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Vistas, Scotland On Sunday, 2 April 2017

Published in Scotland On Sunday, 2 April 2017 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss. Read on Scotsman.com [in association with Tribe Tattoo]

VISTAS Artist of the Week in Scotland On Sunday

Scotland On Sunday, 2 April 2017, Vistas

Penicuick indie-rock outfit Vistas have built up an impressive following since forming last year.

Single launches at Edinburgh’s Mash House and Electric Circus sold out and the band have been heard on Radio Scotland and Amazing Radio.

Boasting a singalong sensibility which lightly nods to The Strokes, Snow Patrol and the Arctic Monkeys, the four-piece have also been garnering interest further afield, thanks to inclusion on several highly regarded Spotify playlists. Their recent release, Feel Alive has been played more than 200,000 times, taking the total number of streams for their songs past 500,000.

Their next gig will be at Edinburgh’s Liquid Rooms on 21 April, playing our (free) Wide Days showcase (Vistas Tickets Here) along with former Under The Radar act The Vegan Leather and Declan Welsh. From our point of view Vistas are set to go far.

Listen to Vistas on Spotify at VISTAS – Spotify

Under the Radar is in association with Tribe Tattoo body piercing and tattoo studios in Edinburgh and Glasgow. To find out more visit www.tribetattoo.co.uk

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run music industry convention Wide Days which takes place from 21-22 April visit www.widedays.com

* 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

Scottish Music Centre, PRS for Music Foundation, Help Musicians UK

Scottish Music Centre becomes PRS for Music Foundation Talent Development Partner and Help Musicians UK National Grants Programme Awardee

Glasgow’s Scottish Music Centre today announces a significant boost to youth music activities throughout Scotland with news the centre has become a PRS for Music Foundation Talent Development Partner and is one of two Scotland-based organisations receiving support for the next 3 years through Help Musicians UK’s National Grants Programme

Scottish Music Centre becomes PRS for Music Foundation Talent Development Partner and Help Musicians UK National Grants Programme Awardee

The announcements represent a significant boost for the youth music activities carried out by the Scottish Music Centre across Scotland.

PRS Foundation’s Talent Development Partners are selected for the quality and range of opportunities they offer and the year-round impact their work is having on the music creators they support.

Help Musicians UK National Grants Programme Awardees are supported for three years. HMUK invest in organisations where innovation is supported and progressive services and opportunities for musicians are delivered.

These announcements will enable Scottish Music Centre, through their national youth music initiatives, to further nurture and develop musical talent throughout Scotland over the next three years. The additional support will be used to expand and enhance existing projects as well as creating new intensive artist development opportunities.

Scottish Music Centre currently manages two national youth music projects, mentoring initiative Music Plus+ and touring project Hit The Road

Both projects have secured performance slots and training roles at festivals including Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival and Electric Fields as well as helping emerging bands and artists gain coverage in national newspapers, radio, TV and online.

Gill Maxwell, Executive Director of the Scottish Music Centre, said,
“We are thrilled to announce Help Musicians UK is supporting Scottish Music Centre to further develop our activities throughout Scotland over the next three years. At the same time, we are delighted to become a PRS for Music Foundation Talent Development Partner. This is very exciting news for musicians living in Scotland and we look forward to working together with our new partners, to invest in further nurturing and developing young musical talent across the country.”

Click HERE for Photos of artists who have benefitted from mentoring, touring and training opportunities through Hit The Road and Music Plus+

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For more information visit www.scottishmusiccentre.com

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