Dave Lloyd is a City of Edinburgh Music School alumnus, who studied piano, violin and composition at the school. At the age of 13 he performed in the string section of the City of Edinburgh Music School’s 2005 recording of Mackay’s Memoirs.
Dave’s focus increasingly shifted towards studio production and electronic music. Having left the school in 2010, he continued further developing his studio production skills, working with diverse sets of musicians while gradually expanding his own studio. In 2015 he would go on to build and co-found Lost Oscillation, a recording studio based in Leith. Since then, Lost Oscillation has grown into a renowned musical home for many artists from Scotland and further afield. Recently, Dave recorded and produced (fellow Alumnus) Sean Shibe’s performance of Steve Reich’s ‘Electric Counterpoint’, which Reich described as "one of the best recordings of Electric Counterpoint ever”.
He also performs, writes and produces in Stillhound, an Edinburgh-based band. Winners of the 2017 Scottish Alternative Music Awards ‘Best Electronic’ category, they have toured Europe, also establishing a global fan base through copious plays on BBC Radio, as well as multiple sync features on UK television shows. Set for their biggest year yet in 2019, the band is about to release their sophomore album and have also been selected by PRS & Creative Scotland for their ‘Momentum’ fund. In addition to his musical pursuits, Dave is an experienced electronics technician, building and repairing audio equipment from his workshop located inside the Lost Oscillation premises.
Lissa is a professional session musician and singer based in Scotland. Born in Edinburgh, she attended the City of Edinburgh Music School from an early age studying piano, violin & jazz vocals.
Subsequently Lissa completed her qualifications in classical violin performance at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland under Justine Watts of the Scottish Ballet orchestra before moving into the world of traditional folk music. This evolved in to producing fusion music using Lissa's wide knowledge of digital technology which was influenced by technological pioneers such as Imogen Heap and Martyn Bennett.
Much of her music production is now vocally focused and has engaged in a wide variety of professional activities which include; Tinderbox orchestra and community projects; Fat-Suit's third album (to be released); and The Jets, who won the Confetti awards for best Reception Entertainer 2018. Lissa also provides performances for the Chinese diplomatic and student community as well as the local established ethnic Chinese community, which she has strong ties with due to her Chinese heritage on her mother's side.
Lissa is now playing fiddle and is lead singer in the progressive, folk-electro fusion outfit Yoko Pwno where she specialises in the application of electronic & digital technology for the development of new music. Their first album, with producer Iain Copeland will be released mid-Spring on Skye Records. They look forward to taking it on tour around the UK and will be making appearances at many outdoor festivals including a slot on Eden Festival's Great Mountain Stage.
In accepting a student into The Music School, The City of Edinburgh Council is making a major commitment to resources, and if the School is to be of maximum benefit to its students this commitment must be matched by that of students and parents. This guide is intended to help parents play their part in the process.
A preliminary audition can be arranged through the Director of The Music School at any time during the academic year. On the basis of this informal meeting advice will be given on whether or not to proceed further. Those short-listed for a final audition will be called in for assessment by a panel of highly-renowned musicians from both within and outwith the School.