San Toy are an alternative/rock/reggae five piece from Govan, Glasgow. We don't claim to sound different from everyone else, we only try to be as original and keep our music as true to our own expressions as we can. Started out as a group of friends getting together for a jam. By 2005 we had a line up ready to write and record our own material . Initially we wrote more than 20 songs which we whittled down to 11 for our live set and album.
Bruce Guthro (born August 31, 1961) is a Canadian singer / songwriter, from Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. Guthro has a strong solo career, and in 1998 also joined scottish folk rock band Runrig, whilst still pursuing his solo career and residing in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Bruce has gained many awards, including several ECMA's (East Coast Music Awards), and was also host of Canadian TV show 'Songwriters Circle', on which guests included musical talents including the likes of Alan Doyle, from Canadian Band Great Big Sea.
The Martial Arts was originally the name used by singer/guitarist Paul Kelly when his demos were released on two compilations by Swedish label Groover Recordings. Having found his music via the internet, they invited him to record an album in Stockholm with Shout Out Louds producer Ronald Bood. With not one live appearence to their name, the band recorded their debut EP 'Do It Riot Grrl' in their hometown of Glasgow and then in August 2005, made the trip to Stockholm and recorded their debut album 'Your Sinclair'.
The A Forest formed in Dundee, UK in 2003. Between them, Cat Lee-Marr, Chris Lee-Marr, Eilidh Glynn, Ewan Morrison, George Burton and Michael Lambert play bass guitar, cello, drums, electric and acoustic guitars, synthesizer and voice. During their most active period, the band played shows accross Scotland with other like-minded sorts such as the Zephyrs, De Rosa, Copy Haho, Viking Moses, Misty’s Big Adventure, Mountain Men Anonymous and the Cranebuilders. They also organised a fringe event for BBC Radio 1’s One Big Weekend in Dundee and played the 2007 Fence Homegame.
Though the past year has seen the Scottish Frightened Rabbit finally stepped into public view, with more extensive touring and some recordings now publicly available, the past few years have largely been about the band quietly honing their sound and cultivating their art. Frightened Rabbit is now a four-piece comprising Scott Hutchison (vocals/guitar), Billy Kennedy (guitar/keyboard), Grant Hutchison (drums) and Andy Monaghan (guitar/keyboard).
Found preserved in amber, scientists only recently discovered the technology that was sophisticated and accurate enough to extract the four fossilised musicians. After an extensive period of re-hydration and nutrition using salt water solution and prime 100% Scottish beefburgers with all the trimmings were ninecircles able to begin basic self expression. Band members:
Stuart Downie - Drums
Johnny Bisset - Vocals
Steve Fraser - Guitar
Kevin Clark - Bass Sites:
Ross Clark, there are three of them. One (pictured far right) is an acoustic guitar player from Edinburgh, drawing influence from artists such as ballboy, Stars and Half Man Half Biscuit. The second is from Ayrshire, and creates experimental tracks blending electronica with jazz and orchestral music. The third (pictured near right) is a young songwriter from Clydebank. He "writes songs for the broken-hearted" and according to his best friend "is an act not to be missed." He plays every Tuesday at the Oran Mor Acoustic Session and Open Mic Night.