TUNE Out of the Ordinary - Meadows - LP Version
‘When I first heard this amazing album I felt like I’d been waiting all my life for it. Now it’s here. A photo album I can listen to and so much more besides.’ Irvine Welsh - 2019
Ladies and Gentlemen, lads and lasses, Ramrock Red Records are proud to present the all-star Edinburgh collective ‘Out of The Ordinary’ with their first LP ‘Stranger Things Have Happened’.
Out Of The Ordinary are an Edinburgh based hive mind collective. For the ‘Stranger Things Have Happened’ LP project, Joseph Malik decided to sit firmly in the producer’s chair and team up once again with the co-writers and production ‘dream’ team of arranger Chris Greive and co-producers Saleem Andrew McGroarty and David Donnelly to create an open love letter to Edinburgh, the city they all love. Chris Greive began his musical life in Australia obtaining a BMus Jazz degree before relocating to Scotland in 2000 where he lectures at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (Glasgow, UK) and is Lead Trombone of the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra. He is constantly in demand as arranger (Eddi Reader 'Cavalier' 2018) and many other projects including wife Becc Sanderson Sextet 'Bows to Bowie' album (for release on Ramrock Red Records 2019). Chris’s award-winning NeWt trio will also release a new album (recorded in Toronto Nov 2018) of their 'Electric Trombone' led Prog-Jazz and his most recent collaborations with Joseph Mailk, lending his phenomenal performer, arranger and production skills to the ‘Diverse Part 2’ and ‘Stranger Things Have Happened’ LP projects. Without Chris’s arrangement + executive production contributions to this album, it wouldn’t have got made. Steven Christie is a keyboard player with over 30 years’ experience of recording, playing live and studio production. He can be heard on releases from the Chimes, Botany 5 and the Proclaimers who he currently tours with. He first collaborated with Joseph Malik on the 1993 Blacka’nized release ‘Music For Your Mind’ EP and since then, Steven and Joseph have worked closely together on many productions, culminating with the latest project, ‘Stranger Things Have Happened’ and without Steven’s contribution to this album, it wouldn’t have got made. David ‘Demus’ Donnelly is a virtual one-man band and his brilliantly inventive guitar and mandolin work, plus the odd basso profundo counter-harmony is why he has been the backbone of many a Scottish production. His longstanding producer/songwriter partnership with Joseph Malik has showcased Demus skills on milestone LPs ‘Diverse Part 1’ in 2002, ‘Aquarius’ and ‘Diverse Part 2’ in 2018. ‘Stranger Things Have Happened’ is the pinnacle and distillation of the accumulated experience of Scotland’s most talented and respected musicians. Saleem Andrew McGroarty has been part of the Edinburgh music scene for over 30 years, starting out as a DJ at Edinburgh’s key club nights including The Hooch, Chocolate City, Seen and the illustrious Lizzard Lounge. The 90’s saw Saleem releasing a track on Mo Wax and currently he is producing under the ‘Sound Signals’ moniker. Now, Saleem’s friendship + musical collaboration with Joseph Malik, which stretches back to 1988, continues to flourish on LPs ‘Diverse Part 2’ and now ‘Stranger Things Have Happened’.
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