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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Edinburgh’s Christmas Programme Unveiled

Edinburgh’s Christmas Programme Unveiled

It might seem premature to be getting in the festive spirit but the organisers of Edinburgh’s Christmas are hoping to incite some early yuletide cheer with the unveiling of this year’s programme. It has been revealed that more than 60,000 lights will be installed along the Royal Mile as part of a vibrant new expansion to the festival. The Virgin Money Street of Light, a free but ticketed 20-minute show, will see the lights synchronised…

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Bay City Rollers announce comeback

Bay City Rollers announce comeback

Watch out One Direction, the Bay City Rollers have announced a reunion show at Glasgow Barrowland on December 20 – almost 40 years after their first hit. The Glasgow gig will be the first in a world tour next year which will take in venues across the UK before moving on to countries such as Japan and America. One of the biggest bands on the planet for a short but fervent period in the 1970s,  key members…

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Young Edinburgh actors have Wicked time with Kerry Ellis

Young Edinburgh actors have Wicked time with Kerry Ellis

Aspiring local stage stars from The MGA Academy of Performing Arts in Edinburgh have taken part in a masterclass with one of musical theatre’s biggest icons. Kerry Ellis, famous for appearing in shows such as Wicked, Cats and We Will Rock You on Broadway and in London’s West End, travelled to Edinburgh to mentor the next generation of stage professionals during a workshop organised by Beyond Broadway Productions. Eighteen-year-old Sarah Dickson, a former pupil of…

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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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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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Born To Be Wide create a scene

Born To Be Wide create a scene

Born To Be Wide kicks off its seminar season on Thursday, October 1, with a look at how to create and sustain a scene. Taking place at Edinburgh’s Electric Circus, the evening will begin with an interview with Kevin Williamson, whose Neu! Reekie! cultural events regularly attract hundreds of attendees. Hosted by Born To Be Wide director Olaf Furniss, it includes Halina Rifai [TYCI/Bloc+Music], Martyn Flyn [Lucky Me] and Creative Edinburgh founder, Janine Matheson. “There…

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West End leading ladies will join the cast of Tonight…A West End Christmas

West End leading ladies will join the cast of Tonight…A West End Christmas

Edinburgh is in for a treat this November as two West End leading ladies will join the cast of Tonight…A West End Christmas. Musical theatre stars Ruthie Henshall (Miss Saigon, Follies, Chicago, Billy Elliot) and (pictured, right) Louise Dearman (Wicked, Evita, Jekyll & Hyde) will jet in for one night only to appear in this glitzy extravaganza. The show will feature classic Broadway tunes as well as West End showstoppers. The audience can also expect a…

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Djangos dying to unchain new melodies

Djangos dying to unchain new melodies

Mercury Prize-shortlisted art-rockers Django Django have said they are “dying to make another album already” – just four months after the release of their second LP, Born Under Saturn. Due to a busy touring schedule, however, the band, who formed at Edinburgh College of Art, will not have the chance to record new material until February 2016. “We’re dying to make another album already,” drummer/producer Dave Maclean told The Independent. “Concentrating on being a good live band…

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