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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 Advertisements

The Story Of Film – An Odyssey. Finally completed!!

August 29, 2011

Over the past few months I’ve been working with Mark Cousins, recording his commentary at the Offbeat studio for his epic documentary. The film is based on Mark’s book of the same name and it’s taken him and producer John Archer from Hopscotch Films 6 years to make this series.  It’s due to be screened […]

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 […]

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 label..watch this space!!

Offbeat.co.uk new label launched on 8th May 2011 -PRESS RELEASE

May 13, 2011

This month sees the launch of Offbeat.co.uk’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 […]

The Story Of Film – Channel 4

May 12, 2011

I have the great pleasure of working with Mark Cousins again, recording his commentary for 15 x 1 hour episodes of a film based on his book The Story Of Film for Hopscotch Films in Glasgow. It’s set to be screened on Saturday nights on Channel 4 later in the year. Mark Cousins is an […]

Hip Hop Projects – Skinny Malinki and Diamond D

May 12, 2011

Did another recording for highly original Hip Hop artist Skinny Malinki, who was back in the studio on Friday 13th to lay down a track called ‘Curse Of Mine’. It’s great to hear a Scottish voice in Hiphop that sounds cool, authentic and he can sing too. We’ve also been in the process of recording […]

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 […]

Skinny Malinki – Hip hop track – HOLD ON

August 29, 2010

Had Edinburgh hiphop artist James Moncrieff aka Skinny Malinki in the studio last week recording vocals for his new track Hold On. It will be released on the Florida Hiphop label SIDETRACK RECORDS.COM and featured on underground hiphop radio in the States http://www.offbeat.co.uk