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Posted 14/09/2010 By admin


Another week’s gone past! Hope you’re all recovering from the Festival by now. Just got a few events to tell you about this week, firstly it’s the Regent Showcase tonight, it’s in the Regent Bar, which is at the top of Abbeymount and the end of Regent Road. Starts at 8:30pm and it’s free to get in. The musical selection often has a considerable overlap with Out of the Bedroom, it’s always been a good night in my experience, go along, you’ll like it. 🙂

I’m always telling you about the McEwan’s Ale House open mic on Fridays at 9pm, and The Listening Room at the Blue Blazer on Sunday starting at 8pm, and i’m mentioning them again because i still keep hearing from people how good these nights are (though i’ve been too darn busy to go along for a while myself, hope to rectify that soon!), so yeah, go to those, if you can, they’re great fun.

Next thing to mention to you is a gig at the Voodoo Rooms Ballroom on Monday 20th September, featuring Hannah O’Reilly, Neoviolet, Caro Bridges, Dan Gillan and Cal Roberts, and it’s £5/4 to get in (which is a bargain for five acts of this calibre. What can you buy for a fiver these days? Seriously…)


Wheels (slowly) turn behind the scenes as we breathe life into the old OOTB horse yet again, more news on that as it happens, in the meantime, relive the good old days on our YouTube channel! Say hello if you see me at one of those gigs i just mentioned too. 🙂

Calum Carlyle
Out of the Bedroom

Out of the Bedroom 682 will take place in Woodland Creatures this Thursday, 13th December 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. 

Majk StokesIt’s our Christmas night so covers of a festive nature are allowed. Original music is, as usual, encouraged and welcomed.

Feature act this week is the highly entertaining Majk Stokes. Majk (pronounced as “Mike”) a comedy singer-songwriter, poet, environmentalist, Quaker, and self-confessed caffeine addict. His subject matter takes in everything from deep ecology and archaeology to science fiction and superheroes, and his style is perhaps best described as a blend of Tom Lehrer, Bob Dylan, Billy Bragg and Bill Bailey – but without so many B’s. He acquired an unorthodox spelling of his name when he was working on a music and drama project with children and young people in Bosnia. His album “Too Much Caffeine” is available now online or in old-fashioned physical form, and his new book of poems, “Potatoes and Broken Hearts”, will be available very soon.

OOTB 681 took place on 29th November 2018. Photos from the evening can be found on our Facebook page. Line up was Tau Boo, Kendra France, Ben Murray, Jodi Findlay, Bill Philip, Nyk Stoddart, Tina Louise Avery, Sir Tom Watton, Kathy Muir, Freeloadin’ Frank, Conor Michael Riordan, feature act: Caro Bridges.

See you at Woodland Creatures this Thursday… 🙂
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Out of the Bedroom 681 will take place in Woodland Creatures this Thursday, 29th November 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 are welcome.

Caro BridgesFeature act this week is the very fine Caro Bridges. Caro draws on indie, jazz and folk influences to create original and relatable songs. An able guitarist and singer, she is often accompanied by her band The River, an organic gathering of friends old and new who provide harmonically and rhythmically interesting layers of sound in acoustic or electric format.

Caro Bridges released her debut solo EP Words & Tunes in 2009 with three further band releases ‘100 Years From Now’ and ‘From The River To The Sea’ in 2013 and 2015 respectively, and ‘Be Terrible’ in 2017. The band have performed as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, in and around venues in Edinburgh and across Scotland, supporting touring artists such as Marika Hackman, This Is The Kit, and Frances.

OOTB 680 took place on 15th November 2018. Photos from the evening can be found on our Facebook page. Line up was Startled Bee, Ailsa and the Seahorses, Chris Glen, Gareth Herron, Sam (Inkfields), Mikaela, James Igoe, feature act: Metecandriu.

See you at Woodland Creatures this Thursday… 🙂 
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Out of the Bedroom 680 will take place in Woodland Creatures this Thursday, 15th November 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 are welcome.

MetecandriuFeature act this week is Metecandriu. Metecandriu is a singer songwriter based in Edinburgh. Although having invested most of her time in other creative projects such as an animation career and getting by, she has always used music as a form of expression and story telling on a personal level. Always keen to collaborate when the opportunities have arisen and with the hopes in the future to have the time and means to make an album with all the songs written along the way and the musicians she has played with through the years. Her songs have been inspired by the people and the landscape from places where she has lived like Spain, France, Germany, and in Scotland places like Ullapool, North Uist and Benbecula, Dundee and Edinburgh.

OOTB 679 was a truly special night, taking place on the 17th anniversary of the first show on 1st November 2001. Photos from the evening can be found on our Facebook page. Line up was (deep breath): Jim Bryce, Ian Sclater, Marcos Garcia, Rosie Smith, Bill Philip, The Foul (Tommy Mackay), Scott Renton, Cloudland Blue Quartet, Neil Fox, Beth Clarke, Ian McKechnie, Majk Stokes, James Igoe, feature act: Tina Louise Avery.

See you at Woodland Creatures this Thursday…
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17th birthdayOut of the Bedroom 679 is on Thursday 1st November and it is going to be a bit special, as it will be 17 years since OOTB started. There will be cake and there will be great music as usual. I hope you can join in – all are welcome, including those hundreds of musicians who have played over the years but maybe not for some time. 

Leith’s Woodland Creatures is, as usual, hosting 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 are welcome.

Tina Louise Avery

Feature act for the occasion is Tina Louise Avery. Tina’s thought-provoking songs draw on real and fictional places and the people and emotions she encounters there.  Her clear-voiced lyrics are accompanied by her distinctive finger-picking style.  Her influences range from Paul Simon and Suzanne Vega to Natalie Merchant and Kate Bush. 

Tina has launched two EPs so far, Riverman (2013) and Tea Amongst the Birds (2017). She has played support at the Edinburgh and Leith Folk Clubs, and in January 2017 she was selected for the Danny Kyle Open Stage at Celtic Connections- a career highlight!  She has also staged two fundraising gigs for the charity WaterAid showcasing local singer-songwriters and locally baked cakes for a great cause!  Come & listen to her musical stories…

OOTB #678 took place on 18th October. Photos from the evening can be found on our Facebook page. Line up was: Majk Stokes (host), Norman Lamont, The Approximations, Rosie Smith, Fiona J Thom, James Igoe, feature act: Callaghan and Farrell.

See you at the party at Woodland Creatures on Thursday 1st November…
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Leith’s Woodland Creatures is hosting the 678th Out of the Bedroom this Thursday, 18th October 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 are welcome.

Callaghan and Farrell

Feature act this week is Callaghan and Farrell. Gerry Callaghan is a storyteller in song, ranging from tender country ballads to gritty Glasgow street songs. John Farrell, one of the most tasteful and versatile guitarists in town complements Gerry’s big-hearted tales exquisitely. It’s taken them long enough to find each other but it’s a perfect match – don’t miss them!

OOTB #677 took place on 4th October. Photos from the evening can be found on our Facebook page. Line up was: Tina Louise Avery, Joel Evry, Rosie Smith, Callum Mackinnon, Bill Philip, Tau Boo, Beth Clarke, Majk Stokes, Beth Myers, feature act: Jim Bryce.

See you at Woodland Creatures this Thursday…
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The 677th Out of the Bedroom is on at Leith’s finest Woodland Creatures this Thursday, 4th October 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 are welcome.

Jim Bryce

Our feature act this week is Jim Bryce. Jim is… unique. If you want a “typical singer-songwriter” – whatever that is – you’re not going to get it. Bryce veers wildly from dissonant boogie-woogie to rock to MOR, from jazz-tinged musings to elegiac pibroch to music-hall. The influences are legion; the results unmistakably Bryce. Jim’s lyrics can be political, achingly beautiful, witty or plain daft. As a composer, he has written for BBC, theatres the length of the country, Ceebeebies and squeaky stuff for the concert-hall, with works performed at the Ravenna Festival and on the Edinburgh Fringe.

“Decidedly quirky songs, somewhere between boogie-woogie and advanced atonality” (The Scotsman) “Randy Newman after a pint of Pimms” (RBL music). “The Noel Coward for our generation.” (Joe Goldblatt) “Strums a guitar, plonks a keyboard, and has no idea why he’s here.” (Jim Bryce)

OOTB #676 took place on 20th September. Photos from the evening can be found on our Facebook page and the Out of the Bedroom 676 review is posted here. Line up was: The Old Town Rambler, Startled Bee, David Cornwall, Jonas Cimermanas, Majk Stokes, Laura Silverstone, David Paton, Annabel Jones, feature act: Rosie Smith.

See you at Woodland Creatures this Thursday…
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Rosie SmithThe 676th Out of the Bedroom is on at Leith’s finest Woodland Creatures this Thursday, 20th September 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 are welcome.

Our feature act this week is Rosie Smith. Born in Glasgow, Rosie returned to her parents’ native Edinburgh a few years ago for university, and finally got around to her longtime goal of learning to play the guitar. Rosie’s first Out of the Bedroom performance was also her open mic debut, back in February, with her first three original songs. She has since expanded her repertoire of melancholy songs, often reminiscent of the sad Scottish folksongs, which she is also a keen performer of. Rosie’s other main influences are Joan Baez, Simon and Garfunkel, and Billy Bragg. Most of her music centres around a poignant and mournful expression of love, heartbreak, and healing.

OOTB #675 took place on 6th September. Photos from the evening can be found on our Facebook page. Line up was: James Igoe, Suzanne Dyson, Danny Emerson, Tina Louise Avery, Rosie Smith and feature act Gareth Herron.

See you at Woodland Creatures this Thursday… 🙂 
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Gareth HerronAfter our August break, the 675th Out of the Bedroom is back on at Leith’s finest Woodland Creatures this Thursday, 6th September 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 are welcome.

Our feature act this week is Gareth Herron. Originally from Northern Ireland, Gareth is a singer songwriter who has been playing his happysad songs around Edinburgh since April of this year. Inspired by Frightened Rabbit, The National and Sufjan Stevens; Gareth’s lyrically driven music offers an insight into the life of someone still trying to figure it all out.

OOTB #674 took place on 26th July. Photos from the evening can be found on our Facebook page. Line up was: Tina Louise Avery, Jim Bryce, Kevin Laing, Startled Bee, Gareth Herron, Metecandriu, Majk Stokes and feature act Small Feet Little Toes.

See you at Woodland Creatures this Thursday… 🙂 
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Small Feet Little ToesOut of the Bedroom #674 is on at Leith’s finest Woodland Creatures this Thursday, 26th July from 8.00 p.m. to 11.00 p.m. Entry is 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 Small Feet Little Toes. Peach AKA Small Feet Little Toes is an Edinburgh based singer/song-writer belting out bi-polar love songs about mammalian relationships, dirty sex talk and sneakers. Small Feet Little Toes is part of the DECAGRAM collective and will be performing with her band for a special fringe performance on the 17th of August – check out the DECAGRAM page on Facebook. Small Feet Little Toes is super excited about recording her album at the end of this year.

OOTB #673 took place on 12th July. Photos from the evening can be found on our Facebook page. Line up was: Jim Bryce, Grant and Amber, Kevin Laing, James Igoe and feature act Calum Baird. 

See you at Woodland Creatures this Thursday… 
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