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Archive for the ‘Scottish band’ Category

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.

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 – 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 […]

The Scars Re-Union gig tonight

December 29, 2010

is it really 36 ****ing years since The Scars came into Southside Studios where I worked as a sound engineer in the late seventies to record their first ever demo recording?? Tonight at Edinburgh’s Picture House they are performing a special re-union gig. The event is sold out but both Kirsty and I will be […]

Square Circles -Debut album by The Abbey Stills

September 28, 2010

The feature track on the home page for the month of October is Blue Summer from the album Square Circles by the duo Abbey Stills. The band features singer Valentina Cazzolla from Italy and guitarist and songwriter Graham Hannah. Graham and Valentina record the tracks at home on their Cubase system on PC. They […]

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 […]

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 […]

30 years ago, would be Pop Idol Simon Cowell, raged against the machine

December 31, 2009

No expense was spared and we had access to hire any gear we wanted, costume hire, and rehearsed on a boat on a canal in east London with an open bar tab. I shot this pic of Simon with his friend Jim at the Embassy club posing as a rock star with my Fender Lead […]

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 […]