Calum BairdOut of the Bedroom #673 is on at Leith’s finest Woodland Creatures this Thursday, 12th July from 8.00 p.m. to 11.00 p.m. Entry is, as always, 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. Original music only for the open slots and all music lovers are welcome.

Our feature act this week is Calum Baird. Originally from Falkirk, Calum is a singer-songwriter and professional live musician with four years of experience of playing venues from Aberdeen to London and across Europe, Calum has received praise, admiration and recognition for his own particular style of folky-blues formed from tales of love and woe, heartfelt political commentaries and social observations. 

Since releasing his debut EP, Nothing to Lose, on Folk Rag Records in 2014, Calum has gone on to share bills and stages with some of Scotland’s greatest musicians from the established and upcoming scenes, as well as a host of international musicians too. These include; Dick Gaughan, Maeve Mackinnon, Kyle Falconer (of The View), The Jellyman’s Daughter, Andy Irvine (Ireland), David Rovics (US) and Boikot (Spain).

OOTB #672 took place on 28th June. Photos from the evening can be found on our Facebook page. Line up was: Ailsa and the Seahorses, ‘Fergal’, Gareth Herron, The Humors, Jeanice Lee, Joel Evry and feature act Callum Mackinnon. 

See you at Woodland Creatures this Thursday…
OOTB 

Running order: James Igoe, Ailsa and the Seahorses, ‘Fergal’, Gareth Herron, The Humors, Jeanice Lee, Joel Evry, feature act: Callum Mackinnon.

James Igoe, host for the evening started off the evening with ‘Braveheart Beggar’, a song about hope in the face of adversity. Read the remainder of this entry »

Running order: Matthew Mcghie, Neil Fox, Callaghan & Farrell, Tina Avery, Kathy Muir, Sir Tom Watton, Simone Finally, Majk Stokes, Alex Hendrie, feature act: Ben Inglis.

Scott Candlish, our excellent host for the evening, introduced our first act Matthew Mcghie, making his OOTB debut. Matthew was an innovative performer with an impressive vocal dynamic range. ‘Open’ showcased his high-pitched, guttural singing while telling an aching story of goodbyes which kept me intrigued from start to finish.  ‘Love’ was written in the last week and hinted at an unhappy experience (sample lyric: “you will suffocate until you drown”). Again, he used his voice as a powerful instrument and this was deeply affecting. Read the remainder of this entry »

Callum MackinnonOut of the Bedroom #672 is on at Leith’s finest Woodland Creatures this Thursday, 28th June from 8.00 p.m. to 11.00 p.m. Entry is, as always, 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. Original music only for the open slots and all music lovers are welcome.

Callum Mackinnon is a Leith-based solo artist playing his take on Americana/country/folk. Callum’s 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 says: I’ve written songs, on and off all of my life, from punk and metal through to folk and country and finally found something I’m comfortable with – honest songs, warts and all. I’m looking forward to releasing my debut six-track mini album in September 2018 but, until then, hope to share it live wherever I can.”
“Callum has a lovely voice, very well suited to the songs he writes.” [Leith Folk Club]
“Conjured up images of muggy nights on the street corners of New Orleans and the neon-lit honky-tonks in Nashville.” [Club Nitty Gritty]
“Callum was a top quality addition to the evening and I look forward to hearing a lot more from him” [Out of the Bedroom]

OOTB #671 took place on 14th June. Photos from the evening can be found on our Facebook page. Line up was: Matthew Mcghie, Neil Fox, Callaghan and Farrell, Tina Avery, Kathy Muir, Sir Tom Watton, Simone Finally, Majk Stokes, Alex Hendrie and feature act Ben Inglis.

See you at Woodland Creatures this Thursday…
OOTB 

Running order: Small Feet Little Toes, Darren Edmund, Majk Stokes, Impossible Songs, Startled Bee, Snakeskin Shoe Review, Adam Naylor, feature act: Sonja Sleator.

It was a warm, balmy Leith evening… and hosting Out of the Bedroom this evening was the very lovely Peach opening the evening in her stage persona Small Feet Little Toes, The toes were visible this evening as SFLT was barefoot – well, it is summer yes? ‘The Tides’, written at a songwriting retreat in September, and had a graceful riff, a deeply melodic vocal and the overall effect was one of washing away the past (sample lyric: “I got strong / I am free”). ‘Sweeter’, a love song written when in a bad relationship, showcased a growing confidence in her delivery with clear lyrics and astounding vocal dynamics with muted guitar picking adding to add effect and intensity. The final song was written when she was 19, and was jazzy and Jeff Buckley-esque at times, matching the great man’s intensity with phenomenal guitar playing. Read the remainder of this entry »

Ben InglisRoll up, roll up for Out of the Bedroom #671 at Woodland Creatures in glorious Leith this Thursday, 14th June from 8.00 p.m. to 11.00 p.m. Entry is, as always, 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. Original music only for the open slots and all music lovers are welcome.

Feature act for #671 is Ben Inglis. Ben is an aspiring young singer songwriter from the outskirts of Edinburgh influenced by the likes of Neil Young, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, Richard Ashcroft and Noel Gallagher. Ben decided to start his musical journey last August after coming home inspired from a trip to London’s Hyde Park to see Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers. Ben has recently finished recording his first EP record with Frazer Brown at Werra Foxma Studio and this is due to be launched on June 30th at Bathgate’s Purple Orange arts venue.

OOTB #670 took place on 31st May. Photos from the evening can be found on our Facebook page. Line up was: Small Feet Little Toes, Darren Edmund, Majk Stokes, Impossible Songs, Startled Bee, Snakeskin Shoe Review, Adam Naylor and feature act: Sonja Sleator.

See you at Woodland Creatures this Thursday…
OOTB ?

Running order: Majk Stokes, Ben Inglis, Nyk Stoddart, Ewan Stein, James Igoe, feature act: The Trailer Park Saints.

Host for the evening Majk Stokes opened the evening with a gangster rap song that he tried out at Out if the Bedroom recently. More polished now, Majk’s rap celebrated his love of Yorkshire managing to rhyme “Yorkshire” with “Porsche” which was possibly a world-first! ‘Your Days Are Numbered’ was a birthday song (!) influenced by local act Jim Bryce’s birthday song and Monty Python’s ‘Galaxy Song’ – most amusing. Majk closed his set with ‘We Need The Bees’ about the current and impending environmental crisis. “Where can a bear shit when there aren’t any woods?” was a sample of the honesty and humour inherent in Majk’s very fine repertoire. Read the remainder of this entry »

Sonja SleatorOut of the Bedroom #670 is taking place at Woodland Creatures in glorious Leith this Thursday, 31st May from 8.00 p.m. to 11.00 p.m. Entry is, as always, 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. Original music only for the open slots and all music lovers are welcome.

Feature act for #670 is Sonja Sleator. Sonja Sleator is a Belfast-based singer/songwriter. Her story driven songs have taken her to play shows all over Ireland as well as in Nashville, New Orleans and San Francisco. Her last EP, ADAMS, was released in 2017 and described as “one of the best releases of the year.” Suffice to say, Out of the Bedroom rarely books touring musicians but we are big fans of Sonja’s music and are delighted she is our feature act.

OOTB #669 took place on 17th May. The review can be found on the OOTB website. Photos from the evening can be found on our Facebook page. Line up was: Majk Stokes, Ben Inglis, Nyk Stoddart, Ewan Stein, James Igoe, and feature act: The Trailer Park Saints.

See you at Woodland Creatures this Thursday…
OOTB ?

 

The Trailer Park SaintsOut of the Bedroom #669 is coming from Woodland Creatures in sunny Leith this Thursday, 17th May 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. Original music only for the open slots and all music lovers, poetic hearts, flower children and hay fever sufferers are welcome to our three hours of musical paradise on Earth.

Feature act for #669 is The Trailer Park Saints. The Trailer Park Saints, created by Jonas and Paulius — two Lithuanian natives, friends, and musicians — is a fresh attempt to combine various experimentations in song writing with similar experiments in guitar-heavy soundscapes. Inspired and influenced by the likes of Radiohead, Pink Floyd, Leonard Cohen, Nick Cave, and Swans, The Trailer Park Saints have set out to form their own unique way of blending it all together. Jonas has also played Out of the Bedroom using the alias Skip, the Android.

The review for #668 on 3rd May can be found on the OOTB website and photos from the evening can be found on our Facebook page. Line up was: James Igoe, Chris Fogerty, Jim Bryce, Startled Bee, Adam Naylor, Majk Stokes, The Trailer Park Saints, Lach, Andy Hiles, feature act: Dog On A Swing.

See you at Woodland Creatures this Thursday…
OOTB ?

Running order: James Igoe, Chris Fogerty, Jim Bryce, Startled Bee, Adam Naylor, Majk Stokes, The Trailer Park Saints, Lach, Andy Hiles, feature act: Dog On A Swing.

Host for the evening James Igoe started the evening off with ‘Inge’s Eyes’. There was a comment about the depth and maturity of his voice tonight; this was entirely down to him having just recovered from a heavy cold! Still, he was happy with his performance [Ed’s note: James, it’s virtually impossible to review your own performance!]. Read the remainder of this entry »

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