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Deni Smith, Scotland On Sunday, 20 November 2016

Published in Scotland On Sunday, 20 November 2016 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss. Read on Scotsman.com [in association with Musician’ Union]

DENI SMITH Artist of the Week in Scotland On Sunday
Scotland On Sunday, 20 November 2016, Deni Smith

We first encountered singer-songwriter Deni Smith performing at Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival in August on her 19th birthday. The musician started out performing covers on YouTube and gradually began gigging live around Fife.

She’s played the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, supported more established artists such as Fatherson, Mull Historical Society, Sinderins and Model Aeroplanes and recently released a single, Bring Back The Sun, which is bound to get stuck in your head thanks to the catchy singalong chorus.

She tours this week as part of youth music initiative Hit The Road, headlining at home on Friday at PJ Molloy’s in Dunfermline, followed by gigs at The Stove in Dumfries and Oran Mor in Glasgow, with Elia Davidson and Rebekah Kirk. Watch the video for her single [below] or visit www.denismithmusic.co.uk

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

Under the Radar is in association with Musicians’ Union
Musicians Union sponsor new music every week in Scotland On Sunday

Musicians’ UnionBehind Every Musician. To find out more about the benefits of joining visit www.musiciansunion.org.uk/Join

* 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

November Lights, Scotland On Sunday, 30 October 2016

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

NOVEMBER LIGHTS Artist of the Week in Scotland On Sunday
Scotland On Sunday, 30 October 2016, November Lights

Originally from The Three Towns area, northwest of Kilwinning, indie-pop band November Lights now live and study in Glasgow.

The young trio have supported bands like Fatherson and The LaFontaines and we first encountered them at the XpoNorth festival then again in August via youth music touring initiative Hit The Road.

Their catchy new single ’A.U.X’ is an excellent indication of what to expect from their EP ‘Talk’ due out at the end of next month.

In support of the release of th EP, the band embark on a mini-tour, performing at Cafe Drummonds in Aberdeen on 9 December at The Hug and Pint in Glasgow on 10 December and at Sneaky Pete’s in Edinburgh on 11 December. Retro Video Club and Audiokicks join them on tour.

Listen at https://soundcloud.com/november-lights/aux

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

Under the Radar is in association with Musicians’ Union
Musicians Union sponsor new music every week in Scotland On Sunday

Musicians’ UnionBehind Every Musician. To find out more about the benefits of joining visit www.musiciansunion.org.uk/Join

* 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