A great adventure ...

L - R: James Kelleher, Sandy Powse, Scott Baxter, Stephen McKie, Mathew Webster, Martyn Rollo - Our Smallest Adventures recoring an EP after winning a Battle of the Bands contest - at S9Fifty Recording Studio, Whitehill Ind Est, Glenrothes
L - R: James Kelleher, Sandy Powse, Scott Baxter, Stephen McKie, Mathew Webster, Martyn Rollo - Our Smallest Adventures recoring an EP after winning a Battle of the Bands contest - at S9Fifty Recording Studio, Whitehill Ind Est, Glenrothes
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TWO Kirkcaldy bands were among ten local acts which won a free EP recording with promotion - and one of them began their studio time last weekend.

With the Fife Demo project reaching the half-way point, Our Smallest Adventures started the recording process last week, while Pedigree and Chums will begin their EP shortly.

The bands beat off competition from dozens who applied to be part of the scheme run by Creative Scotland through its Creative Identities programme, and funded by Cashback for Communities.

It gave ten young Fife acts the opportunity to record a four-track EP for free in Glenrothes studio S9fifty.

On top of that they will also get help promoting the release and receive invaluable advice at an upcoming seminar held at Adam Smith College.

Martin Rollo, guitarist with Our Smallest Adventures, said: “We had a five hour rehearsal to get us started. The facilities are great and there is a really good atmosphere around the place. Everybody goes out of their way to help you - we were made to feel right at home.

“We have always recorded in places such as Kirkcaldy YMCA, which are good, but not a proper studio like S9fifty.’’

The instrumental band began in 2008 but have been in their current form for two years. Martin hopes this recording can push them on.

“I hope it will be a stepping stone for us.

Andrew MacKay, who runs S9 fifty studio with his brother Murray said: “I hope we can introduce some bands to the professional side of music and show them opportunities within the industry through the seminar and helping them promote their EP.’’