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VIDEO: Festival boss launches ReBalance scheme to get more girls into music industry

Girl power got a helping hand today when one of the world's biggest music promoters launched an initiative in to encourage more female UK led bands, solo acts and sound engineers.

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Meet pop rockers The Vamps at Glasgow Argyle Street from noon and the Edinburgh store at 5pm on Tuesday, July 18.

The Vamps' Night & Day album set to knock Ed Sheeran off top spot - meet them at HMV signings in Scotland

Pop rockers The Vamps look set to end Ed Sheeran's rule at the top of the charts with their new album Night & Day and lucky fans can meet them at HMV signings in Scotland.
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The Beach Boys will close the 10th MoFest next month.

Bringing Good Vibrations to Montrose

It won’t be long now until the legendary Beach Boys arrive in Montrose.

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Music review: Holy Holy play Ziggy Stardust

Holy Holy are a bespoke kind of tribute band, honouring David Bowie’s stellar legacy from an insider perspective. Formed by original Spiders from Mars drummer Woody Woodmansey, with Bowie’s producer and wingman Tony Visconti as a featured guest, they sensibly aim for respectful revisiting rather than slavish recreation, capturing the crunch and swagger which has long since become common currency for low-slung rock’n’roll.

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Music review: Belle and Sebastian

Closing out the fourth BBC 6 Music Festival on a rare, delightfully sunny day in Glasgow, hometown indie-pop outfit Belle and Sebastian brought all the warmth and spirited charm you’d expect to a show that climaxed with Stuart Murdoch et al surrounded by fans dancing on stage around them.

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Curtis channels Ol’ Blue Eyes

Curtis channels Ol’ Blue Eyes

The timeless cool of Frank Sinatra met the robust swing of the Count Basie Orchestra on the classic album, ‘Sinatra at the Sands’ and it has remained a beloved classic ever since, the perfect marriage of old-school pop and big band jazz.

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Amy Macdonald releases her new album on February 17.

Amy Macdonald: I want to write songs that mean something

It was a very cheery Amy Macdonald that came on the phone when I grabbed her for a chat about her new upcoming album. But then, she has a lot to be happy about.

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Billy Bragg and Joe Henry join the Celtic Connections line up next week.

Billy Bragg’s American obsession

Like many a British musician before him, Billy Bragg, bard of Barking, singer songwriter, political activist, and musical historian has made no secret of his obsession with the songs and the mythology of the Americas, not least those of his artistic and philosophical forebear Woody Guthrie. With his friend and collaborator, US singer songwriter Joe Henry, he has made an album that focuses on the transformative part the railroad played in disseminating the songs that gave birth to the rock’n’roll era.

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Strathspey and Surreal play Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Main Auditorium on January 23.

Brazilian beats to warm up Celtic crowd

For most cities, January is a time to bring normality back to life after the festivities of Christmas and New Year.

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Huw Bunford will headline Big Fish Little Fish in Edinburgh

Huw Bunford will headline Big Fish Little Fish in Edinburgh

Family friendly rave Big Fish Little Fish has announced Huw Bunford from the Super Furry Animals will headline its Christmas club night.

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Island tour dates for piper Fred Morrison

Island tour dates for piper Fred Morrison

Renowned Scottish piper, Fred Morrison, will soon set off on a solo Scottish tour.

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Album reviews: Wild Beasts | Batteries | The Royal Mail

The Scotsman’s music critics review the latest album releases

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45 Years sees a husband and wife struggling to cope with their past Picture: The Bureau

What’s On In Scotland: Five things to do tonight

OUR daily briefing gives you the run-down on the best cultural and entertainment events taking place across Scotland

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Friend of a Friend on tour.

A confidant act to follow

With roots in the Isle of Lewis, Friend of a Friend are a four-piece indie band bringing their unique sound back to the island for a live gig in Stornoway this September.

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Astrid to hit the music scene again for another exciting period.

Reformed Astrid back in the mix

Charles Clark has revealed that he and Willie Campbell have already stockpiled almost 20-tracks for the planned new Astrid album.

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Edith Bowman on how to enjoy music festivals

If music festivals conjure up images of rank toilets, waterlogged tents and muddy wellies, then maybe you’re missing the main act. So says festival veteran and former Radio 1 DJ Edith Bowman, who has watched more than 1,500 bands play at more than 80 festivals over the last 20 years – and still gets as excited as ever about them.

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MpH success with Rat Pack sell-outs

THE Royal British Legion was packed last Friday and Saturday (December 10 and 11) for the première performances of the MpH (Music Project Hebrides) Rat Pack Night – and what a night it was!

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A new batch of Hall of Famers will be joining last HebCelt headliners and Hall of Fame inductees Runrig. SGD.21162

Festival Hall of Fame categories announced

THE new Hall of Fame Nominations have been announced for the Hebridean Celtic Festival – as well as early bird ticket prices that are set to beat the 2011 VAT hike in the UK!

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Battle of the Bands – The Final!

IT is time...after a number of showcases held island wide...the Battle of the Bands Final is set to take place on December 17 – and for island music lovers looks like an event not to be missed!

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