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SHOGUN Artist of the Week in Scotland On Sunday
Nineteen-year-old Joe Heron, from Paisley, AKA Shogun is one of the fastest rising stars being associated with the increasingly popular Grime genre.
The young rapper/emcee’s lyrics are sharp, perceptive and politically charged. Videos for recent tracks ‘Unrivalled’ and ‘Vulcan’ have been viewed nearly three million times on YouTube and he featured on a recent BBC documentary highlighting some of the UK’s best new artists.
Full info see https://shogun.scot
Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run music industry seminar and social night Born To Be Wide visit www.borntobewide.co.uk
Under the Radar is in association with Knockengorroch World Ceilidh Festival in the hills, 25-28 May 2017 featuring Max Romeo, RURA, Molotov Jukebox, Mouse Outfit, Mungos Hi Fi and many more Scottish and international acts. To find out more visit www.knockengorroch.org.uk
* 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
Classical music fans will be familiar with Anna Meredith whose accolades include being Composer in Residence with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Her piece Connect It was an integral part of the award-winning BBC Ten Pieces project, introducing half of all UK school children to classical music, and her compositions have featured on broadcasts, films and concerts worldwide.
The artist recently released her debut album Varmints which has been long-listed for the Scottish Album of the Year Award. Mixing electronica, contemporary classical, experimental rock and pop, with intermittent bursts of tuba and cello, we witnessed Meredith and band play incredible, genre-bending performances last week at Glasgow’s The Hug & Pint and at the Great Escape festival.
Meredith and her band are booked to appear at various festivals this summer, and her classical music will be performed by the likes of Scottish Ensemble [in June] and Scottish Chamber Orchestra [in December].
Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run the Born To Be Wide music industry social events and seminars www.borntobewide.co.uk
Under the Radar in Scotland On Sunday is in association with LINDISFARNE FESTIVAL