Bruce Findlay’s AAA Edinburgh

Bruce Findlay’s AAA Edinburgh

A legend of the Capital’s music scene and beyond, we could write a whole book about Bruce Findlay’s life (and maybe one day we will), but he’s perhaps best known as the founder of iconic music store Bruce’s Record Shop and as the former manager of Scottish rock band Simple Minds, who he guided to world domination in the 1980s. Earlier this year, Bruce was (quite rightly) honoured with an ‘Outstanding Contribution to Music’ award…

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Edinburgh Festival round-up

Edinburgh Festival round-up

EACH Edinburgh Festival, Evening News Entertainment Editor Liam Rudden chooses 15 productions to put on his #MustSee list. In part one of a two part feature, here he highlights the first seven on this year’s list. The Titanic Orchestra, starring John Hannah The original TV Rebus John Hannah makes his first Fringe appearance for 25 years in the UK premiere of Hristo Boytchev’s madcap comedy of illusion, The Titanic Orchestra. Four tramps huddle together at…

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Five Edinburgh bands everyone should know about

Five Edinburgh bands everyone should know about

  It’s always exciting to get on-board when bands are on the cusp of big things, so here are five Edinburgh bands for your attention. Have a listen and enjoy some brilliant home-grown music.   Honeyblood: A band from over here who sound a lot like they come from over there – Edinburgh/Glasgow dynamic duo Honeyblood embody the very best in American-inspired grunge and mid-90s alt-rock (think Throwing Muses, The Breeders, PJ Harvey, etc.). Signed…

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Five great bands you might never have heard

Five great bands you might never have heard

Not all great bands are household names. Here are five that you might never have heard before. Look down your nose at your ‘mainstream’ friends and get listening to some brilliant sounds.   The Go-Betweens: Australia exported its fair share of brazen macho rock in the 1970s and 80s, but The Go-Betweens were entirely different – literate, intelligent and sensitive: think an Antipodean Smiths with better songs and none (well, maybe a little) of the…

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High Five – Tony Black

High Five – Tony Black

Tony Black was born in Australia and grew up in Scotland and Ireland. A former Edinburgh resident now living on the Isle of Arran, he is an award-winning journalist, editor, and novelist. His journalism has appeared in the UK national press and his short fiction in a variety of publications. He is the author of the novels Paying For It, Gutted, Loss, Long Time Dead, Truth Lies Bleeding, Murder Mile, The Storm Without, His Father’s…

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