FEBRUARY
2016



   

NEWS...

TELL US YOUR NEWS !


We will add news about bands, gigs, recording studios, tuition, rehearsal rooms, venues - in fact anything to do with the Scottish music scene to this website under the "NEWS" section. It will also be added to our monthly emailed newsletters. Keep it brief, a maximum of 200 words only, please!
(It would help us if you put "NEWS" as the subject of your email.)

CLICK HERE TO SEND US YOUR NEWS!

THE GIG GUIDE e-SHOP
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albums and singles
musical instruments & accessories
DVDs
computer & video games
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Jazz at the Blue Lamp

Jazz on a Sunday Afternoon this week Sunday 7th Feb. Blue lamp . 2-5 pm .Two bands , Lewis Benzie, and Jill Trovaney, both fabulous local musicians with great bands. Doors open 2pm. Till 5pm. Lots of nibbles and crisps choc 's etc
Wonderful music and great atmosphere .£5.00 but Students and under 16's FREE.. Please come along and support us.!!!
ALSO
Jazz at the Blue Lamp on Thursday  4th February . Steve Fishwick Sextet UK/US collaboration lead by trumpeter Steve Fishwick. Wonderful standards from the hard bop vein. Absolutely wonderful jazz . Please support.
Doors 7.30pm
Please even share with others if possible.
See you there
Thanks
Marisha Addison

 

 

ART VILLAGE MUSIC

At Art Village Music Room you will find a growing collection of the best recorded music from Scotland's independent, small label and unsigned scene. The Music Room will exclusively stock the music that is being played now, new music by the most exciting new bands in Scotland.

If you have CD/Vinyl/Tape that we can add to our collection please drop by or contact Art Village Music

You will find us

Art Village

Shawlands Shopping Centre

104 Kilmarnock Road

Glasgow  G41 3NN

Tel : 0141 632 1680

Email. info@artvillage.com


The records collected by Art Village so far include a variety of music genres such as indie, pop, folk and alternative country, as well as electronic drum and bass, techno or experimental pieces in cooperation with local record labels, and our vibrant collection is still developing. We also stock unique examples of limited edition DIY tapes, CDs and vinyls.

 

BENNY GALLAGHER ANNUAL HOMECOMING CONCERTS

SUN. 7th & MON. 8th February 2016 
Support:
 The Mermaids 
Venue:
 Lounge @ Largs, 33-43 Main St. Largs KA30 8AE Tel:  01475 689968
Doors:
 6:00 for 6:30pm Tickets:  £29.95 Concert incl. 2 Course Meal
email: 
info@loungeatlargs.com
Website:
http://www.loungeatlargs.com


Benny Gallagher makes a welcome return to his hometown of Largs for two intimate evenings of songs and stories about his days as a staff writer  with The Beatles Publishing Co. - Apple.. performing a selection of the hits he penned for McGuinness Flint - Gallagher & Lyle - Art Garfunkel - Bryan Ferry - Colin Blunstone - Don Williams - Elkie Brooks - Garth Brooks - Judith Durham - Mary Hopkin - Phil Everly - Ricky Nelson - Ringo Starr - Rita Coolidge - Status Quo - Simon & Garfunkel - The Fureys - Lemon Jelly - sprinkled with the occasional tale, or, two from a 50 year career in music working with blues legends Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup - “Champion” Jack Dupree - Eric Clapton - Pete Townsend - Ronnie Wood - Mary Hopkin - Ralph McTell, and as a member of McGuinness Flint - Gallagher and Lyle - Ronnie Lane and the Slim Chance Band and The Manfreds, so, it's time get out your Fisherman's Friends, tune up those tonsils, indulge in a little light banter, and, some serious harmony backing vocals.."!

 

 

Cow Cow Boogie,
the rockin' Rockabilly/Swing are headlining the New Year Revolution Festival gig at King Tuts Wah Wah Hut on Thurs 14th January 2016

https://www.facebook.com/cowcowboogie/

 

 

EDINBURGH BLUES CLUB ANNOUNCES 2015/16 CONCERT SCHEDULE

Edinburgh Blues Club presents every shade of blues in most versatile programme yet.

Edinburgh Blues Club has released its eagerly anticipated
Nov 2015-May 2016 schedule, showcasing some of the biggest names in the global blues scene and underlining its reputation as one of Scotland's most successful
new live music ventures.
Highlights include an intimate 
acoustic set from blues legend Paul Jones,
the searing blues rock of Danny Bryant,
the fluid Weissenborn lap slide guitar of Martin Harley 
and the deeply groovy funk blues of Ron Sayer Jr. &
Charlotte Joyce.

The growing national and international reputation of the Edinburgh Blues Club has enticed the likes of Texan multiple Blues Music Award winner Mike Zito, the deep primal Mississippi Delta grooves of Big Joe Louis,
Radio 2 Blues Show legend Paul Jones, renowned roots and blues live act Martin Harley & Daniel Kimbro and recent
British Blues Award winners Paul Lamb & Dani Wilde.
As well as established high profile headline acts, Edinburgh Blues Club continues to showcase the best up and coming new acts including the Scottish debut from Blues Matters 
magazine's ‘Best New UK Act 2014' winners ‘Red Butler'.

The Edinburgh Blues Club is a Social Enterprise established to harness popular support for regular blues events in Edinburgh. The club provide a monthly blues event, featuring touring blues acts from the UK and beyond. It truly is an Edinburgh success story at a time of concern for live music events in Scotland's capital, adding a new dimension to the scene with a prodigious and growing membership, regular full houses and the ability to attract some of the biggest names in the business.
From the downhome sound of the Delta to contemporary blues rock riffage, the Edinburgh Blues Club showcases every shade of blues with its eagerly anticipated new programme.

All concerts will be held in the blues club's regular venue
‘The Voodoo Rooms' 19a West Register Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2AA. Doors open at 7.15pm.

Full schedule as follows;

Sun 1st Nov 2015 - Mike Zito and the Wheel with support from Mud In Your Ear
Fri 4th Dec 2015 - Big Joe Louis with support from
The Simon Kennedy Band
Wed 20th Jan 2016 - Paul Jones and Dave Kelly with support from John Alexander
Fri 12th Feb 2016 - Danny Bryant with support from Red Butler
Fri 18th Mar 2016 - Dani Wilde with support from
Linda Jackson
Thurs 24th Mar 2016 Martin Harley & Daniel Kimbro with support from Neil Warden & Gus Munro
Fri 8th April 2016 - Paul Lamb and The King Snakes with support from The Chilli Dogs
Sat 21st May 2016 - Ron Sayer Jr. & Charlotte Joyce with support from The Andy Gunn Band

For press queries, contact Richard Tweeddale on
07715394727
or email me at  richardtweeddale@edinburgh-blues.co.uk
More details on these events and The Edinburgh Blues Club are available at http://edinburgh-blues.uk

 

Edinburgh's Festival of Ireland 2016

Hi everyone.
Season's Greetings / Beannachtaí an tSéasúr / A Braw Christmas an' a Guid New Year / Nollaig Chridheil agus Bliadhna Mhath  Ùr!
Edinburgh's Festival of Ireland 2016 will take place from Wednesday 9th to Sunday 13th March 2016, in the run-up to St Patrick's Day the following week.
The theme of the coming year's Festival will be "Celtic Crossover", exploring connections between Scotland and Ireland.
We hope to see you at one of the Festival's events!   More details on our website at www.edinburghsfestivalofireland.org
All the best from
Edinburgh's Festival of Ireland Scottish Charity no. SC044608

 

 

Professional Drum Tuition with Adrian Treacher - Looking for teaching studio

  • Qualified Music Teacher
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  • Learn different techniques and styles of music
  • Learn to play various tracks from today's artists
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Email: adedrums@gmail.com Tel: 077543 74907

 

 

 

LILYGUN ALBUM SALE NOW ON!
Get Lilygun's debut album on sale now! 
This album has sold out in shops so this is the only place where Cds are available.

Visit the Shop here: http://www.lilygun.com/ shop
and get your copy while it's on sale now!

Here's what they said about it...

“There have been many debut albums that bring you that "wow" factor and Lilygun is right up there with the best. The songs are atmospheric, played brilliantly but above all sung to perfection by front woman Anna-Christina. Lilygun are getting the attention and recognition from the music industry for all their qualities and hard work. About bloody time too”.
Neil Richardson. Roomthirteen

"Escaping the genre trap with consummate ease, Lilygun's self-titled debut deals in freedom of expression and a feast of guitar-driven emotion dredged from the depths of London's underground live music scene. Impossible to pigeon-hole and yet easy to admire, Lilygun could be the shot in the arm British rock is searching for".
Gun-Ho. Rush On Rock

"What's most striking about the album from Lilygun is how they've combined a real sense of catchiness with their technical approach to things, combining their signature sound with an almost mainstream like quality, something which will stand them out as more than a simple rock band. This ability, and the resulting sound is what makes this such a stand out album, and one which I have a feeling is going to do remarkably well once it's in the public domain from the 10th of September. If you only ever listen to one album we review, then make it this one – believe me when I say it's worth your while!"
Dave Nicholls. Loud-Stuff

“Few bands in recent memory have grabbed my attention like London rockers Lilygun. There is so much depth to this record. It's dark and cerebral, it's moody and pensive, it's operatic and it rocks balls. Musically, there is an evident solid chemistry with gorgeous bass lines by Aaron John and David Ryder Prangley and drummer Belle Star laying down the foundation for massive orchestral highs and magnificently simple lows. Add to this a deliciously balanced mix of guitar sounds, ranging from haunting background growls to full bore wall-o'-sound solos. Then there is the tour-de-force that IS Anna-Christina. With song writing chops that, for me, rival those of the great Tori Amos, she is certain to be a force to be reckoned with. This is not to mention the fact that she is one of the most gorgeous bad-ass rocker women I've ever seen”.
Kevin. Nanobot Rock Reviews

“This is a set of songs written by the band's dynamic and charismatic singer, Anna-Christina, demonstrating such variety that it's difficult to pin the sound down to 1 genre. The arrangements squeeze every last drop out of a fairly traditional line-up and create a huge dynamic range across the album. This is a great first album from an original and inventive band and I haven't heard anything else this year to surpass this in terms of raw power and dynamic range; they've been on the horizon for a while now and this should be the breakthrough. This is a great album”.
Allan McKay. Music Riot

“Anna-Christina's voice is both unique and unexpected. The album only hints at the intensity this band could create live; it's a tease, a promise of better things, an album that will leave you on the hunt for tickets to see them play live. Lilygun know how to lead their listeners, drawing them intimately close before hitting them hard with a punk riff or two. Lilygun's debut album is an insight into just what they can do, varied and exciting, it clearly sets them up as one to watch.”
Keller. EGL Magazine


"This band is going places, no doubt about it and I strongly suggest that radio stations and festival organisers start checking them out now! The band deliver 8 tracks of Rock music that brims with attitude and melody."
Dave. Ravenheart Music

 

 

 

 

Venue available in Glasgow city for hire available most weekends for local or bands outwith to play.
The venue has two floors which can hold more than
200 people.

For more info call shaun on 07980203043 or email..scotsbigman@Hotmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

Hi everybody!
I would like to give you great musicians the chance to get visibility on the net for their work, and to win great prizes!

I am currently looking for artists from all around the world to participate with their original songs in the world's largest online music contest from Global Rockstar.

Every information on last year's edition and participants can be found on globalrockstar.com ; you can also simply check out Global Rockstar's page on FB.
In last year's edition, the Argentinian singer Jhanniel won 25.000 US $ - This year's winner will also receive 25.000 US $ plus equipment worth 10.000 US $!
The participation is free and you keep all rights to your song.
Here is your personal invitation link:  http://www.globalrockstar.com/i/Ori4Mim6
It's easy: Register, Verify your account with the email you'll get, Click on "Participate" in the "backstage" section, upload the youtube link of your video and your Song's nominated.
I would be very happy if you check it out! And should you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.
All the best,
Manu Global Rockstar global.rockstar.scout@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

Traditional Song and Tunes session
First Sunday of the month, 3-6pm Upstairs at Ryrie's, No.1 Haymarket All welcome to sing, play or listen. 
Find us on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/289402087759974/?fref=ts

 

Piano jazz at Shore Bar, Leith
Shore Bar, Leith, Edinburgh

Residency jazz every Thurs. 8:30-10:30pm.

Each month:
1st and 3rd Thurs: Brian Kellock and Kenny Ellis
2nd and 4th Thurs: John Elliott trio.

 

Guitar Repairs
Based Inside Kenny's Music Glasgow (old Soundcontrol building) Iain's Guitar Repairs Over 10 years experience working on hundreds of guitars. www.iainsguitarrepairs.com www.facebook/iainsguitarrepairs
Good Prices - fast turn around time - Quality workmanship 61 Jamaica St Glasgow G1 4NN

 

 

 

How To Become A Concert Promoter
If you ever wanted to find a way to make a comfortable living working full or part time in the entertainment industry, then this will be the most importantletter you will ever read. Here's why.......click here

 


 

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Have a look at our new Amazon e-Shop! 
You can search for:

mp3 downloads
albums and singles
musical instruments & accessories
DVDs
computer & video games
books
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electronics


Everything is securely controlled by Amazon - the most trusted online store.  You can also see product descriptions, reviews, recommended products, up-to-date product information etc, just by clicking on the photo of the product. 
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Dave Arcari

JANUARY got the year off to great start for Dave... MacPherson's Lament was released as a single on Burns' Night (25 January) and is available to download on iTunes here .

Dave's latest session for US-based online music service and tastemaker Daytrotter was also released last week and features exclusive versions of three tracks plus a brand new song Travellin' Man . The session was recorded at Daytrotter's Davenport, IA studio during Dave's October/November US tour and is his third session for them. Check it out here .

When Dave was in London playing at Camden's The Blues Kitchen, the company behind the venue arranged for three unplugged tracks to be recorded at it's Shoreditch venue. The first of these Blues Kitchen Sessions videos is available on YouTube here .

Next weekend  (Saturday 6 February) Dave plays a local home area show at Buchanan Memorial Hall with special guest Lee Patterson. Not many tickets left, so if you're planning a trip to the show please make sure you have tickets...get 'em here .

We're still working on US/SxSW arrangements for March and Dave's still tweaking new tunes for release later in the year.

Oh, and one of the best ways of hearing about shows as they're announced is to track Dave at bandsintown.com ...click here !

FORTHCOMING SHOWS:


Sat 6 Feb – Memorial Hall, Milton of Buchanan, by Glasgow (+ special guest guest Lee Patterson) – info/tickets 
* March 2016 – Texas/SxSW US tour...dates/info TBA *
Fri 27 May – Dubs In the Middle Festival, Evesham, UK
Sat 28 May – The Cube, Malvern, UK   (w/Babajack)
Fri 10 June – Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh, UK – info/tickets
Sat 11 June – The Hug & Pint, Glasgow, UK  – info/tickets
Tue 12 July – The Blues Kitchen, Camden, London, UK

 

 

NEW!!!   THE GIG GUIDE e-SHOP
Have a look at our new Amazon e-Shop! 
You can search for:

mp3 downloads
albums and singles
musical instruments & accessories
DVDs
computer & video games
books
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sport & leisure
electronics

Everything is securely controlled by Amazon - the most trusted online store.  You can also see product descriptions, reviews, recommended products, up-to-date product information etc, just by clicking on the photo of the product. 
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Prohibition Cabaret Bar
Arch 3
Brandling Street
Gateshead
NE8 2BA

www.prohibitionbar.co.uk
www.facebook.com/prohibitioncabaretbar

FEBRUARY EVENTS

Wed 3rd: A Rather Questionable Evening with Miss Elle O'Buoys. Weekly  
Quiz. 8.30pm - 10.30pm. £1 entry.

Thur 4th: Open Mic night "Turn up, Tune in" - FREE

Fri 5th: No Cabaret tonight, just good tunes, good stock and good  
company, a perfect relaxed evening or a great start to your big night 
out - FREE

Sat 6th: Closed for Private Hire

Sun 7th: Lazy Sunday afternoon with boardgames, books, silent movies,  
good music and good stock.

Tue 9th: 10am - Network North Women?s Event

Wed 10th: A Rather Questionable Evening with Miss Elle O'Buoys. 
Weekly  Quiz. 8.30pm - 10.30pm. £1 entry.

Thur 11th: Open Mic night "Turn up, Tune in" - FREE

Fri 12th: Live music with 'Anth Purdy' - The 1930?s, 1940?s and  
1950?s produced some of the greatest music ever written, played by  
some of the best musicians. Swing, Western Swing, Gypsy Jazz and early 
  1950?s Jump Jive. Anth Purdy's Swing Jazz Guitar captures the sounds 
  and styles of some of the great musicians from this golden era in  
music. 8pm - FREE

Sat 13th: Open 5pm - 11pm.

Sun 14th: Special documentary screening of the St. Valentine?s Day  
Massacre. The 1929 murder of seven mob associates and a mechanic of 
the North Side Irish gang led by Bugs Moran during the Prohibition 
Era. It don't get bloodier than this! 6pm - FREE

Wed 17th: A Rather Questionable Evening with Miss Elle O'Buoys.  
Weekly Quiz. 8.30pm - 10.30pm. £1 entry.

Thu 18th: "Turn Up, Tune In" - Open Mic night. Exactly what it says  
on the tin. Musicians familiar with trad-jazz, early blues, Americana, 
  swing, ragtime, folk, etc, encouraged. All welcome. FREE

Fri 19th: Cabaret De Milo presents: Burlesque with Miss Kitty Devine. 
Kitty is one of London's most in demand burlesque performers. She  
performs regularly in both the UK and internationally. This show will  
be one of her last in the UK before emigrating to Oz so be sure to 
come along and bid her fond farewell! 8pm - FREE

Sat 20th: Open 5pm - 11pm for all manner of Saturday night shenanigans.

Sun 21st: The Hound Club II - A dedicated monthly Sunday social 
afternoon for respectable hounds and their 'staff' to meet and 
socialise with pals and enjoy a beer or two. With locally crafted dog 
beers and pub snacks available at the bar (and locally brewed bottled 
beers and spirits for the humans too). Plenty of room for pooch  
'dancing' and a comfortable lounge area for relaxing with canine  
companions. 3pm - 6pm. FREE

Wed 24th: A Rather Questionable Evening with Miss Elle O'Buoys. 
Weekly Quiz. 8.30pm - 10.30pm. £1 entry.

Thu 25th: Closed for Private Hire - no open mic night this week.

Fri 26th: Live music from 'The Moonshine Stragglers'. Playing their 
own  material and covers of a bluegrass/country mix from a lineup 
including: fiddle, banjo/guitar, slap bass and mountain dulcimer. 8pm. 
FREE

Sat 27th: Open 5pm - 11pm for Saturday night shenanigans.

Sun 28th: Neil Jackson & Steve Wraith Present: An Audience with Alan 
Lord - Join the Strangeways veteran at this unique event where he 
talks about his book 'Life In Strangeways' - from riots to redemption. 
  2pm. £20 (see website for tickets)

 

 

 

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Have you experienced problems with your XBox 360?
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Dynamic T-Shirts are a custom T-Shirt design and printers.
Band, wedding band and musician T-Shirts
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CLASSY, COOL JAZZ FOR FUNCTIONS, RESTAURANTS, HOTELS & BARS
We can play at: hotels, wine bars, pubs, weddings, birthday parties, anniversaries, engagements, leaving parties, special dinners, the opening of a new business
etc.

Perhaps you would like live jazz played by us:
before or during a meal, or to welcome people as they arrive, or in between events etc. 

We perform well-known jazz tunes by: Cole Porter, Johnny Mercer, George Gershwin, A.C. Jobim, Henry Mancini, Harburg & Arlen, Jerome Kern, Rodgers & Hart, Jimmy Van Heusen, etc.

We are based near Edinburgh, Scotland, but are happy to travel. We have all our own equipment (sax, keyboard, PA etc).

Please email or phone us for a quote:

admin@millarandspencer.co.uk

tel: 01968 679 299

http://www.millarandspencer.co.uk


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NEW!!!   THE GIG GUIDE e-SHOP
Have a look at our new Amazon e-Shop! 
You can search for:

mp3 downloads
albums and singles
musical instruments & accessories
DVDs
computer & video games
books
software
sport & leisure
electronics

Everything is securely controlled by Amazon - the most trusted online store.  You can also see product descriptions, reviews, recommended products, up-to-date product information etc, just by clicking on the photo of the product. 
To visit, just click on e-Shop at the top of any page.  Or CLICK HERE!