Interview: Public Service Broadcasting

Interview: Public Service Broadcasting

J. Willgoose Esq is reminiscing about his first visit to the Scottish capital, back when Public Service Broadcasting was still a solo project. “I know Edinburgh better than most cities that we pass through, because there was a very formative experience there doing the Fringe in 2010,” he says, speaking from his home in South London. “It was back when it was still a solo show. And it was tough. A right old slog. I think I played…

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Bill Murray and Jan Vogler to perform in Edinburgh this summer

Bill Murray and Jan Vogler to perform in Edinburgh this summer

Renowned actor and comedian Bill Murray and virtuoso cellist Jan Vogler are bringing their collaborative show to Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre this summer. As well as the Edinburgh date on Monday, 18 June, the pair will appear at London’s Royal Festival Hall on Monday, 4 June. Tickets go on sale at 10am on Thursday, 29 March. It’s expected that the show will feature classical music alongside readings of classic literature from Murray. An official release teases:…

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First panels and speakers announced for Scotland’s Music Convention

First panels and speakers announced for Scotland’s Music Convention

Wide Days has announced the first panel topics and speakers for this year’s conference, which takes place at Edinburgh’s Teviot Row House on 20 April and is followed by a programme of showcases and networking events. Themes include new music label models, improving disabled access to venues, lessons from the metal scene and a strand of talks hosted by industry education programme, CMU:DIY. The event also sees the return of perennially popular slots Understanding PPL and the A&R…

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Review: Fast Love – A Tribute To George Michael

Review: Fast Love – A Tribute To George Michael

For every high-calibre tribute act, the passing of their muse may be a time of confliction. On one hand, they’ve lost the source of inspiration. On the other, the performer has the opportunity to continue a legacy. And what better legacy to celebrate than that of international pop legend George Michael? “It all started when I sang Careless Whisper on a karaoke, says Joseph Sansome, a design consultant turned tribute performer who brought his Fast Love…

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Storm Dylan fails to halt Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebrations

Storm Dylan fails to halt Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebrations

They may have been blowin’ in the wind, but 80,000 merry revellers didn’t allow storm Dylan to ruin the party as Nina Nesbitt, Declan McKenna and Rag’n’Bone Man played to a packed Princes Street Gardens last night to welcome in 2018. Storm Dylan huffed and puffed but, ultimately, couldn’t stop Edinburgh’s world famous Hogmanay celebrations from going off with a bang – even after 80mph gusts had forced the closure of ­Edinburgh Zoo, the Castle and the city’s Christmas…

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My Edinburgh: Worbey and Farrell

My Edinburgh: Worbey and Farrell

Worbey and Farrell are internationally acclaimed concert pianists with a wicked sense of humour. The Edinburgh-based duo have performed in over 150 countries and achieved millions of hits on YouTube with their utterly sensational piano playing and barnstorming blend of sparky humour. The accredited Steinway ensemble bring to the Usher Hall on Thursday 30 November their astonishing arrangements of the world’s greatest music. Expect exhilarating rhapsodies, dazzling toccatas, beguiling boogie-woogies and sensational piano-playing. The ingenuity of…

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Wide Days announces 2018 dates and super early-bird delegate passes

Wide Days announces 2018 dates and super early-bird delegate passes

Tickets for the award-winning Wide Days music business convention go on sale today, with a super-early bird discount available for the full range of accreditations. Taking place in Edinburgh on 20-21 April 2018, the event combines a one-day conference, with an evening of multi-genre showcases by seven of Scotland’s most promising acts, while the second day focuses on a range of networking activities including a guided coach tour and whisky tasting. Details of the first…

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The Travelling Band to visit Edinburgh on UK tour

The Travelling Band to visit Edinburgh on UK tour

Manchester’s The Travelling Band will tour recently-released album Sails around the UK next month – and they’ll be stopping off at The Mash House in Edinburgh on November 12. Focused around the songwriting talents and production skills of Jo Dudderidge and Adam Gorman and the rhythmic driving force of enigmatic drummer Nick Vaal, The Travelling Band have been quietly honing what Marc Riley described as “Mancunian Americana”. The resulting album mines a rich seam of…

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Emeli Sande’s Edinburgh Castle gig cancelled

Emeli Sande’s Edinburgh Castle gig cancelled

Emeli Sande’s eagerly-anticipated gig at Edinburgh Castle has been cancelled. The chart-topping Scottish singer was due to perform the massive outdoor concert in the Capital on Thursday, 13 July. Sande, who recently played a sell-out gig at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall, had also been due to perform in Cork, in Ireland three days earlier on July 10, but that show has also been cancelled. The bequiffed singer, who was raised in Aberdeenshire before going on to study medicine at…

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Wet Wet Wet to play Edinburgh Castle

Wet Wet Wet to play Edinburgh Castle

Veteran Scottish pop band Wet Wet Wet are set to perform at Edinburgh Castle this summer. The Glasgow band – whose best-known hits include Sweet Little Mystery, Wishing I Was Lucky, With A Little Help From My Friends, Goodnight Girl and Love Is All Around – will visit the Capital on Saturday, 15 July to mark the anniversary of their debut album, Popped In Souled Out, 30 years since its release. Wet Wet Wet last played at Edinburgh…

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