Here’s an update, in their own words, from various emails I’ve been sent from Scottish artists and labels, including The Poclaimers, The Vaselines, Colin Macintyre, Gerry Loves Records, Euan McMeeken and The Sons:
The Proclaimers 5 Track Guitar App now available at iTunes. Developed by Edinburgh iPhone app development agency Bluemungus with audio having been played by Proclaimers guitarist Zac Ware, the app allows users to learn the words and guitar chords to 5 songs: I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles), Sunshine On Leith, I’m On My Way, Life With You and Love Can Move Mountains. Also features exclusive live video footage of Life With You performed at Edinburgh Castle in July 2008. The app also keeps you posted with news updates and gig announcements.
Sunshine On Leith starring Billy Boyd. Dundee Rep is excited to be bringing back for it’s third run their award-winning, critically acclaimed musical Sunshine On Leith, the must see show packed with songs from the The Proclaimers. Written by Stephen Greenhorn, the drama follows the highs and lows of 2 soldiers returning home from Afghanistan. Families, relationships and life in Leith are not all plain sailing in this exceptional love story about every day life in Scotland.
Dates – Tickets on sale now
31/8 to 18/9 Dundee Rep Theatre,
21/9 to 25/9 Inverness Eden Court,
28/9 to 2/10 Glasgow King’s Theatre,
5/10 to 9/10 Belfast Grand Opera House,
12/10 to 16/10 Edinburgh Festival Theatre,
19/10 to 23/10 Aberdeen His Majesty’s,
26/10 to 30/10 Southampton The Mayflower,
2/11 to 6/11 Dartford Orchard Theatre,
9/11 to 13/11 Northampton Derngate Theatre,
23/11 to 27/11 Darlington Civic Theatre.
Further dates for 2011 to be announced.
The Proclaimers live at T in The Park – Photo slideshow. Click here to view www.proclaimers.co.uk/2003/t2010/
See I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) live from T In The Park (sorry UK only) …..
“The Vaselines are coming. New live dates announced.
Visit www.thevaselines.co.uk for more info and to see a new short film about the band.”
(Ed: Short and sweet, like Frances)
I’ll be playing an unplugged set tomorrow night (Friday 16th) at the Captain’s Rest in Glasgow’s West End. Come along if you’re around. You write the setlist so bring one along! Otherwise I’ll have to lay out my 5 albums to date and employ a Glaswegian octopus.
On the ‘Island’ tour I did some unplugged solo gigs but didn’t get a chance to in Glasgow – so I’m looking forward to this and a chance to play new songs I’ve been writing to follow up The Water album. I’ll also be performing with band in August at the Belladrum Festival & The Edinburgh Edge Festival – all listed below.
Cheers to all, Colin”
Fri July 16th – Glasgow
Captain’s Rest, 185 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G4 9EB
Fri 6th August – Belladrum Festival, Invernesshire
Sat 14th August – Edinburgh
The Edge Festival (formerly T on the Fringe)
Electric Circus – 36 Market Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1DF
Gerry Loves Records
Gerry Loves Records are delighted to announce our second release. A split single by two of Scotland’s most exciting young acts; Trapped in Kansas and Yahweh, it comes hot on the heels of our debut split 7″ by Conquering Animal Sound and Debutant.
Towerblock by Trapped in Kansas is an intricate yet anthemic pop song….
Make Me Stop by Yahweh is a burst of Scottish sunshine, love, life and reflection.
The single will be released on limited edition 7″ which features free download codes for Towerblock and Make Me Stop but also an exclusive bonus track by each artist. Keep your eyes peeled on gerrylovesrecords.com for pre-order details and an extra special super limited, deluxe edition. The single will be released on 2 August.
Gerry Loves Records is a brand new label based in Edinburgh, releasing vinyl and download singles by their favourite up and coming artists. Their first release was a split single from Conquering Animal Sound and Debutant, released on 5th April 2010.
At Gerry Loves Records we love the intimate feel you get of an artist and their music through vinyl pressings. To us there is nothing quite like buying vinyl – unwrapping it when you get home, carefully taking it out of the sleeve, delicately laying it on your turntable and placing the needle on the record before waiting for that first hiss.
“Just wanted to drop you a line to let you know that the title track from my forth coming solo EP Memorials is now available to listen to and download here:
If anyone is interested. If you like it please feel free to write about it or promote it in some way. It should be out in the autumn and will feature:
2. And Now We Live With The Thoughts Of Others
3. Bones Grow Old
4. Your Fingers Like Another’s Darkness
So, 3 songs and 2 piano interludes in effect.
Anyways, please go and have a listen at the very least.
The Kays Lavelle’s album Be Still This Gentle Morning is out now and if you don’t already have a copy and would like one please do let me know. Any support is appreciated. To those who have shown their support so far, a massive thank you. It’s greatly appreciated.
“We wondered if you could find a moment to give this music a quick listen.
We’re called The Son(s), we’re not chasing fame or fortune, we just like writing songs. Honestly!
Any listeners & comments welcome.
No, thank you! That’s all for now from Jocknroll. To be honest, I haven’t got time to review anything myself but the guys at Aye Tunes
are much better at that sort of thing. It also helps if you’re a Scottish band.
Talking of these two fine upstanding chaps, Aye Tunes v Peenko II (think WWF but prettier) takes place this Saturday at the 13th Note in Glasgow. More details from Aye Tunes’ Bandcamp
I’m outta here like last year…
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