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Skjør, Scotland On Sunday, 31 July 2016

Published in Scotland On Sunday, 31 July 2016 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss. Read on Scotsman.com [in association with EmuBands]

SKJØR Artist of the Week in Scotland On Sunday
Scotland On Sunday, 31 July 2016, Skjør

Being under 18 can be problematic for a lot of musicians, ruling out the possibility of festival slots and a lot of gigs. However, Skjør (pronounced sure) have managed to turn having youth on their side into an advantage. Not only have they been offered a slot on the latest Hit The Road tour – an initiative which launched the careers of KLOË, Model Aeroplanes, Man Of Moon, JR Green, Indigo Velvet, and more – but they have just been awarded a Young Scot Nurturing Talent award.

The money will be used by the band to record a new single and video, which is scheduled for release in October. In the meantime, it is worth checking out Skjør’s dreamy brand of atmospheric acoustic pop inspired by singer Louise McCraw’s time spent in Norway.

The band play Leith Dockers Club in Edinburgh on 18 August, The Hug & Pint in Glasgow on 19 August and YUC in Kilwinning on 20 August. Skjør are a young team well worth looking out for.

Listen at https://soundcloud.com/weareskjor

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run the Born To Be Wide music industry social events and seminars www.borntobewide.co.uk

Under the Radar is in association with EmuBands
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* 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

Music Plus at Belladrum Festival 2016

National youth music projects Music Plus+ and Hit The Road have teamed up with Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival taking place from 4-6 August in Beauly, near Inverness. The partnership enables young artists 14-19 years old the opportunity to perform at the sold out festival. Artists performing include; Acrylic | The Vegan Leather | Mari Green | Deni Smith | Emily Isla | Holly and Lucy Mincher | Young Rotations [Jack Young] | Eadan Sutherland and Eilidh Anderson + Logan McGee. Some previous participants are also booked to appear on different stages, including Man of Moon, Indigo Velvet, The Mermaids, Be Charlotte and many more.

For more info click Belladrum Festival Facebook Event or the image below:

Music Plus and Hit The Road artists perform at Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival 2016

Music Plus+ and Hit The Road are managed by the Scottish Music Centre and both projects receive funding from Creative Scotland’s Youth Music Initiative with Hit The Road also benefiting from investment courtesy of PRS For Music Foundation

Further info on Music Plus visit www.musicplus.org.uk and for Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival visit www.tartanheartfestival.co.uk

For anything relating to Music Plus / Hit The Road artists performing at Belladrum Festival please email: Derick Mackinnon or phone 07784 320 546