Coastword is thrilled to welcome Vic Galloway to speak about his books 'Songs in the Key of Fife' and “Rip It Up”. He will then be joined by Stephen Allen, the curator of the exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland with whom he collaborated for the the 'Rip It Up - The Story of Scottish Pop' exhibition at the NMS. They will discuss the whole project, the exhibition, the book and accompanying events.
The event will be closed with music by Callum Easter
Vic Galloway is a broadcaster, journalist, musician and author based in Scotland. With 20 years of experience from 1999 until now, he has presented weekly music programmes for the BBC including over 11 years for Radio 1. He continues to broadcast and champion new music on BBC Radio Scotland every week and regularly on BBC 6Music, alongside documentaries for various radio and TV networks. As a journalist Vic has written for CLASH, Gigwise, The Skinny, The List, The Times and Sunday Herald. He is also a musician, DJ, curator and event host. His first book ‘Songs in the Key of Fife’ (about The Beta Band, King Creosote, KT Tunstall, James Yorkston & the Fence Collective) was published 2013 and was well received. His following book ‘Rip It Up – The Story of Scottish Pop’ was published in collaboration with the National Museum of Scotland in June 2018, alongside accompanying Radio and TV series.
Callum Easter, the latest signing to Lost Map, is an Edinburgh based singer of otherworldly rhythm and blues, whose songs are shrouded in cavernous echo, built from electronic bass drones and shivering organ. Having built a strong local reputation following two self-released EPs, Easter emerges from the creative heat of the Leith studio that spawned Young Fathers (with whom he plays keys and lap steel, on tour), ready to unveil his genre-busting debut album, Here Or Nowhere, in April 2019.