NOVEMBER
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.)

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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. 
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ACCIDENT
Inspired by the music of Toto & Journey, melodic rock band ACCIDENT release their six-track debut album of original material, “Waiting to Happen”, through iTunes on Friday 31 st October 2014, featuring a ‘supergroup' line-up of professional & experienced musicians from all over the country.

ACCIDENT 's live act consists of Stevie Robson (lead vocals), Gordon Pollock (Guitar), Stuart Guffie (Guitar), Stuart Clyde (Keyboards), Ken Tudhope (Bass), and Ross Findlay (Drums).

The official launch night for the album is at the 13 th Note Café , King Street , Glasgow on Wednesday 19 th November 2004 , with another date added at Ivory Blacks , Oswald Street , Glasgow , on Tuesday 9 th December 2014 .

Support at both shows is provided by amazing solo artist GREGOR KEACHIE , whose new single, “Edge”, is available now through iTunes.

Free entry to both gigs, and it's strictly over 18's, with doors at 7pm .

Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/accidentscotland

Facebook: www.facebook.com/accidentscotland

 

Beltur
If a “Beltur” was a cocktail in a rock'n'roll bar, it would be served by a hairy biker about whom it's hard to tell if he's smiling or ready to bite. Like the“Glasgow Kiss”, but stronger, the Beltur at first blasts your palate with heavy riffage and high voltage rock'n'roll, but the aftertaste, laced with melody, is much subtler, giving it a certain je n'ai sais quoi, which in Glaswegian is: Ahdunnowha.

Beltur formed in Glasgow in early 2011 where friends Joe , Gary, John and Frankgrew up in the same neighbourhood, going to the same schools, eyeing the same girls and getting drunk at the same parties. Having played in various bands on the Glasgow music scene, they knew each other and each other's record collections well.

Influenced by grunge and punk alike, Beltur indulge in a lot of heavy riffing and raw energy, but what sets them apart from the pack is their gift for melody. Reminiscent of early Britpop it makes their raw rock'n'roll ripe for mass singalongs.

" Anthemic! Gives me chills! " Cheryl Scott KA Radio

Beltur gig regularly and are building an enthusiastic following across Scotland . Radiolegend Jim Gellately is a fan, as are host of local tastemakers.

" Great tracks and a action packed live show. Unmissable ! " Scott Cairns - Rock Industry

The Glasgow rockers are releasing their new single ‘ Back of my Hand ' on the 10th of November.

Online: www.beltur.co.uk

 


True Hold Records Present Monosapiens 'Labyrinth E.p ' released on 19.9.14 on Itunes, Amazon and other major digital outlets.

Monosapiens have teamed up with rapper Conscious Route , Singers Jenny Dryden and Alana Carew to bring this six track alternative E.p .

The E.p is a mix of Soul, Funk, Jazz, Hip Hop and various other influences which are blended with organic instrumentation fused with samples. With a new line up Monosapiens have played a string of  live shows at Scottish Festival Audio Soup, numerous venues in Edinburgh Fringe Festival and recently supporting rising Glasgow band Hector Bizerk on their recent E.p Launch 'The Fish that never Swam'.

?OFFICIAL VIDEO

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mw3kJmCwhHI   

RELATED LINKS 

www.bandcamp.com/trueholdrecords

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

https://soundcloud.com/true-hold-records

https://twitter.com/TrueHoldRecords

www.facebook.com/themonosapiens

https://twitter.com/monosapiens1

www.monosapiens.com

www.facebook.com/consciousroute

www.theconsciousrouteband1.bandcamp.com


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

 

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

 

 

The Mash House (Hasties Close, Edinbugh)

Greetings to you.
Edinburgh 's premiere one-stop Tropical shop is back in business on Saturday 6th December at Edinburgh 's Mash House. Samedia Shebeen is a travelling micro-venue and sometime clubnight, the only one of its kind in Scotland . The project utilises full decor in an African Township / Jungle Den aesthetic, and features a hot and spicy soundtrack that spans the old and new sounds of Africa, Latin America , the Carribean and beyond.

On this date the night will also feature a live set from the outstanding dub/cumbia collective Cucumelo Radio - an act that features musicians from Orkestra Del Sol, Samba Ya Bamba and the Mezzanine Allstars.

The Lowdown:

Samedia Shebeen ft. Cucumelo Radio Live

Saturday 6th December

11pm - 3am

The Mash House (Hasties Close, Edinbugh)

£4 before 12 / £6 after

Promo video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54HUBu-JjDo


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
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
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books
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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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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

 

 

 

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
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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


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!