Since its inception as a reggae/ska trio in 2015, Irie Yo-Yo has grown into a 7-piece band with drum and bass, jazz, Latin and dub making their way into the mix, producing an eclectic and engaging sound with infectious grooves and plenty of bounce. They've been working hard to get feet moving and heads bobbing around Scotland: in 2016, they appeared at Eden and Audio Soup festivals, supported Gentleman's Dub Club, and played dozens of gigs in Edinburgh, including a packed schedule with several residencies during the Fringe festival
Manhattan is the culmination of over 10 years of sharing stages, formed with one intention, to create a hand-picked ‘supergroup’ made up of some of Scotland’s finest session musicians. With an unrivalled, up-to-date setlist, Manhattan cater for every musical taste and boast the know-how and experience to keep your guests glued to the dance floor and entertained all night, covering an enormous range of music ranging from the 50's to current chart-toppers.
The Dana Dixon Band
Singer and harmonica player Dana Dixon grew up in a house which was filled by her fathers music. Although living and raising a family in the UK her father was born in Texas, USA and it was his love of blues and American roots music which was a major influence on his young daughter. Muddy Waters, T-Bone Walker and BB Kings music was heard regularly in the household but it was the sound of harmonica blues by artists such as Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson and Big Walter Horton that really excited Dana. She soon started learning the harmonica and singing the songs she heard on her fathers records. With this in mind its no surprise that The Dana Dixon Bands sound is an intoxicating mix of authentic Texas, Chicago and west coast jump blues plus other influences such as rockabilly and 50s R&B.
Event: Irie Yo-Yo, Manhattan, The Dana Dixon Band
Date: Friday 4th May 2018
Time : 18:00 - 03:00
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