Hello folks, firstly apologies about the lack of blog last week. It was a hectic week. I will do two blogs this week.
First on the agenda this week I want to bring your attention to Glasgow singer/songwriter The Sundancer. With a couple of gigs coming up in the next week you should definitely make time to go and see him. He will be playing at the Voodoo Rooms on Thursday night as part of “Dylan Night” This night see a whole hose of local musicians and bands get together to celebrate the music of the great man Bob Dylan himself. If you would rather see The Sundancer performing his own stuff head along to Nobles Bar in Leith on Friday where he will be doing an acoustic set. You can also get his fantastic new album “5 Miles To Sunrise” for £5 in all good independent record shops and through Reverbnation
“Mr Haddow Fest” Hamish Jolly popped into the studio on Sunday to give us the latest on this years festival. Taking place on the 2nd & 3rd of April in various Edinburgh venues, including Maggie’s Chamber, Electric Circus, Sneaky Pete’s and this year The Corn Exchange, this year is already looking to eclipse last years offering and not only because it is now a 2 day affair. The line up boasts musical heavy weights Razorlight, Twisted Wheel and Johnny Foreigner but more exciting line it has the cream of Scottish talent on show. With such bands as The 10:04’s, The Draymin, The Stagger Rats, Any Color Black & Ok Social Club confirmed you would be mad to miss out. Get along to www.haddowfest.com for full line up and ticket details.
Another festival that is taking place a little later in the year is The Leith Festival. Booked in between 10th & 19th of June, Leith will be turned into a music, drama, poetry, arts and culture hotspot. the music strand of the entertainment has seen many bands over the years like, Little Doses, Carrie Mac, The Remnant Kings to name but a few in a very long list. If any bands are interested in playing this year please get in contact with Gary Tait on firstname.lastname@example.org and check out www.leithfestival for more details.
Ticket are still on sale for Alive & Amplified Presents… Aaron Wright & The Aprils + Rolled Up 20’s + The Black Tongues at Maggie’s Chamber on 18th Feb. Early bird tickets are only £4 but go off sale on the 10th so be quick. You can get them from www.aliveandamplified.co.uk
Playlist for 30/01/11
Groove Armada – Paper Romance
Chapel Club – Surfacing
Natural Child – Nobody Wants To Party With Me
The Grip – The Shamen Man
Banjo – Freakout
Live Session – The ABC Club
The ABC Club – Go Set Go (live)
The ABC Club – Thieving Magpie
The ABC Club – Friend Of Mine
Ben Otwell – Blackbird
Rico – Dawn Raid
Chapel Club – Oh Maybe I
Frank Turner – Long Live The Queen (Live)
O-S – Permanent Scar
White Lies – Bad Love
LCD Soundsytem – Someone Great
Check back here towards the end of the week where I will publish blog 2 of 2 which will feature some live gigs coming up in Edinburgh this weekend, the latest Sunday Sessions playlist and find out how you can win tickets to Alive & Amplifed Presents…