Listen to I Wish Live -
You can just see the other guy thinking.....Wots he doing ??
Yes she just luvs yah!
Carol with her boys
The supporting line up for Sunday included:
Saturday 18th feb jj live @ the exchange - Airdrie
Thursday 23rd feb jj live @ the bein inn Glenfarg, Perth & Kinross, Scotland UK PH2 9PY
Friday 24th feb jj live @ east grange loft Kinloss,Moray
Saturday 25th March jj live @ The Eglinton Arms Hotel
More dates will follow.
details go to jj's web-site : http://jinkygilmour.free.fr/tourdates.html
February 15th 2006
No more pop idle as pupils can record their own songs
North Lanarkshire are being encouraged to use a new music training
facility to learn more about how songs are recorded - and even have a
go themselves. The Foundry Music Lab
- set up by Graeme Duffin, best known as the guitarist with Wet Wet Wet
- was officially opened by Jack McConnell, the First Minister, on
March 16th 2006
Thequeenshall Edinburgh presents: Carol Kidd
Top jazz sensation Carol Kidd, who has received accolades from Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett, makes a welcome return to The Queen's Hall. For the connoisseur, Carol's flawless phrasing, impeccable timing and matchless expressivity, make her unmissable. While her emotional honesty and infectious humour has won the head and hearts of countless audiences. The most talented mainstream singer this country has ever produced and to many of her fans, and critics alike, she is up there with the jazz greats. Her singing is exquisite and she is joined by: Kennedy Aitchison - Piano, Nigel Clark - Guitar, Alan Cosker - Drums, Graeme Duffin - Guitar, Paul Harrison -Piano, Fraser Speirs - Harmonica and Ricky Steele - Bass.
October 3rd 2005
TANNOY’S PLASA CROWD-PULLER
For the second year running Tannoy drew additional attention to their stand at PLASA with a live band; this time featuring guitarist Graeme Duffin of Wet Wet Wet, Sandy Jones, who has produced for the band, and female vocalist Jake Cogan. The main focus of the stand was Tannoy VNET™ – a fully active range of networkable sound reinforcement loudspeakers.
Tannoy’s Event Coordinator, Lee-Anne Finnie, explained the rationale behind the trio of musicians. “Tannoy staff were on hand to provide information on the product, and having the band play at regular intervals throughout the show allowed us to demonstrate VNET to full effect.” She further commented, “It was a major coup getting a line up of such prestigious musicians together and visitors to the stand were very enthusiastic about the band and the sound quality of the new loudspeakers.”
The band was equally impressed with the power and clarity of the sound too. Sandy Jones and Graeme Duffin now plan to use VNET™ within a soon to be completed audio training facility in Motherwell. Duffin and Jones along with Ted Blakeway, previously Head Lecturer at the Glasgow School of Audio Engineering, have been working on this project since just before Wet Wet Wet reformed a year ago. Due to open before the end of 2005, the facility will provide comprehensive training for musicians in the art of live sound and the complex will include a full professional digital recording studio.
September 12th 2005
PLASA SHOW 2005
A weekend of entertainment for all the family
The ButeLive Music & Arts Festival will take place over the 15th to 18th July in various venues on the beautiful Isle of Bute, the main one being the wonderful 1938 built art-deco Pavilion in the main town of Rothesay. Now in its 3rd year the festival features some well loved and internationally renowned artists plus events specially geared for children and the whole family.
Jazz singer Carol Kidd, one of the best UK female vocalists ever, will be in concert with the wonderful backing of Fraser Speirs (Harmonica), Graeme Duffin (Guitar), Brian Shiels (Bass), Alyn Cosker (Drums) and Steve Hamilton (Piano). For those who can’t manage an overnight stay, but want to see Carol’s concert on the Saturday night, which won’t finish until after the last CalMac ferry leaves, ButeLive is running a special charter boat for the day. The festival is organised by ButeLive Limited, a registered charity on the island that endeavours to encourage and promote live performances across a wide range of music and the arts for locals and visitorApril 21st 2005
Thursday 10th March 2005
March Events @ Glasgow 2005
Glasgow born, Esther O'Connor, along with Graeme Duffin and Tim O'Connor, will be performing "intelligent, acoustic guitar driven pop songs" from her memorable debut release "The Place Where We Are". Described in Cross Rhythms as "an album that is a real grower as its intrinsic beauty becomes more apparent with each play" and Esther as having "a voice that wraps purity and passion into one single gob smacking entity" this should be an evening to enjoy.
Andy's first two songs were related, the first, on guitar, was called "Brixton" and featured the refrain "suddenly south of the river, I don't want to leave you". A good example of storytelling songwriting with descriptive lines and circling chord sequences.
Andy moved to the
piano for a quiet song called 'Notting Hill'. In a good way, this had a
Phil Collins feel to it (hey come on guys he's sold millions of records
and is an absolutely brilliant drummer).
For his last Andy used the guitar tuned to an open E chord for "Connie's Song" about the doomed love of a 19 year old young man for an older woman who's "born too soon". Apparently the lady in question taught Andy how to play Donovan's "Catch the Wind". Good stuff, and all are from his forthcoming album, produced by Wet Wet Wet's Graeme Duffin
singer/songwriter originally from Lewis, Yvonne created interest with
the release of her debut album, ‘Horizon
Searching’ in 2002 and follow up EP ‘Journey’ in 2003. Combining soothing
vocals, insightful lyrics and creative melodies, in the past year she
throughout Britain performing at music festivals and has appeared in Glasgow in various venues from the Beanscene and King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut to the SECC where she provided backing vocals for Marie Brennan as part of the New Scottish Choir & Orchestra.
More recently Yvonne
has enjoyed co-writing with singer/ songwriter, Carol Laula and plans
to record a new album
in early 2005 with Glasgow based musician and producer, Graeme Duffin. Her musical influences include Shawn Colvin, Carol King, Beth
Nielson Chapman, Sarah McLauchlan and Emmylou Harris.
Sunday 26 September 2004
BRITAIN’s critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Nicki Rogers will be releasing her second solo album in May. ‘Feeder Lane’ will be released on the Alliance label by Authentic Media and features programming from Graeme Duffin (of Wet Wet Wet) and Sandy Jones. The duo have also co-written two of the songs with Nicki. Providing backing vocals on the project is Bobby Stearns of thebandwithnoname. The Feeder Lane tour will take place between the 1st and 30th May 2004 (every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in May)
Andy Paterson is currently working with producer Graeme Duffin on a new recording project. The new CD is planned for launch at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. It is hoped the finished album will include two live tracks.
Strathclyde Music Society
1330 - 1500hrs
Guitar Basics Workshop, directed by Graeme Duffin
For fourteen years, guitarist Graeme Duffin was best known as being the fifth member of the internationally acclaimed Wet Wet Wet - six major worldwide album releases, singles galore, TV appearances, sell out world tours, and a place in history for the rather memorable guitar intro in Love is all Around! Working on the production side of the Wets has since led to a varied career as producer, developing new musical talent, and writing/co-writing (signed to Chrysalis Music Publishing), as well as continuing to perform and teach.
27 March 2003
to be involved as Coach Trainer and Course Instructor with the McGuire
Also producing for Esther as well as other new bands.
There was a
Issue" poll and Wet Wet Wet were voted as best Scottish
of all time by the local readers - Scottish Television did a short
interview with Graeme which was broadcased at lunch time. Graeme
the opportunity to practice speaking well !!!!
7 October 2002
* Thanks Ashton Lane for sending me this signed CD! *
to get airplay now so hopefully the radio stations will pick it up,
are also starting to gig around Britain in September.
Their first CD single "Yesterday's Too Late" is due for release October 7th.
Daily Record: DADLY WEAPON
New band are streets ahead of everyone else ... thanks to a bit of Wet inspiration Daily Online
Graeme and Sandy's production team first was called "Knowe What production"; now they changed the name into "BLUFF".
name change they are called "Ashton Lane" now, named after a
Ferry up the
received the Prestigious "Onworld Broadcasting Trust Award" in
category "Lifestyle", if you would like to read all about it, click on
the boat below.
Graeme is in London at the moment with ESTA as they are completing the final mix of the album. Don't know the release date for it yet but the first single is planned for the summer, so it won't be very long now before you hear about them.
asked to pass on his thanks to everyone who sent him "Happy
messages. He had a look on the website and got a big surprise at
all the good wishes! I think it was HIS BEST PRESENT! ....'
has been involved with a charity called "Amazonferry", it's a
about a boat and how its helping the streetchildren in Peru, they
made a documentary about it that has been showed in UGC cinema in
City Centre and a few weeks later on Scotish BBC.
For the Amazonferry
website click on the boat
and Sandy Jones produced a charity single for a singer/songwriter
Albert Bogle. It's a double A side-track called
"Amazon Hope" and the other "Friday Night but Sunday's coming". Its due to be released around april/may 2002 and distributed by
being in Glasgow for
"Smile" gig I got the chance to talk to Pamela and Graeme on the phone,
thanks it was the icing on the cake.
20th November 2000 Glasgow
had a big
surprise for his fans when he appeared at Marti's first solo tour.
He joined him on stage during his concerts at the SECC in
he played and sang with Marti "Gypsy Girl" and "Angel Eyes". The fans
stunned and delighted to see him again and gave him a standing ovation.
Graeme and Wil (on cloud nine :-))
|The Glasgow concert was very special for me because my number one guitar player was there with Marti on stage, it was a dream come true. And afterwards I was so lucky to meet Graeme again, that was definitely the highlight of my year.|
SECC Glasgow: singing together again.....they seem to love it!
November 2000, what is Graeme up to these days:
with all the other Wets again. Graeme's daughter Esther is
her own career, she is the singer and songwriter in her band and also
with Graeme, Pamela and Sandy Jones.