Congratulations to Tim Matthew who has been nominated in Live Sound Engineer of the Year in the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Industry Awards 2019. Vote now!
We asked of Tim Matthew the following questions.
Tell us about yourself
i’ve been a freelance sound engineer for over 20 years. I’ve toured the world with a number of bands as engineer, driver, tour manager. I also record and produce both freelance and at Mareel Recording Studio, Shetland.
Why are you involved in Scottish music?
I couldn’t imagine not being involved in music. I’ve played all my life and engineering is just an extension of that
Any particular career highlights?
Mixing Lau at Womad in New Zealand was fantastic. Salsa Celtica in Greece where we swam in the sea post-show… Concluding a long Laura Veirs tour at a beach bar in Italy… Now I start thinking about it, most of my career has been a highlight
What are your plans for the future?
I intend to play music and work with music for the rest of my life. In the short term I intend to increase the number of sheep on my croft.
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The results of the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Industry Awards will be announced the week of 2nd December online at http://www.scotstradmusicawards.com.
If you wish to attend the final ceremony, tickets are are priced £25 (+ Booking Fee), and Concessions are available. To book please call Aberdeen Music Hall Box Office on 01224 641122, or visit: https://www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/whats-on/all-shows/the-mg-alba-scots-trad-music-awards/2734. Bands performing on Saturday 7th December include Skerryvore, Session A9, Benedict Morris (BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician Award Winner 2019), Heisk, Aberdeenshire Youth Band, Sian, Robyn Stapleton, Mairi Campbell and the Pendulum Band, Susan MacFadyen Scottish Dance Band and more to be announced. There will also be a late night ceilidh after the Awards till 1am.
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