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National youth music touring project, HIT THE ROAD first tour of 2016 visits Edinburgh, Glasgow and Kilwinning from 18-20 August. Artists participating are: November Lights | Skjør | and Five Cousins. Managed by the Scottish Music Centre, the project provides young musicians living in Scotland 14-19 years old the opportunity to learn about the live industry, [via workshops/training] before embarking on a professionally managed tour.
The tour has acted as a key stepping-stone in the development of some of Scotland’s most promising young artists including; KLOË, Model Aeroplanes, JR Green, Indigo Velvet, Aylee, Man of Moon, Be Charlotte, The Mermaids and is funded by Creative Scotland’s Youth Music Initiative (YMI) and PRS for Music Foundation.
INDIGO VELVET are a young band from Edinburgh who’ve been on our radar this past year.
To date, they’ve gained support from Jim Gellatly via his XFM Scotland and Amazing Radio shows, been broadcast on STV and their music has been synced to a Visit Scotland advertising campaign. The quartet have also supported the likes of Model Aeroplanes, Honeyblood, The LaFontaines and performed at Electric Fields Festival
Their indie/pop sound is like a perfect Summer soundtrack, colourful, upbeat and catchy, and having released single ‘Blue’ late last year, with sell out shows, [last week at King Tuts being the most recent], their profile and popularity is on an upwards trajectory and 2016 looks set to be their breakthrough year.
The band tour the UK supporting Newcastle band Lisbon 3-6 February visiting Glasgow, Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Leeds.
Listen at https://soundcloud.com/indigovelvet
Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run the music industry seminar and social evenings Born To Be Wide visit www.borntobewide.co.uk
** For consideration as our artist of the week or any other news please contact: Derick Mackinnon