David Kilgour (The Clean, David Kilgour and the Heavy Eights) and his brother Hamish Kilgour (The Clean, The Mad Scene) both joined our Robbie Burns On Vinyl fold yesterday. Wow! A double LP is becoming ever more likely. We’ll see. Working title could be Ae Fond Kiss. Hello, all ye merry Robbie Rocks Dunedin 2015 contestants! Please do feel free to get in touch 🙂
Robin Sharma‘s contribution to Zelle‘s Robbie Burns LP project will probably be a band effort. Together with three-piece Sea Fog, he has sucessfully rehearsed Ae Fond Kiss. Says Sharma: “Sounded good.” Sea Fog is Robin Sharma, Marty Sadler and Nigel Waters.
The 2015 edition of Toitu‘s Robbie Rocks Dunedin competition is in full swing. Deadline is December 19, 2014. See http://www.toituosm.com/visit/whats-on/robbie-rocks-dunedin-2015 for details.
As you may have already heard, Zelle Records is planning to release an LP or maybe even a double LP to accompany the competition. The following artists have already signalled they’d like to contribute a Robbie Burns song to the release: Darryl Baser, Bill Direen (Bilders), David Mitchell (The 3Ds, Ghost Club, Leather Apron, etc.) Tenzin Mullin (Heka, The David Lynch Mob etc.), Robert Scott (The Clean, The Bats, Bob Scott & The Morporks etc.), Aaron Sharma, Mark Sharma (The David Lynch Mob etc.), Robin Sharma (Jetty, Sea Fog etc.), Eden Smith (winner Robbie Rocks Dunedin 2014, open section), and Mark Williams (MarineVille, Bad Statistics etc.).
There is no fixed deadline for the Zelle project. But if you’d like to contribute a song, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Powertool Records is going to release a CDep entitled Petite Selfie to whet music lovers’s appetite for Darryl Baser’s impending debut LP, Raw Selfie, out on Zelle Records any time soon. The teaser CD will contain original material from the LP and some covers.
Available through Powertool Records.
Inspired by Toitu Otago Settlers Museum and their “Robbie Burns Rocks” competition, Zelle Records has decided to do a 10″ or perhaps even an LP of present-day interpretations of Robert Burns (1759-1796) songs recorded by Dunedin artists. Dunedenites in exile and Dunedin expats – and any suggestions – welcome. Spread the word.