POSSIBILITY SCREAMS - UNITY GRILL - OCTOBER 2019
The 3rd Possibility Screams event of the year was held at the lovely Unity Grill in Ayr. It was standing room only once again and the enthusiastic crowd were served up a delicious amount of great music…
Arran - Sept 2019 Scott Nicol Music / Possibility Screams
Just back from an amazing weekend playing on the beautiful Island of Arran. On Friday I sang to a full house at the lovely Crofters Music Bar and Bistro in Brodick. The wonderful staff, Ealana, Jai and Chris made me feel so welcome and the crowd sang, swayed, danced and even joined me on the mic. One American man sang Johnny Cash so convincingly he had the crowd wanting more. Ealana played one of her own songs and everyone loved her sweet voice. It was a great night, I rocked hard and thanks to Cams for shooting some live footage and some great pics…Thanks very much to Ealana and Crofter’s xx
On Sat afternoon I sang on the rooftop at The PHT (The Pierhead Tavern, Lamlash) in the stunning sunshine overlooking the waters to The Holy Isle, such a perfect backdrop.
On Saturday evening I rocked it up harder at The PHT and once again the crowd seemed to love it, dancing, singing and yes, a couple of folks joined me on the mic… Vicky (one of the lovely staff members) sang with me on a great rendition of Bob Dylan’s Don’t think twice it’s alright. I must say I love The PHT and Jane always treats me like a king. The staff, Vicky, Sarah, Jordan and everyone there are just lovely.
On Sunday afternoon Possibility Screams came to The PHT. Three amazing young acts from Ayrshire came over on the ferry. They played 10 songs each and were just magnificent. Caitlin Taylor kicked it off with a great selection of covers and tore it up with the first performance ever of the original Fire in Me… the crowd just loved her. She is a wonderful singer with great composure and confidence.
Next up were Catching Fireflies fresh from a big charity gig the night before at Centrestage Kilmarnock. They brought a combination of great original song writing, brilliant vocals and guitar playing to the wonderful crowd at The PHT. Emi V closed the fantastic show with a mixture of her own original songs and well chosen covers to suit her style. She sparkled on both piano and guitar and once more the crowd were treated to great young musical Talent. The three young acts put on a great show and… Jane even asked us back. Thanks to The PHT.
Watch this space…
Scott Nicol xx
Scott Nicol Music / Possibility Screams - Sept 2019
What a whirlwind of a summer it’s been @ScottNicolMusic and @PossibiltyScreams… and it’s not over.
In August Olivia Campbell, Evie O’Hagan Hughes and Caitlin Taylor smashed it up at Prestfest 2019. Olivia also kicked off The Harvest Festival in Girvan in great soulful style. Ryann Alexander Recorded her first Original song, The Super catchy Rising Sun. She recorded with my good friend Ian Matchett and it is sounding great.
We were privileged to be involved in a very special night at Enterkine House Hotel for the PTTA entertaining lovely Italian guests from Ariccia. I must say I was so proud of Caitlin Taylor, Catching Fireflies and Ryann Alexander who played barnstorming sets in front of a wonderful crowd. Elly Priestnall, Ken O’Hara, Colin Hyslop and two of the Italian guests Gabrielle and Matteo also played and added their own brilliance to a fantastic night. We ended the evening with a free jam with all the performers up on the stage area. Great stuff.
Samuel Gallagher from EssGee Productions and myself are teaming up for an exciting project Second Nature which we hope will be launched in Nov (more details to come).
On Sept 7th Catching Fireflies are playing at a wonderful charity event at Centrestage Kilmarnock and on the 8th Catching Fireflies, Caitlin Taylor and Emi V are going overseas to the lovely Isle of Arran to play for Possibility Screams at The PHT… The Pierhead Tavern Lamlash. This will be an amazing trip and I am sure they will tear it up. We will be returning to Unity Grill Ayr on Oct 4th for my 3rd Possibility Screams event of the year… get to your seat early.
As you can see, no let up… we are moving forward, going higher, till next update…
Love Scott. Thanks for all the support xx
Possibility Screams… JULY 2019
So many great things happening here at @Scott Nicol Music and @Possibility Screams. Catching Fireflies recorded a brilliant version of a new song The Speed of Stillness and Emily Best recorded Still Saying Goodbye. We are waiting for the final mixes at the moment.
There have been a lot of gigs since my last update in June from the fantastic Unity Grill gig. Here are some highlights...
Emily Best smashed it up at Music on The Prom, Girvan. Catching Fireflies and Emi V played at a wonderful outdoor event in beautiful weather at the stunning Culzean Castle alongside Joe McNair, Daniel MG and Hollie Robinson. Emi V played main stage. They are all so talented.
I had a wonderful time playing 4 times over two days in Arran. I am looking at joining forces with Samuel Gallagher from EssGee Productions for an exciting project (more details to follow).
We finished July with a great gig for SAW Acoustic at the beautiful New Cumnock Town Hall. Four amazing young acts, Caitlin Taylor shone at her first Gig with me with her lovely voice and personality. Hollie Robinson played superb original material and had a great way with the crowd. Emily Best sang very well as she treated the crowd to an 8 song set that include 3 originals. Scott Hewitt from Catching Fireflies played some stunning guitar licks during his set and the crowd just soaked it all up and loved it.
August / Sept are looking like a whole lotta fun with Prestfest… I am playing for Olivia Campbell and Evie O’Hagan Hughes. Catching Fireflies at Live@troon and Centre Stage Kilmarnock. Enterkine House gig with Italian Guests for PTTA and a trip ‘overseas’ to The PHT in Arran ….no doubt I will be writing about these in my next update.. thanks again for your support.
Much love, Scott Nicol xx
POSSIBILITY SCREAMS - UNITY GRILL - 14 JUNE 2019
What a fantastic night at Unity Grill Ayr. This was the second time that I held a Possibility Screams event in this beautiful venue…
THAT’S TV SCOTLAND
I was delighted to be interviewed for That’s TV Scotland - watch the clip here!
Saturday 1st June was spectacular. We Started recording Butterfly With the super talented Charlotte Rutter and Unoma Okudo.
It was a really wonderful day... wow, such amazing vocals. I also want to thank Samuel Gallagher from EssGee Productions for all his work recording and playing on the track. The song will be out at the end of June.
The track is in aid of the great Houston TX based charity Hope Pyx Global. I wrote the song after meeting Eileen Dong and hearing about her story as a survivor of domestic abuse and the fantastic charity she has set up to help other women.
The song is really her story. Charlotte provided an amazing vocal to bring it to life and Unoma layered the song with her lush harmonies.
Watch this space for details of how you can download Butterfly in the days to come…
Scott Nicol xx
HOPE FOR JUSTICE EVENT 18/5/19
What an amazing night at New Life Prestwick for Hope for Justice. So many great artists took part in what proved to be a spectacular event…
COMING UP - MAY 2019
This year is already going so fast with so many amazing musical adventures. I will be featured in this month’s Ayrshire Magazine which is very exciting. I was with Catching Fireflies recording a fantastic ‘blues for a new generation’ track called Lights. I have written a new song Butterfly for a charity called Hope PYX Global based in Houston TX. I am hoping to start recording it soon.
The main focus this month is the great Hope for Justice event at New Life Prestwick - 7pm on May 18th featuring Tim Nelson / Bernadette Matytsine / Lorraine Handling / Catching Fireflies / NLP / Olivia Campbell. You do not want to miss this!!!
We had a fantastic day on 27th April in Ayr when we ‘toured’ 8 venues live streaming, playing live, talking about the event and the work of Hope for Justice. You can still download the single at www.scottnicol.us/hope. We had another Promotion day on the 11th of May at 6 venues in Prestwick.
Get your tickets for the 18th NOW!!
Thanks Scott xx.