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Tam White – RIP

June 21, 2010

Friend and Offbeat recording artist Tam White has sadly passed away this midsummer morning of a suspected heart attack. Tam had a mild heart attack less than a week ago and had a short spell in hospital before they let him home following a routine op. I first worked with Tam in the Eighties at […]

Allie Fox album – Seonaid Aitken

May 27, 2010

Great session on Tuesday on Allie’s album Waylands Blues. Allie invited violinist Seonaid Aitken to guest on three tracks in the album . Balnakiel Bay – The Mystery Of Life and Death and Monty’s return. It’s the first time I had recorded Seonaid (pronounced Shona) and both Allie and I were very impressed with her […]

Flying Colours – The Secret’s Out

April 29, 2010

Earlier this month singer, guitarist and songwriter Jamie Campbell  came back from Auckland to visit his family and we got together after 27 years and decided to get Flying Colours back in the studio and re- record the last track we did together in 1983 entitled The Secrets Out. The track is featured throughout the […]

School Singing Projects Produced at Offbeat

April 12, 2010

In the past three years I have been involved in recording music for  schools following a meeting with US songwriter Randy Pritchard who got me involved in recording his song Peaceful World for Dean Park School in Edinburgh.  That song involved 75 primary school kids. Last year Tom Houston, songwriter I had recorded an album […]

Eddie Elliott – 3 songs produced at Offbeat

January 9, 2010

Just finished working with vocalist Eddie Elliott who was in Edinburgh performing in the Queen musical We Will Rock You at the Edinburgh Playhouse. Today is the last day of the musical before it moves on to Dublin. While he was here we worked together on new ideas Eddie was developing in which he sang […]

I Wanna Be In Your Cult – Pat McGlynn

December 9, 2009

Following a recent resurgence in Japan ex Bay City Roller Pat McGlynn has had all his early solo albums re-released on SONY/BMG in early 2009. We worked together along with his wife and vocalist Janine Bond in late 2008 on four new songs at the Offbeat studio for Pat McGlynn’s STORM earlier this year. I […]

Eddie Elliott

December 7, 2009

Eddie Elliott is a pro actor and amazing vocalist who is part of the original UK tour cast of We Will Rock You Musical by Queen and Ben Elton which is currently at Edinburgh’s Playhouse until January 9th. In between performances Eddie is writing songs and has been visiting the studio and experimenting with new […]

Graham Hannah +Valentina Cazzola

December 7, 2009

I’ve recently done some remixing for songwriter Graham Hannah and Italian born singer Valentina Cazzola. Graham works on Cubase at his home studio and writes his own compositions. Graham was formerly guitarist and songwriter with The Passengers and Restless Natives and has had recent tracks featured in music mags and his lyrics published in poetry […]

Fulgor – new footage

November 12, 2009

Back in 2oo2 Beau McClellan, producer of the theatre art performance show Fulgor, asked me to co-write and produce music for the show which was staged in Almancil, Algarve for Sheikh Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber, The show involved 75 performers and four stages at the famous golf course location Pinheiros Altos. A studio was […]

Robert Maitland – Taking Care Of Business

November 3, 2009

Songwriter and musician Robert Maitland has been recording at the Offbeat studio now for several years on various projects. A while back he began demos for the musical Taking Care Of Business. The musical is based around the time of the first Edinburgh Festival in 1947 and as such the music is fashioned on the […]