I’m Scott Macleod, the new bassist. The baby of the band (yes, younger than Andrew Gunning!).
This is a blog post about my first wee while with the band, and hopefully not the only one.
To give you an idea of how busy we all are at Royal Foundlings, here are a few facts:
1. My body-calendar is broken (I’m constantly a day out).
2. Dave’s actual body is broken. His back is in worse shape than he himself was a year ago.
3. I have purchased a real-life wallchart.
The first few weeks have been a blur, honestly. My first proper, full-band gig was at Port Glasgow high school, the most majestic moment of which was when the clocks fell off the wall during our first song. Despite this being only my first proper show, I immediately began to see the fruits of the ministry, reading positive and encouraging messages that night on Facebook from the young people we had performed for.
Skip forward a couple of days from that and we found ourselves travelling down toward Stranraer, to the lovely wee town of Newton Stewart, a beautiful part of the country that I probably would never have even visited were it not for being part of the Foundlings. On the way we got lost and ended up in Narnia, where it always snowed and red pigs, blonde horses and emus roamed free.
Actually, here’s a little video of that journey: Wildlife Adventure
My mind has been tenderised somewhat by the constant onslaught of thoughts and things, so I’ll skip forward again to last weekend. On Friday we had a worship evening in the GLO centre in partnership with the Clyde Valley Community Church worship team, who were outstanding. It was fantastic. For me, looking up from the stage and seeing people worshiping God makes you realise really how big God is, and how worthy He his of our love.
The next day was a different affair. We had organised a concert in Holy Trinity Wester Hailes in Edinburgh with an upbeat, full-band Steph Macleod and El Mafrex, who as always was cooler than I can ever hope to be. In my own completely unbiased opinion (ahem), we rocked. We really rocked. In fact, I rocked so hard I broke my strap. Here’s a comic strip done in my favourite photo editing suite, Microsoft Paint:
Hopefully I’ll have more stage mishaps to amuse you all with next time.
BUT UNTIL THAT NEXT TIME, GOODBYE.
We are pleased you decided to check out Royal Foundlings!! We are a band from Scotland who love sharing the Good news of Jesus with this nation and the rest of the world! We have been a band for about 2 years and what a 2 years its has been! We have seen God move in awesome ways and we have seen lives change because of His Love! Through this site you will be able to see what we are up to and most importantly what God is up to through us. If you require more information or would like the Royal Foundlings to come to your town to do a concert please get in touch!! We would love to hear from you!
God Bless RFHQ
Its with Sadness but excitement on both parts that we announce the Foundlings retirement of our epic Bass man Steven Adamson. As many of you know Steves other band The Kicks are getting as busy as us! and we both felt it right that he focus on the Kicks and take them full time!
There are two more chances to witness the awesome talent of this man. First is at Kilsyth Congregational Church on 11
and remember Steve, once a foundling always a foundling!
In the meantime we would like to sincerely thank Shoogall for years of service past and for his continued support and involvement moving forward and also once more welcome Brian into our family.
All for Jesus
Royal Foundlings HQ
It has been very quiet on Planet Foundlings over these past weeks but that has been due to the amount of work we’re putting into these forthcoming releases that we haven’t had time to keep you all updated! It had nothing to do with us losing the login to the website… No, that had nothing to do with the lack of updates at all… ahem…
Anyway, we are very pleased to report that the “Live & Unplugged” CD and DVD release is looking and sounding amazing. We’ve just got a few little tweaks to make with the final mix and then everything should be ready to go for the final master. We should have these ready to ship by the end of August. To those of you that have already pre-ordered the CD and DVD, we can’t thank you enough for helping us put together this release. If you’d like to get a copy, you can still pre-order the CD, DVD, Digital Download or all 3 on our STORE page.
To the left of this rambling text, is in fact the cover to the DVD edition. The CD and DVD will be packaged in special digipak sleeves and all pre-orders will be fully signed by the band!
We’re also finishing off the final mixes for the “Rise Up” EP. We originally intended to have this on sale for the gig at the O2 ABC (with Leeland!) but we weren’t happy with the mixes. Originally the EP was only going to include 4 tracks but due to the response we’ve been getting to one of our new songs (“At the Foot of the Cross”), we’re going to include the live version from the “Live & Unplugged” album on the EP as an extra track! Everyone loves extra tracks! The “Rise Up” EP is essentially a sampler of all of our forthcoming releases this year so for those of you that may not want everything, this serves as a nice taster of all of our albums. For all of you Foundlings collectors out there, I can tell you that the CD version of the “Rise Up EP” will only be available on our forthcoming tour of England in September!! There will only be 100 of these made!! A digital download version will be available on iTunes, Spotify etc for those of you who can’t get your hands on a CD.
We’ll have more news next week on our September tour dates. Hopefully we can post a wee video sample from the DVD for you soon. In the mean time though, we will leave you with this footage from our show at Full Throttle festival, Troon, June 2012… Thanks to Amie for sending us the footage!!
All the best,