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Ashton Lane, Scotland On Sunday, 10 September 2017

Published in Scotland On Sunday, 10 September 2017 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss. Read on Scotsman.com [in association with Off Axis]

ASHTON LANE Artist of the Week in Scotland On Sunday

Scotland On Sunday, 10 September 2017, Ashton Lane

Ashton Lane are a modern Americana/country act based in Glasgow. The creative force at the core is husband and wife duo Esther and Tim O’Connor, with co-writer and producer Graeme Duffin completing the line up.

They have a talent for penning catchy, radio-friendly country hits and have had an impressive year, touring throughout Europe, performing at the Isle of Wight Festival, Millport Country Festival, and Fynefest. They were also nominated for Best Duo and Best Song at the British Country Music Awards and enjoyed airplay on BBC Radio 2.

The prolific duo have released seven albums to date, with new single ’Breathe You In’ out on 27 October (pre-order from Friday), ahead of tour dates in the UK, Austria and Germany from October to December.

Listen to ’Breathe You In’ at http://bit.ly/AshtonLane-SoS see the video below or visit www.ashtonlaneofficial.com/tour

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run music industry seminar and social night, Born To Be Wide www.borntobewide.co.uk

Under the Radar is in association with Off Axis, a touring and gig swapping network enabling artists to play successful shows and festivals, in 75 towns and cities across the UK. Off Axis’s first monthly Glasgow showcase is on Friday at The Poetry Club, SWG3 featuring Ace City Racers (click here for FREE tickets) and register to TOUR at https://whatisoffaxis.com

Images: Off Axis stage at Kendal Calling featuring Jamie & Shoony, Indigo Velvet and Ded Rabbit

Off Axis sponsors Scotland On Sunday Indigo Velvet on Off Axis stage at Kendal Calling Jamie & Shoony on Off Axis stage at Kendal Calling Ded Rabbit on Off Axis stage at Kendal Calling

* 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

Calum Mackenzie Jones, Scotland On Sunday, 28 May 2017

Published in Scotland On Sunday, 28 May 2017 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss. Read on Scotsman.com [in association with Electric Fields Festival]

CALUM MACKENZIE JONES Artist of the Week in Scotland On Sunday

Scotland On Sunday, 28 May 2017, Calum Mackenzie Jones

Hailing from Moray, Calum Mackenzie Jones has packed an impressive amount of musical activity into the three years since he started playing open mic nights at the age of 13.

Drawing on folk, country, blues and Celtic rock, his debut single Your Man, picked up a spin on Jo Whiley’s Radio 2 show when it was released in February.

This followed on from a string of live slots in 2016 including XpoNorth, Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival, Speyfest and more. This month he released a charity single, The La La Song, which is due to be followed by a debut album, Wasted Days, on 21 June.

Get a taste of what is to come with the title track – http://bit.ly/utrcmjones on which Jones, plays every instrument (except fiddle). With bookings lined up for Eden Festival, Northern Roots, Seafest, Bootstock and Fur Folks Sake, we expect a lot more people will be hearing this promising artist in the coming months.

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run music industry seminar and social night Born To Be Wide visit www.borntobewide.co.uk

Under the Radar is in association with Electric Fields Festival Headline acts Frightened Rabbit and Dizzee Rascal are joined by Band Of Horses, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Glass Animals, Arab Strap, Kate Tempest and many more over a weekend which also celebrates the best in Scottish street food and drink. Visit www.electricfieldsfestival.com

Electric Fields Festival sponsors Scotland On Sunday Frightened Rabbit at Electric Fields Festival Dizzee Rascal at Electric Fields Festival Kate Tempest at Electric Fields Festival, sponsors of Scotland On Sunday

* 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