JUNE
2017

 

see a gig and just stay!!

 


 


   

NEWS...

TELL US YOUR NEWS !


We will add news about bands, gigs, recording studios, tuition, rehearsal rooms, venues - in fact anything to do with the Scottish music scene to this website under the "NEWS" section. It will also be added to our monthly emailed newsletters. Keep it brief, a maximum of 200 words only, please!
(It would help us if you put "NEWS" as the subject of your email.)

CLICK HERE TO SEND US YOUR NEWS!

THE GIG GUIDE e-SHOP
Have a look at our new Amazon e-Shop! 
You can search for:

mp3 downloads
albums and singles
musical instruments & accessories
DVDs
computer & video games
books
software
sport & leisure
electronics

Everything is securely controlled by Amazon - the most trusted online store.  You can also see product descriptions, reviews, recommended products, up-to-date product information etc, just by clicking on the photo of the product. 
To visit, just click on e-Shop at the top of any page.  Or CLICK HERE!

 

 

 

 

Recovery on record – West Lothian man recovering from alcohol problems turns songwriter to help Centre which transformed his life

From Johnny Cash to Amy Winehouse, alcoholism and the spiral down into addiction is a recurring theme amongst musicians. But one person from Blackburn , West Lothian , hopes the music he wrote as part of his recovery will now help the service which turned his life around.

Joseph Boyle started drinking heavily a decade ago following the death of his wife. At his lowest point he was consuming three bottles of wine a day. His drinking was so severe that it began to damage the cells in his brain, and Joseph lost movement in his lower body and started to suffer from memory problems. After several admissions to hospital because of his heavy drinking, Joseph was diagnosed with Alcohol Related Brain Damage (ARBD) in 2014.

After his diagnosis Joseph was one of the first people to be referred to Penumbra Milestone, an alcohol-free 10-bed step-down unit in Edinburgh which provides short-term care for vulnerable men and women who have a diagnosis of ARBD.

After 12 weeks of abstinence and support at Milestone, Joseph travelled back home to receive further recovery-focused support in the community. He now returns regularly to Milestone, this time as a volunteer to help other people who have been diagnosed with ARBD.

Speaking about Moonstone and his own recovery, Joseph said:

Singing and playing music as part of the music group at Milestone helped me regain coordination and improve my memory, and it introduced me to the power of music. The group was a big part of my recovery.

Song-writing has been a release for me. It has helped me tackle the demons which caused my problem drinking in the first place. I think you can hear that in the record. It charts my spiral downwards, the bouts of depression and the mood swings, and finally the story of my recovery.

I'm really grateful to everyone at Milestone for the support I received. Without it I don't know where I'd be. I go back to Milestone fairly regularly now to help out the music group that helped me so much. I'm hoping this album will allow me to give a bit more back.”

The 15-track album is on sale through the website bandcamp for £5, although people can choose to pay more if they wish. All pro ceeds from the sales will go to the mental health charity Penumbra, which runs Penumbra Milestone in partnership with NHS Lothian, City of Edinburgh Council , Midlothian Council, East Lothian Council and West Lothian Council.

The album takes its name from the Moonstone gemstone, a symbol of hope. The songs fall into three parts - Spirals, Trauma and Recovery - and reflect a common path of addiction and (hopefully) recovery.

The songs were recorded at Penumbra Milestone by Dr Matthew Hicks and Penumbra Recovery Worker Kyle Cuthbert, with bonus tracks being recorded at Purple Orange in Bathgate.

The Milestone music group – which includes staff and people receiving support - also feature on the record. Some of the instruments used by the group were purchased through funding from the Edinburgh & Lothian Health Foundation.

Moonstone can be streamed on Bandcamp - https://Josephboyle.bandcamp.com/releases

 

 

 

 

ART VILLAGE MUSIC

At Art Village Music Room you will find a growing collection of the best recorded music from Scotland's independent, small label and unsigned scene. The Music Room will exclusively stock the music that is being played now, new music by the most exciting new bands in Scotland.

If you have CD/Vinyl/Tape that we can add to our collection please drop by or contact Art Village Music

You will find us

Art Village

Shawlands Shopping Centre

104 Kilmarnock Road

Glasgow  G41 3NN

Tel : 0141 632 1680

Email. info@artvillage.com


The records collected by Art Village so far include a variety of music genres such as indie, pop, folk and alternative country, as well as electronic drum and bass, techno or experimental pieces in cooperation with local record labels, and our vibrant collection is still developing. We also stock unique examples of limited edition DIY tapes, CDs and vinyls.

 

Our latest release, a fast paced punk EP from

Groucho Underdog !

Please have a listen

http://music.bloocoorecords.com/album/the-groucho-way

haun Evans
Bloo Coo Records
www.bloocoorecords.com

 

 

 

Professional Drum Tuition with Adrian Treacher - Looking for teaching studio

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  • Learn to play various tracks from today's artists
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  • ABRSM Music Theory Grades 1 to 5
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  • FREE TRIAL LESSON!!!
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LILYGUN ALBUM SALE NOW ON!
Get Lilygun's debut album on sale now! 
This album has sold out in shops so this is the only place where Cds are available.

Visit the Shop here: http://www.lilygun.com/ shop
and get your copy while it's on sale now!

Here's what they said about it...

“There have been many debut albums that bring you that "wow" factor and Lilygun is right up there with the best. The songs are atmospheric, played brilliantly but above all sung to perfection by front woman Anna-Christina. Lilygun are getting the attention and recognition from the music industry for all their qualities and hard work. About bloody time too”.
Neil Richardson. Roomthirteen

"Escaping the genre trap with consummate ease, Lilygun's self-titled debut deals in freedom of expression and a feast of guitar-driven emotion dredged from the depths of London's underground live music scene. Impossible to pigeon-hole and yet easy to admire, Lilygun could be the shot in the arm British rock is searching for".
Gun-Ho. Rush On Rock

"What's most striking about the album from Lilygun is how they've combined a real sense of catchiness with their technical approach to things, combining their signature sound with an almost mainstream like quality, something which will stand them out as more than a simple rock band. This ability, and the resulting sound is what makes this such a stand out album, and one which I have a feeling is going to do remarkably well once it's in the public domain from the 10th of September. If you only ever listen to one album we review, then make it this one – believe me when I say it's worth your while!"
Dave Nicholls. Loud-Stuff

“Few bands in recent memory have grabbed my attention like London rockers Lilygun. There is so much depth to this record. It's dark and cerebral, it's moody and pensive, it's operatic and it rocks balls. Musically, there is an evident solid chemistry with gorgeous bass lines by Aaron John and David Ryder Prangley and drummer Belle Star laying down the foundation for massive orchestral highs and magnificently simple lows. Add to this a deliciously balanced mix of guitar sounds, ranging from haunting background growls to full bore wall-o'-sound solos. Then there is the tour-de-force that IS Anna-Christina. With song writing chops that, for me, rival those of the great Tori Amos, she is certain to be a force to be reckoned with. This is not to mention the fact that she is one of the most gorgeous bad-ass rocker women I've ever seen”.
Kevin. Nanobot Rock Reviews

“This is a set of songs written by the band's dynamic and charismatic singer, Anna-Christina, demonstrating such variety that it's difficult to pin the sound down to 1 genre. The arrangements squeeze every last drop out of a fairly traditional line-up and create a huge dynamic range across the album. This is a great first album from an original and inventive band and I haven't heard anything else this year to surpass this in terms of raw power and dynamic range; they've been on the horizon for a while now and this should be the breakthrough. This is a great album”.
Allan McKay. Music Riot

“Anna-Christina's voice is both unique and unexpected. The album only hints at the intensity this band could create live; it's a tease, a promise of better things, an album that will leave you on the hunt for tickets to see them play live. Lilygun know how to lead their listeners, drawing them intimately close before hitting them hard with a punk riff or two. Lilygun's debut album is an insight into just what they can do, varied and exciting, it clearly sets them up as one to watch.”
Keller. EGL Magazine


"This band is going places, no doubt about it and I strongly suggest that radio stations and festival organisers start checking them out now! The band deliver 8 tracks of Rock music that brims with attitude and melody."
Dave. Ravenheart Music

 

 

 

 

Venue available in Glasgow city for hire available most weekends for local or bands outwith to play.
The venue has two floors which can hold more than
200 people.

For more info call shaun on 07980203043 or email..scotsbigman@Hotmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

Hi everybody!
I would like to give you great musicians the chance to get visibility on the net for their work, and to win great prizes!

I am currently looking for artists from all around the world to participate with their original songs in the world's largest online music contest from Global Rockstar.

Every information on last year's edition and participants can be found on globalrockstar.com ; you can also simply check out Global Rockstar's page on FB.
In last year's edition, the Argentinian singer Jhanniel won 25.000 US $ - This year's winner will also receive 25.000 US $ plus equipment worth 10.000 US $!
The participation is free and you keep all rights to your song.
Here is your personal invitation link:  http://www.globalrockstar.com/i/Ori4Mim6
It's easy: Register, Verify your account with the email you'll get, Click on "Participate" in the "backstage" section, upload the youtube link of your video and your Song's nominated.
I would be very happy if you check it out! And should you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.
All the best,
Manu Global Rockstar global.rockstar.scout@gmail.com

 

 

Guitar Repairs
Based Inside Kenny's Music Glasgow (old Soundcontrol building) Iain's Guitar Repairs Over 10 years experience working on hundreds of guitars. www.iainsguitarrepairs.com www.facebook/iainsguitarrepairs
Good Prices - fast turn around time - Quality workmanship 61 Jamaica St Glasgow G1 4NN

 

 

 

How To Become A Concert Promoter
If you ever wanted to find a way to make a comfortable living working full or part time in the entertainment industry, then this will be the most importantletter you will ever read. Here's why.......click here

 


 

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Have a look at our new Amazon e-Shop! 
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albums and singles
musical instruments & accessories
DVDs
computer & video games
books
software
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electronics

Everything is securely controlled by Amazon - the most trusted online store.  You can also see product descriptions, reviews, recommended products, up-to-date product information etc, just by clicking on the photo of the product. 
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DVDs
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electronics

Everything is securely controlled by Amazon - the most trusted online store.  You can also see product descriptions, reviews, recommended products, up-to-date product information etc, just by clicking on the photo of the product. 
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