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Lord Holyrude plays a selection of music from the first half of the 20th Century on original shellac discs on vintage wind-up gramophones.

What periods do you cover in your repertoire?

Early 1900s to 1950s !

What are your favourite numbers?

"T'Aint What You Do It's The Way That You Do It" by Jimmie Lunceford And His Orchestra, "Puttin' On The Ritz" By Leo Reisman And His Orchestra, "Coming In On A Wing And A Prayer" Anne Shelton and "Roamin' In The Gloaming" by Harry Lauder

What inspired you to focus on this genre over other styles of music & performance?

The music of the past has always fascinated me! Brought up on a steady diet of Radio Two, I heard a fantastic mix of music growing up ! It seemed only natural when I became a dj to play this kind of music.

What has been the highlight of your career to date?

Various highlights inc:
- Djing for Paloma Faith
- Playing the cabaret tent at T In the Park
- Headlining the steampunk stage at Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival
- Appearing on the Culture Studio on BBC Radio Scotland with my gramophones!

What has been the best event that you have performed at?

That's a difficult one, but certainly djing for Paloma and headlining Belladrum were pretty special experiences ! Also playing at the National Museum of Scotland for their late night events and spinning some tunes at last year's National Vintage Awards ! If I had to single one event out, it would probably be Wayne Hemingway's Vintage Festival !

If you could perform with anyone (past or present) who would it be?

Calvin Harris ! No, seriously, somebody like Vera Lynn or a young Bing Crosby !

A Little Bit more about Lord Holyrude...

I love being a gramophone dj. Playing original recordings on original technology gives you a direct link to the music of the past ! It's more than just vintage it's real ! In the next year I hope to be able to consolidate my place on the scene and grow and be able to travel more with my trusty gramophones !

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