Douglas Fir

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!

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The Long Awaited Remally Album Starts Here…

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

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It just got real

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!

Welcome to the Oddyssey

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!

The Banana Sessions
The Kat Healy Music Club
Hector Bizerk
The Little Kicks
Loki and The Kartel
Pronto Mama
Michael Pedersen of Neu Reekie
Stanley Odd

(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…)

Insider Strathspey Safari

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.

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