Episode 13 – Featuring Jess Abrams

Hello listeners,

In this episode I got to sit down over a coffee with a lovely person – Jess Abrams, who this year is doing a show at the Jazz Bar called Cat Stevens Reconstructed. We had a really interesting chat – we talked a bit about reviewers and what reviews can mean, but spent a lot of time talking about the importance of having a good and supportive audience. We also talked about how hard it can be to re-imagine something that people love, and make sure that you are still honouring the original work.

Her show is on at 19:00 at the Jazz Bar the 19th and 20th of August (Monday/Tuesday.) You can get tickets here:


You can also check out her website at www.jessabrams.co.uk, or follow her on twitter at @JessAbrams

To listen to the podcast, please click on the link to the right. So listen, comment, share and enjoy!


Andra xo

Episode 11 – Tubular Bells for Two

Hello listeners, 

Yesterday I had the pleasure of sitting down with Aidan and Daniel, the two musicians who make Tubular Bells for Two happen! They play the whole of Mike Oldfield’s album Tubular Bells using only the two of them and 26 instruments! We sat down in the Abbatoir bar (the VIP area of the Udderbelly – very fancy,) and chatting about a wide range of things, including the nature of making mistakes in performance, how to let things grow organically, and the feeling of a festival. To listen, please click on the link to the right. They are on every day (not the 19th) at 17:45 at the Udderbelly Cowbarn. If you want to see the show, you can get tickets here:


If you want to find out more about them, visit: www.tubularbellsfortwo.com

You can also find them on Facebook at: facebook/tubularbellsfortwo

Follow them on twitter” @tubularbells42, and follow them individually @elspanielo, @themapletrail

Listen, comment, share and enjoy!


Andra xo


First Episode of the Festival Season!

Hello dearest listeners,

So, it has officially begun – festival season is upon us. In order to celebrate yesterday, I did two things. One: I went to a pop up beer garden, two: I did my first podcast of 2013!

In this episode I chatted with a fun and creative group of people who have come together to become the band the California Honeydrops. This is the first time they have played in Scotland, and they are definitely making a great impression. They are all about keeping it fun and having a laugh.

We went and sat on the meadows yesterday in the sunshine and had a chat about what they do and what they’ve liked about Edinburgh.

Have a listen! If you want to know more, about the band, go to http://www.cahoneydrops.com. You can also catch them on twitter at @cahoneydrops. If you want to find out about their remaining gigs in Edinburgh, go to the Jazz&Blues Festival website at http://www.edinburghjazzfestival.com.

Just click on the episode link on the right and have a listen!

Like, comment and share!


Andra xo