Be a Bay City Roller VIP

Be a Bay City Roller VIP

AAA has teamed up with I Ran With The Gang, the smash hit sell-out Fringe show telling the story of the Original Bay City Roller, Alan Longmuir, to allow you access to this exclusive pre-sale offer. I Ran With The Gang returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2016. Due to popular demand, for the first time ever 10 VIP tickets will be available for each of the 19 performances during August. Each ticket will cost…

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High Five, with Billy Bibby (ex-Catfish And The Bottlemen)

High Five, with Billy Bibby (ex-Catfish And The Bottlemen)

Having cut himself loose from the hugely popular Catfish And The Bottlemen, Billy Bibby brings his new band, the Wry Smiles, to Sneaky Pete’s on Friday, 12 February as part of his UK Tour. “These lads I’ve taken on board are the real deal with exciting futures ahead of them,” says Billy of his new four-piece line-up. “I’m really looking forward to going on tour with this great bunch of guys. I’m sure we’ll turn a few heads with our…

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Chris Blair from The Deadly Winters’ AAA Edinburgh

Chris Blair from The Deadly Winters’ AAA Edinburgh

Chris Blair is frontman of Edinburgh alt-folk outfit The Deadly Winters. BBC Radio One, Radio Scotland (Roddy Hart, Tom Morton and Iain Anderson’s shows), Mike Harding’s Folk Show and Scottish DJ Jim Gellatly are all champions of the five-piece, having playlisted and reviewed various releases from the band. And here at AAA Towers we think they’re pretty awesome, too. The Ters’ have shared stages with lauded Scottish singer/songwriter Dougie Maclean and The Staves and have appeared at Celtic…

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Review, An Experience with Arnold Schwarzenegger

Review, An Experience with Arnold Schwarzenegger

The story of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s rise to fame, fortune and power reads like one of the most unlikely, muscle-bound fairy tales in the history of pop culture. So, who better to explain how the hell it all happened than The Terminator himself? “This is the story you know, so are you ready for the story you don’t?” teased Arnie, as a glitzy montage of clips from his most memorable films was screened before he walked…

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Sara Sheridan’s AAA Edinburgh

Sara Sheridan’s AAA Edinburgh

Edinburgh-born novelist Sara Sheridan writes cosy crime noir mysteries set in 1950s Brighton and historical novels based on the real-life stories of late Georgian and early Victorian explorers. She has also written for children – her picture book I’m Me has appeared on CBeebies three times. In 2015, Sara was named one of the Saltire Society’s 365 most influential Scottish women, past and present. Sara is also patron of registered Edinburgh charity It’s Good 2 Give,…

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The Lost Tornado – free chapter and competition

The Lost Tornado – free chapter and competition

From an impoverished Edinburgh childhood, where Dad tapped the electricity supply from the street lamp outside their Pilton home to provide heat for the ten kids, to breaking into the altogether brighter lights of the advertising world, Jim Divine has seen off many a storm. His hilarious autobiographical novel recounts the highs and lows of a life spent searching for answers to the big questions: Will I be playing for Hibs on Saturday? Was that Joanna…

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Five Tracks: BBC Sound of 2016

Five Tracks: BBC Sound of 2016

‘TIS the season to be tipping music’s biggest stars of tomorrow (well, next year at any rate) and, as has become the norm in recent years, the BBC got the ball rolling this week with the unveiling of the longlist for its Sound Of 2016 poll. Last year’s victors, synth-pop trio Years And Years, have enjoyed a phenomenal year. Their debut album, Communion, went straight to the No.1 spot when it was released in July. Previous winners who…

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High 5, with Rachel Alice Johnson

High 5, with Rachel Alice Johnson

Rachel Alice Johnson, a Scottish/New Zealand, Edinburgh College of Art student/singer-songwriter creates songs with an ethereal, pop-rock sound with her band. Inspired by artists such as Lana Del Rey and Wolf Alice, Rachel and her band have defined their unique sound with some euphoric harmonics. Rachel’s debut single, Open Angel, is out December 3, with the launch show taking place the same evening at the Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh College of Art. It’s an all-female line-up and tickets…

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Film of the Week – Black Mass

Film of the Week – Black Mass

BLACK MASS (15, 123 mins) Thriller/Drama/Action. Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kevin Bacon, Peter Sarsgaard, Jesse Plemons, Rory Cochrane, W Earl Brown, David Harbour, Adam Scott, Corey Stoll, Julianne Nicholson. Director: Scott Cooper. Until he became franchise-entrenched as Captain Jack Sparrow in Hollywood’s swashbuckling Pirates of the Caribbean series, Johnny Depp largely shunned big roles in favour of quirky character-actor numbers. In Black Mass, he’s back with another mainstream offering that’s got him tipped by critics for…

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Hayley Matthews’ AAA Edinburgh

Hayley Matthews’ AAA Edinburgh

Hayley Matthews has become a well-kent face since landing her “dream job” as co-presenter on The Fountainbridge Show, which airs weekdays on local channel STV Edinburgh. Hayley studied radio broadcasting at Edinburgh’s Telford College and, after stints at Kingdom FM, Real Radio and Talk 107, she joined STV’s The Nightshift team as a presenter before moving over to The Fountainbridge Show. “I love that I’ve lived in Edinburgh all my life but I’m still learning more and more about it…

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