Date: Saturday, 20th July 2024 from 09:30-17:30 (GMT)

Venue: Leith Community Centre, 12A Newkirkgate, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6AD

Price: £20

Tickets: https://bit.ly/ootbswd (via EventBrite)

William Douglas on stage playing guitar and singingRun by local legend William Douglas, this songwriters’ workshop, run by Out of the Bedroom, will be an opportunity to take some time out, learn some new tricks and hopefully emerge with a new song!

Update: The price has been reduced to £20 to make this event as affordable as possible for attendees, given the current cost of living crisis.

William Douglas is an Edinburgh based songwriter and professional musician. William has been writing and performing his own music since his teens and has been in several much-loved bands including Miracle Glass Company who played at the New York Tartan Parade 2019 and several festivals in the UK and Europe. William runs several open mic nights in Edinburgh and has hosted songwriting workshops for children. 

Light refreshments will be available on the day.

Out of the Bedroom is Edinburgh’s longest-running open mic night and is sponsoring the event.

man playing guitar on a balcony overlooking the seaOut of the Bedroom number 773 is on Thursday 11th July, downstairs in The Safari Lounge, 21 Cadzow Place, Edinburgh EH7 5SN. Edinburgh’s longest running open mic is on from 8.00 p.m. to 11.00 p.m. Entry is free and sign up for a slot is from 7.30 p.m.

All are welcome! There will be a PA, house guitar and house keyboard available. Please feel free to come along and share your original songs and stories with some of Edinburgh’s friendliest musos and music fans!

Out of the Bedroom is hosting an all-day songwriting workshop on Saturday 20th July in Leith Community Centre. Local legend William Douglas will be your inspirational leader for the day. Tickets are a steal at £20 – see https://bit.ly/ootbswd.

Out of the Bedroom 772 was held at The Safari Lounge on Thursday 17th June. The performers were: Jim Bryce, Geoff Winde, SIASA (Andrew Ferguson), Cloudland Blue Quartet, Pixie Moonshine, Janis McCusker, Horne’s Gift Shop, Andy Garrett (debut), Ashhy (debut), James Igoe. Jim Bryce hosted and James Igoe / Ashhy were on sound desk.

See you at The Safari Lounge on Thursday…
OOTB 🙂

group of young people sitting around a campfire playing musicOut of the Bedroom number 772 is on Thursday 27th June, downstairs in The Safari Lounge, 21 Cadzow Place, Edinburgh EH7 5SN. Edinburgh’s longest running open mic is on from 8.00 p.m. to 11.00 p.m. Entry is free and sign up for a slot is from 7.30 p.m.

All are welcome! There will be a PA, house guitar and house keyboard available. Please feel free to come along and share your original songs and stories with some of Edinburgh’s friendliest musos and music fans!

Out of the Bedroom will be hosting an all-day songwriting workshop on Saturday 20th July in Leith Community Centre. Local legend William Douglas will be your inspirational leader for the day. For more information, see https://www.tickettailor.com/events/outofthebedroom/1297872.

Out of the Bedroom 771 was held at The Safari Lounge on Thursday 13th June. The performers were: Robbie Raidan (debut), Geoff Winde, Mike Wheeler, Ally Duncan, Cloudland Blue Quartet, Alastair Aitken, Elsie MacDonald, Glengo (debut), Rosie (debut), Scott Renton. Scott Renton hosted and Alyx Dickson was on sound desk.

See you at The Safari Lounge on Thursday…
OOTB 🙂

man in a room sunlit through curtains leaning back against a wall playing guitarOut of the Bedroom number 771 is on Thursday 13th June, downstairs in The Safari Lounge, 21 Cadzow Place, Edinburgh EH7 5SN. Edinburgh’s longest running open mic is on from 8.00 p.m. to 11.00 p.m. Entry is free and sign up for a slot is from 7.30 p.m.

All are welcome! There will be a PA, house guitar and house keyboard available. Please feel free to come along and share your original songs and stories with some of Edinburgh’s friendliest musos and music fans!

Out of the Bedroom at the Meadows Festival on Saturday 1st June was a great day with the warmest weather in Edinburgh this year. The Scotsman included a photo of us in their Meadows Festival coverage – https://shorturl.at/OWQX1.

Out of the Bedroom 770 was held at The Safari Lounge on Thursday 30th May. The performers were: Luke Griffiths, Jim Bryce, Kai Swarvett (debut), Pixie Moonshine, Janis McCusker, James McQueen with Pat and Al (both debuts), Elsie MacDonald, Ellie Goddard (debut), James Igoe. James Igoe hosted and Alyx Dickson was on sound desk.

The 31 acts who played at The Meadows Festival open mic stage on Saturday 1st June were (deep breath): James Igoe, I Know Nothing, SIASA, Al Nicholas, Jim Bryce, Lena Louise, Ezra Briggs, Pixie Moonshine, Horne’s Gift Shop, Erika Beyers, Mike Wheeler, Dazza JFT and Tribal John, Beth Jam, Borrowed Robes, Riddimental, Cloudland Blue Quartet, Adult Beginner, James McQueen, Scott Renton, Cat John Cranston, Rebecca, Roger, The Roziks, Nindo, Chrisalis, Elsie MacDonald, Doug Stewart, Majk Stokes, Roman A, Orla and Jess, Christina, Raheel. Hosts were James Igoe, Jim Bryce, Ashhy and Scott Renton. Alyx Dickson and Ashhy were on sound desk. There were a few OOTB debuts.

See you at The Safari Lounge on Thursday…
OOTB 🙂

Smiling hipster woman holding guitar and sign, woman with guitar playing on street with raspberry pink backgroundOut of the Bedroom number 770 is on Thursday 30th May, downstairs in The Safari Lounge, 21 Cadzow Place, Edinburgh EH7 5SN. Edinburgh’s longest running open mic is on from 8.00 p.m. to 11.00 p.m. Entry is free and sign up for a slot is from 7.30 p.m.

All are welcome! There will be a PA, house guitar and house keyboard available. Please feel free to come along and share your original songs and stories with some of Edinburgh’s friendliest musos and music fans!

Out of the Bedroom is delighted to be running the open mic stage at the Meadows Festival on Saturday 1st June for the third year in a row. The event page is on this website and Facebook.

Out of the Bedroom 769 was held at The Safari Lounge on Thursday 16th May. The performers were: Majk Stokes, Startled Bee, Luke Griffiths (debut), Mike Wheeler, Elsie MacDonald, James Igoe. Startled Bee hosted and James Igoe was on sound desk.

See you at The Safari Lounge on Thursday…
OOTB 🙂

young woman playing a blue acoustic guitarOut of the Bedroom number 769 is on Thursday 16th May, downstairs in The Safari Lounge, 21 Cadzow Place, Edinburgh EH7 5SN. Edinburgh’s longest running open mic is on from 8.00 p.m. to 11.00 p.m. Entry is free and sign up for a slot is from 7.30 p.m.

All are welcome! There will be a PA, house guitar and house keyboard available. Please feel free to come along and share your original songs and stories with some of Edinburgh’s friendliest musos and music fans!

Out of the Bedroom is delighted to be running the open mic stage at the Meadows Festival on Saturday 1st June for the third year in a row. The event page is on this website and Facebook.

Out of the Bedroom 768 was held at The Safari Lounge on Thursday 2nd May. The performers were: Jim Bryce, I Know Nothing, Startled Bee, Pixie Moonshine, Mike Wheeler, Cloudland Blue Quartet, Alastair Aitken, James McQueen, James Igoe. Jim Bryce hosted and Alyx Dickson was on sound desk.

See you at The Safari Lounge on Thursday…
OOTB 🙂

Sir Tom Watton playing the Meadows Festival Out of the Bedroom open mic stage in 2023Out of the Bedroom, Edinburgh’s longest running open mic night, will be taking over the open mic stage at The Meadows Festival in central Edinburgh on Saturday 1st June! It is a free event and all are welcome. 

It is a free event and all are welcome. It will be our third year running the open mic and we hope to get the quality of weather, crowd and performers that we have had in the last two years.

Original music only, the live music will run from 11.45 a.m. to 4.45 p.m.

 

You will have to be ready to sign up to play at one of the three specific signing-up slots:

  • 11.30 – 11.40 a.m. (Part 1)
  • 1.15 – 1.25 p.m. (Part 2)
  • 3.00 – 3.10 p.m. (Part 3)

There will be a PA with a house guitar, a house keyboard, four microphones and four DI boxes.

The information and rules for the day are listed on the Meadows Festival website – https://meadowsfestival.co.uk/open-mic/.

We hope to see you there. Bring the sunshine, if you can! 🌞

Young Asian woman playing woodwind instrument wearing traditional costumeOut of the Bedroom 768 is live on Thursday 2nd May, downstairs in The Safari Lounge, 21 Cadzow Place, Edinburgh EH7 5SN. Edinburgh’s longest running open mic is on from 8.00 p.m. to 11.00 p.m. Entry is free and sign up for a slot is from 7.30 p.m.

All are welcome! There will be a PA, house guitar and house keyboard available. Please feel free to come along and share your original songs and stories with some of Edinburgh’s friendliest musos and music fans!

Out of the Bedroom is delighted to be running the open mic stage at the Meadows Festival on Saturday 1st June for the third year in a row. To find out more about that, come along to the Safari Lounge and we will update you!

Out of the Bedroom 767 was held at The Safari Lounge on Thursday 18th April. The performers were: Majk Stokes, Ally Duncan, Mike Wheeler, Mike Kemp, Cloudland Blue Quartet, Ross Neilzen, Beth Jam, Chris Cook (debut), Pippin Vervaeke (debut), Andy Duncan (debut), Lewis Gibson (debut), James McQueen. Majk Stokes hosted and James Igoe was on sound desk.

See you at The Safari Lounge on Thursday…
OOTB 🙂

man holding an acoustic guitar and wearing a hat looks into the distanceOut of the Bedroom 767 is live on Thursday 18th April, downstairs in The Safari Lounge, 21 Cadzow Place, Edinburgh EH7 5SN. Edinburgh’s longest running open mic is on from 8.00 p.m. to 11.00 p.m. Entry is free and sign up for a slot is from 7.30 p.m.

All are welcome! There will be a PA, house guitar and house keyboard available. Please feel free to come along and share your original songs and stories with some of Edinburgh’s friendliest musos and music fans!

Out of the Bedroom 766 was held at The Safari Lounge on Thursday 4th April. The performers were: James Igoe, Aidan Reid, Nicole Williams, Caro Bridges, Pixie Moonshine, Cloudland Blue Quartet, Dog on a Swing, Ross Neilzen, Folke Wiemann, Tony Wright (debut), Elsie MacDonald, Jim Bryce, Grant Robertson. James Igoe hosted and Alyx Dickson was on sound desk.

See you at The Safari Lounge on Thursday…
OOTB 🙂

young woman in nature holding an acoustic guitarOut of the Bedroom 766 is live on Thursday 4th April, downstairs in The Safari Lounge, 21 Cadzow Place, Edinburgh EH7 5SN. Edinburgh’s longest running open mic is on from 8.00 p.m. to 11.00 p.m. Entry is free and sign up for a slot is from 7.30 p.m.

All are welcome! There will be a PA, house guitar and house keyboard available. Please feel free to come along and share your original songs and stories with some of Edinburgh’s friendliest musos and music fans!

Spring is here – we hope you have a spring in your step and a song in your heart!

Out of the Bedroom 765 was held at The Safari Lounge on Thursday 21st March. The performers were: Daniel Wilson (debut), Overton & McCann, Emily Jane (debut), Crazy Wisdom (debut), Grant Robertson, Ross Neilzen, Elsie MacDonald, Cloudland Blue Quartet, James Igoe, Scott Renton. Scott Renton hosted and Alyx Dickson was on sound desk.

See you at The Safari Lounge on Thursday…
OOTB 🙂

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