Edinburgh entrepreneur Gavin McAdam has launched a new music company to help breathe new life into the arts sector in Scotland.
The ambitious venture has brought together a team of talented classical musicians to form ‘Back in Time for Tea’ who are composing a unique new sound of cross-genre musical classics in an eclectic set to be performed live in Edinburgh during the festival and beyond.
The project aims to support new music in Scotland, providing a platform for young music talent and raising funds for the My Name’s Doddie Foundation.
Funded by the city businessman, House Music Live (HML) will involve a quartet of classical musicians who will create a unique live musical experience for live audiences around the country while raising money to fight motor neurone disease.
From its base in the capital, the production company will also provide opportunities for some of Scotland’s most promising musicians to perform live on stage and gain first-hand experience in music composition, arrangement, and event planning.
The newly formed classical quartet comprises pianist and composer Gregor Blamey from Polmont, Kirkcaldy vocalist Fiona Mackenzie, Dunfermline saxophonist Tom Brogan and bassist Laurie Moore from Glasgow and together they are challenging the notion of musical genre.
They have already created a classical composition of Robert Miles’ Children and a dance version of a classic Beethoven piece, with many more reimagined classics also being worked on.
Initial fund-raising performances will see the band play at the Sheraton Hotel on Thursday, 3 August before taking centre stage at the Johnnie Walker Experience on Princes Street two days later as an official Fringe show.