Roddy Hart to host the Quay Sessions19th August, 2016













We’re delighted that our very own Roddy Hart will be following on from Edith Bowman to host The Quay Sessions on BBC Radio Scotland, one of Scotland’s finest new music radio shows. Roddy has said the following:

“I’m utterly thrilled to be asked to be the new host of BBC Radio Scotland’s flagship live music show, The Quay Sessions.  I know I have a tough act to follow in Edith Bowman after a stellar first year hosting the show, but it’s a challenge I’m excited to meet and I can’t wait to take the show into a new phase of its life.  As a musician, I know just how important it is for both emerging and established artists to have the chance for their music to be heard and seen, and this show is an amazing opportunity to bring homegrown and international talent to our audiences down by the banks of the River Clyde at Pacific Quay.  It’s one of Scotland’s most unique gigs, and I look forward to what what will surely be some very special nights there.”

Listen to the programme here:


Here at Middle of Nowhere Recordings, we’re also extremely excited to be announcing some more Roddy Hart & the Lonesome Fire news very soon…

Roddy Hart Edinburgh Festival Fringe27th July, 2016

Roddy Hart & the Lonesome Fire will be joining Honeyblood for a show at the Queens Hall in Edinburgh as part of their Festival Fringe programme on the 16th August.

A band defiantly in the classic mould, Roddy Hart & The Lonesome Fire have been lauded for their compelling and darkly anthemic sound. Led by Hart’s distinctive voice and songwriting, the band create a vivid sonic landscape that has seen them perform across the UK and US. After their return from South By Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, 2015 saw the band hunkered down in their studio in Glasgow working on their new album, Swithering with legendary Scottish producer Paul Savage (Admiral Fallow, Mogwai, Emma Pollock) which is due for release later this year.

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Rachel Sermanni’s show in the “Wooden Womb”27th July, 2016

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The Evening Times have given Rachel Sermanni’s show with Flo Morrissey and Billie Marten at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse a 4 star review.

You don’t often get to see a concert in the replica Jacobean theatre adjacent to Shakespeare’s Globe, a fact appreciated by the three singer-song
writers who graced the small stage this evening. “This is all rather lovely,” whispered Billie Marten. Headliner Rachel Sermanni likened the space to a “wooden womb”.

Marten, Sermanni and Flo Morrissey were appearing as part of the Wonder Women series of all-female shows, curated by presenter Lauren Laverne and promoted by her website for women, The Pool. Ireland’s Camille O’Sullivan and Brooklyn musician Becca Stevens have already appeared, and to wrap things up next month, Róisín Murphy will become the first modern star to perform in the Globe itself.

Read the full review here:

Rachel Sermanni #WONDERWOMAN4th May, 2016

Rachel Sermanni is due to join Flo Morrissey & Billie Marten for a special performance at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London on the 25th July.

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Three young British vocalists flood our candlelit stage with a mixed line-up of mellow, acoustic sounds.

Flo Morrissey’s voice and song-writing possess a timelessness and otherworldly quality that calls to mind the work of Karen Dalton, Jackson C Frank or Joanna Newsom, marking her out as a distinct and remarkable talent.

Sixteen-year-old Billie Marten from North Yorkshire has been writing music since the age of nine, creating enchanting tracks with profound lyrics and pure, fragile vocals.

Rachel Sermanni, the ‘folk-noir’ balladeer from the Scottish Highlands, fuses traditional folk influences with grunge and gritty guitar.

Rachel Sermanni on BBC Radio 41st February, 2016

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Rachel Sermanni was joined by singer This is the Kit for the BBC Radio 4 Loose Ends session. Listen to a clip of Rachel singing her single ‘Banks Are Broken’ here:

For full episode, listen again on BBC iPlayer here: