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The Scottish Pink Floyd

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One of Scotland’s premier tribute acts were welcomed to the studios at NCL’s Cumbernauld Campus by HND Sound Production students in June to record tracks between gigs.

The Scottish Pink Floyd are an eight piece band based in Glasgow who have gathered a large fan base while travelling the country replicating the original Pink Floyd sound.

Rather than track individually, the band decided to record all instruments live to tape, with the lead and backing vocals being the only overdubs.

Alek McMillan Of HND Sound Production added: “This was a great session, recording live was a bit of a challenge, but they are all brilliant musicians which makes it easier, and the end results sound fantastic”

 

 

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Recording with Company of Wolves

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The Sound Production department at Cumbernauld Campus welcomed Anna Porubcansky from Glasgow based Company of Wolves into the studios in June, to record a version of her stage show “Unbecoming” which is currently touring the country.

Company of Wolves are a laboratory based theatre company, led by Anna, who produce performance by experiment, using elements of theatre, dance, music and improvisation. The company craft unique and compelling pieces that aim to speak directly to the times we live in.

Having already recorded the theatre performance of “Unbecoming” at Cumbernauld Theatre, HNC Sound production students Carla Robertson and Perseus McGhee were tasked with recording a studio based performance without losing any of the energy from the live show.

Carla added “This was a brilliant opportunity to work with a very creative artist, in a genre that we had little experience of, but found really interesting”

Click here to see a trailer of the theatre production featuring the audio recorded by Carla and Perseus.

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Creative Industries students get VIP access to Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters World Tour Glasgow show

At the end of last term, six lucky students from across New College Lanarkshire’s Music and Sound Production department accompanied lecturer Bertie Fritsch to see Roger Waters (Pink Floyd) for his Us & Them world tour at the SSE Hydro Friday 29th June. Students got exclusive VIP access to witness the band’s afternoon rehearsal, sound check, visual set up, choreography and run through with local school children from Glasgow, for the chorus on Another Brick in the Wall, before attending the show.

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The 2-hour show included many seminal tracks from classic Pink Floyd albums Meddle, Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, The Wall and Roger’s latest solo release Is this the Life We Really Want? In the interval the students got to meet the rock legend backstage for a quick photo call. The day was an unforgettable experience all around.

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Creative Break artist release single on new college label

The first single by new college label ‘Become One Music‘ has been released on a number of major digital platforms.

The track is the fruit of a collaborative project between New College Lanarkshire students in Sound Production and Music Business, conceived during a hectic week of recording as part of the Creative Break in January 2018.

Alek McMillan, one of the Sound Production students involved, spoke of the challenges in recording the track:

“It was great to be put outside of our comfort zone in dealing with a style of music we were not used to. I’m really pleased with the final result and happy to see it being released as a single”

Press release and ways to listen are below:

Little Things You Do is the debut release from 17-year-old Glaswegian Kelsey Jones.

Written as a direct thank you to her mother ‘Little Things You Do’ is a heart felt message to someone who has always been there and gone that extra mile. Throughout the song Kelsey emphasises this support and bond perhaps best surmised in the line, “while your own battles are in front of your eyes and you are still trying to win mine.” A continuous reaffirmation of the often under-appreciated act of selfless love.

As a totally self-taught musician, Kelsey has until recently had no formal musical training, picking up songs on her guitar and ukulele from YouTube. From hours and hours of processing songs she slowly began to craft them into her own versions, posting these online from the age of 14.

Mining a repertoire delving from Elvis to Whitney Houston and The 1975 to Nirvana and Radiohead, Kelsey has over the last three years, honed her craft into penning and performing her own solo material. This has resulted in recent gigs at Glasgow’s Classic Grand and open mic sessions at King Tuts Wah Wah Hut and the Amethyst.

Now with her debut release, Kelsey Jones searches for the romanticism in everyday life. Whilst her poetic lyricism shines through, Kelsey instinctively believes, “the music always comes first.”

 

Available to download or stream from:

Spotify:

Amazon:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07D9VYZZ7

iTunes:

https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/album/little-things-you-do-single/1388472608?mt=1&app=music

For more information please contact:

https://www.becomeonemusic.com/

info@becomeonemusic.com

 

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Ross McFarlane Guest Lecture

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BA Commercial Sound students were delighted to welcome world renowned Scottish session drummer Ross McFarlane to the studios at Cumbernauld Campus.

Ross has over 20 years’ experience in the industry and has drummed with luminaries such as Texas, The Proclaimers, Stilstskin, Justin Currie, Jon Fratelli, Codeine Velvet Club, Mull Historical Society, Isobel Campbell, Ian McCulloch and Kate Nash.

Ross, fresh from finishing a world tour with Texas, took part in a full day of drum recording, imparting his expert technical advice on the degree students. This was followed by an in-depth Q & A session where Ross gave a very refreshing insight into the industry as it stands today, as well as his life as a freelance/session musician.

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