Monday, 6 October 2014

Jimi pipes on Dixie Chicks song.

Jimi is heading back into the studio to record pipes on a Dixie Chicks song..
Recording will take place this month. (October) The song, a version of 'Travelling Soldier', will be released early next month (November) in  the run up to 'Remembrance Sunday' in the UK and 'Veterans' Day' in the USA.
Watch this space for more details..

Friday, 5 September 2014

Hip to the Scots - 34,000 plays on 'soundcloud' in one week.

A new Hip-hop/rap single featuring Jimi's pipes is proving to be a huge international hit with young music fans.
'Hip to the Scots' - a collaboration between Jimi, American rapper 'Ramo' and Italian based music company 'Grand Fromage Productions' has had over 34,000 plays on 'Sound cloud' in one week, more than 400 'likes' and, to date, almost 300 people have left positive comments.
Now everyone is preparing for the release of several promotional videos for 'Hip to the Scots' on You Tube, all of which will feature Jimi piping.
Film producers based in Paris, France, are using clips from Jimi's self-made music vids.
Mountain footage, shot by Jimi during his Munro trecking, will also be included.
The words for 'Hip to the Scots' were written by Aberdeen born Sinclair Mclay.
 Producers at Grand Fromage Productions were highly impressed with Jimi's music and videos. A mutual friend, Edinburgh based Steph Buchan, contacted Jimi about the possibility of adding pipes.

Check out the track and rave reviews here:

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Jimi Ibiza bound as 'Hip for the Scots' single released

Jimi is heading to Ibiza for a string of gigs to coincide with the release of new single 'Hip to the Scots'.

The hip-hop/rap song featuring Jimi's pipes has been produced by international music company Grand Fromage productions and will be accompanied by a video featuring scenes shot in Scotland by Jimi.

Look out for 'Hip to the Scots' by Dangerous Dog (with Ramo and Jimi the Piper) on You Tube and on-line music sites in the next few days.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

New album review in 'froots' magazine..

Interesting and perhaps unintentionally positive review of Jimi's new album 'Last King of Pictland in the world & folk music magazine froots. The reviewer sets out to slam Jimi, but actually complimented him without even knowing it. P.S. Spinal Tap is one of Jimi's favourite movies..

'A million skirling bagpipes, thrash drums, sledgehammer bass, even monkish chanting as well as dear old thermin. Bonkers OTT arrangements. A bagpiping Spinal Tap. Ideal Glasgow Saturday night fighting music. Martyn Bennett must be turning in his grave' - froots (May 2014)

Monday, 30 June 2014

Jimi's new album massive success at Bannockburn 'Live' Festival..

Jimi's new album 'Last King of Pictland' has been given a huge boost after being chosen as the soundtrack for live re-enactments of the Battle of Bannockburn..

Organisers of the Bannockburn 'Live' two day festival near Stirling asked Jimi if they could play the album in it's entirety before and after shows in which several hundred re-enactors re-created battle scenes to commemorate the 700th anniversary of King Robert Bruce's famous victory over the English.

Verity Blanchard, of Unique Events, said Jimi's music was perfect for the occasion. "It's a fantastic inspiring album. I've always enjoyed Jimi's music, particularly his debut album 'Pipedreams'. However 'Last King of Pictland' reaches another level entirely. When Jimi said ok I knew we'd found our soundtrack".

Over 20,000 people attended the Bannockburn Live festival, which also featured live music, storytelling, pipe bands, food and drink as well as six re-enactments of the battle, staged near the place where the two day battle began 700 years ago. 

Ms Blanchard said many people had inquired about the album after hearing Jimi's music in the build to shows. "We also received a large number of emails inquiries. Every one is referred to Jimi's web-site"

Bannockburn 'Live' has been voted a huge success by organisers, visitors and the local community. Jimi said he was deeply honoured to have had his music featured.

Monday, 16 June 2014

                        Jimi in Battle of Bannockburn mural..

Jimi is honoured to appear in a special painting by a renounced Scottish artist commemorating the 700th anniversary of Scotland's famous victory at the Battle of Bannockburn.
He is pictured beside a portrait of himself in a giant graphic mural by Chris Rutterford.. The epic painting hangs in the Storytelling Centre in Edinburgh's Royal Mile and provides the background to a fortnight of interactive theatre celebrating the 700th anniversary of the battle.
The acclaimed show features storytellers, historians, re-enactors and offers plenty family fun.. Artist Chris will be painting live during shows adding portraits of audience members to the mural.
 Jimi is proud to have been placed in the front of the Scottish ranks, alongside pals Keith O' Conner and  Scottish rugby star Norrie Rowan., in King Robert's personal bodyguard no less! 
'An audience with Bannockburn' runs from 12 - 27 June. Admittance is £6 (£4 for children and concessions) Great show. Audience ranges from six to 75 and everybody loves it.. There are plans for Chris's mural to go on permanent display in the new Bannockburn visitors centre, near Stirling when shows in Edinburgh end ..