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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 […]

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 […]

Offbeat Records visits Black Diamond FM – Friday 13th

May 14, 2011

Had a great wee session at Black Diamond FM late last night on Geoff Ruderham’s late show. We performed two acoustic versions of songs by Offbeat Kirsty (Drifting Around) and Jenny Savage (Nothing To Surrender). It’s the start of many radio sessions to promote the new acts on the this space!! new label launched on 8th May 2011 -PRESS RELEASE

May 13, 2011

This month sees the launch of’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 […]

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 […]

Flying Colours – The Secret’s Out

April 29, 2010

Earlier this month singer, guitarist and songwriter Jamie CampbellĀ  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 […]

Offbeat – featuring Tam White – Car Crash TV

January 15, 2010

Fantastic session on Tuesday with legendary blues singer Tam White in the studio this week. I wrote a song called Car Crash TV about reality television which featured Kirsty Anderson on Electric Violins and backing vocals along with her twin sister Shuna Anderson. I tried in vain to record the vocal myself and had a […]

GLOBAL SESSIONS – New album underway on Offbeat Scotland label

August 3, 2009

Iain McKinna has started working with drummer and composer Tamas Arady on a new album for the Offbeat Scotland label for a 2010 release. It wil be the first release on the label since Tam White’s Hold On album in 2007. Based on compositions by Tamas and Iain participants will be invited from all over […]

back on the blog case

June 13, 2009

As usual it’s been another crazy year at Offbeat. I’ve been all the way up to high-doh and back again re-designing the Offbeat website from scratch – Creating a new website for Royal Mile Recording experiences – Creating a web-site for custom backing tracks – Making a video entitled Moving On […]

Keith More – Guitarist

June 20, 2008

Got a visit from guitarist Keith More this weekend. Keith and I worked together at Sonic Studios in the late 80’s creating TV ads for Scottish Power, Evening News, Scotland On Sunday. Keith has played with Five Star, done sessions for Tina Turner, Chaka Khan amongst many others. He toured with G3, the guitar show […]