The Zombies to visit Edinburgh on summer UK tour

The Zombies to visit Edinburgh on summer UK tour

Psychedelic pop legends The Zombies have announced a summer UK tour – and it includes a visit to Edinburgh in June. The British band’s live performances, described by Rolling Stone as “absolutely triumphant”, take fans on a journey through time, from their early hits…their 1968 masterpiece Odessey & Oracle…post-Zombies solo favourites…right to today with Still Got That Hunger. The Zombies, who will also play dates in Bexhill, Cardiff, Leamington Spa and London, before bringing the…

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Canadian music icon Steven Page announces Edinburgh gig

Canadian music icon Steven Page announces Edinburgh gig

Following a string of rip-roaring shows in the UK last year, Canadian music icon Steven Page will return to the UK this August for a new set of shows – including a performance at the Queen’s Hall in Edinburgh. Of last year’s tour, playing as a trio, and the new dates, the founding member of legendary Canadian indie band Barenaked Ladies says: “After 10 years away, I brought my trio over to the UK last October…

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Tommy Smith’s Trane rolls into Queen’s Hall

Tommy Smith’s Trane rolls into Queen’s Hall

Internationally acclaimed Edinburgh-raised saxophonist Tommy Smith plays a hometown concert with his latest group, Tommy Smith Quartet: Embodying the Light at the Queen’s Hall on Sunday, January 28. Smith formed the group in February last year to mark two fiftieth anniversaries – his own fiftieth birthday and the half-centenary of the death of his greatest inspiration, jazz icon John Coltrane – and the response it has received has been outstanding. Its first album, Embodying the…

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Jenni Fagan’s AAA Edinburgh

Jenni Fagan’s AAA Edinburgh

Jenni Fagan was born in Livingston, and lives in Portobello – a seaside town in Edinburgh. She has twice been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and was shortlisted for the Dundee International Book Prize, the Desmond Elliott Prize and the James Tait Black Prize. Jenni was selected as one of the Granta’s Best Young British Novelists in 2013 after the publication of her astonishing debut novel, The Panopticon. Her most recent novel, 2016’s The Sunlight…

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Jake Bugg to visit Edinburgh on intimate UK tour

Jake Bugg to visit Edinburgh on intimate UK tour

Jake Bugg steps out on an intimate solo acoustic tour later this year to promote his soon-to-be-released new album – and the Nottingham singer-songwriter will visit Edinburgh’s Queen’s Hall in November. Bugg releases the Nashville-recorded Hearts That Strain on September 1 via Virgin EMI. The first taste of the new album is the breezy single How Soon The Dawn (a collaboration with Dan Auerbach) – you can see the video for it below. Working with Grammy Award-winning producer David…

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