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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!
(It would help us if you put "NEWS" as the subject of your email.)


Have a look at our new Amazon e-Shop! 
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Local Band to play headline slot with special guests!
Falkirk indie folk act Ghost Writer are putting on a special headline show this summer and have invited some special guests to bring a huge amount of talent to the stage in Behind the Wall.

The band was formed in 2015 by local musician Iain King who had previously fronted the very successful Falkirk indie rock outfit Mono Six. Iain who provides vocals and lead guitar is joined by Mags Dignan on vocals and keys, Scott McGregor on bass and Jonathan Murray on drums. The 4-piece have been receiving plaudits for their excellent fresh approach to indie-folk music and their self released debut EP “Outskirts Vol.1” is a perfect introduction to their sound. The band have been putting on electric live performances with the towering King commanding the stage. The band have mostly been playing gigs in Edinburgh and Glasgow, notably a recent show at King Tuts, so will be looking forward to playing to a home crowd.
King has also been involved in another project with new local collective Fairweather & The Elements and the band will be one of the special guests at the show. The group is the brain child of well-loved Falkirk musician Ross Fairweather and comprises of the man himself on vocals and guitars, 2 members of The Insomniac Project; Deborah Lang (vocals) and Gary Neill (bass), Elwood drummer Scott Young and of course Ghost Writer's Iain King on guitar and vocals.
The next act are no strangers to playing the big stage, Fife indie pop act Moonlight Zoo’s last live performance took place at The Isle of Wight Festival and are sure to be a huge hit when they come over to Falkirk.

Line up: Ghost Writer Moonlight Zoo Fairweather &
The Elements Plus more TBA

Tickets are available now from www.afterglowmusic.uk,
Behind the Wall and Noise Noise Noise,
priced £5 or pay at door available, doors open 7;30pm.




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

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:



New Women's Music Festival Coming To CentralScotland

On July 16th, 2016 Pandora Fest will host Scotland 'sfirst Women's Music Festival at DunCarron Medieva Fort in Carron Valley near Falkirk . In its debut year,the festival aims to redress the balance of female artistsplaying within the festival scene.

'In 2015 - the major festivals displayed a massive

gender imbalance. Of the 87 acts that were announced, 78 were all male, 3 were female and 6 were

mixed groups. That, was an 89.6% all male line up!' * The Guardian Newspaper Music Section

by Alexandra Pollard, Feb 2015

Headlining are the all-female London band Courtesans, also from London comes singer-songwriterSofia B. From afar are California Electronics artist ContainHer , Texas singer-songwriter Erin Bennett , New York rapper Flapjack and Australian melodic lyricist Emaline Delapaix.

The spectrum of different musical styles ranges from the Yorkshire neo-punks Arcane 39 to afro/psyche alt rock Vodun, from classic jazz fusion duo Syntonic to indie pop trio Bugeye.

A handful of Scottish young singer-songwriters are given their first shot at a festival stage including the 2016 Soundwaves Winner, Alannah Moar. From our very own songstress Caroline Gilmour to the rock outfit Bravado and the all female funk band One More, both from Dundee , and more;Scotland is thoroughly represented.

Pandora Fest's website lists all other confirmed artists with more to come. The festival is alsocalling for submissions from female artists across the UK and beyond. Pandora Fest is family and LGBTI friendly, will be running two stages of live music of all genres from 11am to 11pm and plans on becoming an annual event.

Miss Daalmeijer and Mrs Duchat formed Pandora Fest in collaboration with Attack Agency who are based in Central Scotland and whose aim is to deliver world class artist management, event organisation; talent development and recently, a record label primarily for women and female led musical enterprises. The festival is also collaborating with The Clanranald Trust for Scotland who raise funding for Duncarron through their educational activities and their work as combat performers for the film and television industries.

Pandora Fest is Scotland 's first and the UK 's premier women's music festival; supporting women musicians and celebrating female musicianship across all genres. The assumption that it is a woman only event would be wrong! Any criticism of being anti-male is entirely unfounded; the festival stage is open to male musicians and the audience will be a traditional summer blend of everyone who loves good music.





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



HELLBOUND Train , the brand new EP from Scottish alt.blues troubadour Dave Arcari, is released on Buzz Records on Friday 10 June 2016.

The four song EP – five including the radio edit (no bad words!) of the title track – features three new tracks (Hellbound Train, Good Moonshine & Travellin' Man) from Arcari plus a version of Son House's classic Pearline .

Other than the release of McPherson's Lament as a digital single to mark Burns' Day earlier in the year, this is Arcari's first release in three years – and pre-empts a full-length album Givers & Takers which is scheduled for an Autumn release.

“I've been working on a whole bunch of new songs for a while,” says Arcari. “But despite plans to record and release them long before now, things have been so busy on the road there just hasn't been time – not that I can complain about that!”

Hellbound Train will be launched at a  series of three Scottish shows – The Tunnels, Aberdeen (Thursday 9 June) , Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh (Friday 10 June) and The Hug & Pint, Glasgow (Saturday 11 June) .

Then in July Arcari will play Fat Sam's, Dundee (Friday 1 July) , Clark's, Dundee (Saturday 2 July) , The Blues Kitchen, Camden, London (Tuesday 12 July) , The Cluny, Newcastle (Wednesday 13 July) and Fibbers, York (Thursday 14 July).

RIght after the York show he heads to Estonia for a short tour including Parnu Blues Festival before another run of UK shows in September and a US tour (October/November) to be announced soon.



Touring Canadian and New Yorkers 
Canadian Mimi Oz and Ray Brown
are performers based in Brooklyn NY, travelling together to the UK in july of 2016 .  They are great songwriters with records out.  Mimi is touring her new album, Ray is finishing a record in Ireland.  Both are strong solo performers in the genres of Country folk, Roots, Americana, Anti-Folk and Country punk.  
They are travelling solo and looking to connect with people, bookers, venues, bands.  Have a great time and share their music.  
Here are some links to their work, my name is Ursa Bar, you can contact me here mimiosvath@gmail.com
Dates are july 10-13th. area. 

Mimi  Website  www.mimioz.com New Album  https://mimii.bandcamp.com/album/men-who-never-loved-me FAcebook:  https://www.facebook.com/mimiozsolo/?ref=hl
VIDEO  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MiyxRTXu4rk
VIDEO  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPEghH3i_nM




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

Win paid gigs along with TV & Media promotion.
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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


haun Evans
Bloo Coo Records




Professional Drum Tuition with Adrian Treacher - Looking for teaching studio

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  • CRB / DBS Checked
  • Learn different techniques and styles of music
  • Learn to play various tracks from today's artists
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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,
Fife KY3 9LL
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

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
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

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

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


We can play at: hotels, wine bars, pubs, weddings, birthday parties, anniversaries, engagements, leaving parties, special dinners, the opening of a new business

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:


tel: 01968 679 299


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...


Have a look at our new Amazon e-Shop! 
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musical instruments & accessories
computer & video games
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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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