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‘Help Musicians Scotland’ Reveal Launch Events

Help Musicians Scotland has revealed the full Rooted In Scotland series featuring country-wide events in celebration of the charity’s Scottish launch. With fundraising gigs, talks and advice sessions covering subjects such as mental health and how to break into the industry, the Rooted In Scotland events take place in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, Dumfries and Perth between January 31 - February 2. The series gets underway with the launch of the Music Business School in Glasgow on January 31 offering attendees the chance to hear from industry specialists including BBC, Nude Records and Music Glue.

The heart of the launch is the Rooted In Scotland gig headlined by Scottish heroes Idlewild with initial ticket allocation selling out in less than two hours last week. The launch gig, which will see Idlewild make a return to King Tut’s in Glasgow for the first time in a decade, also features performances from Scottish musicians Be Charlotte, Indigo Velvet and SKJØR, all who have been directly supported by HMScotland in the past.

Everyone is invited to participate in the Rooted In Scotland events programme from music fans, creatives, volunteers, fundraisers, donors or those who simply want to hear more about HMScotland.   The more people that get involved, the more we can do to ensure a thriving musical landscape across the nation. All the money raised at these events will be reinvested in Scotland. Ensuring HMScotland can provide bespoke programmes of support, advice and campaigns including health and welfare and career support grants. See more information on all ROOTED IN SCOTLAND events at www.rootedinscotland.org.uk



Mamas Gun New Single & Album


'London Girls' is the first cut from the Mamas Gun's new album, Golden Days, which is set for release on May 18 via Candelion. The track references the strong females who surround Mamas Gun frontman Andy Platts, particularly his wife, and his guitar-playing, Filippo mother, the latter of which is captured on the single's cover art.

‘London Girls’ holds a salient place for frontman and founder of the band, Andy Platts. “I wanted to write a London song” says the singer, “for most of my career, I’ve been making American-influenced music so it’s nice to do stuff that kind of points to where you’re from - having something with ‘London’ in the title without it being too tongue-in-cheek.”

Whilst ‘London Girls’ works on a patriotic level, it also references the strong females that surround Platts, from his wife, Jodie Seymour who co-wrote the track, to his own Filipino mother who is depicted on the single’s artwork. Platts, who was born in Kowloon, Hong Kong was introduced to music at a young age through his mother’s Spanish guitar playing.

The soul quintet will make their live return at The Social, London on February 8 before embarking upon a headline UK tour later in the year.




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