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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 […]

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, […] 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 […]

Edinburgh’s Got Talent Winner Gavin Blackie In Studio

December 6, 2010

Just started work in the studio with amazing vocaiist Gavin Blackie. Gavin recently won Edinburgh’s Got Talent competition which was a run by the Edinburgh Evening News and Scotsman. Gavin came in with some great lyrics and a melody which i created the music for. The song is entitled “You Are” and is a ballad […]

Pat McGlynn interviewed by Deadline News

August 16, 2010

By Christine Lavelle FORMER Bay City Roller Patrick McGlynn is to re-launch his music career – in Japan. The guitarist is re-releasing five albums he made during the 1970s, and also has plans to write and record a new album. Working closely with producer Iain McKinna of Offbeat studios in Edinburgh, Mr McGlynn said getting […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dead Sea Souls – Natural Progression

May 25, 2008

On Saturday I was back in the studio working with DSS on the single again. So far we have done the guitars as well as guides on vocals. This week we tackled the drums and being a live band this was an important part of the production. As the track has been clocked to a […]

Dead Sea Souls

May 4, 2008

I’m starting work on a song for the band Dead Sea Souls, a band from Whitburn in Central Scotland who I went to see recently at The Liquid Rooms in Edinburgh. The band inspired a great audience reaction and I aim to capture that vibe in their debut single ‘Natural Progression’ when we start work […]