Under the Radar: Apes of Genius

Apes Of Genius is the public persona of Edinburgh musician Olly Farrell, whose alter ego as a sync composer includes writing a theme tune for STV Weather and the music which accompanied the Commonwealth Games baton relay. Last year saw the release of his Olly Bible LP, a diverse collection of tracks which each evoke a different scene in the imagination of the listener. In fact, it might best be described as a soundtrack for a film yet to be made.
Apes of Genius, aka Olly FarrellApes of Genius, aka Olly Farrell
Apes of Genius, aka Olly Farrell

At the start of 2020 Farrell undertook to bring out a new single every month, but has also decided to release several songs which he describes as an extension to his album. These include That’s It Sun, which is a fund-raiser for mental health charity CALM. Arguably one of Scotland’s most original artists, he will be hosting an online listening session to talk through his songs. For details visit: https://theapesofgeni.us

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon host the Born To Be Wide music industry seminar and social evenings. Their next event is on Friday and features a webinar and a chance to network online. www.borntobewide.co.uk

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Scottish Music Centre is a national hub and information point, representing all areas of the music industry and delivering a wide range of services and events.  A membership organisation, with over 100 composers / creative business members, SMC is also a PRS Foundation Talent Development Partner and manages youth music projects MusiCares, Musicplus+ and Hit The Road. The centre has also launched a new Covid-19 website

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