OOTB Festival Break

Posted 30/07/2014 By admin

edinburgh-castle2OOTB is taking a break throughout August to make way for this year’s Edinburgh Festival.

There will be no OOTB events during this time.

We return on Saturday 6th September at 8pm.

See you then then…

OOTB.

Share
Be the first to comment

OOTB 575 – 26th July – Mike Donaghy

Posted 23/07/2014 By admin

Mike DonaghyHello. This will be our last OOTB until after the festival. So we’re really pleased to feature Mike Donaghy – a fantastic Irish Singer-Songwriter who has visited us a few times in the past.

In his own words:
“Mike Donaghy has been making a name for himself in Ireland and the UK since releasing his first EP (January never came this year) back in 2009. His music and writing has a very inimitable sound, occasionally being linked to folk, Americana and bluegrass. Mike grew up to the sounds of Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, John Prine, The Beatles and Van Morrison being played out from every sound system in the house. He was also fortunate to grow up in a musical family, and a home never short of instruments, and his father working as a TV producer and director, and more importantly, on music shows. He remembers vividly sitting round the fire at home joining in and learning songs with such legends as the Clancy Brothers, June Tabor, Ralph McTell, Keiran Goss, Sonny Curtis and long time friends the Sands Family”

So why not come down and bring your songs and enjoy our pre-festival bash?

Here’s a link to Mike’s website: www.mikedonaghyofficial.com

Gaping wide open slots await your tightly wound G-strings. Sign up 7:15pm-7:30pm and OOTB will start rubbing your brass nuts to a high sheen at 8pm. Original material only and free entry as always.

Be there or be savagely minced into a shepherd’s pie horse-meat scare…

OOTB :D

Share
Be the first to comment

OOTB 574 – 19th July – Lynne Roberts

Posted 15/07/2014 By admin

Lynne RobertsHallo, hullo and hello to you all. This Saturday we have booked our second last headline act before OOTB takes a break throughout August during this year’s Edinburgh Festival. Lynne Roberts has come along to play at OOTB in the last year or so – and it has always been amazing: raw and rootsy stripped back blues. Her resonator slide guitar and robust vocal style are inspired by the likes of Son House, Robert Johnson, Big Mama Thornton and Muddy Waters. Lynne has already established an amazing reputation, having played at Henry’s Cellar Bar and the Listening Room. If you haven’t heard her then you’re in for a treat. A must listen for anyone that loves blues or music that has passion and soul. OOTB can’t find any recordings online, so you’ll have to get down to the Kilderkin bar and witness an amazing live performance.

Whether you’ve got the blues, greens or reds – there’s plenty of open slots for all you colourful artists out there. Sign up around 7:15pm-7:30pm and then OOTB starts the performance kaleidoscope at 8pm. Original material only and free entry as always.

Be there or be hard stone grey from a mythological gorgon’s stare…

OOTB :D

Share
Be the first to comment

OOTB 573 – 12th July – Tau Boo

Posted 09/07/2014 By admin

TBLive1dHello. This week’s featured act wasn’t invited or asked to play at all, but had the brash audacity to desperately and embarrassingly plead for the headline accolade that is more deserving of other worthwhile artists. Tau Boo himself even declares that he can’t really sing, he’s more like someone who is mimicking those who can actually sing. Marry that with a guitar style that is all fingers and thumbs which is also recklessly masked by delay/reverberation effects, and of course he’s been careless enough to unwittingly catch at least three nasty colds this year already. A good source has informed him that brewing fresh ginger as tea everyday should help. So if you don’t want to witness a clumsy great pretender who smells of ginger then avoid at all costs. Here’s a link to his website which is a work in progress: tauboo.co.uk

Do you possess a better natural sounding scent to entice our ears and noses? Sign up time is 7:15pm-7:30pm and then OOTB starts brewing the talent tea at 8pm. Original material only and free entry as always.

Be there or be forever entwined in Tau Boo’s badly needing to be cut mess of hair…

OOTB :D

Share
Be the first to comment

screamin whisperHello. This week’s featured act is a talented Irish-born young man who calls himself Screamin’ Whisper. He moved to Edinburgh last year at the age of seventeen and quickly emerged as a bright new talent to hit the city’s live music scene. Screamin’ was also chosen to play with the Edinburgh Schools Rock Ensemble as his style has a confident rock and blues influence. He’s played on the OOTB stage several times and we are delighted to have Screamin’ as our headline this Saturday. Come along and witness a musician with a promising career and whose records you’ll be buying in the near future.

Here’s a link to some of his music: soundcloud.com/screamin-whisper

We need more talent, new and not quite so new, to fill our open slots. Sign up around 7:15pm-7:30pm and OOTB will press the start button of the performance machine at 8pm.

Original material only and free entry as always.

Our open mic page has just been updated for July as well. All these listed events are always looking for performers to grace their stages and are all worth checking out.

Be there or be dangling like a tennis ball in Andy Murray’s bottom hair…

:D

Share
Be the first to comment

OOTB 571 – 28th June – Sir Tom Watton

Posted 25/06/2014 By admin

Tom WattonHallo, hullo and hello. Along with all the usual open slots this Saturday we also have booked an amazing and popular featured act. Sir Tom Watton has played OOTB many times, and has also helped run the night in the past. His music is passionate, witty, funny and above all catchy!
Musically speaking he has broad ranging influences (including Danny Thompson, Fairport Convention et al.) though broadly speaking his sound can be described as “folky”. Or as he says himself, “a mixture of genres, but a good mix”.

Tom started performing his own material at the age of 14, in an improvisational comedy duet ‘The Lesbian and the Thespian’ with Sarah Bentham.

Since then Tom has written in a variety of styles, including comedy, but he mostly composes folk influenced acoustic songs. As a double bass player and bass player Tom has accompanied Ollie Banks, Harriet Frank, Alastair James, Phil Simpson and his dad; John ‘The Jazz Pistol’ Watton.

It was onstage at Beached 2006 in Scarborough that compere Graham Rhodes gave Tom his stage name (Sir Tom Watton) when Tom was playing double bass for acoustic guitar virtuoso Ollie Banks. The title was given as an accolade for his organisational work with both Beached and Acoustic Gathering.

An evening not to be missed. Here’s a link to Sir Tom’s website: sirtomwatton.co.uk

Just another reminder about this Thursday’s AGM which is an open invite, so the more the merrier…

On Thursday 26th June, at 8pm, Out Of The Bedroom will be having an Annual General Meeting at The Kilderkin to discuss events and the future of OOTB.
This is in light of our secretary, Nyk Stoddart, having to stand down from his role after years of outstanding service, during which time he’s actually been doing the work of what, more ideally, would have been done by two people.
If you’re interested in being a member of the committee, we’re looking for someone to schedule meetings and take notes, as well as someone to book acts and do publicity, but outside this, we’re always looking for volunteers willing to help out with compering, sound and the setting up of equipment.
This meeting is an open invite, so anyone who wishes to join in the discussions and may be interested in contributing to the running of OOTB in a greater or lesser capacity will be most welcome.
I look forward to seeing you there,
Steve Osborne (Chairman of Out Of The Bedroom).

Actually will be rather splendid to see you there,

OOTB :D

Share

OOTB 570 – 21st June – Gerrybhoy

Posted 17/06/2014 By admin

gerrybhoyHello. This week’s featured act Gerrybhoy has been playing on the Edinburgh open mic scene for several years now, and has impressed us all with his beautiful, melodic, catchy and witty story songs. We think he is one of the finest songwriters in Edinburgh, and are very pleased that he accepted our invite to play at OOTB. If you haven’t heard him before (or especially if you have) here is a golden opportunity to hear him.

In his own words:

“Singerysongwritery type individual, a natural born weegieburger and lover of black country dogs. Over the recent past my focus has been on writing and recording songs for participation in web based songwriting activities, such as:

50/90, write 50 song in a ninety day period, completed once

FAWM, February Album Writing Month, write 14 songs, completed twice, I think?

NASOALMO, National Solo Album Writing Month, write 40 plus minutes of solo work, completed once.

I have over 100 original songs posted on Soundcloud with the help of some wonderfully talented collaborators.

To date I have considered myself as a bit of a virtual singer songwriter given my entire collection work is done in a studio and the audience web based.

Think it’s time to try out the real world, I don’t know where it’s going but I will know when I get there.”

Here’s a link to some of Gerrybhoy’s music: soundcloud.com/gerrybhoy

Sign up time for all you performers out there is 7:15pm-7:30pm and shortly after OOTB starts at 8pm. Original material only and free entry as always.

Be there or be an angry rabbit stew and not a bouncing fluffy hare…

OOTB :D

On Thursday 26th June, at 8pm, Out Of The Bedroom will be having an Annual General Meeting at The Kilderkin to discuss events and the future of OOTB.
This is in light of our secretary, Nyk Stoddart, having to stand down from his role after years of outstanding service, during which time he’s actually been doing the work of what, more ideally, would have been done by two people.
If you’re interested in being a member of the committee, we’re looking for someone to schedule meetings and take notes, as well as someone to book acts and do publicity, but outside this, we’re always looking for volunteers willing to help out with compering, sound and the setting up of equipment.
This meeting is an open invite, so anyone who wishes to join in the discussions and may be interested in contributing to the running of OOTB in a greater or lesser capacity will be most welcome.
I look forward to seeing you there,
Steve Osborne (Chairman of Out Of The Bedroom).

Share

OOTB 569 – 14th June – Enradgey

Posted 11/06/2014 By admin

enradgey_starHello. Featured act this week is Edinburgh songwriter Enradgey. This man of talent has played on the OOTB stage several times with his own style of self-penned acoustic blues/rock songs which have an Americana country flavour coming through as well. With great vocals, guitar and some mean harmonica playing all makes for a great performance not to be missed this Saturday at the Kilderkin bar.

Here’s a link to Enradgey on Reverbnation: reverbnation.com/enradgey

Open slots made of original material are draped over the stage for fifteen minutes each so that a healthy corn-fed audience can hear your amazing creations. Sign up around 7:15pm-7:30pm and OOTB will raise the metaphorical freshly washed velvety curtain at 8pm.

Bethereorbejoinedupeverywhere…

OOTB :D

On Thursday 26th June, at 8pm, Out Of The Bedroom will be having an Annual General Meeting at The Kilderkin to discuss events and the future of OOTB.
This is in light of our secretary, Nyk Stoddart, having to stand down from his role after years of outstanding service, during which time he’s actually been doing the work of what, more ideally, would have been done by two people.
If you’re interested in being a member of the committee, we’re looking for someone to schedule meetings and take notes, as well as someone to book acts and do publicity, but outside this, we’re always looking for volunteers willing to help out with compering, sound and the setting up of equipment.
This meeting is an open invite, so anyone who wishes to join in the discussions and may be interested in contributing to the running of OOTB in a greater or lesser capacity will be most welcome.
I look forward to seeing you there,
Steve Osborne (Chairman of Out Of The Bedroom).

Share

OOTB 568 – 7th June – Open Slots

Posted 04/06/2014 By admin

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHello. Staring at open slots puts my stomach in knots, particularly during summer when they expand a little more due to the ambient warmth of the nearest star in this branch of our galaxy. Listening to open slots is a little easier on the ears because fleshy bipeds with flowing glossy lifeblood are able to create sound-waves in the form of music and words in a rather pleasing manner usually. To capture this sort of behaviour that vibrates paper-thin eardrums encoded as artwork in damp squidgy brains, then OOTB at the stone-built Kilderkin bar is just the place for a timely and worthwhile visit.

Sign up around 7:15pm-7:30pm and then OOTB starts the open slots space party at 8pm. Original material only and free entry as always.

On Thursday 26th June, at 8pm, Out Of The Bedroom will be having an Annual General Meeting at The Kilderkin to discuss events and the future of OOTB.
This is in light of our secretary, Nyk Stoddart, having to stand down from his role after years of outstanding service, during which time he’s actually been doing the work of what, more ideally, would have been done by two people.
If you’re interested in being a member of the committee, we’re looking for someone to schedule meetings and take notes, as well as someone to book acts and do publicity, but outside this, we’re always looking for volunteers willing to help out with compering, sound and the setting up of equipment.
This meeting is an open invite, so anyone who wishes to join in the discussions and may be interested in contributing to the running of OOTB in a greater or lesser capacity will be most welcome.
I look forward to seeing you there,
Steve Osborne (Chairman of Out Of The Bedroom).

Be there or be a constipated closed slot between big sweaty bottom cheeks covered in thick matted hair…

OOTB :D

Share

OOTB 567 – 31st May – Open Slots

Posted 28/05/2014 By admin

soup2Hello. You’d better believe your ass it’s open slot bumcheek asparagus soup time this Saturday. No featured act means there’s a handful more of those sought after slots to get your instrumentation in.

Sign up around 7:15pm-7:30pm and OOTB gives the old buttocks a starting slap at 8pm.

Original material only and free entry as always.

OOTB are having an annual general meeting on Thursday 26th June 8pm at our regular venue to discuss events and the future of OOTB. This meeting has an open invite if you wish to join in the forthcoming discussions. We are always looking for volunteers to help out with hosting, sound-desking, setting equipment up (and down) etc. Maybe you fancy a shot as a member of the OOTB committee? Fresh heads with new ideas are always welcome.

Be there or be completely hygienically unaware…

OOTB :D

Share