AUGUST
2016

 

see a gig and just stay!!

   

NEWS...

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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!
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IAN MILLAR & DOMINIC SPENCER - saxophone & piano jazz duo
“Jazz at Lunchtime” Edinburgh Fringe 2016

Have lunch, or just listen

NOVOTEL HOTEL (Venue 188)
80 Lauriston Place , Edinburgh , EH3 9DE

Every day 5th-29th August 12.30pm (doors open 11.30am ) £8

tickets available from edfringe.com, Fringe Box Office, or on door

Ian and Dominic have been playing together for a number of years playing melodic improvisations on jazz standards and original compositions.

They have had enormous success over many years during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where their successful fringe show ‘Jazz at Lunchtime' at the Radisson Blu Hotel on the Royal Mile has entertained thousands of people, with many sell-out shows. A number visitors to the Edinburgh Fringe from all over the world have returned year after year to see them play. This year they have a new venue, the Tap bar at the Novotel in Lauriston place.

Based in Edinburgh , the duo has regularly and extensively toured Scotland . They have embarked on many rural tours, often bringing jazz for the first time to remote communities, performing in intimate settings. The beautiful Scottish scenery that they have seen on their travels has inspired the writing of many pieces of music by Ian.

More recently they have extended their tours to jazz clubs, villages, small theatres, and arts venues. They have played in Northumberland, North & South Yorkshire, Cumbria, Bedfordshire and Shropshire making the occasional trip further south including a European trip to Brussels where they performed in the The Music Village Jazz Club .

Dominic says " We have been very successful at transforming venues into an intimate cabaret style jazz club setting with low lighting and candles on the tables. We now have very many fond memories of wonderful evenings around the country where the reception we have received and audience comments have been fantastic. "

Ian says “Our experience of playing in venues up and down the country has been amazing and the acoustics in most of the halls are superb. We have experienced a warm and friendly atmosphere where the audiences know each other, creating truly inspirational settings for some wonderful evenings."

Ian and Dominic have also performed in a number of Festivals including the Edinburgh Jazz Festival, Glasgow Jazz Festival, Fife Jazz Festival, Callander Jazz Festival, Borders Jazz Festival, Bath Fringe Festival and the Buxton Fringe Festival.

Their style of jazz concentrates on developing melodic ideas within the framework of the melody of a tune, whilst maintaining the concept and groove behind it. The result is a very accessible melodic style which allows them to explore, improvise and develop ideas without losing the essence of each piece of music, and to interact together in as creative a way as possible. See the Audience Comments , Press Reviews , Concert Diary , Photographs and more at:

www.millarandspencer.co.uk

“...he really used the vast range of the tenor, always with gentle lyricism"

“...really excellent Millar originals..."

"Beautiful soaring magic! I was blown away by your show, just breath-taking!"

"What a lovely and exhilarating performance! Enjoyed the interaction between the two of you, and the obvious love you have for what you do."

"...expect warm, intelligent, reflective, human music..."

"Ian Millar's own composition
Morning Dew opened the performance, its lovely sinuous melody ranging freely from the heights to the depths of the tenor sax voice."

"...a unique performance not only in its introduction of many new pieces but also in the splendidly relaxed jazz styling; music that had its own special flavour and was not a copy of anything else."

 

 


After another successful Jazz festival, Edinburgh is quieter for the moment but this weekend, the Fringe Festival gets underway and there will be plenty more great jazz concerts to be heard.
In particular, Scotland's National Jazz Orchestra led by Tommy Smith will play homage to Dave Brubeck in their concert 
Brubeck: An Incredible Jazz Legacy  on Sunday 14th August at the Queen's Hall   
www.snjo.co.uk

 

 

 

Callout to Performers – August at Forest Cafe
Calling all: musicians, poets, dancers, storytellers, buskers, artists, activists, mimes, dreamers, crafty people, …
bring your tunes, art, installations, stories, ideas, workshops and friends to Forest Cafe this August (or anytime, really)!

A bit more info about Forest Cafe:
The Forest is a volunteer run, not-for-profit arts and events space masquerading as a groovy veggie café in the heart of Edinburgh (141 Lauriston Place - Tollcross). All events are free. All are welcome to help, admire or perform. We are You. You is Us. For more information go to our website, http://theforest.org.uk/ .

Get us on events@theforest.org.uk if you want to be a part of it - just send us some dates you're interested in, a bit about what you wanna do, and we'll get back to you.

We can offer to feed you and provide a space of some wonderful vibes.

During August we will also put together theme days and mini festivals (featuring local bands and movie makers for example), more details to follow soon.

Hope to see you at Forest soon and please spread the word to everyone you want to see perform here.
Forest <3 you! x

 

 

 

What? A surreal musical walking tour of Greenock
When? May - August 2016
Where? Departs Ocean Terminal, Greenock
How Much? £7-£10
Why?

Residents of Greenock have been suprised to see a giant ukulele playing prawn & a power ballad singing selkie popping up in their home town recently.

These are a couple of characters from surreal musical walking tour Beyond The Green Oak which is happening in Greenock over the summer. Check out the trailer here: https://youtu.be/fLyObWrShlI

More info & tickets here:
http://beaconartscentre.co.uk/events/beyond-the-green-oak-tours/

 

 

 

 

Autumn 2016 Show Announcement

Following a packed schedule to date this year, the Edinburgh Blues Club is delighted to announce the following shows this autumn.
Further details on all these events and ticket links are available at our website http://www.edinburgh-blues.uk/

 

Some rather eccentric tour guides take to Greenock during the tourist season

Beyond the Green Oak – A surreal, musical walking tour .

Local residents and visitors to Greenock may think they are seeing things between May and August this year. That's because there will be some rather eccentric characters at large in the area. A ukulele playing prawn, a selkie who is obsessed with selfies and a beatboxing Burns are just some of the cast of Beyond the Green Oak - a surreal, musical walking tour of Greenock delivered by Beacon Arts Centre in partnership with Creative Scotland and Inverclyde Place Partnership.

The tours are led by tour guide Hector McMonigal who will introduce the sites & highlights of Greenock town centre. Along the way, audiences will meet the likes of self-styled diva Selkie Stick – half woman, half seal who loves to sing & take selfies (listen to her song Guiding Light here) a Beatboxing Burns will then tell you some stories with some impressive vocal percussion and Folk duo Green Oak get lyrical about the area, whilst R&B act Tape & Style & DJ Jim ‘Electro' Watt will introduce the riverside town through their sweet, soul sounds and banging beats. (Downloadable images on Flickr here ).

The tours are the brainchild of award-winning artist and musician Louise Quinn. She describes the inspiration behind the tours:

“A wee trip doon the watter' to Greenock always gives me a slightly surreal feeling of being on holiday, even though it's only half an hour away on the train! I wanted to recreate this feeling for visitors whilst letting the residents see their home town through fresh eyes. I hope this tour will give the participants a smile, a song & a fondness for all things Greenock. ”

Organisers hope to attract the many cruise ship passengers to join them on the tour, but also stress that the tour is open to all visitors to Greenock and local residents as Rikki Payne from Inverclyde Place Partnership confirms:

““With the numbers of cruise ships in Greenock almost doubling in the next couple of years, it's really important that we're able to offer visitors something that shows Inverclyde as a vibrant and creative place. But this tour isn't just for tourists. The songs in the show are brilliant, irreverent observations about local life and attitudes. I think local people will take them to heart and adopt these crazy characters into their lives.

“Beyond the Green Oak is colourful, fun and different. It is certainly not your usual run of the mill tour – I mean we have a man dressed as a prawn playing the ukulele! However we promise everyone involved will learn something about Greenock – although some facts may not necessarily be true!”

Beyond the Green Oak is part of a wider project – All Hands, a celebration of Inverclyde's rich local heritage and strong cultural traditions. In addition to the walking tours there will be workshops in watercolour painting and free music performances in the Beacon Bistro. Anyone interested in joining should contact Beacon Centre www.beaconartscentre.co.uk or call 01475 723 723

 

 

 

 

 

Singers- Enter the Let'z Focus open mic competition in London & Aberdeen Scotland.

Win paid gigs along with TV & Media promotion.
V isit www.letzfocus.com to enter

 

 

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

  • Qualified Music Teacher
  • Drum Kit Specialist
  • CRB / DBS Checked
  • Learn different techniques and styles of music
  • Learn to play various tracks from today's artists
  • Trinity Guildhall & Rockschool Exams covered and guaranteed success rates
  • ABRSM Music Theory Grades 1 to 5
  • Competitive Rates
  • FREE TRIAL LESSON!!!
For more information, testimonials, audio, video, biography and an extensive CV, please visit:
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Email: adedrums@gmail.com Tel: 077543 74907

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Traditional Song and Tunes session
First Sunday of the month, 3-6pm Upstairs at Ryrie's, No.1 Haymarket All welcome to sing, play or listen. 
Find us on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/289402087759974/?fref=ts

 

Piano jazz at Shore Bar, Leith
Shore Bar, Leith, Edinburgh

Residency jazz every Thurs. 8:30-10:30pm.

Each month:
1st and 3rd Thurs: Brian Kellock and Kenny Ellis
2nd and 4th Thurs: John Elliott trio.

 

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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Saturday 3rd September
Kingswood Hotel Kinghorn Road,
Burntisland,
Fife KY3 9LL
SWING INTO SEPTEMBER
Say goodbye to Summer and hello to Autumn with sultry swinging tunes from two classy,sassy ladies
Michele Osten from London and Fife's own Grace Black will be accompanied by a trio of fine Scottish musicians, Fraser Urquhart on piano, Jerry Forde on bass and Jack Wilson on drums for an evening of tunes that you will know from Ella Fitgerald, Sarah Vaughan and other great ladies of jazz and a few modern tunes with a jazzy, bluesy twist

CAPACITY LIMITED
EARLY BOOKING ADVISED
Tickets £11.74 including fees
From Eventbrite only https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/swing-into-september-tickets-25779546317?aff=efbevent

Sunday 4th September Society Bar 13 Charlotte Street Kirkcaldy KY1 1RN
JAZZ & COCKTAILS WITH MICHELE OSTEN
Michele Osten is a fabulous vocalist, originally from Seattle now living in London and she is making a short visit to Scotland so don't miss the opportunity to hear her in a intimate setting with 3 fine Scottish musicians, Fraser Urquhart, Jerry Forde and Jack Wilson

Check Michele's website
www.micheleosten.com

Society are preparing a great new cocktail menu so come along an enjoy 'The Lush Life with jazz & cocktails'

CAPACITY LIMITED
EARLY BOOKING ADVISED £11.74 INCLUDING FEES
From Eventbrite only https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/jazz-cocktails-with-michele-osten-tickets-26096731025

 

 

 

Make Rap Beats Now!
SonicProducer is an incredible cutting edge music sequencer with mp3 export capability. SonicProducer also features music production tutorials with different keyboards, studios as well as tutorials on how to use the application. SonicProducer works on all computers and operating systems. It does not matter if you have a PC, Mac or other platform. You won't leave your computer for 4 days straight............. watch the video here


 

 

 

 

Have you experienced problems with your XBox 360?
This XBOX 360 Repair Guide & Videos will help you to fix your XBOX 360 in Less than 1 Hour, or give you a Complete Refund. The guide shows you how to easily fix the 3 Red Light Error or even repair broken XBOX 360s purchased from eBay for a discount.............find out more here

 

Dynamic T-Shirts are a custom T-Shirt design and printers.
Band, wedding band and musician T-Shirts
http://www.dynamictshirts.co.uk

 

CLASSY, COOL JAZZ FOR FUNCTIONS, RESTAURANTS, HOTELS & BARS
We can play at: hotels, wine bars, pubs, weddings, birthday parties, anniversaries, engagements, leaving parties, special dinners, the opening of a new business
etc.

Perhaps you would like live jazz played by us:
before or during a meal, or to welcome people as they arrive, or in between events etc. 

We perform well-known jazz tunes by: Cole Porter, Johnny Mercer, George Gershwin, A.C. Jobim, Henry Mancini, Harburg & Arlen, Jerome Kern, Rodgers & Hart, Jimmy Van Heusen, etc.

We are based near Edinburgh, Scotland, but are happy to travel. We have all our own equipment (sax, keyboard, PA etc).

Please email or phone us for a quote:

admin@millarandspencer.co.uk

tel: 01968 679 299

http://www.millarandspencer.co.uk


MASTER ABSOLUTE PITCH AND RELATIVE PITCH
Most professionals agree that a good sense of pitch is one of the most important qualities of good musicianship. The Pure Pitch Method includes 39 daily lessons which encompass exercises designed to strengthen your inner ear and enable you to master the art of absolute pitch and relative pitch with ease! Not only will you learn how to identify any note by name, but also any interval, or common chord! more info...

 

 

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