Swift’s sounds and a new member for the lively indie band Oscar Charlie

Well known indie band Oscar Charlie, formerly known as Black Bic Biro, have recently recorded in London with their new producer Dan Swift.

Swift has previously worked with very successful bands such as Snow Patrol, Kasabian and The Futureheads.
Oscar Charlie consists of John Gair on drums, Jim Bevington on bass and Reuben Quinn on guitar. Jim and Reuben are currently based in Glasgow and John is planning to move there at the end of July.

They have also announced a new member of the band. Jamie Miller, 25, from Glasgow, is a keyboard player who has played in many previous bands in the city and will no doubt add something extra to the band.

Of the recording, Jim said: “It was a really good experience to be in a real studio environment.” He added that it was excel­lent to work with someone with such expertise in music.

The recording will not be released as a single yet, as the band are are still working on it. For now, Oscar Charlie are enjoy­ing performing gigs in Glasgow and writing new songs.

Having seen them perform on their return to Shetland at the Norscot Angling Club a couple of weeks ago, it is safe to say that they have not lost their touch. Their new songs are lively, enjoyable and very well written. Of course, the classic tunes such as “Peggy Sue” and “Timmy the Flea” were played at their usual high standard.

When asked why they chose the name Oscar Charlie, Jim said: “We wanted a name with Shetland connections and roots, but we didn’t want anything too traditional. We all agreed that Oscar Charlie fitted the description very well.”

The band also want to make people aware that they will be making a new Myspace page next week that will contain two of their new singles.


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