News & Gigs
We had a great start to 2024 with some great Session A9 gigs at Celtic Connections and the launch of our new studio album The Magic Roundabout.
The album is available to download and buy physical CDs from visiting https://sessiona9.bandcamp.com
Session A9 will at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig in Skye from the 1st to 5th of April for our teaching week which has sold out but will also incorporate a gig in the college during the week.
Session A9 will then out on tour promoting the The Magic Roundabout. You can catch the band at these venues over April.
5th of April - Boat of Garten Village Hall
6th of April – Glassel Village Hall
7th of April – The Universal Hall Findhorn
9th of April – The Traverse Theatre Edinburgh
11th of April – Victoria Hall Settle
12th of April – Creiff
13th of April – Stornoway
14th of April – Lochinver Village Hall
I’ll post more information on the dates and booking info in the coming weeks.
Session A9 are also working on launching a book of tunes, which will be the tracks featured on the new album, The Magic Roundabout.
Lots of studio work happening at present in my own studio, from recording, mixing and mastering so don’t hesitate to get in touch if I can be of any help to you.
I’ve also a variety of different projects on the go at the moment from song writing to promoting ceilidh dancing in the far north but also looking towards recording our Cattachs and Gallachs of the Grey Coast project with the fab Caithness writer George Gunn and the one and only Andy Thorburn on piano.
Over the past few months I've been beavering away putting together my new studio in Wick and now The Caithness Mix Room is my new space for writing / recording / mixing and mastering in my home town of Wick.
After years of visiting many great studios throughout the the UK, I've always yearned for my own space to work that suits my needs and now it's up and running I'm delighted with final result.
The room is based around my Pro Tools setup using Universal Apollo interfaces and Universal Audio Mic Pre Amps and countless UAD plugins.
My recording setup is also portable so I'm able to record projects in various locations and then bring it back to Wick for editing and mixing.
Mastering has been a big part of my life for many years, as before turning to be a full time professional musician and tutor I was a full time mastering engineer for Grampian Records. I've continued mastering over the years using various studios but delighted to have my own new studio up and running.
The studio also hosts a terrific array of sample libraries for orchestral, drum and pianos samples.
Online session work is also available and just some of the most recent sessions I've recorded at the Caithness Mix Room can be heard on Tim Edey's latest album and also Blair Douglas's December 2016 release.
Please don't hesitate to contact me about the studio for your new project and CD mastering, just visit the contact page.
To read reviews of the new Greentrax album 'Wick to Wickham', go to the press page link above.