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Rivergate Battle of the Bands

Rivergate Battle of the Bands

Always wanted to play the main stage? Wanna be a headline act? Now’s your time to shine… We’re rocking out this summer with our very own Battle of the Bands competition, giving you...

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Rolled Up 20s

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Interview with The River 68's

Interview with The River 68's

  written by Keira Murray.  Before headlining The Ignition Finale at the Old Fruitmarket, The River 68’s took some time out to speak to Clyde 1’s Jim Gellatly. Were you aware of any...

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Interview with Suspire

Interview with Suspire

  written by Keira Murray.  Clyde 1’s Jim Gellatly interviews the band after their performance at the Ignition Finale at the Old Fruitmarket. Considering the reason behind tonight, are you a band that...

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Interview with Proud Honey

Interview with Proud Honey

  written by Keira Murray Clyde 1’s Jim Gellatly catches up with Proud Honey after their performance at the Ignition Finale at the Old Fruitmarket. How did you get involved with YRock? Euan: We...

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Interview with Jake Beveridge

Interview with Jake Beveridge

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Ross Cairns at Classic Grand

Ross Cairns at Classic Grand

“Never Too Much Bass” by Niall Mulholland.  Almost everyone at The Classic Grand has come to see someone in particular, and whilst other acts will follow, the people here now want...

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Ignition: Pictures

Ignition: Pictures

Some of our best snaps from Ignition on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th September at The Classic Grand.                               

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ESO

ESO

As esOterica they toured with Marilyn Manson, graced the airwaves of BBC Radio 1, Radio 2, XFM and Planet Rock and built up an army of dedicated followers who turned...

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Interview with The River 68's

 

written by Keira Murray. 

Before headlining The Ignition Finale at the Old Fruitmarket, The River 68’s took some time out to speak to Clyde 1’s Jim Gellatly.

Were you aware of any initiatives for young bands or artists trying to break into the music industry?

Christian: I was not aware of these types of events that showcase young talent like this but the best way I feel is to go out and play as many gigs as possible to get yourself noticed. Social networking is not a true reflection on how popular a band really is, it is about who turns up to watch your performance.

Where did the name The River 68’s come from?

Christian: Well we originally wanted to be called Paris 68’s after the socialist political movement in Paris in 1968 but then we found out that it had already been taken by a New York boutique. We wanted to be unique so we decided on The River 68’s instead.

Were you a band before The River 68’s formed?

Christian: Craig, Gerry and I were in a band before. We all saw Alan one night when he was playing with John Fratelli and decided that he was brilliant and wanted him to join the band. Russell actually played for a few bands including the Red Hot Chilli Pipers and one night we were all at a pub socialising and met Russell that way.

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[When discussing the previous places they have played, the differences between different parts of Scotland was discussed.]

Christian: People are hell-bent on normality. One moment the whole of Glasgow can be behind you, pushing you up then the next second they can turn their back on you. It is strange because Glasgow is filled with numerous places to go and watch a gig whereas places like Aberdeen only have one venue and everyone is there to listen to every word you're singing.

The concluding question, have you got any tips for young acts coming into the industry?

Christian: Get a good recording, get enough money and get in touch with guys like Jim that can help you.

Russell: Listen to people because when you’re young you think you know everything but you don't. There are always more experienced people out there to take advice from.

Gerry: It helps to be in a band with people you like so there is no friction or tension when you perform.

Craig: Take musical influence from everything and everyone. It doesn’t matter if they’re on the streets, in a pub or from a producer. Also, listening to other genres is always a good idea.

Alan: Get out and play as much as you can. If I didn’t get out and play gigs I wouldn’t have met these guys and we wouldn’t be here today. Get as much experience as you can.

 

Ignition Bands

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The Monty Hall Problem

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