I’m experimenting with some Douglas Fir for the 2nd Octave and the shed smells amazing! It may not be the best wood for this purpose but it is good practice for my new tuning method and the stripes look pretty striking!
I had a great time in Edinburgh with this fine collection of super talented humans over the last couple of days. Tea towel toms, 24″ subby kick go boom boom, many coffee, beautiful chans, not so beautiful horror soundtracks, techno disco party break, pork pies and actual bananas. Great first session at Chamber Studio, well excited for the next one.
Miriam Remally – Vocals/Songwriter
Ahmed Remally – Guitar/Producer
Allan Ferguson – Bass
Andrew Jeffcoat – Keys
Graeme Young – Engineer/Producer
It’s been tough keeping this to myself but I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve been accepted as one of 5 makers from the Highlands to take part in the Emergents Making Progress for New Startups mentoring scheme. This means I’ll be working toward a showcase in London in November and then launching a line of hand made percussion instruments next March. A lot of hard work ahead but I’m ready for the challenge and soooo excited! Look out world, you’re just about to get a wee bitty more noisy!
Stanley Odd presents a night of music & storytelling
I’m delighted to be playing with The Banana Sessions at Stanley Odd’s insanely hefty chanbang pairty at the Book Festival tonight.
It’s a monster 8 band line up, all playing 10 minute 2 chan sets, all unplugged and aff the leash with rakes of storytelling and chat in between. It will be BAZZA. It will be GIRTHY. It will be my last night in Edinburgh. 10pm. Free entry!
(psst, also the SCO are apparently playing a superbly spectacular top-secret support set with a couple of fireworks in the park just before us…)
Easily my favourite moment of the year. It was great to play The Insider Strathspey Safari with Brass Gumbo and this is the point where we were hiding on the platform to surprise the revellers with brass in their faces. The whole event was shrouded in mystery and nobody really know what to expect so it was great to surprise our pals with a pop up gig before we all hopped on the steam train to Nethy Bridge.
I’m excited. Tonight I play my first gig with The Banana Sessions since 19canteen. A bit like slipping on an old pair of extremely comfortable corduroy slacks. What’s more, we’re sharing a bill with the impeccable talents of Daniel McGeever and the superduper supergroup, Miracle Glass Company. I guarantee mighty channage, moderate carnage and well behaved trouble with a hint of danger.