Hello again, this is the second blog this week to make up for missing last week. On this part 2 we will take a look at some of the local gig coming up in the next few week. Including live dates from Carrie Mac, The Stormy Seas, Aaron Wright & The Aprils and Scrap Brain.
However, we will start on a piece if sad news. It was announced at the end of last year that Hog The Stage finalist Come On Gang! would be calling it a day. This is sad news for the Edinburgh band as they have just finished recording their new album and things were looking good for 2011. Good news however is that they will be releasing the album and will all continue to be involved in music. Get along to the Album Launch/Fairwell Gig at Pilrig Church in Leith on 12th Feb and tune into The Sunday Session on Leith FM on 6th Feb from 4pm where they will be joining us in the studio.
Now on with some better news, in fact great news. Carrie Mac is currently touring the UK with X Factor winner Alexandra Burke. This is a fantastic opportunity for Carrie to play to massive crowd all over the country. This is very much deserved as Carrie has been one of the hardest working musicians in Edinburgh for the last few years. Hopefully soon I will be blogging about her headlining UK Tour. Congratulations Carrie Mac
If you are out and about this Saturday why not head along to The Store (formally GRV) where Lee Alexaander Promotions presents Hagana + Scrap Brain + Kid Fire. This is going to be a cracking gig if Hagana’s recent EP release is anything to go by. Get along early and check out Kid Fire and New Found Sounds “Friday Night At Frankies” winners Scrap Brain. This band is one of my favourite live band in Edinburgh at the minute. get along and check them out. You won’t be disappointed.
On The Sunday Sessions last week we were delighted to be joined by Aaron Wright and one of his Aprils. Aaron has been going from strength to strength in the last couple of years, playing T In The Park, Glastonbury and Bennicasim in 2010 and he, along with The Aprils will be supporting The Charlatans on their forthcoming acoustic tour. I am also very pleased to announce that Aaron Wright & The Aprils will be playing for Alive & Amplified on 18th Feb at Maggies Chamber. The rest of the line up will be announced very soon so check back to the facebook page here http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Alive-Amplified/110388078986930, on www.twitter.com/alivenamplified or at www.aliveandamplified.co.uk. Of course all details will be in up and coming blogs.
We were also joined by The Stormy Seas on this weeks show. A great band who are currently working on releasing their debut album. They were playing at Sneaky Pete’s on Monday night. Anyone who went to that will have had a great night. In more exclusive Alive & Amplified news The Stormy Seas will be playing for Alive & Amplified at Maggies Chamber on 11th March along with Emelle & Rossco Galloway. At this minute we are unsure whether Rossco will be doing his solo thing or will be playing with The Chans. Same addresses as above for deets.
Playlist for The Sunday Sessions 16/01/11
Gaslight Anthem – The 59 Sound
Darker My Love – Pharoah Sanders You
White Lies – Bigger Than Us
Live Session – The Stormy Seas
The Stormy Seas – Slow Dance
The Stormy Seas – Sea Wind
The Stormy Seas – Souls Part 1
Woodenbox With A Fistful Of Fivers – My Mule
Campfires – Chasing Planets
French Miami – Older
Florence & The Machine – The Dog Days Are Over
Live Session – Aaron Wright & The Aprils
Aaron Wright & The Aprils – Go On Yer Self
Aaron Wright & The Aprils – Trampoline
Aaron Wright & The Aprils – I’ll Be Fine
Aaron Wright & The Aprils – Takes One To Know One
Group Love – Don’t Say Oh Well
Les Savy Fav – Lets Get Out Of Here
Rolled Up 20’s – Get It On
Rubik – Laws Of Gravity
Katie & The Dull Fudds – Unknown
Sleigh Bells – Riot Rhythm
Deserter Sessions – I Want To Make It With You.
Tune into The Sunday Sessions this sunday at 4pm on 98.8 or www.leithfm.co.uk/listen where we will have The Oats Field & Jump Press A in the Studio