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SoundCloud SoundCloud Local: Edinburgh

Photo taken by kyz, found on Flickr

Fringe Festival in Edinburgh is kicking off this week so we’re checking out what this Scottish city has in store for our 40th SoundCloud Local. Check out the ones we found below and don’t forget: you can track sounds from the Fringe Festival here!

Jamie Livingstone
Jamie Livingstone has uploaded many interviews to the ‘Cloud. He has some with Rick Molland (including a selection of heartfelt and well thought-out answers about the nature of comedy), with alternative comedian and musical mistress Eleanor Morton in a park, and also with Glasgow comic Chris Conroy.


Ultimate Poems
Here’s something we don’t see everyday and would love to see more of — poetry! You can hear Edinburgh’s Martin Williams in the player and/or at the link below. He has poems about positivity, love, his father, his clients, loved ones, and much more. Check it out!


a bad man
A Bad Man on SoundCloud is actually a girl named Heidi. She has some cool spoken word tracks, like “Heidi-whispers”, and other more ambient electronic-based tracks like “Chop me own head off for LIVE 003”. Student of Brighton University and sound creator on the ‘Cloud, Heidi is rockin’ it!


Jim Sutherland
With roots in the Scottish traditional genre, Jim Sutherland reaches electronic, orchestral, rock and pop music when he composes. His production techniques are known to be legendary, and he’s constantly nudging at the boundaries of culture and style. Sounds good, right?


SalemAnders, also known as Burning Bright with rapper and friend Tickle, is a musician and producer based in Edinburgh. He just released an EP as Burning Bright in the beginning of June. The EP featured a couple of more guests: i.e. Asthmatic Astronaut, DJ Symatic and MC OneSP. Hear some clips below!


This year, we also had an Edinburgh-based SoundClouder of the Day! Remember Amy Duncan?

Want more? Check out citysounds.fm/edinburgh

If you’re in Edinburgh, join the SoundCloud Local group, submit your tracks, and if you’re at the festival, check out the Fringe Festival group here. Oh, and there’s a SoundCloud meetup happening on Saturday, more details here.

Everyone else: Keep an eye on Meetup.com to see if a SoundCloud meetup is coming your way and feel free to start your own! Take a look at our SoundCloud Local features to see if your area has been highlighted!

SoundCloud We are off to Edinburgh Fringe Festival!

SoundCloud are off to Edinburgh Fringe Festival this week to spread the SoundCloud word. Never heard of Fringe Festival before? Well it’s a month long performing arts festival with all kinds of comedy, cabaret, poetry, music and more. Take a look at the site for more details: http://www.edfringe.com/

You may have seen over the last few weeks we have built a Sounds of Fringe map. We‘re looking for anyone attending the festival to use the iPhone or Android app and capture the vast variety of sounds at the festival. We’ve teamed up with a variety of comedians, venues, agents and ‘sound ambassadors’.  They will all be recording interviews, messages, back stage chat, off the cuff banter, sounds on the street and more. The SoundCloud team will also be running around Edinburgh plotting all the venues onto the map, interviewing people on the street and also having a meet up on the Saturday! Take a look at our SoundCloud Edinburgh Fringe Meet Up Facebook page and come join us!

Which comedians?

Well so far the following comedians have signed up to get involved. In no particular order….

Tiernan Douieb, Michael Legge, Martin Wolfenden, Richard Herring, Dan Tetsell, Scott Capurro, Mick Ferry, Matt Green, Helen Arney, Gemma Goggin, Stuart Goldsmith, Mark Nelson, Tom Goodliffe, Luke Wright, Kirsty Munro, Ellie Rofe, Sally-Anne Hayward, Kai Humphries, John Robins, Jason-John Whitehead, Andrew Maxwell, Dana Alexander, Sammy J, Matt Kirshen, Heath McIvor, Pete Johansson and Ian Stone.

Any more comedians out there that want to get involved? Let us know!

Which venues?

A few venues have already signed up


There’s a lot of podcasts going on during Fringe, here a collection of podders using SoundCloud:

  • The Gentleman’s Review – starring Martin Wolfenden, Tom Stringfellow and Andrew Wilson. The guys will be watching a lot of comedy and talking to some funny people.
  • British Comedy Guide – will be posting the Richard Herring Podcast which will be recorded live everyday at the Fringe!
  • Edinburgh Tonight – a daily chat show during Fringe, they’ll be posting short audio snippets of the guests appearing on the show
  • Fresh Air FM  – Edinburgh University’s Student Radio will be posting interviews, reviews and more throughout Fringe.
  • A Room With A Comedian – Edinburgh local Jamie Livingstone will be interviewing comedians!

Sound Ambassadors

We also have some brilliant SoundCloud Sound Ambassadors on board.  The guys will be helping capture the wonderful sounds of fringe recording anything they come across on the streets of Edinburgh.  Their contributions will be posted to the map and also they’ll be submitting the to our Edinburgh Fringe Festival Group.

If you would like to be a Sound Ambassador, we are opening up the application form again.  Take a read of our previous blog post and apply here.

If you want to get a daily dose of reviews, interviews, updates and news go to Chortle.co.uk who will be posting the best audio clip from our collection of comedians each day.  They also have the map embedded on their site, take a look here.

So over the next month we will be making some regular posts on Fringe, keeping up to date on the latest sounds created by the comedians, ambassadors and anyone else getting involved.  Thanks to Brett at Get Comedy, Caitlin Lock Impressive Digital – the brand new marketing department at Impressive, The Fix, Chortle, British Comedy Guide, Rohan at Edinburgh Festival Innovations Lab, all the comedians and agents getting involved and my Mother!

David Edinburgh Fringe Festival – Become Sound Ambassadors!

We’re extremely happy to announce that SoundCloud will be heading to bonnie Scotland for Edinburgh Fringe Festival for the start of this amazing month of comedy and performing arts.

We’re supporting this amazing festival by creating a “Sounds of Fringe” map and audio stream which you can check out by clicking this link:


If you live in Edinburgh, we’d love for you to get involved! We’re looking for any locals or people attending the festival to be Sounds of Fringe ambassadors! Using the SoundCloud record app on iPhone and Android you’ll capture the sounds, the jokes, the chit chat, banter, do interviews, review shows, make audio messages, whatever you want! Then simply tag the location, add a picture and get involved in this awesome sound map our brilliant developers created last week.

You’ll be in good company – there will be loads of comedians,  and performers posting audio too!  Sounds good? The most enthusiastic ambassadors will get an upgraded account and some free swag – tshirts, stickers and badges.

Please click here to apply, the deadline is July 29th. Selected applicants will be contacted and, if possible, we will arrange a time to meet you in Edinburgh!

Let’s do it!