Separately, Vic Galloway, Saleem Andrew McGroarty and ‘Philly’ Angelo Collins have helped shape the sound of Edinburgh through underground gigs, club culture and broadcasting. They pull on their different influences in Check Masses. While he’s a punk at heart, Galloway is a true authority on the diversity of Scottish music, through his 20 years as a BBC presenter and his 2018 book Rip It Up - The Story of Scottish Pop, the definitive history since the 1950s. Closer to home, Songs in the Key of Fife is his first-hand account of the East coast’s rich musical legacy, informed by playing in various bands with James Yorkston and King Creosote. Philly moved to Scotland from the Seychelles as a kid and has been in bands since the mid-90s. After EMI signed him for an album he resisted the label’s attempts to nudge him into an R&B corner. But with the help of McGroarty as executive producer, he later explored an acoustic path with psychedelic post-rock shades on his self-released debut Kings and Queens, cut from the shelved EMI tracks. Andy has been an integral figure in Edinburgh’s nightlife for years, starting the capital’s first hip-hop club The Big Payback with Neil Spence in 1990, and playing at some of the city’s seminal clubs, including Lizard Lounge and Chocolate City. He also featured on Sugar Bullet’s, Demonstrate In Mass (One Nation Under A Dope Mix), the first ever recorded Scottish hip-hop track. He currently produces under the name Sound Signals.