Nina Nesbitt: ‘London inspired my second album’

Nina Nesbitt: ‘London inspired my second album’

Edinburgh pop sensation Nina Nesbitt has said living in London has inspired her forthcoming second album. The former Balerno High School pupil, who relocated to the ‘Big Smoke’ on her own three years ago when she was just 18 years old, says her eagerly-awaited sophomore effort has been based on her experiences living in the English capital. Speaking to the Evening Standard, the 21-year-old pop princess said: “I moved to London permanently three years ago….

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Johnny Marr slams David Cameron ahead of Edinburgh gig

Johnny Marr slams David Cameron ahead of Edinburgh gig

Legendary former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr, who visits Edinburgh’s Liquid Room on Wednesday, 14 October, used his hometown show at Manchester’s Albert Hall this week to slam British Prime Minister David Cameron for ‘inhuman’ treatment of disabled people. Marr, who is currently on a UK headline tour, played two gigs in Manchester on Wednesday and Thursday, while Cameron, who has said in the past he is a huge fan of The Smiths, has also been in…

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X Factor’s Caitlyn Vanbeck to open Midstock Festival

X Factor’s Caitlyn Vanbeck to open Midstock Festival

Tranent singer Caitlyn Vanbeck may have bowed out of X Factor last week – but it’s clear her exit from TV’s biggest talent show is only just the beginning for the budding star, who has been confirmed today to open next year’s Midstock Festival. The 17-year-old primary teaching student did not get through to the Judges’ Houses stage of X Factor after a tense knockout round at Wembley Arena, but afterwards she said it had opened…

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The Charlatans joined by Ian Rankin at Usher Hall

The Charlatans joined by Ian Rankin at Usher Hall

The Charlatans, those much-loved survivors of the Madchester era, visit Edinburgh’s Usher Hall on Monday, 14 December in support of their twelfth album, Modern Nature. Capital crime writer Ian Rankin, who teamed up with Charlatans’ frontman Tim Burgess a few years back to record A Little Bit Of Powder, will be the band’s special guest in Edinburgh. The Manchester indie stalwarts, who made some of the best music of the Britpop era – classics like Can’t Get…

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Bay City Rollers announce second Edinburgh gig

Bay City Rollers announce second Edinburgh gig

The Bay City Rollers will play two nights at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall in December, after gig promoters gave in to huge demand from fans to see the legendary Seventies band perform live in their hometown following the recent big reunion announcement. As reported, the Rollers will play in the Capital on December 27, having already sold out four gigs at Glasgow’s Barrowland. And now the band will play a SECOND night at the Usher Hall on December…

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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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Bruce Springsteen exhibition comes to Edinburgh

Bruce Springsteen exhibition comes to Edinburgh

Rare images of Bruce Springsteen will go on show when a brand new exhibition stops off in Edinburgh for one night only on October 8, giving fans of ‘The Boss’ the chance to own a piece of rock ‘n’roll history. Off Beat Lounge are providing a collection of limited edition Springsteen images by tour photographer Jo Lopez, which will go on show next Thursday. The Man Behind The Man exhibition will be held in the Harley…

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Hard Rock Edinburgh announce Late And Live series

Hard Rock Edinburgh announce Late And Live series

Hard Rock Edinburgh today announced the return of its hotly anticipated live music series, Late and Live, which kicks off on Friday, 2 October with a stellar line-up. This October, Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh will provide the perfect platform for exciting Scottish breakthrough acts and rising stars to showcase their brand new music and get crowds rockin’. The first gig is not to be missed as The Laurence Murray Project and The Rising Souls take to the…

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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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Edinburgh’s Gavin Blackie to release debut album

Edinburgh’s Gavin Blackie to release debut album

Gavin Blackie, winner of Edinburgh’s Got Talent back in 2010, has announced the release of his debut album, Laid Bare, which is due to drop on Friday, 6 November. On the same day the album is released, Blackie will perform at Edinburgh’s Church Hill Theatre, Morningside to celebrate the journey he’s been on since winning the local talent contest five years ago at the Assembly Rooms. Rather than try the quick route to stardom by entering nationwide,…

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