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Martyn Bennett Television Documentary

The story of Scottish musician/producer Martyn Bennett is to be the subject of a documentary to be shown on BBC Scotland as part of the Artworks series on the evening of Sunday 7 December. Martyn's life as a prodigious young musician, radical saviour of Scottish contemporary folk, and his recent struggles with cancer, the extraordinary story behind 'Grit' his new album on Real World Records will be told against the back drop of the beautiful Isle of Mull where Martyn now lives and works.

Published 7th Nov 2003 »

Martyn Bennett Supports Peter Gabriel Live

Radical, genre-defing Scottish musician/producer/mixer will be warming up the crowd at the Brighton Cenre on Monday 24 November in support of Peter Gabriel's special one-off show. Bennett will be DJing his ecclectic mix of Gaelic traditional music and slamming break-beats, which have brought rave reviews of his new album 'Grit'.

Published 7th Nov 2003 »

CHILLI SOLO Launched in London

CHILLI SOLO IS A NEW CLUB NIGHT IN HACKNEY CENTRAL, STARTING THURSDAY NOV 6TH WEEKLY. HOSTED BY STATE OF BENGAL, SHOWCASING A MIXTURE OF NEW MUSIC FROM A MULTITUDE OF PRODUCERS & ARTISTS FROM ACROSS THE SPECTRUM INCLUDING LIVE & EXCLUSIVE PERFORMANCES FROM BOTH UN/KNOWN ARTISTS.

CHILLI SOLO

FULL LINE UP & DETAILS On http://www.chillisolo.com & http://www.stateofbengal.com

Contact +447956972281
HACKNEY CENTRAL CLUB,
Corner of Mare St / Amhurst Rd. Hackney.
London E.8 1 LL
The former railway station.
(Next to Hackney Central Railway Station)
Tel: 0208 986 5111
www.hackneycentral.com

8pm till midnight
door: free B4 10PM £3 after (this month only)

KELIDOSCOPIC FREQUENCY THRU ARTISTIC FLOW

State of Bengal who collaborated with the legendary Ananda Shankar on his final album ‘Walking On’ (RW81) is currently finishing an album with Paban Das Baul (who last worked with Real World Records on the album ‘Real Sugar’ RW65).

Published 4th Nov 2003 »

Exclusive Martyn Bennett Competition!

To celebrate the release of Grit by Martyn Bennett we're giving away 10 Exclusive Limited Edition copies of the promotional 12" Vinyl Remix of Move!

All you have to do is answer a simple question and you'll be in with a chance of being a winner.

HINT: If you need help, the answer CAN be found in the Grit website. Good Luck!

Published 29th Oct 2003 »

Brand New Flash Video for Move

We've added a new video to the Audio and Video section. The video is for 'Move' from 'Grit', and requires the Macromedia Flash plugin, version 6 or higher.

Published 29th Oct 2003 »

The DVD of the feature film I COULD READ THE SKY

directed by Nichola Bruce
is currently being released on 29th Oct Check out
www.artificial-eye.com

The film music was created by Iarla O Lionaird and released on Real World Records. Find out more at www.realworldrecords.com/icrts

Published 27th Oct 2003 »

RADIO 3 AWARDS FOR WORLD MUSIC 2004

The shortlist of nominees for the 2004 Awards has now been announced at the annual WOMEX showcase which took place in Seville this week.
Real World artist Sevara Nazarkhan has been nominated in the category of Newcomer and Asia. Sevara has had an extraordinary year following the release of her album “Yol Bolsin” to great critical acclaim and she was one of the artists chosen to perform at a showcase concert in front of WOMEX delegates in Seville.
The 2004 Awards ceremony is moving this year and will take place on 9th March at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh. For more details go to http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/world/awards2004/ As well as the usual nomination categories there will be new styl Listener's Award where voting will commence on 1st January 2004.

Published 27th Oct 2003 »

Listen to Martyn Bennett interview on BBC Radio Scotland’s Celtic Connections

Part one of an interview with Martyn plus tracks from his album was broadcast on Tuesday 14th October and the show will be repeated on Sunday 18th at 1705.

The second part of Martyn's interview along with 3 or 4 more tracks will be broadcast on Tuesday, 21st Oct.

However, the show can be listened to at anytime 7 days after it is first broadcast on Celtic Connections website. Simply click on the listen again button.

Published 15th Oct 2003 »

Martyn Benett's GRIT to be released on Monday

Martyn Bennett is simply one of the most exciting, daring and innovative musicians working in Scotland today.

Grit, where deeply traditional Gaelic music meets unashamedly slamming breakbeats and 21st century production techniques.The result is brilliant - the freshest voice you have heard from Scotland in many years.

The record is not available until monday, but our feature is up now, so get ahead of the game and take a look have a listen and express your views in the forum.

Published 13th Oct 2003 »

Adrian Sherwood On Tour with Blur

Catch the extraordinary dub maestro supporting Blur on the UK dates of their forthcoming tour starting in Glasgow (Barrowlands) on 20 November and finishing in Bournemouth (International Centre) on 12 December. Full details of dates are on our tours section of the web site.

Published 10th Oct 2003 »