The Blueswater are an award-winning act from Edinburgh who regularly perform across Scotland and the UK. The band brings in the sounds of gritty old-school rhythm and blues, drawing inspiration specifically from the Chicago blues style of Chess records, building guitar riffs and harmonica solos around a tight rhythm section.
The Simon Kennedy Band
A guitar and organ driven band, it was formed in 2014 by Dundee born guitarist Simon Kennedy. Enlisting Mirek Hodun on the organ they set about writing and producing their debut album Make Up Your Mind themselves which was well received by critics and fans alike with BBC Radio 2’s Paul Jones saying the band was “deservedly the recipients of a great deal of praise” and the Independent Blues Broadcasters Association voting it their Album of the Month.
In 2015 Edinburgh based session drummer Brian MacLeod was brought in to complete the line-up of guitar, organ and drums.
With the success of the debut album they have been sought out to play major festivals like The Orkney Blues Festival, Perth’s Southern Fried Festival and Glasgow’s Merchant City Festival. At the end of the year they will also be playing at The Edinburgh Blues Club, Scotland’s biggest blues club, in support of Big Joe Louis.
Event: Blueswater, The Simon Kennedy Band
Date: Thursday 12th November 2015
Time : 18:00 - 03:00
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Mad Ferret, Irie Yo-Yo, Safehouse
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The Gorms, The Guilty Pleasures
Monday 26th June