Out of the Bedroom 688 will take place in Woodland Creatures on Thursday, 21st March from 8.00 p.m. to 11.00 p.m. Entry is free and sign up for an open mic slot is from 7.30 p.m., with 10 to 15 minutes per act depending on the number of performers.

Lisa RigbyFeature act this week is Lisa Rigby. Lisa started composing & performing in 2004, recording her debut CD “Hello” the following year. In 2008 she formed Townhouse with Stuart Clark & John Farrell, their debut LP “Ten Pieces” appearing in 2009. Lisa’s 2nd solo album “Transition” was launched in 2011, being well received with airplay on Iain Anderson’s Evening Show on BBC Radio Scotland. For the last 5 years Lisa’s focus has mainly been on family but recording for a new album was started in 2018; she hopes to finish this and get out playing more!

OOTB 687 took place on 7th March 2019. Photos from the evening can be found on our Facebook page. Line up was: Majk Stokes, Tau Boo, Colin Anytime, Queer Faith and The Many, John Porro, Michael, Siria and Ash, Gareth Herron, James Igoe feature act: Ailsa and the Seahorses. 

See you at Woodland Creatures … 🙂
OOTB

Date: Saturday, 30 March 2019 from 09:00-17:00 (GMT)

Venue: Upmo, B1, 151 London Road, EH7 6AE Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Price: £30 (waged) £20 (unwaged)

Ticketshttps://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4108045 

Facebook eventhttps://www.facebook.com/events/2264159320487350/

Caro BridgesRun by the excellent Caro Bridges, this songwriters’ workshop, run by Out of the Bedroom, will be an opportunity to take some time out, learn some new tricks and hopefully emerge with a new song!

Caro Bridges is an Edinburgh based songwriter and professional musician. She has been writing and performing her own songs for ten years in bands and with singing groups and choirs that she leads, spanning genres with the music she creates. Following a summer school at Guildhall School of Music & Drama, she developed a participatory songwriting process for groups, and has used this in several community settings with folk of different ages and with a variety of life experiences. She is an encouraging and warm facilitator, dedicated to helping everyone to enjoy making music that they love.

Light refreshments will be available on the day.

Out of the Bedroom is Edinburgh’s longest-running open mic night and is sponsoring the event.

Running order: Majk Stokes, Tau Boo, Colin Whitelaw, Queer Faith and The Many, John Porro, Michael, Siria & Ash, Gareth Herron, James Igoe, feature act: Ailsa and the Seahorses.

Majk Stokes was host this evening and Tau Boo was on sound desk. Read the remainder of this entry »

Running order: James Igoe, Jonas Cimermanas, Gareth Herron, Roy McIntosh, Will B, Lorraine McCann & Gareth Overton, Jeanice Lee & Marco Morelli, John & Ali (Impossible Songs), Rosie Smith, feature act: Callum Mackinnon.

Rosie Smith was host this evening and Malcolm McLean was on sound desk. Read the remainder of this entry »

Out of the Bedroom 687 will take place in Woodland Creatures on Thursday, 7th March from 8.00 p.m. to 11.00 p.m. Entry is free and sign up for an open mic slot is from 7.30 p.m., with 10 to 15 minutes per act depending on the number of performers.

Ailsa McEwanFeature act this week is Ailsa and the Seahorses. Ailsa and the Seahorses is the musical project of Scottish singer/songwriter Ailsa McEwan. Emerging onto the Edinburgh music scene in 2016, she mesmerised audiences with her unique vocal, both husky and ethereal. With her own distinctive dreamy style and original songs characterised by rolling guitar chords and catchy vocal melodies, she tells tales of her young adult life.

OOTB 686 took place on 21st February 2019. Photos from the evening can be found on our Facebook page. Line up was: James Igoe, Jonas Cimermanas, Gareth Herron, Roy McIntosh, Will B, Lorraine McCann & Gareth, Jeanice Lee & Marco Morelli, John & Ali (Impossible Songs), Rosie Smith, feature act: Callum Mackinnon.

See you at Woodland Creatures … 🙂
OOTB

Running order: Tau Boo, Ben Murray, Gareth Herron, Neil Fox, Michael, James McGinley, Tina Louise Avery, Jonas Cimermanas, Will B, Startled Bee, Beth Clarke, Rosie Smith, Majk Stokes, Angus Gibson, feature act: John Porro.

Jim Bryce was host this evening and Tau Boo was on sound desk.

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Out of the Bedroom 686 will take place in Woodland Creatures on Thursday, 21st February from 8.00 p.m. to 11.00 p.m. Entry is free and sign up for an open mic slot is from 7.30 p.m., with 10 to 15 minutes per act depending on the number of performers.

Callum MackinnonFeature act this week is Callum Mackinnon. Callum is a Leith-based solo artist playing his take on Americana/country/folk. His heartfelt songs take their cues from Cash, Waits and Cave as well as more modern influences like Chris Stapleton and Colter Wall, all with his own alternative twist. Callum will be playing songs from his 2018 release, “Under the Winter Sun”, as well as new tracks from his follow up, currently being recorded, due for release… sometime in the future…

OOTB 685 took place on 7th February 2019. Photos from the evening can be found on our Facebook page. Line up was: Tau Boo, Ben Murray, Gareth Herron, Neil Fox, Michael, James McGinley, Tina Louise Avery, Jonas Cimermanas, Will B, Startled Bee, Beth Clarke, Rosie Smith, Majk Stokes, Angus Gibson, feature act: John Porro.

See you at Woodland Creatures … 🙂
OOTB

Running order: Tina Louise Avery, Jack Blimey, JIm Bryce, Neil Matthew Fox, Ian Macdonald, John Porro, The Ben Inglis Band, Startled Bee, Nyk Stoddart, Impossible Songs, Rosie Smith, feature act: Kathy Muir.

Tina Louise Avery was host this evening and James Igoe was on sound desk.

Read the remainder of this entry »

Out of the Bedroom 685 will take place in Woodland Creatures on Thursday, 7th February from 8.00 p.m. to 11.00 p.m. Entry is free and sign up for an open mic slot is from 7.30 p.m., with 10 to 15 minutes per act depending on the number of performers.

John PorroFeature act this week is expert storyteller John Porro. In John’s words: “I write songs accompanying myself singing on the acoustic guitar. The songs are about experiences and journeys which I like to explore in the lyrics. Some influences would be; Dylan, Cohen, Springsteen, Neil Young and Nick Drake. I’m also inspired by the poetry of William Blake, Robert Frost and Sylvia Plath.”

OOTB 684 took place on 24th January 2019. Photos from the evening can be found on our Facebook page. Line up was: Tina Louise Avery, Jack Blimey, JIm Bryce, Neil Matthew Fox, Ian Macdonald, John Porro, The Ben Inglis Band, Startled Bee, Nyk Stoddart, Impossible Songs, Rosie Smith, feature act: Kathy Muir.

See you at Woodland Creatures … 🙂
OOTB

Running order: James Igoe, Tina Louise Avery, John Porro, Will B, Terry Weston, Neil Matthew Fox, Angus Gibson, Nyk Stoddart, Mike McKenzie, Beth Clarke, Majk Stokes.

James Igoe was host this evening and Malcolm McLean was on sound desk. Read the remainder of this entry »

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