Davina and the Vagabonds

Davina and the Vagabonds

Some jazz and blues artists consider themselves lucky to get a gig at the Edinburgh Jazz And Blues Festival. In Davina And The Vagabonds case, they’ve managed to bag not one, not two, not three – but four performances at this year’s ten-day extravaganza. Yes, folks, they are that popular. And if you’re not lucky, you might miss out on seeing the American jazz-blues outfit, as one of their gigs has sold out already. So…

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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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Hello! Lionel Richie

Hello! Lionel Richie

“Hello, is it me you’re looking for?” Yes, that’s what Lionel Richie will be saying when fans show up to his highly anticipated, All The Hits All Night Long, concert at Edinburgh Castle’s Esplanade next Wednesday. The second of three Castle Concerts this July, it’s the first time in fourteen years since the five-time Grammy award winner last performed in the Capital. The question is: have you got your tickets yet? If you haven’t, then…

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