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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 – 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 […]

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 […]

Jim Connor Album Production – Singer/Songwriter

May 12, 2011

Jim Connor – Singer/Songwriter I’ve been in the process since late last year of working with songwriter Jim Connor from the West of Scotland on his album of Americana/Celtic flavoured songs. It’s been a job for the Offbeat Rhythm Section supplying the backing (i.e. yours truly) and although it’s not generally a style I’m familiar […]

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 […]

Square Circles -Debut album by The Abbey Stills

September 28, 2010

The feature track on the http://www.offbeat.co.uk 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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]