Interview with Nicola Caldwell (WG13)

First off, tell me about yourself? And the rest of the core team at WG13? My name is Nicola Caldwell, I am employed by the CVO East Ayrshire as Senior Job Coach with in their Social Enterprise café WG13. CVO East Ayrshire developed the WG13 project as an avenue into employment for those with additional … Continue reading Interview with Nicola Caldwell (WG13)

Author Interview: Hal Duncan

First off, Tell me about yourself? Well, the homophobic hate mail labelled me "THE.... Sodomite Hal Duncan!!" (sic) and that seems as good an intro as any. I'm a queer writer, mostly known for science fiction and fantasy, but I do a fair bit of spoken word too, not exactly the shy and retiring type, … Continue reading Author Interview: Hal Duncan

Interview with Ross Manson (KillieCast)

First off, tell me about yourselves? My Name is Ross Manson I am in my early 30’s and I have lived in Kilmarnock for 5 years and Andy Kerr is the singer in The Cairds and Killie supporter who has live in Kilmarnock all his life. Now tell me about KillieCast, and what are your aims … Continue reading Interview with Ross Manson (KillieCast)

Interview with Jane McCurrach (No One Dies Alone Ayrshire)

First off, tell me about yourself? And the rest of the core team at No One Dies Alone? We have 37 volunteers and 4 board members all made up of a wide range of people from health professionals and managers to ordinary people who have no experience of palliative care.  I am a Soul Midwife … Continue reading Interview with Jane McCurrach (No One Dies Alone Ayrshire)

Single Review: The Ranzas – One You Miss / Silhouette

The Ranzas are an Ayrshire based four piece group, who consider themselves to be New-wave Indie Fuzz Pop, they are made up of Lyle Kennedy on Vocals, Connor Adam on Guitar, Murray Brough on Bass and Julie Dunabie on Drums. You can check out another review I did of their music here, but for now … Continue reading Single Review: The Ranzas – One You Miss / Silhouette

Single Review: Twin Heart – Little Death

Twin Heart are a three piece alternative/emo pop band from Kilmarnock, Ayrshire made up of Murray Baxter on Drums, Dawn Baxter on Vocals and Kyle Roberts on Bass. I cannot recommend this band more highly and you’d be crazy to not to listen to it and I haven’t even gotten to the review yet, if … Continue reading Single Review: Twin Heart – Little Death

EP Review: Aboriginals – Infinite Cinema

Aboriginals are a four piece Ayrshire based Alternative Rock band made up of Andrew Hyslop on Lead Guitar, Calum Brown on Rhythm Guitar/Vocals, Craig Jamieson on Bass Guitar and Andrew Pick on Drums. ‘Won't You Be Mine’ starts off with some well paced percussion before melding beautifully with some chords. Next the vocalist joins in … Continue reading EP Review: Aboriginals – Infinite Cinema

Band Interview: The Apparents

So first of how did you all meet? We have all played in bands together for about 10 years. Various genres. We probably met through playing in various cover bands apart from big James the drummer. We found him in a lonely hearts ad. Where are you all from? We are all from Cumnock, Ayrshire apart … Continue reading Band Interview: The Apparents

Solo Musician Interview: Anna Sweeney

Where are you from? I grew up in Ayr. I live in Kilmarnock at the moment though. How long have you been playing your respective instrument(s)? Piano as long as I can remember! And I started playing guitar when I was fifteen. What genre of music do you consider your work to be? This album … Continue reading Solo Musician Interview: Anna Sweeney

EP Review: The Apparents – The Face May Change

The Apparents are a punk band from Scotland, most of them are from Ayrshire, they are made up of Sterver on Vocals, Geordie on Guitars and Backing Vocals, Monty on Guitars and Backing Vocals, Goose on Bass and James on Drums. This review is for their debut EP ‘The Face May Change’ and I also … Continue reading EP Review: The Apparents – The Face May Change

Last Bank In Town: Sweeping RBS Closures in Scotland

Over the festive period while people were buying last minute gifts or stocking up for Christmas dinner RBS (Royal Bank of Scotland) announced that it would be making further closures throughout Scotland. Locally branches in North Ayrshire, namely Kilbirnie, Saltcoats and Kilwinning are up for the chop. This will hit Ayrshire particularly hard because its … Continue reading Last Bank In Town: Sweeping RBS Closures in Scotland

HBSA – A Call for Volunteers

So I’ve had to take some time away from HBSA (Hospital Broadcasting Service Ayrshire) to sort out some personal issues in my own life but I feel like now is as good a time as any to talk about HBSA and maybe even recruit some passionate would be radio presenters to take my place. Okay … Continue reading HBSA – A Call for Volunteers

Interview with Angela McNay (Unity Grill)

So why the name ‘Unity Grill’? I toyed with other names for quite a while but Unity is what we are all about so it felt like that had to be in the name so that people got an idea of what we stood for right away and the whole menu is based around the … Continue reading Interview with Angela McNay (Unity Grill)

Solo Musician Interview – Chris Jones

Chris Jones is a singer/songwriter from Kilmarnock, who was previously the singer for an alternative rock band called 'Weather Forcats' but has now gone solo and has recently released his debut EP ‘A story of human limitations’. If you want to have a read at that then click here.  Where are you from? From Kilmarnock, Scotland … Continue reading Solo Musician Interview – Chris Jones

EP Review: Chris Jones – A Story of Human Limitations

Chris Jones is a singer/songwriter and guitarist from Kilmarnock. Before starting to do solo material he was the singer for an alternative rock group called ‘Weather Forcats’. This will be his debut solo EP and I have the honour of reviewing it now. ‘How many times?’ starts of lightly with an upbeat little acoustic guitar … Continue reading EP Review: Chris Jones – A Story of Human Limitations