Hi there, my name is Ian McKelvie.

I am a singer/songwriter who writes under the name of and plays in a group

called The Colourful Band, and is based in Edinburgh

The reason for this blog post is to promote the new  BBC3 TV series LIP SERVICE (above)

and to let you know that some of the music I have written has been used in the soundtrack.

Namely the song ‘STARS’ from our first EP, The Colourful EP. 

Lip Service is a six part lesbian drama series written by Harriet Braun, written about the love / sex lives of

a close knit group of women in their twenties who live in Glasgow.

The first episode of the show is on Tuesday the 12th of October at 10.30pm,

my music is associated with one particular character called Tess and her life as a struggling actress.

I have to admit, although its a shade unprofessional, that Fiona Button who plays this character

is absolutely lovely. And can say from experience that although working part time to keep your passion going, is at times a questionable lifestyle choice,

this kind of made it worthwhile.

In the springtime,Lee Harris the music editor for the show first contacted me asking if I would like to have my song ‘STARS’ put forward as a contender for a particular scene.

I had recently self-released my first EP  (The Colourful Ep ) by The Colourful Band had which had been reviewed by Stevie Kearney who writes for The Scotsman.com.

 Lee had come across this article whilst reasearching local bands, and thought one song in particular would fit the series.

What a stroke of luck.

So after a moments consideration, I jumped headlong at the chance.

Thankfully the producers thought it fitted the scene, and Lee emailed me with the news and posted out the licence agreement.

It was sorted out in a matter of weeks, and I am so grateful for the chance to be involved.

I am putting together a more settled lineup for live shows and we are due to rehearse as a band in October/November.

We have a new EP coming out on the 8th of November aswell. ‘Postcards from Paris’

Im rather excited.

Links: Lip service


The Colourful Band  

myspace   http://www.myspace.com/imckelvie

Another local act Eagleowl are also in the soundtrack http://www.eagleowlattack.co.uk/