News Release: 30 June 2021
Drum roll!! We’re so excited to announce the line-up in the first of two music sessions and our first music collaboration with Mildreds Dairy Promotions.
Starring some of Scotland’s best musicians and song writers the sessions will stream new material in August by Edinburgh’s Mt. Doubt and Glasgow’s Findlay Napier and Daniel Meade. A second line up is to be announced later this year.
A long standing supporter of Scottish arts programmes – including Glasgow International, Arts and Business and Skypark Curatorial Fellowship 2019 in partnership with the GSA – Skypark Music Sessions launch in response to the struggle in the music industry due to the pandemic, giving new music exposure and promotional collateral at a time when musicians have been unable to play live.
Since 2015, Mt. Doubt has been the songwriting vehicle of musician and writer Leo Bargery. The band has released three albums and three EPs and performing alongside the likes of Idlewild, White Lie and Admiral Fallow.
Leo Bargery of Mt. Doubt said: “The tracks we’ll be playing are all going to be taken from our most recent album ‘Doubtlands’, which came out in October 2020. We’re going to play ‘Caravans on a Hill’, ‘Dark Slopes Away’ and ‘Waiting Rooms’. Being involved in the sessions is going to benefit us as a band in an array of ways not least just being able to be back together playing music and practicing. It’s almost 15 months since we last played. Our record also came out during Lockdown, so no-one has really seen us perform these songs. That will be exciting and a good test for us ahead of upcoming shows towards the end of the year. Hopefully, new people will see the sessions, like the songs and grab a record too!”
Findlay Napier will be playing songs from his forthcoming album ‘It is What it is. He said: “I am really excited to be able to take part in this filming. It will be the first time I ever get to play some of these songs from my new album live. It’s even the first time I get to play my new Fylde guitar live… it arrived, ready to hit the road, on the first week of lockdown last March!”
Daniel Meade will also join the first session that records on 1st August. Daniel said: “Thanks for having us on, I’m very grateful for the opportunity to play a few songs from my various lockdown projects live for the first time, with Lloyd Reid on guitar… it’s been way too long. See y’there!”
Bobby Motherwell, founder of Mildred’s Dairy Promotions that has partnered with Skypark in the creation of the event said: “We jumped at the chance to be involved in this great initiative to help Scottish artists get their new music heard during what has been, a very testing year for musicians and the live music scene in Scotland. We think this is a great idea and a great way to bring musicians, artists and music fans together.”
Skypark Music Sessions will stream on Skypark’s Facebook page on 13, 20 and 27 August with a second session to be announced later this year.
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