Bruce Findlay

Bruce Findlay
Schoolhouse Management, 42 York Place
Edinburgh, EH1 3HU
Tel: (+44) 131 557 4242

Bruce's Havers

Thursday, January 26, 2006

New Website - New Havers!

Welcome to my new improved website put together by Julia Nicolle.

It has been almost four years since I last posted(havered) anything on this page and so much has happened to me and to Schoolhouse since then. I have moved office from Leith to the top of Leith Walk for a start and more exciting and interesting is that I have also taken on the management of Aberfeldy. This came about after much encouragement from Graeme Roberts of Regular Music during 2004 and when Aberfeldy opened for The Fire Engines and Sons and Daughters at The Liquid Rooms on the 30th December 2004 the'gig of the year' it was love at first sight.All three bands put in blistering sets but Aberfeldy were the surprise package for me.They had a captivating presence on stage and Riley Briggs had me in stitches with his unique and warm sense of humour,but it was their songs and performance that blew me away.Since then Aberfeldy has been playing constantly up and down the country mixed in with some memorable festival dates, a trip to Austin Texas for SXSW (South By South West) many radio sessions and finished off the year with their own headlining spot at The Liquid Rooms again on the 30th December 2005.

The band are in the studio as I write recording their second album for Rough Trade Records and are then off to SXSW again in March. SXSW is an amazing event which has grown into the most exciting live music event in the world for new and established artists with over 1000 acts taking part over four days.The new album should be in the shops by the middle of May when Aberfeldy will begin a U.K. tour which is already being set up by the band's new booking agent James Alderman at The Free Trade Agency London.

Scotland and the Scottish Music scene has blossomed since I last havered on in 2003 with an amazing and varied number of new bands and solo artists breaking through as well as a bunch of new venues( The Tunnels in Aberdeen, The ABC in Glasgow and more),but suffice it to say I still get excited when Primal Scream have something new and I can tell you their new album coming out soon is a monster blast....watch out.

I continue to advise NDFM (New Deal For Musicians) as well as talking at colleges and conferences when time permits,but I have a feeling Aberfeldy is going to take up almost all of my time this year and that is a joy.

It's nice to be back on line and who knows maybe I'll 'haver' again soon.

Thanks again to Julia for everything.

Long live the underground.
Bruce Findlay