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Gavin Blackie Wins Prestigious Music Award

gav awardWe are proud to announce that Gavin Blackie has won best Pop/Rock song ‘Get It On Tonight’ for the prestigious Akademia Music Awards for December 2015.

Gavin and Offbeat Producer Iain McKinna co-wrote the track and it features on his recently released album Laid Bare which is available on iTunes.

Gavin performed the track ‘live’ at his launch gig at Edinburgh’s Church Hill Theatre to a packed audience in November 2015.

The track will be released as a single in early 2016 but meanwhile you can hear the entire track here

Gavin Blackie – Laid Bare

Gavin Blackie & Iain McKinna playing this launch gig

About 5 years ago, after winning Edinburgh’s Got Talent,  singer Gavin Blackie approached Offbeat needing help getting music together for his self penned songs. Between then and now Gavin and Offbeat producer Iain McKinna have explored various writing styles before coming up with a great blend of Electro Pop, Rock and R&B flavours that make up his fantastic new debut album Laid Bare.

Iain says ” When I first started working with Gav we got immediate results but we have had to go through a process of experimentation to find out what did and didn’t work. Once we hit on the formula some of the songs that initially didn’t suit his style translated really well to the electro format that finally made it onto the album

Gav and Iain then applied the formula to the rest of the album which came together really well once they had worked out what suited his voice and style best. Offbeat’s Kirsty McKinna played Electric Violin and sang Backing Vocals on the album.

On November 7th Gavin performed the album and some of his favourite songs by other artists at a sold out launch gig at Edinburgh’s Church Hill Theatre. It was an assured and confident performance which established him as a serious artist. He will be performing on STV Edinburgh’s Fountainbridge show on Monday 23rd November.

The album Laid Bare by Gavin Blackie is available on iTunes. Spotify and all main online stores. Buy it now on iTunes. Listen to Like A Blackbird to get a flavour of what’s on this amazing album.