, songwriters, audio creatives 
    You have until the 3rd of Feb (2023) to submit for the January hashtags, of which the first one (and the one you can have a month to work on) is #NewBeginnings 
    Check back on Twitter on the 13th, 20th and 27th of Jan to find out the other three hashtags that we will accept PP on.
    This should be fun, we can't wait to hear from you
    Any questions please come find us on Twitter @CosmicBos where we will attempt to answer them (SPOILER ALERT! we might not be able to)
    Peace and infinite love
    Cosmic Bos
    https://linktr.ee/cosmicbos
    Check out our band camp for musical purchases
    https://cosmicbos.bandcamp.com/album/virtual-normality-2
    Songs found on this introduction episode are all by Cosmic Bos
    The Drunky Song (for #Drunk) You Find Out When You Die (for #Afterlife) Morning Coffee acoustic (for #MorningCoffee) Morning Coffee Full Blend version (from Virtual Normality 2) Links for all of these can be found on our YouTube page
    Cosmic Bos YouTube Channel
    Please like, share and subscribe, we love you

    • 36 min
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    Closed to the Public (Official Music Video)

    Closed to the Public (Official Music Video)

    Hello Friends,
    Closed to the Public by Cosmic Bos
    Taken from 2 A.M, It's Mission Time
    https://cosmicbos.bandcamp.com/album/2-a-m-its-mission-time
    The final track on our Judges Choice Award Winning album from the #albumwritingclub Lights and Lines Album Challenge
    https://linktr.ee/cosmicbos
    This song is about private land and secrets that are contained within.
    All Music and Video made by Nick Jackson and Andy Jackson
    Please like, share and subscribe to @CosmicBos 

    • 3 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Phil Coyne ,

Amazing show by amazing artists

Just recently discovered this from Twitter, and have to say it's great! Kudos to Nick and Andy, keep doing what you're doing.

EightiesMatey ,

Talented Musicians, Great Podcast

Love these guys, talented musicians, podcasts are a mixture of chat and their music. It’s delivered in a personal chatty style (being brothers helps the banter) the songs have some great hooks with the lyrics very often underlining some important social & environmental messages but delivered without “preaching”. 5 stars all the way.

I.am.gecko ,

This is fire!

Been listening to these guys for a while now. Always a great podcast, really fun and great music. Well worth a listen!

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