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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.

Listen at https://soundcloud.com/becharlotte

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run the Born To Be Wide music business events visit www.borntobewide.co.uk For consideration as our artist of the week or any other news please contact: Derick Mackinnon

Ded Rabbit, Scotland On Sunday, 15 February 2015

Published in Scotland On Sunday, Spectrum Magazine: Sunday 15 February 2015 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss

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Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon Scotland On Sunday, Spectrum Magazine 15 February 2015

Ded Rabbit are four brothers from Yorkshire who moved to Edinburgh to hone their musical skills. With hints of the Housemartins and early Arctic Monkeys, infused with a twist of funk and original lyrics, they have created a distinctive and highly-listenable sound of their own.
We caught them on the Glasgow date of their current tour and were particularly impressed with frontman, Eugene Gaine, whose frenetic stage antics see him combine lead-vocal duties with turns at the guitar and saxophone.
Ded Rabbit’s EP, ‘Wake Up In A Dream’, was self-released on 7 February and recorded at Rocket Science Studios whose diverse range of credits include Texas, Dougie MacLean, Belle & Sebastian and the Walking With Dinosaurs soundtrack.
XFM’s Jim Gellatly promptly made its first song, Better On The Day, his breakout track of the week and there have been plays on Radio Scotland too. The attention is well-deserved. Ded Rabbit are great!
For more on Ded Rabbit visit www.ded-rabbit.com Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run the Born To Be Wide music industry and social events visit www.borntobewide.co.uk