MAY
2015



   

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Day Job* is out soon, the first track High Girders tells the story of the Tay Bridge collapse of 1879 & I wrote it last year while walking my dog near the bridge every day…  we used the grand piano at Dundee University & managed to get locked in the day we recorded! 
There are 12 tracks of blues, roots and more plus a few bonuses on the limited run of CDs.  Last album was Simple Life in 2013, and we have a fuller band sound this time, with drums, bass, brass section & harmonica by Gav McGinty (of Sinderins/AMWF).
*This summer I give up my day job as an engineer for 17 years to study music therapy & do loads more with music.

I'll include a YUM code so you can download this and a few more in an exclusive preview - it's out on Tattie Records.
http://edmuirhead.bandcamp.com/yum 2pwq-vrtc
Let me know how you get on, and if you'd like more info give me a shout on here or twitter: @Ed_Sings
Thanks for reading Cheers Ed Muirhead http://edmuirhead.co.uk

(my dog Daisy also has her own song, track 2 with my own Dundee horn players :)

 

 

 

 

Headline gigs for The Winter Tradition in May
02 & 03.05.15 - Brew At The Bog Festival
13.05.15 - Dundee, Buskers
15.05.15 - Aberdeen, Lemon Tree
17.05.15 - Inverness, Ironworks
26.05.15 - Glasgow, King Tut's Wah Wah Hut
Tickets on sale now from http://www.thewintertradition.com
Our new album 'Lumi' is released worldwide on
Monday the 27th of April.
Pre-orders available from http://www.thewintertradition.com

 

 

 

Rock this City

I'm running a charity gig on Friday May 8 as part of Glasgow Shows George Square Fundraiser, in aid of the victims from the bin truck accident last December.  It also features the international touring band, Eyes of Verona.

Details are as follows:
Event: Rock This City (George Square Fundraiser)
Bands: Dancing With Dakota, Eyes of Verona, AWOL, Glue
Venue: Shadow Sound Central, 65 Commerce Street, Glasgow
Tickets: £5 (from bands and on the door)
Time: 7pm doors, 7:30pm start

We've also lined up some epic giveaways including a band rehearsal session and paintball passes.  More details can be found on the event page
https://www.facebook.com/events/1595852833994652

 

 

old town acoustic festival

The festival is at bannermans from 3pm, with an open mic with set acts playing through up until 7pm. from 7pm, the main music hall opens to showcase 5 main acts. Bleys Dunlop, Masie Williams, Ekobirds, Annie booth, and myself (Tom Coyne). we are also merging my album launch into the festival for the final set. £5 a ticket available from any of the acts, or from bannermans bar and tickets scotland. tickets due to go on sale friday. £7 entry without a ticket. 3pm until 7pm is free.

https://www.facebook.com/events/435168946657019/

 

 

Hi There Folks

A relevant promotion for a lot of you I think.

Tullamore Dew has joined forces with The Busking Project for Busking Unbarred.

They are running a nationwide on premise promotion and Dalriada is getting behind this to support it.

It is now live here,so to speak Simply buy a dram and receive a scratch card to download free music and vote for your favourite act.

Please note that one of the performers you can vote for is
Jen & The Gents
A wonderful funky ,up and coming Portobello/Edinburgh Band To find out more visit www.tullamoredew.com/busking

We will find out the winners in August which coincides nicely with the highly successful, annual Big Beach Busk on Portobello Promenade, Sat 29 th August.
Facebook. Big Beach Busk

Let's all keep music live, especially here in Portobello/Edinburgh
Terry Terry Magill Dalriada Edinburghs Bar on the Beach 0131 454 4500 www.dalriadabar.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 


New Open Mic at The Mad Platter
We're rearranging the open mic so from the 5th of February it'll be every second Thursday with a showcase spot available too so the dates will be 5th February, 19th of February, 5th March, 19th of March, 2nd of April and so on.
It's at a brand new licenced cafe/restaurant called The Mad Platter which is at 360, Great Western Road.We're looking for all kinds of performers; poets, playwrights, musicians, rappers.. a wide ensemble as the venue is run by an artist so the whole ethos is to provide a space where people can express their creative side in a warm, diverse and welcoming setting.

 



Beth Hart is to embark on a 7-date UK tour in May 2015.
The shows in Bristol, Liverpool, Glasgow, London's Barbican, Leeds, Cambridge and Nottingham, follow the Grammy nominated singer-songwriter's performance at London's BluesFest at the Royal Albert Hall in October. 

Tickets are on sale today Friday, December 12.

Beth Hart UK Tour dates:

Friday May 01 2015 - BRISTOL Colston Hall
Sunday May 03 2015 - LIVERPOOL Philharmonic Hall
Wednesday May 06 2015 - GLASGOW O2 ABC
Friday May 08 2015 - LONDON Barbican
Saturday May 09 2015 - LEEDS O2 Academy Leeds
Monday May 11 2015 - CAMBRIDGE Corn Exchange
Wednesday May 13 2015 - NOTTINGHAM Rock City

BOOK ONLINE: www.alt-tickets.co.uk/beth-hart-tickets
24 HR BOX OFFICE: 0844 871 8819

ALT-TICKETS PRESALE - WEDNESDAY 10th DECEMBER
GENERAL ONSALE – FRIDAY 12th DECEMBER

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

 

GEMMA HAYES ANNOUNCES NEW SINGLE & UK HEADLINE TOUR PALOMINO RELEASED 20 TH APRIL ON CHASING DRAGONS Listen here TAKEN FROM THE NEW ALBUM BONES + LONGING…

“An adventurer in sound” **** Mojo “Spellbinding Irish singer runs her own race on dreamy fifth” Q “That an artist such as this still only has an underground following is utterly astonishing” Record Collector

Following the release of her acclaimed new album Bones + Longing , Irish singer-songwriter Gemma Hayes has confirmed a UK & Ireland tour. Gemma's new single Palomino will be released on 20 th April, with a special limited edition 7 inch released for Record Store Day on 18 th April. Gemma also contributes vocals to the upcoming single from Above & Beyond, Counting Down The Days .

So far in 2015 Gemma has been busy in Europe, where Bones + Longing has just been released, including TV and radio sessions in Paris and Berlin. This video clip of her and Joe Chester performing a version of Chris Izaak's Wicked Game , previously a radio hit for Gemma in France, was filmed in the Chapel at the Centre Culture Irlandais especially the French fashion website MadMoizelle.com -  http://www.madmoizelle.com/gemma-hayes-wicked-game-acoustique-329677

Bones + Longing is out now “An album that's bound to form an intimate bond with its audience” 4/5 The Arts Desk “An album of depth and texture, it repays time and attention; many will want to inhabit its hushed privacy” 8/10 Drowned In Sound

Gemma Hayes, UK & Eire Headline Tour:

May 14            The Globe, Cardiff
May 16            Leaf Café, Liverpool
May 17            Gorilla, Manchester
May 19            The Louisiana, Bristol
June 12           Electric Circus, Edinburgh
June 13           Óran Mór, Glasgow
June 27           Whelans, Dublin
June 28           Killarney Festival
July 10             Pound Arts Centre, Corsham

Tickets available from Ticketmaster or check the venue for further details. http://www.gemmahayes.com / http://twitter.com/gemma_hayes / http://www.facebook.com/gemmahayes

 

 

 

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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Welcome to Bute Jazz 2015

The Isle of Bute Jazz Festival began in 1988 and has been staged annually on the first weekend of May ever since – this year's event will be the 28th

The first Festival was a small affair with only six bands, and the organisers held their breath to see if anyone would come to a small Scottish island with little tradition of jazz (although big dance bands certainly played regularly at Rothesay Pavilion in the 1950's and 60's). Happily enough fans turned up that first year to encourage another venture the following year, and the Festival has continued to grow in reputation and stature ever since.
Some very well known jazz names featured on the programme over the next few years – Acker Bilk, Monty Sunshine, Martin Taylor, Tommy Smith, Andy Sheppard, Carol Kidd, The Temperance 7, and The London Community Gospel Choir amongst others, and the Festival continues to attract top class UK and international bands in mainly the Traditional New Orleans idiom.
The Festival is a great supporter of young musicians who feature prominently in the annual programme.

www.butejazz.com




 

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TAYLOR SWIFT KICKS OFF '1989' AT BARCLAYCARD PRESENTS BST HYDE PARK

SATURDAY 27 JUNE 2015

PRE SALE TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM 9.30AM WED 5 NOV

Global superstar and seven-time Grammy Award winner Taylor Swift is the first headliner announced for Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park 2015 . Taylor will take to the Great Oak Stage in London 's iconic Hyde Park on Saturday 27 June. Tickets go on general sale 9am on Monday 10 November.

Hot on the heels of the release of her fifth studio album '1989' featuring the No.1 single 'Shake It Off', Taylor Swift is the essential pop star headlining the essential event of 2015. Her critically acclaimed sell out 2014 RED tour saw her play five sold out shows at London 's The O2.

With a stellar line up of exciting artists to be announced soon as part of the event, Taylor 's show on Saturday 27 June is set to be an unmissable day out!

For a chance to get your tickets from 9.30am on Wednesday 5 November before the general on sale, and to keep up to date with more news of 2015's event, sign up to our newsletter at  BST-HYDEPARK.COM

 

MALKA – Debut Album ‘Marching to Another Beat'
Uproariously inventive music – Clash Magazine
“... a subtle addictive infectious slice of alt pop – The VPME


Under various guises, both solo and as frontwoman of the acclaimed ‘6 Day Riot' , Tamara Schlesinger has enjoyed chart success , extensively toured the UK and North America , achieved acclaim from major press , synced her music to domestic TV shows (Skins) and even Hollywood films and trailers ( Scream 4, 127 Hours ). Her credentials as an accomplished musician are in no doubt, as she presents her latest incarnation as ‘MALKA' – with a new album released 1st June 2015 through her own ‘Tantrum Records' .

Schlesinger is continually pushing herself musically and thriving amongst personal confines. The song-led ‘electro-alt-pop' of MALKA, is a step away from her earlier - more guitar and acoustic based works, offering an expansive, ‘deep pop' sound. Songwriting and electro-rhythmical drum beats characterise the dark fuzzy corners of this digitally crafted album.

Formerly writing and transforming songs from demos with a live band , recording under a new moniker gave MALKA complete studio freedom to apply her own ideas and production techniques - playing all instruments herself . Tamara has always delighted in subverting her own distinctive offering and the album is imbued with her steadfast originality that's earned enduring success in the music industry.

Previously finding inspiration from social commentary, politics and literature, ‘Marching to Another Beat' is an intimate projection of MALKA's current outlook; "This album is really an honest account of where I am right now, a crossroads where playful and youthful exuberance meets with some maturity and a sense of exploring my place in life".

With its carefree chants and goading bass lick, the immensely uplifting new single ‘I Never Needed Love' (out May 18th) is a euphoric menagerie of tribal rhythms, soul claps, and heavy layering.

‘Into the Night'
gives centre stage to an epicurean chorus and verses laced with lyrics of insomnia and night terrors, underpinned with a driven bassline to provide an eminently danceable, rich pop groove. ‘Let it Go' shows MALKA's lively side with a coltish arrangement, buzzing synths and a cappella breakdowns, it's Tamara at her most engaging and infectious. ‘Jumpin' the Line' , with its clicks, clinks and claps gives another showcase of precise sumptuous layering, and just like the entire album, is an enthralling listen.
Schlesinger was never likely to be content with just having the one idea as a musician. Her career began with a solo album; 2004's ‘From Home To Home', before evolving into the exuberant carnival that was 6 Day Riot. Two solo albums on and MALKA is something altogether new and surprising – although, by this point in Schlesinger's career, that shouldn't be surprising at all.


Catch MALKA live:
20th May, Dukes Corner, Dundee
21st May, 13th Note, Glasgow
27th May, Seabright Arms, London – Album launch

Music Videos:
Into The Night
: youtu.be/pbOq9JuUCiE
Let it Go : youtu.be/dDLO8EPT454

www.malkamusic.co.uk

www.facebook.com/MALKAmakesmusic // @MALKAmakesmusic

 

 

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Benny Gallagher @ Perthshire Amber Festival

Date: Saturday 7th November 2015
Event: Dougie MacLean & Friends - Benny Gallagher - Karine Polwart, The Mae Trio, Dallahan, Elliott Morris
Venue: Perth Concert Hall
Time: 8.00pm
Tickets: £24.00
Link: http://tinyurl.com/ooajyez


Legendary Scottish Singer-Songwriter Benny Gallagher makes a welcome return visit to the Perthshire Amber Festival in an evening of songs and stories about his days as a Staff Writer with The Beatles Publishing Co. Apple, a founder member of
McGuinness Flint, Gallagher and Lyle and an original member of Ronnie Lane and the Slim Chance Band, performs a wide selection of the hits he penned for McGuinness Flint and Gallagher & Lyle - songs that have since been recorded by:
Art Garfunkel, Bryan Ferry, Colin Blunstone, Donavon Frankenreiter, Don Williams, Elkie Brooks, Garth Brooks (Concert in Central Park), Judith Durham, Little Anthony and the Imperials, Mary Hopkin, Phil Everly, Ricky Nelson, Ringo Starr, Rita Coolidge,
Status Quo, Simon and Garfunkel (Concert in Central Park), The Fureys, and Lemon Jelly to name but a few.....

 

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Dear All,

The Globetrotting Nuala Kennedy Band are making a rare home town appearance on Sunday 3rd May at the Pleasance in Edinburgh. The band, who have only just returned from a 5 week tour in Australia, are thrilled to be reunited with their fiddling sometime member Shona Mooney for a powerful night of traditional music and song. Miss it at your peril!

"Frisky, excitingly vital and wonderfully original" ****Songlines

Click Here for  Tickets  and for more info and music visit us at  http://www.nualakennedy.com/

An exciting evening is sure to be had by all, we look forward to seeing you there!

 

 

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Band, wedding band and musician T-Shirts
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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


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