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Brewband, Scotland On Sunday, 1 October 2017

Published in Scotland On Sunday, 1 October 2017 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss. Read on [in association with Off Axis]

BREWBAND Artist of the Week in Scotland On Sunday

Scotland On Sunday, 10 October 2017, Ashton Lane

Australian-born dancer and choreographer Mark Brew has an impressive CV spanning both hemispheres. In 2009 was appointed associate director of the Scottish Dance Theatre and has since built strong ties with Scotland’s music community adding Brewband to his long list of illustrious projects.

Set to perform a series of dates between 19-28 October, including a performance at the Spree Festival in Paisley, it teams Scottish indie stalwarts including Emma Pollock, Graeme Smillie, Jill O’Sullivan and Peter Kelly with a cast of dancers. Brew describes it as “visceral rock music with delicate soundscapes” and the production has a strong focus on accessibility, offering audio description and sign language, as well as a touch tour before the show begins.

If the first recording, She, Carina is anything to go by, expect great things from both the gigs and any future releases.

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run music industry seminar and social night, Born To Be Wide

Under the Radar is in association with Off Axis, a touring and gig swapping network enabling artists to play successful shows and festivals, in over 75 towns and cities across the UK. Off Axis’s enables artists to build fanbases nationwide – be part of it and register at

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