Interview/gig preview, The Haggis Horns

Interview/gig preview, The Haggis Horns

If you’re looking for a band with plenty sax appeal, then you might want to check out The Haggis Horns at the Bongo Club this coming Friday night. A brass-heavy, bootie-shaking funk band who have played with everyone from Robbie Williams and Amy Winehouse, to Jamiroquai and John Legend – when it comes to laying down a groove, they’re the group of choice for the top hitters in popular music. Are you ready to add…

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Belle & Sebastian to play charity gig

Belle & Sebastian to play charity gig

Scottish indie legends Belle & Sebastian will be curating a special benefit gig for Save the Children at the Clyde Auditorium on November 2, 2015. All profits from the event will go to support Save the Children’s Child Refugee Crisis Appeal. The Glasgow band will be inviting a host of special guests to the event raising funds for the refugee crisis. Belle & Sebastian said: “Belle and Sebastian, humbly, and with a good will, wish to…

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Bay City Rollers tickets sell out in minutes – fourth date added

Bay City Rollers tickets sell out in minutes – fourth date added

Tickets for the Bay City Rollers’ much-anticipated comeback gig sold out in a staggering three minutes as fans scrambled to get hold of briefs to see the legendary band perform at Glasgow Barrowland on December 20 – prompting promoters to add a second, and then THIRD show. Regular Music head honcho Mark Mackie, who is promoting the gig, said: “Stunning response… Rollermania is very much alive and well, we have now “rolled” on to a second show,…

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Gig preview, Art Garfunkel, Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Gig preview, Art Garfunkel, Usher Hall, Edinburgh

The Bay City Rollers may have buried the hatchet and announced their big comeback, but don’t hold your breath waiting for Simon & Garfunkel becoming the next big reunion you read about. Their acrimonious split in the 70s shows no signs of abating, with Art Garfunkel describing his former collaborator as a “monster” recently. Proving there’s no love lost between the pair, Garfunkel went on to brand Simon an “idiot” and a “jerk” for calling time on their hugely…

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Stereophonics to play Edinburgh’s Usher Hall in November

Stereophonics to play Edinburgh’s Usher Hall in November

Stereophonics have announced that they are set to perform at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh this November. The Welsh rockers, who released their ninth studio album earlier this month, will perform in the capital on November 28. The gig will act as a ‘warm up’ for their full UK tour in December, during which they are set to play to 13,000 fans at The SSE Hydro in Glasgow and to an audience of 20,000 people…

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High 5 with Lauren Housley

High 5 with Lauren Housley

She may not be a household name yet, but Manchester based singer/songwriter Lauren Housley is clearly one to watch. BBC Radio Two playlisted her debut single and her recently released debut album, Sweet Surrender, has received rave reviews. Housley’s songs were all written with longtime creative partner, Thomas Dibb, and evoke the same ambience as some of her forerunners among strong, empowered female artists, such as Janis Joplin and Eva Cassidy. “I think I’ve always had an…

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Biffy Clyro to headline Edinburgh’s Hogmanay

Biffy Clyro to headline Edinburgh’s Hogmanay

Music fans in Edinburgh this Hogmanay will be encouraged to turn Concert in the Gardens into a sea of tartan – with headliners Biffy Clyro joined at the event by locals Idlewild and Honeyblood in an all-Scottish affair. Cult rockers Biffy Clyro headlined the event back in 2010,  having gone from rock’s amiable underdogs to one of the biggest acts in Europe around that time. The Ayrshire trio went down an absolute storm back then, and you’d…

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Carrie Mac’s AAA Edinburgh

Carrie Mac’s AAA Edinburgh

Like any young girl with dreams of becoming a pop star, Carrie Mac started off singing in her bedroom in front of the mirror “with the hairbrush and stuff”. She says she used to have two tape recorders set up in her room – “one playing the Spice Girls, the other to record me singing along to them singing”. As a teenager, she enrolled on a full-time music course at Jewel and Esk Valley College – and it…

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Gig review: Foo Fighters, Murrayfield Stadium

Gig review: Foo Fighters, Murrayfield Stadium

As the opening chords to All My Life rang out and a black curtain dramatically fell to reveal Dave Grohl sitting atop a mechanical throne, it was clear that the ringmaster of modern rock was here to make amends. Foo Fighters fans were left bitterly disappointed when the American rockers were forced to cancel the Edinburgh date of their tour after Grohl broke one of his legs at a gig in Gothenburg. Yet last night,…

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Nina Nesbitt’s AAA Edinburgh

Nina Nesbitt’s AAA Edinburgh

It’s fair to say that former Balerno High pupil turned pop princess Nina Nesbitt has come a long way since being discovered by Ed Sheeran at the age of 16. Now 21, she’s firmly established herself as one of the brightest young talents around. Having stormed on to the scene with some impressive early singles and EPs, the half Scottish, half Swedish singer released debut album Peroxide last year to rave reviews. It reached a very credible No.11…

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