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Jeff Bernstein

Jeff Bernstein – Composer – Orchestral

Like many great Film/TV composers of our time, their musical journey began in Pop & Rock bands when they were a little younger. Fife composer Jeff Bernstein is no exception. Jeff began playing saxophone at school, but had a real desire to play piano. After some piano lessons, which helped with theory, he went onto […]

Malcolm Lindsay

Malcolm Lindsay – Composer / Producer

Malcolm is an established Classical and also an award winning Film/TV composer from Fife. He composes predominantly for Film & TV, the latter in Drama & Documentary. His most notable work was for “Harry Price – Ghost Hunter”, “Whitechapel – Series II”, “Unforgiven”, “Michael Palin & The Mystery of the Hammershoi”, to name but a […]

Shona Dryburgh

Shona Dryburgh – Composer – Piano / Orchestral

They say that what we endure in life, comes out in our music. Like many a great master before her, the great depth, the meaning and the feeling imbued in Shona’s work only affirms that sentiment. ​ With a delicate empathy for the wounded and the emotionally slain, Shona’s piano and orchestral pieces are awash […]

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“A Day in The Life” 23rd Precinct Music feature

Born out of the small record shop in Jamaica St in Glasgow in 1992 (and I still have my 5 Vinyl Picture Discs I bought from it in 1985 !!), 23rd Precinct Music set up it’s own label “Limbo Records” and a music publishing arm to support the label, which had great success in the […]

Keith Matheson

Keith Matheson

Photo Credit: Troy Nelson Former Swiss Family Orbison founder (with Danny Wilson’s “Kit Clark”) and erstwhile guitarist with The Pearlfishers, Keith Matheson’s new solo album is a cracker, or rather, a KEKKER ! ​ For his new album, Keith teamed up with former Swiss Family bandmates Gregor Philp and Dougie Vipond (both of Deacon Blue), Ged Grimes (ex-Danny Wilson […]

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The Eves – Singer Songwriters – Pop Duo

The multi talented duo, Caroline Gilmour and Marissa Keltie, form “The Eves“, a pop outfit based in Edinburgh. They’ve been setting stages alight (figuratively of course) and melting hearts since 2016.  Marissa is a Singer-Songwriter in her own right, a session musician, a commercial model and a voice-over artist, who also has a Degree specialising in […]

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Thomas Fraser – “The Shetland Lone Star”

As a Songwriter & Composer, it absolutely fills me with dread to think that my work would be forgotten, Published/Recorded or not and for it all to sink into the oblivion of time. As music creators, none of us would want that. This is probably why this story connected and resonated with me when I […]

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The Magical World of Hailey Beavis

By Pete Carroll (April 2020) In a world of false constructs and fakeoids (is that a word ?!), seeking their fifteen minutes of fame, feeding their own vainglorious appetites, very few music artists these days are unique. Even fewer dare to be. But not so with Hailey Beavis. Hailey’s music and art is a bold […]

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Writing songs within a band environment can perhaps be a longer process, it can also be very challenging too, dependent upon a myriad of factors such as, musical differences, or each contributor having different influences and wish the songs & the music to go in a different direction from other band members. Some bands may […]

Liv Dawn

Liv Dawn – Singer-Songwriter

An honest and heartfelt, yet powerful vocal, to match the honest and powerfully heartfelt songs. Scottish Singer-Songwriter Liv Dawn has gone from strength to strength in her fledgling music career, to the extent she won the “BBC Radio Scotland’s Singer/Songwriter of the Year Award 2019”. She released her first single “Reason” last summer and plans […]

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