May 4 2012 by Stuart Wilson, Ayrshire Post (main ed)
I BELIEVE that if you can imagine something happening, a dream or ambition, then you have at least you have some of the workings to move forwards towards achieving them.
For me there are few things in life than seeing people you respect and admire do well.
To see your contemporaries find success and make progress in their ambitions is one of the most rewarding things for me.
I like seeing people do well, it inspires me, encourages me and it makes me feel good.
The Imagineers are one of Scotland’s most talked about new bands at the moment and they’ve some fantastic news in that their music is about to be heard by many millions of people stateside in the USA, often the big break that makes it for many UK and European music acts and bands.
Having heard the band for the first time just under two years ago it was evident from the get go that they were something special and that they were going to do some very special things and it was superb to build a rapport with them and share the billing at some gigs together as well as go to see them around the west coast of Scotland.
Full credit has to go to the band for their hard work, and they do work hard with a solid work ethic of performing week in week out, rehearsing their songs and refining their sound.
Their positive and confident attitude exemplifies what it takes to be a success in music in my opinion.
The Imagineers have members from Ayr and Glasgow and are due to be an international success very soon indeed.
THE IMAGINEERS LIVE ON THE LATE LATE SHOW
Unsigned Scottish band The Imagineers will perform on CBS television for five consecutive nights, from the May 14 to 18, with each show averaging two million viewers.
Craig Ferguson and his team recorded a homecoming week long Scottish special exploring the hosts native land in March, filming a concert series in the Tron Theatre (Glasgow) with The Imagineers performing a selection of their songs.
The band also recorded their own version of the Show’s theme tune, which will be used as the opening credits each night of the series.
The bands song ‘Imagineer’ was chosen by CBS for their promo video featuring stars; Craig Ferguson, Michael Clark Duncan (The Green Mile), Mila Kunis (that 70s Show, Forgetting Sarah Marshall), Rashida Jones (The Office, The Social Network) and Alex Salmond (Scottish First Minister).
The video was aired on The Late Late Show for two nights on the 26th and 27th of April, and has generated alot of interest in the band.
Craig Ferguson sent his CBS team over to Scotland with the mission "Find me a band I would have wanted to be in 30 years ago."
Ferguson, former drummer with Glasgow band The Dreamboys, chose The Imagineers.
The Imagineers are : Stevie Young, Ali Greig, Scott Bonnyman, Stephen Forbes
New double a-side release – 13th May
The Imagineers new double a-side single ‘Spooky From A Distance’ will be released on May 13 via all digital stores
The Legend of John the Terror (Notorious) – 3:34; 2: Dearest One – 2:41
You can watch a very cool preview of the show on the bands website, please check it out.
This band are most definitely going places.
Rumour has it you might just be able to see The Imagineers locally soon with the band performing at this years Live@Troon Festival.