I hope you have had a good summer (for those in the northern hemisphere – otherwise i hope you’ve had a good winter). I’ve loved mine. It has been full of music, family and fun.
JUST A WEE UPDATE ON WHAT’S COMING UP:
NAOMI BEDFORD & PAUL SIMMONDS
I am very honoured to have written and performed backing vocals on 4 tracks for Naomi Bedford & Paul...
Hello lovely peeps of internet land
I hope you are all well and that 2017 is being nice (politics aside). I just thought I’d do a wee update thingy with my news….
Sadly I have had to postpone the Hug n Pint Glasgow gig on the 24th February. It will be rescheduled but I don’t have a date yet.
I will be performing at this though…
It’s going to be a great night....
Halcyon Sunshine has a video, created by filmmaker and photographer Simon Crompton-Reid.
Check it out….it’s brilliant!!!
I’m really delighted to be launching my new 3 track single at Strathearn Artspace in Crieff on Saturday 29th October.
I will be performing 7 songs from the both the new release and the last EP. I will also be singing a few backing vocals for the amazing Naomi Bedford who is also performing that night. It’s going to be a great night….come and say hi if you’re in the...
I can’t believe it’s August already and that this is my first update of the year. I’ve not been slacking, honest!
I’m very delighted to say I have a new 3 track single coming out soon. It was recorded in Scotland in November and is produced and mastered by music legend Kramer from the US. I’m very proud of this collaboration as my respect for Kramer is boundless,...
‘Into the Blue’ has had some really positive reviews, listings and interviews this year. Thank you to everyone who has bought it and helped to spread the word.
There is a new video in production that I’m really excited about and also new releases and collaborations planned for next year. In the meantime here are some of the best bits about Into the Blue (to read the...
It’s been a while so here’s a quickie to let you all know what I’ve been up to and what is on the horizon.
I am currently preparing for a couple of days recording in November with legendary producer Kramer. Kramer has produced an extensive amount of truly beautiful work. It was his treatment of Dot Allison’s vocals on ‘Exaltations of...
The lovely peeps at TEC are supporting my Into the Blue EP AGAIN. This time they have put out this fab review of Stop The Clock’s new video.
If you haven’t checked out TEC before, you should…it’s brilliant!
Over n out…for...
Check out this lovely new video by über talented Alice Emily Baird. To see more of Alice’s work go here.
Hope you enjoy it…feel free to share, like and comment etc.
It’s been a cracking start for ‘Into the Blue’ with some really positive reviews, listings and interviews.
There are two new videos in production and further press pieces in the pipeline. In the meantime here are some of the best bits so far. To read the pieces in full follow the links.
Thanks for all the support.
More soon. Xan...
It’s always a thrill to see my wee EP getting a mention somewhere…it looks so lovely on a homepage!
Big thanks to...
‘This Room’ was played last night on Tom Robinson’s Introducing Mixtape…it’s the first bit of radio play for the EP. Well chuffed!!
The whole show is available and downloadable...
She Makes Music is a fab blog that supports women musical artists . They gave me mention many moons ago and have now kindly done so again. Check out what they said HERE and have a look at the other artists they support, there’s lots of great stuff on there.
Those lovely peeps at Brutal Resonance have written a piece about my Into the Blue video. Check it out here
It’s with huge dollops of delight and dangerously high excitement levels that can I announce….I HAVE A VIDEO!!
Caroline Campbell, the immensely talented artist that painted the cover of my Into the Blue EP, has now created a beautiful video to accompany the title track of the same name.
As well as being a successful painter, Caroline and her husband Scott create stunning and edgy...
Due to high demand and a lot of great reviews ‘Into the Blue’ is now available as a limited edition CD. You can order your copy here (alongside digital copies).
Here are some of the reviews so far:
‘Electro-acoustic in all its glory with a great vocal performance. Another wonderful infectious work that sticks around in the brain for a long time post-listen.’...
“…..a notable piece of electro-ambient that can open the door to a remarkable future.’
To read the full piece go here
Thanks to The Equal Ground for mentioning me in your Weekly Roundup of ‘artists that are worth your time to check out’. 3.5 out of 5 is a very respectable score!
Read the whole roundup here
After giving a really quite lovely review and an 8 rating for Into the Blue, the fab folk at Brutal Resonance wanted a chat…..check out the interview here.
Those lovely people at Unappreciated Scholars placed my Into The Blue EP at No.6 in their best of 2014 top 10. This list was published on 31/12/14, only 23 days after it’s release…so it snuck in there by the skin of it’s teeth!
Read the full list here
Thanks to Brutal Resonance for this great review.
The lovely people at The Electricity Club have given me a mention in their end of year round-up. Have a read here:
There has been considerable interest from people wanting to buy CD’s of my ‘Into the Blue’ EP, so we’ve decided to go for it and get them pressed. So if you’re keen to own a physical copy you’ll soon be able to order one via my bandcamp page.
I’ll keep you posted.
‘Into the Blue’ is now up on Spotify. Have a listen here Xan Tyler.
Thanks a million to the lovely Electricity Club for this interview and review of ‘Into the Blue’.
Have a little butchers here
After very nearly signing with a small indy label we (me and producer / partner in crime, Stuart Crossland) have now decided to do it on our own. It’s been an interesting and steep learning curve but I’m now delighted to announce that INTO THE BLUE will be available at the following stores on 08/12…yeeha!
iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Play, Rdio, Deezer, Xbox Music,...
The cover for my (oh so very nearly ready for release) EP, Into the Blue was painted by Caroline Campbell. I’m an enormous fan of Caroline’s work and I was so honoured when she said she’d be up for collaborating.
Here is a cheesy pic of us with the painting at Caroline’s recent exhibition. The painting got snapped up moments later…some lucky so and so will...
Yay!! After far too long having a one page site that promised ‘new site soon’, I’ve actually got a NEW SITE! Not only that but my 6 song EP, Into the Blue, will be available tantalisingly soon…I’m a very excited.
Please sign up for my mailing list and I’ll keep you posted.