High 5, with Louise Connell

High 5, with Louise Connell

Scottish singer Louise Connell has announced the release of new album Squall Echo Rale – and you can hear it live when she visits the Voodoo Rooms in Edinburgh tonight (28 May) Featuring some of her most powerful songs, this bumper 19-track offering is sure to resonate with fans old and new, as well as cementing her status as a gifted, emotive songwriter and a truly unique performer. Recording and performing previously as Reverieme, Louise…

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Gig preview: Callaghan will cast a spell over Voodoo Rooms

Gig preview: Callaghan will cast a spell over Voodoo Rooms

Following the release of her recent self-titled album, acclaimed singer-songwriter and BBC Radio 2 favourite Callaghan visits the Voodoo Rooms in Edinburgh tomorrow (Thursday, November 1) as part of a wider UK tour. In the Capital, Callaghan will be supported by Americana Music Association double award nominee Danni Nichols.  Moving further towards pop than ever before, whilst maintaining the honest emotion which has already won the singer-songwriter an army of fans, the recent album ‘Callaghan’ is…

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Interview: AAA chat with Australian musician Ben Salter ahead of his visit to Scotland

Interview: AAA chat with Australian musician Ben Salter ahead of his visit to Scotland

Australia has produced its fair share of great songwriters, and this decade has seen the emergence of one of that country’s very best, Ben Salter. He’s touring the UK for the fifth time this month, and making his first ever – belated, he admits – visit to Scotland. A prolific member of acclaimed Australian bands including Giants of Science, The Gin Club and the Wilson Pickers, Salter embarked on his solo career in 2011 with The Cat,…

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Ian Felice talks debut album ahead of Edinburgh gig

Ian Felice talks debut album ahead of Edinburgh gig

Ian Felice, lead singer of Conor Oberst’s recent touring band The Felice Brothers, brings his excellent solo debut album to Edinburgh’s Voodoo Rooms in November as part of a wider UK tour. Breaking from the Felice Brothers to release music under his own name for the first time, In The Kingdom Of Dreams sees Felice reflecting on chapters of his life, but not in a specifically literal or logical sequence. “The result is a pretty…

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Edinburgh Fringe: Laura London interview

Edinburgh Fringe: Laura London interview

Laura London is a magician who travels the world with just a deck of playing cards. Her passion for the secretive world of sleight of hand artists and crooked gamblers led her to make some extraordinary discoveries. CHEAT reveals the story of Geraldine Hartmann, a card cheat from the 1920s. Geraldine’s love affair with poker, and the cheating techniques she used to part the suckers from their money, are told through the entries in her…

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Interview: Tomlin Leckie, Edinburgh Harmonica Workshop

Interview: Tomlin Leckie, Edinburgh Harmonica Workshop

“Blow your harmonica, son.” One of the great, mournful catchphrases of the blues that originated from one of its finest raconteurs – Lightnin’ Sim. It’s also a phrase you might hear the highly-regarded exponents of the blues harmonica saying to fans of the reed instrument at the first-ever Edinburgh Harmonica Workshop over the course of this weekend. Kicking off with a live show on Friday (July 22) at the Voodoo Rooms, the Edinburgh Harmonica Workshop…

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High 5, with Ben Adey (King Harvest And The Weight)

High 5, with Ben Adey (King Harvest And The Weight)

Halifax-born musician Ben Adey – better known by his nom-de-plume King Harvest And The Weight – brings his excellent debut album, Maps, to Edinburgh’s Voodoo Rooms tonight (June 26). With references that revisit the formative sounds of youth, KH&TW dabble in the positively endless pool of 60s pop and 70s rock, enlivened by rich, warming inflections of pre-punk intensity. “We unashamedly wanted to echo those beautiful, bygone days, when young people would lie back and…

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Exclusive interview: Dave Graney returns to Edinburgh for Voodoo Rooms gig

Exclusive interview: Dave Graney returns to Edinburgh for Voodoo Rooms gig

Dave Graney is one of rock’n’roll’s great scintillators. Over a career spanning nearly 40 years – almost all of that working with his wife Clare Moore – the maverick Australian musician has built up one of the most eclectic bodies of work in the business. A long-standing caporegime in what he calls the Melbourne music Mafia, Graney has channelled everyone from Charles Aznavour to Captain Beefheart and the manic messianism of the final days of…

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