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.
U Know Hoo
U Know Hoo are from Edinburgh and consist of Vickie Smith (Vocals), Jules Augley - Guitar, Gareth Thomas (Guitar), Keith Durie (Bass), Ross MacDonald (Drums), Alan Strange (Keyboards). They are a cover band playing Rock/Pop/Soul/Motown.
The Smokehouse Blues Band
Formed in 1989, The Smokehouse Blues Band are one of the top "Rocking Blues" bands in Scotland. Delivering their own special blend of audio and visual "Rocking Blues" entertainment to audiences across the country, the band perform classics from the likes of early ZZTop, Rory Gallagher, Dr. Feelgood and Sonnyboy Williamson III - with a few surprises mixed in (including a new Acoustic set). As they've proved at venues from Glencoe to Galashiels recently - The Smokehouse BluesBand are a great musical night-out!
Event: Irie Yo-Yo, U Know Hoo, The Smokehouse Blues Band
Date: Friday 8th September 2017
Time : 15:00 - 03:00
Monday 23rd April
Tuesday 24th April
Open Mic Night
Wednesday 25th April
Slam Punk, The Ceilidh Experience