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J A Connor – Mysterious Lady no1 on Celtic Radio USA

October 12, 2011

A track I produced earlier this year  for Jim Connor has reached no1 in the Celtic Radio Charts in the USA being the most requested track. Jim sang a great lead vocal on the track which he wrote himself. The track also features Border Pipes by Matt Seattle. http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/mysterious-lady-single/id435120793

Offbeat Featured Client – The Abbeystills

August 2, 2011

The Abbeystills have been recording here at the studio for over a year now. I had the great pleasure of working with Valentina Cazzola and Graham Hannah on their debut album Square Circles which is now available for download on Itunes. The band are now joined by Gordon Sheppard on keyboards and programming and have […]

Offbeat Featured Client – Jim Connor

July 5, 2011

Americana artist Jim Connor has been working with me now since last Autumn, working on songs for his forthcoming album. Jim is primarily a singer and he sends me demos of his voice with a beatbox and I create the music before he comes into the Offbeat studio to lay down his vocals. Jim has […]

Offbeat Featured Client – Samantha E

June 28, 2011

Sam never fails to amaze me. Every time she comes into the Offbeat studio she has leaped ahead and improved on the preceding session. She came in recently to record a cover version of the song “Bring Me To Life” by Evanescence. It was a stripped down piano version she sang to, and all performances, […]

Offbeat featured client – Skinny James Malinki

June 26, 2011

Skinny James Malinki has been a regular at the studio for about a year now in which he’s been developing his sound in a linear and progressive way. His Scottish hiphop style is amongst the best I’ve heard as he manages to be cool, funny and incisive all at once with his unique lyric style. […]

Offbeat Featured Client – Colin Asquith

June 21, 2011

Singer/Songwriter Colin Asquith is currently in the studio recording a series of songs. As well as recording some of his own songs Colin records acoustic guitar versions of cover songs by Artists as diverse as Abba and Depeche Mode with surprisingly good results. Colin recently came in to record one of his own songs entitled […]

Girl no8

June 20, 2011

Girl no8 are back in the studio recording a single entitled ” In Outta Love”. Songwriter and guitarist Jen Roberts and lead vocalist Emma close worked with me at Offbeat a few years ago on a selection of songs. This time round they are joined by keyboard player Alan Strange. I’m playing bass and drums […]

Jen Offbeat – PR and manager of – Offbeat Records

June 7, 2011

offbeat recordsJen Russell aka Jen Offbeat has joined Offbeat Records and will be the point of contact for both the label and Offbeat Productions. The label has two sections. One features productions which were created or co-written here at the studio by ourselves and in collaborations with artists. The other will feature clients whi have […]

Skinny James Malinki…don’t hang about!!

May 16, 2011

Comes into the studio for an hour on Friday to lay down a vocal ….. makes a video on Saturday for his track ….. and it’s on youtube on Sunday!!

Offbeat.co.uk new label launched on 8th May 2011 -PRESS RELEASE

May 13, 2011

This month sees the launch of Offbeat.co.uk’s digital record label with five unique single releases of Offbeat’s collaborations with Edinburgh based singers and songwriters. The surprising range of artists include last years winner of Edinburgh’s Got Talent winner – 27 year old singer Gavin Blackie’s releasing his self penned debut single “Just Wanna Be”…. to […]