V.O.S. Session #2 with Steven Wilson


This weeks V.O.S. Session from Richy Neill’s Reinforcement HQ features Richy’s lifelong friend and rhythm guitarist in his band “Richy Neill & The Reinforcements” Steven Wilson, a great introduction to these new sessions from Richy. This time Voice of Scotland founder Neil Kerr is the interviewer, next time though these are all Richy’s  and we can’t wait.

In this session Steven tells us about himself, gives us a wee tip from his stage performance and we have the pleasure of a live acoustic number from Steven who is not only rhythm guitarist in Richy Neill & The Reinforcements but also a solo performer with a great voice.

Don’t take our word for it though, check out the video of this session for yourself on the link below and if you like it we would be well chuffed if you took a moment to click on the share buttons at the top right of this page and give it a share with your friends, that’s why we do it after all, so more people can hear the music. Check out the other links below as well to find out more about Stevens superb band. Enjoy!

Link to session video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9qndlU0ED0

Link to Stevens Bands website – http://richyneill.com/

And their Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/Richyneill/

Please do remember to share if you can, every share brings new ears to the superb musicians on our pages, that’s why we do it. Thank You,  and thanks to Steven Wilson and Richy Neill for creating this session.

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Take A Jump “Doune The Rabbit Hole”

By Neil Kerr

Doune The Rabbit Hole 2017, What was it like?

Why not have a look at our picture gallery from the festival and a listen to our review with a superb selection of music by artists who played at Doune The Rabbit Hole last year, it’s a great way to spend two hours. The details we have for this years festival below as well.       Enjoy.

Listen to our review with music from artists who played at Doune The Rabbit Hole Last year here – Doune The Rabbit Hole Review Special

And here are some of the pics we took, remember to scroll down to the bottom for info on this years Doune The Rabbit Hole.

Doune the Rabbit Hole Returns for 2018

New July dates confirmed for intimate, inclusive Scottish music festival

Friday 13 – Sunday 15 July 2018 @ Lake of Mentieth, Cardross Estate, Stirling, Scotland

Laid-back, welcoming music and arts festival Doune the Rabbit Hole has confirmed new dates for its ninth year ahead of their first lineup announcement.

Set in picturesque Stirlingshire near Scotland’s only natural freshwater lake, this eclectic festival will now be held from Friday 13 – Sunday 15 July 2018. Doune the Rabbit Hole brings exclusive performances from the best UK & international acts to Stirling alongside the cream of Scotland’s independent/DIY scene, attracting music lovers of all ages and from all walks of life. The festival will again team up with Scottish promoter Synergy Concerts to create an electric lineup.

Last year’s festival highlights included LA based punk band Ho99o9, former snooker world champion (and highly respected DJ) Steve Davis, Jenny Hval, Brooklyn art punks Liars, Start to End, Francois and the Atlas Mountains, Sage Francis & B Dolan, Drag City Records artist Jessica Pratt, K Records’ member Karl Blau and New Yorkers Big Thief.

Doune the Rabbit Hole is one of the UK’s most family-friendly festivals with a host of activities from arts to crafts and workshops and a family camping area quietly sited away form the hurly burly of late night events. Not one to exclude furry friends, Doune is also one of two dog friendly festivals in Scotland and to keep hunger at bay, Scotland’s best independent food and drink purveyors will once again be on site.

For ticket information and to find out more about Doune The Rabbit Hole 2018 visit:

@dounetherabbit | #DTRH2018 | www.dounetherabbithole.co.uk | www.facebook.com/DouneTheRabbitHole

Listings information

Doune the Rabbit Hole Festival 2018

Lake of Mentieth, Cardross Estate, Stirling, FK8 3JY

Friday 13 – Sunday 15 July 2018

Lineup – to be announced

Early bird weekend tickets £70 (available until 6th April 2018)

Tier 1 (7th April – 23rd June 2018) £80 | Tier 2 :(23rd June – 12th July) £90 | On the Gate (13th July only) £95

Youth weekend ticket (over 12 & under 18)  £30 |  Youth Friday day ticket £15

Youth Saturday day ticket £20 | Youth Sunday day ticket £15

Friday day ticket (adult) £30 | Saturday day ticket (adult) £45 | Sunday day ticket (adult) £40

Children (12 and under) FREE

Booking fees apply to all ticket prices and camping costs are separately detailed on the website where they are not included in the price

Tickets available from http://dounetherabbithole.co.uk/tickets


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V.O.S Sessions with Richy Neill

Finally getting ourselves back on track here at Voice HQ and I am delighted to introduce another new feature to you.

The V.O.S. Sessions, introduced and conceived by a long running member of the Voice Of Scotland team Richy Neill, normally behind the scenes, or at least a sound desk, this talented individual helps us with everything sound related from our showcase gigs to recording our sessions. On top of that he is a very talented multi instrumentalist, solo musician and front man of his own band, Richy Neill & The Reinforcements.

Through Richy’s passion for both sound and making music he had a brainwave to video a one song session every week with an interview. Nothing to unusual I hear you say? Here’s the twist, Richy’s interviews will be pushing towards the tech side of making music, not the usual stuff we see and hear all the time, an interesting and entertaining 10 minutes or so of information and music. We love the idea and so here it is, let’s check it out.

In the first episode  Richy and Voice Of Scotland founder member Neil Kerr chat briefly about the organisation and the idea behind Richy’s new sessions then we are treated to a superb acoustic solo track from Richy. Below you will find the link to the session video and links to all things Richy Neill, each week will be the same links to each artists socials and website will be posted along with the video.

I give you Richy Neill with The V.O.S. Sessions –

Link to the session video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isXZlo81CVM&t=171s

Link to Richy’s website – http://www.richyneill.com/

Link to Richy’s facebook – https://www.facebook.com/Richyneill/

Link to Richy’s Twitter – https://twitter.com/Richy_Neill

Finally we would be delighted if you checked out our socials as well   https://twitter.com/voiceoscotland


Another one next week, please share this around.

Thanks and enjoy.

Team Voice.





















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Kelburn Garden Party Live Review & Pictures.


By Neil Kerr

Something new from us at Voice Of Scotland. The written reviews have dried up as time is short for us volunteers so I decided to look for a way of integrating them into something I was already spending time doing, after all there was becoming no point to the whole Voice Of Scotland ethic, creating platforms to share music with as many people as possible. If I’m honest I became consumed with setting up our radio platform “Links Radio” which is now ready to go and is host to The Unsigned Sessions which is now in it’s 5th year which is all good.

So what did I decide to do? I have integrated the reviews into the show, A new segment of around half an hour every week with interview, live music and some recorded music from the featured act, I will then post the pictures from the gig reviewed here along with Links to the audio and any video.

To Kick this off I dedicated an entire 2 hour show to Kelburn Garden Party, there will be other festival specials taking the whole show soon but this is for the wonderful wonderland of magnificent music that is Kelburn Garden party.

Scroll down for links to all and our small picture gallery below.

Link to Listen to the show on demand – https://www.mixcloud.com/neil-kerr3/the-unsigned-sessions-kelburn-garden-party-special/

Link To Kelburn Garden Party Website – https://www.kelburngardenparty.com/

Link to buy tickets – https://www.kelburngardenparty.com/tickets/


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