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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. […]

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 […] 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 […]

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 […]

A Saltire Sky – featuring The Corries Ronnie Browne

May 19, 2010

Ronnie Browne, formerly co founder of The Corries has been in the studio recording narration for A Saltire Sky. Written and Directed by Maggie Aitken for DaisyChain Associates, this play is informed by the Difference/Diversity project operated by Sunflower Garden – Simpson House and Africa Centre Scotland. The event takes place in the Garden Lobby at […]

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 […]

Auld Lang Syne? No!!!! A Chinese Folk Song. Happy New Year!!

December 31, 2009

While in Beijing with The Jimi McRae Band I stumbled on this Chinese harmonica orchestra. It was the Chinese New Year in February 2005. After hearing this rendition of what sounded to me an awful lot like Auld Lang Syne I mentioned to the conductor, with the help of an interpreter, that it was amazing […]