CHOOSERUDE

ISSUE #5 – September/October, 2016


BEGBIE UPDATE


From Milburn to Wagner, From the Ritz to the Rubble.

Been a crazy few months for The Begbies. We’d like to thank everyone for the support over the past few months. The response we’ve had from fans, old and new, is insane and we are truly thankful.

The next few months could be the most important in The Begbies history. We launch our own very own #CHOOSERUDE clubnight in Glasgow in January and plans are a foot to take the night across Scotland… Full Feature below.

Until then, we’re back in the studio and are planning a new EP filled with new and exciting tunes. We can’t wait to share it with you all and push this band further than it’s ever been before. Buzzing.


palmiroEXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW


Introduce yourself and your music.
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We are Palmiros, Gary Mclean – singer/guitarist, Michael Cameron – Drummer. We play in 3-piece format but have recently elected to cycle through temporary bassists until we find a suitable long term band member. We play honest upfront Rock music. It’s not deep, it’s not experimental, it’s just designed to help people have a brilliant time at a live show.
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How long you been performing and what’s the plans for the future.
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Michael: We’ve been playing gigs together since the winter of 2013, starting from absolutely nothing with next to no experience in the live music scene, we learn as we go. Our plan is essentially to become successful enough as a band to be able to support ourselves as working musicians. Anything more would be a welcome bonus. In the immediate future we are celebrating our new music video directed by my cousin Jason Pickering for our debut single Little Lady Blues which was an absolute laugh to shoot.
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Check Out Palmiros – ‘Little Lady Blues’ Video:
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What’s the influence behind your sound?
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Gary: I would say it’s classic rock n roll music ranging from the 50’s through to the 70’s, mainly based around the blues and country/folk. Bit of glam rock thrown in there too.
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If you could’ve written one song, what would it have been and why?
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Gary: I’d have to narrow it down to two. The first being Heart of Gold by Neil Young cause it’s just beautiful. The second would be Flathead by The Fratellis cause it is incredibly fun to play and sing, and just makes me very, very happy.
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Top 3 tracks of all time and why?
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Gary: The Stones – Paint It Black: The drum beat along with that riff cannot be beaten.
The Doors – La Woman: The Mojo Rising part of the song could go on for a whole ten minutes and I wouldn’t get bored, and Jim seems to be having a lot of fun singing it.
Iggy Pop – Lust For Life: The drum beat. That is all.
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3 things people need to know about you and your music?
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Michael: We just want people to have fun. We try not to take our selves too seriously and spend the majority of our time laughing at pictures and videos on the internet. We are committed to working very hard to be successful, but never at the expense of enjoying every step of the way.
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CHOOSE RUDELive Music Event - Vol.1 - Broadcast, Glasgow


We’re extremely excited to announce and introduce our very own Live Music Clubnight – #CHOOSERUDE.

Over the past couple of months we’ve been working hard to bring you an (almost) monthly local music zine/blog and after printing, folding and distributing over 5,000 copies of various issue’s we’re excited to introduce our very first Live Music Clubnight.

The First Chapter see’s us take over Broadcast on the 7th of January, 2017.

We’re proud to say that we’ll be running our launch night alongside Grab Life By and all profits will be going directly to the foundation.

The Line Up:

The Begbies
Bad Mannequins
THE TELERMEN
Grab Life By Special Guest DJ Sets (Between Acts)

Some of you may know that we had put plans in place to have our launch night back in September along side a DJ Set from the lads that are The Lapelles, but were devestated with the passing of Glasgow massive and true gent, Gary Watson.

We’re honoured that the Grab Life By Foundation will be joining us to help raise as much funds as possible that will go towards helping young musicians learn their trade.

Doors from 7pm
£5 Per Ticket – All funds go direct to Grab Life By Foundation

Facebook Event: http://bit.do/FBChooseRudeLaunch
Ticket Link: http://bit.do/ChooseRudeLaunch

MEGAN BLACKEXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW


Introduce yourself and your music.
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My name is Megan Black, a 16 year old musician and vocalist from Livingston, Scotland. I currently play and sing in a very diverse range of musical styles and genres and have an appreciation for all kinds of music and musicians. I am currently playing many different instruments within my music and develop my playing techniques depending on the style or mood I want to create. I have always been a huge fan of jazz and blues music and most of my music is built upon this style and my influences from these genres.
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How long you been performing and what’s the plans for the future.
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I started doing music around 2-3 years ago and have absolutely adored it ever since. I started getting singing lessons around this time to build up my confidence (which I desperately needed) and began to pick up different instruments as I went along. My first real performance was for a competition for the best young musician in Scotland 2015, me being 14 when I won in the first round. This was a major hit for me where I really had to up my game and go for what I wanted and is something I’ll never regret doing. From there, I’ve had so many rises and falls with performing and am now gigging a lot in my spare time and absolutely love performing music and doing what I really love. Since performing and putting myself out there a bit more, I have recently been signed to my first record label in Scotland where I will be releasing my first album ‘Monks with Machetes’ at some point next year, as far as the future goes, I will hopefully just be doing what I love and continuing to make music and releasing it in the near future.
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What’s the influence behind your sound?
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I’ve had so many influences around my sound from some of the biggest artists in the world to people I see playing in local bars and clubs right next door to me. All of these people contribute into a sound I want to create or a sound that I don’t. I find it so intriguing to watch how other people perform, especially when they sing their own music or a piece which is very close to them. Everything from their body language to the way they pronounce their words to the way they hold a guitar factors into how I hear their music and appreciate it. I am always influenced by these people and love how they make their own sound. I then use how I do this and the way I perform – similar or different to them – to create my own sound too. My biggest musical influences have always been people like Amy Winehouse, Billie Holiday, Stevie Wonder, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra and many, many more in developing my love for blues and jazz music. A band I’ve always adored are AC/DC, I have always found their work so powerful and this is what started my interest in rock music and the need to drive power, control and a certain ‘hype’ into my music. I also came across many country and folk artists who have helped me keep some country feel within my music which I continue to admire how much a ‘country feel’ can change a song and add a new twist to it. These are people such as Dolly Parton, Kacey Musgraves, Darius Rucker, Kenny Rodgers and many more. I also have had a lot of inspiration from The Lumineers recently who have helped me to think more ‘outside of the box’ with my writing.
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If you could’ve written one song, what would it have been and why?
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There are many songs which I would’ve loved to have written first, one song would have to have been ‘purple rain’. I feel there is so much meaning to this song that it is basically just one big metaphor and each person who listens to it can have their own perception of it completely. I find it so powerful and beautiful. I feel it brings people together and is actually a song which, the first time I listened to it, I didn’t really enjoy, it was only until the more I listened to it, the more meaning it had to me and my love for it grew. It really is, for me, a masterpiece and a chance for any audience to connect to it.
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Top 3 tracks of all time and why?
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For me, there are uncountable songs which I think should be up there and why I find this question so difficult! I’ve decided to choose tracks from diverse genres since I’ve found it so difficult to narrow it down. My top three tracks (not in order) are ‘with or without you’ by U2. U2 are one of my favourite bands of all time and I find the meaning of this song relative to anyone or anything. Everyone feels this way about something – they are so attached to it that they hate it at the same time. I think it really sums up a person’s real thoughts of loving someone or loving an aspect of their life that they feel it controls them and, yet, they aren’t themselves without it. My second track has to be ‘Stairway to Heaven’ by Led Zeppelin. This track just goes beyond my imagination. It has such beauty and intensity. It has such a wave of emotion that rises and settles so well. The flow of this song is unreal and the musicianship behind it is absolutely phenomenal! My third track would have to be a piece from the opera ‘Carmen’ called ‘Habañera. This piece is so intense and unbelievable to listen to. The vocal control is amazing and the adaptation of a classical piece which has been made is incredible! This piece takes on a whole new form and has such meaning and power behind it. The words are translated in French and they have such character and strength within each syllable! I find this such a striking, beautiful and dramatic piece which always manages to have an impact upon me whenever I listen to it.
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3 things people need to know about you and your music?
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There are many things which I don’t even know about my music yet or where it will take me but some things people may need to know about my music is that it is very diverse and intertwined in many different genres, it comes a lot from not only my own experiences but also others around me and their stories, and it has brought me my own individual power and my own views upon things that I believe in. It truly has given me a new perspective on life and the world around us and something that I cannot wait to share.
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