Under the Radar: Midi Paul

Midi Paul PIC: Anneleen LindsayMidi Paul PIC: Anneleen Lindsay
Midi Paul PIC: Anneleen Lindsay
When not earning a living as session bassist, producer Phil McBride can be found composing quality electronic tracks on vintage equipment in his Sonic Lodge studio, located opposite Leith Theatre. For his live shows he is also joined by drummer Ben Collard, and he regularly enlists the services of guest vocalists, with Kathryn Aly, Nikki Kent and Earth Wire’s Think all stepping up to the mic.

Phil’s artist name comes from an imaginary tribute band and was coined by one of his friends. It’s obscurity shouldn’t detract from some great analogue synth compositions with a warm, laid-back feel. Midi Paul’s next gig is at the recently reprieved Leith Depot tomorrow, supporting Chuchoter. However, anyone still struggling with their tax return can also see him opening for Atom Eyes at Edinburgh’s Mash House on 21 February and at Glasgow’s Hug & Pint the following night. www.facebook.com/midipaulmusic

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run music industry seminar and social night Born To Be Wide. Their next event on 6 February at the Pleasance Cabaret Bar explores how Edinburgh’s festivals can develop more collaborations with the music scene. Visit www.borntobewide.co.uk

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