Saturday, 21 July 2012

Tim Holehouse session free download and tons more besides!

I can't believe that was only a week! It went quick but it had a lot of stuff in it. I think in "summer" we try and fit in a whole year of stuff in scotland to make up for the rest of the time. Anyway, i'll start off with the free downloads. This week it's a proper treat for you because i've got a whole NINE TRACK session for you to download for FREE!

Tim Holehouse is always on tour and has been for over 3 years now, travelling mainly in Europe although have been to Iceland, Hong Kong, Japan, Australia, and the USA.
After the 2010 release of his album Grit he's got a new record called Fighter coming up in the Autumn, his first fully acoustic record, recorded in one take in a 3 hour recording session, part one of a 3 album trilogy, so keep 'em peeled on his website.

Over a year ago Tim Holehouse was in Edinburgh playing a gig and he came back after to record this nine track acoustic session, i'm sure you'll agree he was on top form this evening. Listen in to this session. Only me and one other were there in person, and there were only fifty CD copies made at the time, so grab it now, it's EXCLUSIVE to Edinburgh Unlimited. Enjoy!

He's got a side project called Timothy C Holehouse as well, and we hope to showcase him at one of our Edinburgh Unlimited gigs early in 2013, keep reading in future weeks for more details.Tim will be playing at Elvis Shakespeare in Edinburgh on 26th of August though, i'll give you the details closer the time.

While i'm here, make sure you got the free downloads from the last few weeks too, i just noticed the metadata was a bit funny on the site for the Caro Bridges and Darcy DaSilva downloads so go and get them now if you have any doubts.

Second thing i wanted to mention is this track by Blasfima Sinna and Conscious Route that's just out. Conscious Route's got an album launch at Henry's on 9 Aug but again i'll give you the details next week. Here's the song in the meantime.

Now i know music bloggers tend to have their favourites. I have my favourites too, but that's not going to influence too much what i put in this blog i hope. If i hear some good music, i'll try to fit it in if i can. A few folk said they'd send me their music, so please feel free. And i REALLY encourage you to use the comments section in this blog, that's what it's for. Start a bit of community discussion. It's not all about what music i like, you know!

Wickerman Festival's on this weekend. Awesome, and a shame i'll be missing it again this year. :-( Never mind, we're not all made of money (and they've not asked me to play this year), BUT never mind, i am playing a gig on Sunday at The Listening Room, which happens every week at The Blue Blazer. You should come. It's free, there's an open mic from 8pm to 9pm and a featured act from 9pm to 10pm. And this week the featured act is me! I'll have some copies of my new single with me and will be doing a duet for the second time ever with Caro Bridges, which i'm quite excited about.

Also, if you're in Edinburgh and not at the Wickerman tonight then come to Out Of The Bedroom, it's an open mic plus featured act as well, and it's Tina Avery who's featured tonight, 8pm start, free admission, and it's at The Montague Bar on St Leonards Street.

Please let me know if you want gig listings by the way, some people said they're really useful, and some said they're not keen on them. I'll try and keep it to just a couple per week, though i think.

Also i really need you to pimp this blog to everybody you know. You don't have to live in Edinburgh to enjoy good music and Edinburgh Unlimited doesn't have a publicity department so we need YOU the lovers of good music, the enjoyers of passionate art, to spread the word. Repost on your FB page, retweet, communicate with each other in the comments and get it happening, folks! The music scene is too spread out, and it's too us and them as well. There's no such thing as audience and performers, we're all PEOPLE so get involved and just have a good time doing it! So yeah, let me know what you want to see more of, and less of, in this blog too, please.

So okay i'll take my leave of you now, till next week. Not sure who the free downloads are coming from next week, as i say a few people said they'd send me stuff, and i do have a lot of live recordings of my own to wade through so we'll see what i can arrange.

Keep on rocking!

Calum Carlyle
Edinburgh Unlimited

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