Great to Talk – Better to Listen

A year ago today, I decided to make my meditation practise a daily one. That may not be a huge deal to a lot of people but I’d love to share my milestone with a little article which at it’s core celebrates friendship. I started investigating mindfulness after a visit to India in 2009. I …

LOFT55 – Keeping it Street

You know that way it feels when the planets align at exactly the right time to make great opportunities known to you? Well, this picks up from my last post very aptly. It confirms my thoughts on music, following conversations with an old colleague and good friend who has recently taken the bull by the …

The Power of Music

In my last post, I wrote about how we can all reap the benefits of taking a bit of time to get some perspective and gain clarity on the important things in life. I thought it might be worthwhile to go into a bit more detail on some of those important things and immediately thought …

What Keeps You Real? (New Ear New Year)

What Keeps you real? I recently decided to leave a company and job that I absolutely adored. I’d been with them for almost eleven years, 5 different job titles, a couple of periods of near burnout and one extremely humbling moment that will stay with me until the day I die. But even that immensely …

Fatherson Play Hometown Secret Gig

When two students at Kilmarnock Academy told their Head of Music / Deputy Head Darren Ramsay that they’d really like to put on a gig in the school as an enterprise activity, Mr Ramsay was more than happy to help the pupils out. So, with the help of their teacher, the two passionate music lovers …

The Rising Souls – Electric Circus 21 Feb 15

After years of gigging, last night was, embarrassingly, my first ever visit to Edinburgh’s Electric Circus. Excuses, I have none, albeit perhaps that my musical junkets in Scotland have predominantly been in Glasgow, save a smattering of Edinburgh gigs over the last few years. Electric Circus is a quirky little place, the low slung ceiling …