Journey North are a five piece rock band from Tayside and Fife, Scotland. Drawing on their wide variety of musical backgrounds they combine the storytelling traditions of Scottish music with the dynamics of a rock band. Formed in late 2015 they released their debut album "The Calm before the Storm" in April 2016. Tracks from the album received airplay on a number of radio stations in the UK and overseas. A personnel change saw the introduction of bagpipes to their sound and they returned to the studio to record the acoustic based "Calm Sessions" album. This album reworked some tracks from their debut alongside two new songs. Playing live is what the band love to do most of all. They are rapidly gaining a reputation for their dynamic performances and their near telepathic interplay means every gig brings something new. The band are currently putting the finishing touches to their third album which is set for release in May 2017.
True Gents were formed by Schoolfriends Euan Nicol and Tobe Jeffery in 2006. They would meet up in the haunting woods of Invermay, Perthshire and work on songs late into the day.
Their music eventually caught the ear of local veteran music producer Robin Wynn-Evans (Manic Street Preachers, Sam Brown, The View, Dodgy), who promptly invited them up to his T-Pot studios to record. The CDs from those sessions received warm reviews, and the line-up expanded steadily, to create a full band with their own unique sound. Influences range from Moody Alt Folk, Rock, Indie, to sea shanties and psychedelia
The True Gents EP was released independently on CD and digital distribution in September 08' and has received positive reviews in the press and media, followed with extensive Touring venues, pubs and festivals around Scotland, sharing the bill will groups such as Shooglenifty and The Levellers.
Tinky disco is not just a bangin band its a way of life! All you Tinkers and Tinkettes out there should join us for the Tinky revolution!! Together we will make the world a Tinkier place to be!!.
Irie Yo-Yo are a Ska/Reggae band based in Edinburgh. Debuted on the Edinburgh music scene on the 3rd of May 2015 at the Edinburgh food festival and since then they have been gigging non stop at venues such as Mash House, Cabaret Voltaire, Stramash!, The Cowshed, Studio 24, Malone's and various others. During August 2015 and 2016 Irie secured multiple residencies and played over twenty gigs during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Irie consists of seven members: first up on lead vocals/rhythm guitar, James Flynn, who brings the soulful sound of reggae with his captivating vocals and foot stomping guitar hooks; second up on bass, Oliver Sentance giving you those slick, groovey bass lines; then there's the brass section who bring Irie alive! On trumpet is Phil Ramsay, the ska man himself who is no stranger to getting the party bouncing; playing saxophone/vocals is the wonderful Hebe James, bringing you some sweet, mesmerising reggae vibes and harmonies to warm any heart. Then we have the wonderful Paulo Riddle with his famous congas on percussion, giving you that beat fuelled reggae/ska beat. now we can't forget our lovely Ben Trolley on keys giving you that rhythmic sound from his wonderful keyboard and last but not least, in the rear with the gear, is the very talented drummer/vocalist 'Beat Master' Peter Farrugia, bringing the backbone and yet even more feel good vocal harmonies to Irie, a true drumming force of nature. With inspiration from artists such as Desmond Dekker, Max Romeo, The Specials, Manu Chao and Gentleman, Irie Yo-Yo has developed a very full and soulful ska sound. From the 4 part vocal harmonies, to the succulent sound of the brass section this band is right where it needs to be.
So keep an eye out for Irie Yo-Yo in the future and get yourself along for a night you're not going to forget in a hurry! Shabba.
Event: Irie Yo-Yo, Tinky Disco, True Gents, Journey North
Date: Saturday 13th May 2017
Time : 12:00 - 03:00
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Open Mic Night
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The Diversions, Awry Ceilidh Band