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The Blet Project, Scotland On Sunday, 23 October 2016

Published in Scotland On Sunday, 23 October 2016 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss. Read on [in association with Musician’ Union]

THE BLET PROJECT Artist of the Week in Scotland On Sunday
Scotland On Sunday, 23 October 2016, The Blet Project

Edinburgh four-piece The Blet Project have been picking up interest in some respected quarters since forming in spring 2015, with their single Mr David Harris picking up spins on Amazing Radio and Parisian station Radio KC, as well being shortlisted on Tom Robinson’s Fresh on the Net’s Fresh Fave’s.

Frontwoman Maisie Hutt delivers their social comment-infused lyrics, and the band’s tracks vary from the jazzy reggae feel of Eight Till Ten to the combined synth and guitar of Anthem.

The Blet Project have supported former UTR-featured acts The Mirror Trap and Kirsten Adamson, and launch their debut album at Edinburgh’s Mash House on 18 November. Entitled Now Live, it is a perfect introduction to the band’s eclectic style.

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Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run the Born To Be Wide the music scene seminar and social night Their next event takes place in Edinburgh’s Electric Circus on 3 November and begins with an interview with Celtic Connections founder, Donald Shaw.

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The Blueswater, Scotland On Sunday, 8 May 2016

Published in Scotland On Sunday, 8 May 2016 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss Read on

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Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon, Scotland On Sunday, 1 May 2016, Huxtable

Edinburgh act The Blueswater have built a solid reputation in blues circles, both in Scotland and further afield.

Fronted by the exotic Felipe Schrieberg, the band expand and contract according to the occasion, ranging from a duo to double digits. And on 10 May they are due to perform as a six-piece, on STV’s Live At Five Show to coincide with the release of their five-track EP.

Four days later they are off to Zurich to play the Blossom Blues event, and at the end of the month will make multiple appearances at the Islay Festival of Music & Malt (the band have a song dedicated to the water of life). In the ultimate act of exporting coals to Newcastle, The Blueswater then tour the US in June, taking in Chicago, St. Louis, Nashville and New Orleans. Anyone with a limited travel budget can look forward to August, when the band are set to become the most ubiquitous act on the Fringe, with 100 shows scheduled over three weeks. The Blueswater just keep on running! Full info see

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run the Born To Be Wide music industry social events and seminars

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