OCTOBER
2014



   

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!

 


Friday 10 October - Jazz Club with Alison Burns Trio and Trio Red

A glamorous jazz evening with cabaret seating and bar and waitress service.  Tickets Adult £20, Under 26 £15.  To book and for more details visit www.haddoartsfestival.org.uk

Alison Burns' debut album, Kissing Bug, released in March 2007 was received with universal acclaim and became the first album by a Scottish jazz singer to reach the Jazz Top 10.

She has played jazz festival and venues across the country, with her own group and guesting with Martin Taylor at a number of concerts. It was at these concerts that the idea for the new album 1:AM came about. The recordings of Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass were the inspiration, stripping back the songs to just vocal and guitar. Despite the smoky dark eyes and robust sense of humour, there's little of the jazz diva about Alison Burns.

Trio Red features 3 innovators from 3 of the most vital jazz scenes in Europe. Between them they have played a key role in some of the most groundbreaking signature groupings in their home scenes over the last 15 years, as well as playing with a wide range of global music greats including Sun Ra, Peter Gabriel, Bugge Wesseltoft, Hamid Drake, Martyn Bennett, Geri Allen, Satoko Fuji.........



Thursday 9 October - Things that make you go AARGH!!! Stand Up Comedy with Lee Hurst
Regular panellist on 'Have I Got News for You' and 'They Think its All Over', TVs funny man makes a welcome visit to the Haddo Arts Festival.

In this stand up show, comedian Lee Hurst is back on the road to ask audiences what winds them up?

Ticket price £16  Recommended age 16 and over

For details and to book visit www.haddoartsfestival.org.uk --

 

Ac/dc tribute night with Europe's  No.1 act.
Full concert with cannons and all. Supported by local band south of sanity.
Galashiels volunteer hall Nov 8th 2014. Tickets £10. From golden lion pub gala ir on line www.borderevents.com or www.acdcuk.com

 

 

Alex Hahn & the Blue Riders debut album ‘The Wallflower' is a powerful tribute to the great Etta James
‘The Wallflower' World Tour

“A singer who generates the passion, insecurities, bruises and lionheart of truly iconic performers such as Billie Holiday, Janis Joplin and Etta James.” – The Orange Press.

Alex Hahn, an emerging star of Sydney, Australia's thriving Jazz & Blues scene has commenced a world tour for her debut album ‘The Wallflower', which pays tribute to the life and music of legendary R&B singer Etta James.

The album and show are performed with the brutal emotional honesty that have come to define Alex's powerful voice and portrays Etta's turbulent life story through her greatest hits.
Alex Hahn was nominated for the 2014 NSW Emerging Creative Talent Award. Her album ‘The Wallflower' was included on the ‘Highly Regarded' list for the much-coveted Coopers Australian Music Prize 2013. Alex was also awarded an Honourable Mention for this years' Unsigned Only Competition based in Nashville, TN for her vocal performance on her hit track I'd Rather Go Blind .

Alex Hahn & the Blue Riders have just completed the Californian & Italian legs of their world tour are now embarking on the final Scottish & Irish legs which includes headlining performances at The Callander Jazz & Blues Festival in Scotland, October 3 rd & 4 th as well as the Cork Jazz Fringe Festival in Ireland, October 24 th – 26 th .

"She prowls and purrs, like a big cat, on heat. It's Etta, Eartha and Tina rolled into one sizzling girl thang. The Hahn signature is incendiary and indelible." – Australian Stage

Tour Dates: * subject to change
August 2 nd – Upstairs at Vitello's, LA
August 3 rd – TRiP, Santa Monica
August 4 th – SoHo Restaurant & Music Bar, Santa Barbara
August 6 th – Squashed Grapes, Ventura
August 7 th – Biscuits & Blues, San Francisco
August 8 th – The Art Bar, Santa Cruz
August 9 th – San Jose Summer Jazz Festival, San Jose
August 22 nd – 31 st – Ferrara Buskers Festival, Ferrara Italy
October 2 nd - Macsorley's Music Bar, Glasgow Scotland
October 3 rd & 4 th – Callander Jazz & Blues Festival, Scotland
October 5 th – The Jazz Bar, Edinburgh Scotland
October 17 th – JJ Smyth's, Dublin Ireland
October 24 th , 25 th & 26 th Cork Jazz Fringe Festival at Oliver Plunketts, Cork Ireland

Media Contact:
Artist: Alex Hahn
alex_hahn@hotmail.com
www.facebook.com/alexhahnmusic
www.alexhahn.net
@AlexHahnMusic

 

 

We are now thrilled to announce that Return to the Sun's single “501” is a Breakout Track on XFM. They're playing it on Drive Time and Breakfast shows.
http://www.xfm.co.uk/new- music/jim-gellatlys-breakout- tracks/15-september-2014/

Check the track out! https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=74CZ7s9RzW0

 


Announcing Music Retreats, a new residential music getaway based in the Trossachs/Loch Lomond area.  Have a weekend away in a naturally lit building next to a river and enjoy space and tranquility whilst developing your vocal, guitar, songwriting and/or music business skills with professional music instruction.  The courses are designed to suit aspiring musicians and experienced players alike.

For more info, please visit the website at www.musicretreats.com

 

IN A BAND AND STILL WITHOUT THAT YOUTUBE VIDEO
We film your band and it doesn't matter where. Stage, rehearsals, or at our Glasgow studio. We edit, mix and title it. Then post it on Youtube. This is created from approx one hour's footage. Still photographs can also be included if desired.
Youtube now has the largest video audience in the world. Our normal price of £75.00 is reduced to £50.00 during March & April. I know, I hear you say. It's a steal. Terrific value. And for those out on the street busking, grab our free film offer, straight from our Glaswegian Buskers section, during March and April, to help budding buskers get noticed.
Now, that's more than a steal. Conditions apply.

www.bands2utube.com

https://www.facebook.com/GlaswegianBuskers?fref=ts

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

 

Leith Folk Club,
Victoria Park House Hotel, 221 Ferry Road, EH6 4NN
7th Oct   Brack and File  £7
14th Oct        Dallahan    £7
21st Oct        Kevin Gore   £7
28th Oct        Gilly Hewitt   £7
4th Nov   Robyn Stapleton   £7
11th Nov        Tom Clelland   £7
18th Nov        Rab Noakes    £9
25th Nov        Fil Campbell   £7
2nd Dec   Tyde   £7
9th Dec   Gilly McKenzie  £7
16th Dec        Mike Whellans  £9

 

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

 

 

CLASSIC CLAPTON will be performing 2 gigs in Scotland this autumn and more gigs next year. Tickets are now on sale.

On  Saturday 11 October we will be returning to  The Green Hotel, Kinross. This venue is operated by David Mundell who also promoted successful gigs at The Inn at Lathones and The Bein Inn, Glenfarg, and in keeping with David's previous music ventures, gigs are very intimate. The capacity is only 70 ish. This means the audience really feels like part of the experience as the acts don't ‘disappear' after their performance. Instead they can be found having a drink and a chat with fans!  Not only is this a lovely hotel, it also has a nice restaurant

On Saturday 15 November  we will be making our first ever appearance at  The Albany Theatre, Greenock. Some of you will recall that we played several successful gigs at Greenock Arts Guild Theatre but not since 2005.

Tickets are now on sale for these shows.   Full details of these and other concerts are listed below (more Scottish dates in February).  We recommend that you get your tickets early.

You can check out all of our gigs + music & videos on our websites     www.classic-clapton.com

Last month we played at a wedding in France alongside “No Stiletto Shoes” featuring Andy Fairweather Low, Gary Brooker (Procul Harum) & Dave Bronze (bass). They are all former or current members of Eric Clapton's backing band.  The Wedding was in a Chateau in Sarlat in the Dordogne.  It was a thrill to meet them. We had a great time.  If you are on Facebook you can see photos from the trip here:-

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.931904296827130.1073741825.157941737556727&type=3

If you haven't already done so, please "like" our Classic Clapton page:- www.facebook.com/classicclapton

Were you a fan of The Band or The Last Waltz? I was asked to perform Further On Up The Road with The Last Waltz Show last Friday at Newcastle Tyne Theatre. They played at Glasgow Pavillion recently.

I t horoughly enjoyed the gig – some great songs by The Band. Great musicians. Lovely Irish lads.  First time I ever played with a brass section.  Really powerful. You can see some photos from the gig on our Classic Clapton Facebook page.

We hope you can make it to one of our gigs.   Also, we'd be grateful if you could put the word around.  We look forward to seeing you again soon.

 


 

NEW!!!   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!



 

Amazon.co.uk Widgets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ROYALTY-FREE BEATS
A fantastic package, download hundreds of tracks, beats, instrumentals , hundreds of sound effects, nature sounds, drums, guitars, strings, synths, backgrounds, audio snippets and more!  You can download, burn, and produce music with, then sell your cd  or use them however you like!  3000 members have benefited from the industry insight, and as a member you can plug into the most powerful resource for independent artists! more...

Jam With A Professional Band, Anytime, Anywhere At Your Own Time And Pace ...
If blues is your passion, then you'll appreciate the value this amazing package gives you. 50Blues presents over 50 Rock/Jazz/Classic Funk Blues Styles, Jamming Tracks and Blues Guitar. Essential Course for the guitarist and it also works great for harmonica, harp or any blues instruments. more...


 

 

 

Benny Gallagher
For sheer quality and distinction you need look no further than the career of
Benny Gallagher. One half of hit makers and blue chip songwriters Gallagher
& Lyle; he began his career as a staff writer with the Beatles Music Publishing
Co. Apple writing songs for Apple Records biggest artist Mary Hopkin.
Benny has always considered his “formative” days at Apple, and, especially,
the constant encouragement of Paul McCartney, as one of the most important
factors in his development as a songwriter.

In 1970 it was his and Graham Lyle’s astute composing abilities that propelled
the band McGuinness Flint to the top of the charts with their hit songs “When
I’m Dead and Gone” and “Malt and Barley Blues”

After a brief, but, very enjoyable and extremely rewarding “dalliance” as members
of Ronnie Lane and The Slim Chance Band playing on the hit singles” How Come”
“The Poacher” and the ensuing Album ‘Any More for Anymore” the duo enjoyed a
string of of their own successes – the richly romantic “ Heart on my Sleeve “ and
“ I Wanna Stay With You”. Their Breakaway album was a huge success with even
more accolades to follow when it’s title track was recorded by Art Garfunkel for
his biggest selling solo Album.

On record he has worked with: Paul McCartney - Eric Clapton - Pete Townsend -
Ronnie Lane - Ronnie Wood - Gary Brooker - Georgie Fame - Mary Hopkin - Elkie
Brooks - Ralph McTell - Sandy Denny and Fairport Convention, US Blues legends
Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup (who wrote “That’s Alright Mama“ for Elvis Presley), and
Champion Jack Dupree.

Over the years, between song-writing visits to Nashville, composing soundtracks
for film and television he toured Australia, the Middle and Far East, Europe, and
the U.K. as bassist/vocalist with The Manfreds, performed at The Belfast Nashville
Songwriters Festival with Don Schlitz, Nanci Griffiths, and Pat Alger, played an “In
the Round Concert” with Beth Nielsen-Chapman, Ricky Ross and Charlie Dore to
celebrate the opening of the new BBC Scotland Headquarters in Glasgow, then
performed at SXSW in Austin, Byron Bay Blues Festival, Canterbury Folk Festival
N.Z. - a couple of special guest appearances with Dougie MacLean at Perthshire
Amber Festival, and Jazz Guitar Legend Martin Taylor in his string of sell-out shows
at the London Jazz Festival, earned a sell-out laurel as a solo performer at the 2011
Edinburgh Fringe, performed 3 Gallagher & Lyle Charity Shows, 9 Gallagher & Lyle
concert dates and went on to attend the LIPA Student Graduation in his capacity as
a Companion of Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts in Liverpool!
It is testament to the enduring quality of the song-writing that:

1.Simon & Garfunkel and Garth Brooks both performed “A Heart in New York“
in their Concerts in Central Park to audiences of approx. 500,000 and 750,000

2. Don Williams had a No.1 Country Hit with “Stay Young” which generated well in
excess of 1,000,000 airplays on US Radio.

3. Gallagher and Lyle were recipients of the 2010 Nordoff - Robbins / Guitar Guitar
Tartan Clef Lifetime Achievement Award.

4. The songs Benny and Graham Lyle composed for Apple Record’s biggest solo
artist, and lifelong friend, Mary Hopkin feature in the unique Apple Records release…

ʻCome and Get It: The Best of Apple Recordsʼ The very first Commercial Multi
Artist Compilation Album released in the history of Apple on October 25th 2010.
Song Credits:
A selection of artists that have recorded and released Benny Gallagher songs:
Art Garfunkel - Bryan Ferry - Colin Blunstone - Don Williams - Donovan Frankereiter
Elkie Brooks - Fairport Convention - Garth Brooks - Jim Capaldi - Joe Brown -
Judith Durham – Little Anthony and the Imperials - Mary Hopkin – Noel Harrison –
McGuinness Flint - Phil Everly - Ricky Nelson - Ringo Starr - Rita Coolidge - Simon
and Garfunkel - Status Quo - The Fureys and Davey Arthur - Tompall and The Glaser
Bros. – LemonJelly - to name but a few....
www.bennygallagher.com http://www.bennygallagher.com

 

Sat.18th Oct. 2014
Green Hotel, 2 Muirs, Kinross, Perthshire KY13 8AS Ph: 01577 863180
Doors: 8:00pm Show: 9:00pm
Tickets: £16.00
Direct Ticket Link:
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/283548
http://www.green-hotel.com
---------------
Benny Gallagher In Concert
Sun. 19th Oct. 2014
The Lemon Tree 5 West North Street Aberdeen, Aberdeen City AB24 5AT
Concert: 7:30pm
Tickets: £25.00
01224 64112
Direct Ticket Link: http:// tinyurl.com/nocr8cw
http://www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/venues/the-lemon-tree
https://securetickets.boxofficeaberdeen.com/Online/seatSelect.asp
-----------
Mon. 20th Oct. 2014 7:30pm
"ESPECIALLY FOR YOU: AN EVENING WITH BENNY GALLAGHER"
Special Charity night in aid of the Gillian Saltire Appeal

Barrfields Theatre Largs, KA30 8QL
Hotline: 07516 671 134
Tickets: £15 per ticket (All proceeds go to the charity)
Online sales have now been launched from
http://barrfields.ticketsource.co.uk/
-------------------
Benny Gallagher In Concert
Tues. 21 st Oct. 2014
Paisley Arts Centre,
New Street, Paisley  PA1 1EZ
Tickets: £25:00
Direct Ticket Link:
https://boxoffice.renfrewshire.gov.uk/hall.asp
Box  office 0300 300 1210

 

NEW!!!   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!

 

 

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...

NEW!!!   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!