AUGUST
2014



   

NEWS...

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Sakae Rhythm and Banana Row present

Act – Ash Soan trilogy tour 2014 featuring Alex Torjussen

Venue – Liquid rooms , Edinburgh
Date – Monday the 25 th August
Admission £8 in advance or £10 on door tickets can be purchased at ticket Scotland or Banana Row studios 47 Eyre Place EH3 5EY -  0131 557 2088 or www.bananarow.com

Ash soan is a very well known session drummer who features on BBC TV SERIES THE VOICE

 

Pearl Jam Alba has organised a Pearl Jam Convention. 

An event for all things Pearl Jam right here in Scotland. It will take place in River , Glasgow on Saturday 8th October  and will have  Scotland's tribute Pearl Vs Jam playing to give us all our PJ fix. Our compère for the night will be long time fan and Scotland's top DJ Tom Russell playing all Seattle's finest and you can decide some of t he play list.  Tickets are available from Eventbrite and are only £5 each. All monies raised will cover the cost of the event and any left over will go to The Vitalogy Foundation.  So if you are a fan of Pearl Jam then this is the night for you. 
Links as follows -  www.facebook/pearljamalba and http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pj-con-2014-tickets-12396174291

 

ANOTHER FULL DAY OF BLUES IN ARBROATH
SATURDAY,
9TH AUGUST
two great venues
three great bands,
music all day all free come and enjoy .

2PM TILL 11PM

VENUES ,
O BAR , UPSTAIRS IN COAST , GRAVESEND , ARBROATH.AND
DE-VITO,S , MILLGATE ,ARBROATH.

O BAR , 2PM TILL 4PM,     5PM TILL 7PM ,   8PM TILL 10PM .

DE-VITO,S , 3PM TILL 5PM ,  6PM TILL 8PM , 9PM TILL 11PM .

AGAIN THE BANDS  WILL BE PAID FOR BY THE VENUES SO PLEASE COME AND SUPPORT THEM  AS WELL AS YOU DID IN APRIL.

 

Edinburgh jazz series gears up for the Fringe

The Playtime team, who stage weekly jazz sessions at the Outhouse in Edinburgh, have announced an expansion of activities during the city's Fringe festival.

Beginning with pianist Dave Milligan on Monday August 4, guests including saxophonist Julian Arguelles, organist and former Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year Pete Johnstone, and bassist Brodie Jarvie will feature in a programme that runs until August 21 in the Outhouse's congenial, intimate loft.

Situated just round the corner from the city centre terminus of Edinburgh's new tram system, the Outhouse has proved a popular Fringe jazz venue over the past few years, with American singers Barbara Morrison and Lillian Boutte among those who have enjoyed successful residencies there, and the Playtime series will supplement similar residencies this year with early evening and late-night concerts.

Saxophonist Martin Kershaw, who launched the Playtime sessions with guitarist Graeme Stephen, bassist Mario Caribe and drummer Tom Bancroft as the resident band and who will also be appearing regularly during the Fringe run, said: “The loft is a really good space to play in and it's allowed the regular team to develop new music as well as inviting people who happen to be in town to come and play. We had a memorable night with some visiting Ghanaian musicians and when one or more of the team can't appear due to other work commitments, there's a ready supply of players who are willing to step in and give the Thursday sessions continuity.”

The Fringe series also features Graeme Stephen directing new live soundtracks to silent films Nosferatu and Faust, keyboards player Paul Harrison and drummer Stuart Brown's jazz-electronica project Herschel 36, and Stephen, trombonist Chris Greive and drummer David Harrison continuing the gleeful deconstruction of Led Zeppelin that Stephen and Greive began with maverick trio NeWt.

For full details of the programme log onto www.playtime-music.com

 

From broomsticks to fiddle sticks on the Edinburgh Fringe

When Jyotsna Srikanth heard a violin being played for the first time, at a concert in Bangalore at the age of five, she was so taken by the instrument that when she got home she ran to the kitchen cupboard, dragged out two brooms and started scraping them together to try and recreate the sound she'd just heard.

“My mother thought I'd gone mad,” says the now London-based violinist who appears at theSpace on the Mile from August 11-16. “But I was desperate to hear that sound again.”

Srikanth's mother, a respected singer in Indian music circles, had already begun training her to follow in her footsteps with six hours of daily practice. So it took a lot of pleading from Srikanth to persuade her mother to buy her a violin.

Even then, Srikanth's mother used her motherly wiles to ensure that practice schedules were maintained. There was a bakery next door and by four in the afternoon the aromas of fresh baking would waft into their house.

“I'd get promised a bun or something else tempting if I worked on the exercises I'd been given,” says Srikanth. “And the bribery worked!”

She made her concert debut at the age of nine and then in her mid-teens she started her training in Western techniques at Bangalore School of Music, going on to gain her grades from the Royal School of Music in London before studying to become a pathologist.

“Playing music for a living is a precarious lifestyle and I was unsure about turning fully professional until my husband got the chance of a job in London in 2004.”

Combining medicine with music didn't hinder her playing ability, however, and she worked on film soundtracks as well as playing concerts, eventually establishing a reputation that has now seen her regarded as the leading Indian violinist in Europe.

Her Fringe show, Carnatic Nomad, which features her violin alongside Indian percussion, celebrates the music she grew up with in a tradition that's essentially vocal-based.

“Carnatic music isn't like western classical music where you have clarinet concertos or piano sonatas,” she says. “The instruments are meant to do what the voice does, which means that if someone pays me a compliment by saying that I make the violin sing, it's very nice but really I just know that I'm doing my job properly.”

 

The NonStuff festival
a calamitous but eventually successful crowfunding campaign – the first ever NonStuff festival is happening in Sept 2014. The brainchild of permaculture designer, musician, mobile sauna owner and social artist James Chapman – the NonStuff festival is going to be completely different to any other event this year. Main themes

* Un-amplified Performances of all varieties – (no Sound Systems, just direct from the sound source to your ears – as nature intended.) *

Permaculture workshops. Approx. 40 x 80min workshops over the weekend * Other workshops including art, dance, crafts, singing, music, drumming, up-cycling, writing, paper aeroplanes etc. * Games including volley ball, tiddlywinks, hill walking,

* No decorations at the start – the stages and rooms will be decorated by everyone during the workshops. All decorations will be burnt on Sunday evening. Build it up then knock it down!

* Loads of kids events and workshops Event Details
Dates: 6pm Fri Spt 12 – 19am Mon Sept 15, 2014

Venue : Wiston Lodge, Wiston, Biggar, South Lanarkshire, ML12 6HT
contact : james@jameschapman.org.uk 07790 265883
website : www.nonstuff.co.uk #
There are only 350 tickets available. Ticket prices adults £85/£55 children £35/£20 family £220/£145 camping included in prices. Beds are available for £30 extra for the weekend.

Tickets from http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/705452
Promotional video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jx-QF-pREtI


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

 

Hi folks
We are starting an occasional house concert series in the backroom of Skylark Cafe, 40 Hamilton Place, in Stockbridge, Edinburgh.  Kicking off with three Sunday evening concert sets in August (3rd. 10th & 17th) with Scottish singer songwriter Gill Bowman.   Then In September (Thursday 25th) as part of Stockfest we have renowned fiddle duo Rona Wilkie and Marit Falt.  

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


 



Falkirk Blues Club
Barristas Coffee House
18 Grahams Road
Falkirk FK1 1HS

Date: Thursday 21st August
Time:   8pm- 11pm

Event: Used Blues + Support

Admission: £5


 

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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...


 

 

 

Sonic Dispace

Glasgow indie rockers 'Sonic Dispace' return to The Vale to play their unique and diverse brand of original, melodic alt/indie rock. With special guests 'Siren' and 'Hookers for Jesus'. 

Saturday 26th July, 7.30pm, The Vale (opposite Queen St station), £5 on the door (please mention 'Sonic Dispace')

Also
Wednesday 27th August, Pivo Pivo (15 Waterloo Street, Glasgow), £5 on the door (please mention 'Sonic Dispace')

http://sonicdispace.com/music.html

 

 

ceol cholasa

11 – 14 SEPTEMBER 2014

Nestling west of Jura, the stunningly beautiful Isle of Colonsay (population: 130) is the hidden gem of the Inner Hebrides. And the island hosts its own annual music festival, 'Ceòl Cholasa', perhaps the most intimate festival on the planet! This year, our 4 day extravaganza includes :

BELLA HARDY

BATTLEFIELD BAND

RURA

KATHLEEN MACINNES

DAVE FRANCEY

ANNA MASSIE

MAIREARAD GREEN

PAULINE ALEXANDER

As well as 16 concerts in the village hall, this year sees two intimate acoustic concerts in the local church with Anna MacDonald and Colonsay's own Caitlin McNeill. A locals' concert, lunchtime sessions, late night sessions, a late-night ceilidh and musical workshops. All on a beautiful Hebridean island.

STUNNING SCENERY, STUNNING BEACHES, STUNNING MUSIC

Further details at www.ceolcholasa.co.uk

 

Biding Time (remix)

At the Dissection Hall at Summerhall on the 5th - 9th, 12th - 13 th , 17th, 19th-21st, 23rd of August at 10:20pm. (£12/ £9)

Previews: 5 th & 6 th August (£6)

PR Contact: Rosie Kellagher: rosiekellagher@hotmail.com 07812 128468

‘…the experience of a lifetime.' THE SKINNY

An innovative musical story told through song, screen & silent disco headsets which the audience wear. Devised by A Band Called Quinn with Grid Iron's Co-Artistic Director Ben Harrison in response to international shared story project Biding Time. Follow singer/ songwriter Thyme & her band down the rabbit hole as they pursue success in the music industry. The first ever use of a silent gig in a theatrical context with guest appearance from legendary performance artist Diane Torr & featuring a giant white rabbit. Based on singer/ songwriter Louise Quinn's first hand experiences of the music industry.

‘a vital piece that's alternately comical and sinister but musically compelling throughout.'

 

 

NEW!!!   THE GIG GUIDE e-SHOP
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albums and singles
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electronics

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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
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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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