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Scope, Scotland On Sunday, 17 September 2017

Published in Scotland On Sunday, 17 September 2017 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss. Read on [in association with Off Axis]

SCOPE Artist of the Week in Scotland On Sunday
Scotland On Sunday, 17 September 2017, Scope

Few of Scotland’s biggest acts of the past decade have come from Glasgow, which bodes well for budding star Lewis Schofield, aka Scope on his path to world fame.

Hailing from the small fishing village of Portpatrick, the young hip-hop artist swiftly signed a deal after his first single and then disappeared into a converted farm house to work on his debut album.

Since then he has graced stages throughout Europe and the US, supported J-Hus, Tinie Tempah and Obie Trice, not to mention playing Celtic Connections and Knockengorroch closer to home.

In October Scope flies to New York to work on his next album, with shows at SXSW and Canadian Music Week 2018 already confirmed.

In the meantime, the video for his latest track Real Friends debuts on Youtube today play below:

Glasgwegians can get a taste of what might soon be Scotland’s biggest musical export at King Tut’s on Saturday (23 September).

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 75 towns and cities across the UK. Off Axis 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

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Be Charlotte, Scotland on Sunday, 19 July 2015

Published in Scotland On Sunday, Spectrum Magazine: Sunday 19 July 2015 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon Scotland On Sunday, Spectrum Magazine 19 July 2015, Be Charlotte

Dundee’s Charlotte Brimner has come a long way since her early acoustic compositions, and is now making waves on both sides of the Atlantic. In the spring she took part in SXSW Interactive, demonstrating a new instrument she has developed with Cambridge scientist Kate Stone, before heading off to LA to begin work on writing music for films.

Back home, she used her recent T In The Park performance to re-launch as Be Charlotte marking her move into an electronic sound, which blends loops, vocals, beat-boxing and rap.

More festival performances are due to follow at Wickerman Festival this Saturday [25 July] and Doune The Rabbit Hole a month later, with booking agents already taking a keen interest.

Although not yet officially released, her self-produced track Discover has been picking up plays on XFM. It provides an excellent snapshot of her talents, demonstrating a pop sensibility, which clearly establishes her as a success story in the making.

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