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Music Plus and Hit The Road 2017

HIT THE ROAD and MUSIC PLUS NOW OPEN for APPLICATIONS from young people age 14-19 yrs old interested in Music.

Hit The Road is a youth music touring initiative, and Music Plus is a mentoring project. Both are run by the Scottish Music Centre, and funded by Creative Scotland’s Youth Music Initiative (YMI) with Hit The Road also benefiting from support through PRS for Music Foundation.

Both initiatives have helped nurture and develop the careers of hundreds of young people living in Scotland 14-19 years old including;  KLOE, Model Aeroplanes, JR Green, Indigo Velvet, Man of Moon, Lewis Capaldi, Be Charlotte, TAMZENE, Emme Woods, Scope, Iona Fyfe music bloggers Vinyl Noise and are now OPEN for applications for 2017.

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Vistas, Scotland On Sunday, 2 April 2017

Published in Scotland On Sunday, 2 April 2017 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss. Read on [in association with Tribe Tattoo]

VISTAS Artist of the Week in Scotland On Sunday

Scotland On Sunday, 2 April 2017, Vistas

Penicuick indie-rock outfit Vistas have built up an impressive following since forming last year.

Single launches at Edinburgh’s Mash House and Electric Circus sold out and the band have been heard on Radio Scotland and Amazing Radio.

Boasting a singalong sensibility which lightly nods to The Strokes, Snow Patrol and the Arctic Monkeys, the four-piece have also been garnering interest further afield, thanks to inclusion on several highly regarded Spotify playlists. Their recent release, Feel Alive has been played more than 200,000 times, taking the total number of streams for their songs past 500,000.

Their next gig will be at Edinburgh’s Liquid Rooms on 21 April, playing our (free) Wide Days showcase (Vistas Tickets Here) along with former Under The Radar act The Vegan Leather and Declan Welsh. From our point of view Vistas are set to go far.

Listen to Vistas on Spotify at VISTAS – Spotify

Under the Radar is in association with Tribe Tattoo body piercing and tattoo studios in Edinburgh and Glasgow. To find out more visit

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run music industry convention Wide Days which takes place from 21-22 April visit

* For consideration as our Artist of the Week please click HERE scroll to the bottom and review checklist of what we NEED in order to feature bands in Scotland On Sunday. Then email: Derick Mackinnon with all the info