Monthly Archives: July 2015

Lisa Mitchell – The Caves – Edinburgh

Josie Duncan, Cara Mitchell and Lisa Mitchell – The Caves in Edinburgh, 10th June 2015 – Brought by Fake Frown Acoustic Sessions.

Photo by Cat

Photo by Cat

Headliner on the evening was British born, Australian singer-songwriter Lisa Mitchell as part of her UK, Ireland and European Tour, fondly known as the #WahhaSummerTour.  Lisa Mitchell took to the stage in a bespoke embellished Urban/Street style, looking great and accompanied by talented touring musician Tim Harvey.

Photo by Cat

Photo by Cat

We were treated to an array of musical styles throughout. From longing lyrics to more R&B/Urban/Dance she had it covered, from switching guitars, playing the keys and even including an ‘old style’ tape player into the set there was a lot to think about.

Photo by Cat

Photo by Cat

Lisa Mitchell performed her classics like ‘Land Beyond The Front Door‘, ‘Alice In Wonderland’ and ‘Coin Laundry‘.‘Love Letter’ in particular sounded sublime and emotive. Also pleasurable were the instantly recognisable and massively popular ‘Pirouette’ right through to ‘Wah ha’.  ‘I Remember Love’ was stunning and one of the standout songs of the evening for me.

Photo by Cat

Photo by Cat

So did Lisa Mitchell pull it off? Hell yes and I commend her for pushing the boundaries, experimenting and developing her craft. I enjoyed the occasional ‘Chilled Ibiza Breeze’ and look forward to her next release, particularly to hear some of those songs that aren’t available online yet. Since Edinburgh Lisa has been bopping across Europe enjoying sell-out shows in Amsterdam, Berlin, London, Paris and Dublin, some intimate radio sessions are available to watch from her website link below.

Lisa Mitchell

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For gig information, tour dates and tickets, videos, music, news and social media visit the Lisa Mitchell Website.

Joe.

The Scandals – O2 Academy Glasgow & Jared Hart Interview

The Scandals & The GasLight Anthem, 02 Academy Glasgow, 9th June 2015.

Photo by Cat

Photo by Cat

Playing Glasgow as part of their recent UK, Ireland & European Tour supporting The Gaslight Anthem, Cat and I were lucky enough to meet with The Scandals front man Jared Hart before he went on stage at the iconic 02 Academy. From New Jersey, U.S , The Scandals are a four piece punk rock band who formed back in 2004. They are currently on their second trip to Europe following initial success in 2014.  Amongst other things we chatted about music, touring and I discovered Jared was a keen photographer who is both a pretty interesting and charismatic man. He kindly agreed to connect  with us again post tour and answer a few questions for BeardedRadio.

The Scandals

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The Scandals

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After completing their second European tour and having time to catch his breath, I emailed Jared a few questions about how 2015 is turning out for The Scandals.

Joe – You have such a powerful, presence, sound and energy on stage. Which musicians or bands have inspired you most?

Jared – There are tons of bands that have influenced the live show we try to put on every night. Bands like The Bouncing Souls, Lifetime, AFI, The Adicts, etc. are some of the bands that really stand out in terms of performance for me. Each one possesses the same if not more energy than their already hard hitting records.

Joe – You’ve now toured here a couple of times, how do the European audiences differ to your home crowd?

Jared – We’re extremely lucky to have the crowds that we have here back in the states. The real differences can be seen when you get to areas of the country where you’ve never really been. People pick and choose the shows they come out to and it’s a lot harder to draw people in when they’ve never heard of you. In Europe it seems that people are interested in finding and watching new bands and experiencing new music. We’ve been very fortunate on both sides of the water.

Joe – What home comforts do you wish you could take with you on tour?

Jared – I think my bed is the one thing I wish I could take with me. It’s a pillow top and it’s very comfortable.

Joe – What would be your 3 Desert Island albums?

Jared – Wow. This is intense. Rancid – And Out Come the Wolves, Far From Finished – Living in the Fallout, The Wallflowers – Bringing Down the Horse

Joe – Apart from songwriting and making music when you’re not touring and gigging, what do you like to do in your down time?

Jared – Sleeping is probably one of my favorite things to do when I’m not working or playing. Other than that I enjoy a good book, long walks on the beach, and Atlantic City.

Joe – And finally, whats next for The Scandals and for Jared Hart?

Jared – We’re gearing up to release our new EP as well as a split 7″ with Plow United. We’ll be doing some touring over the summer and the fall including a trip down to Fest in Florida. Hopefully we’ll be back in Europe within the year!

Photo by Cat

Photo by Cat

Visit The Scandals website for gig information and tour dates, social media, music streaming and store, videos and merchandise.

Joe.