The band are all fully qualified musicians with extensive experience of the music business and live circuit. The band deliver a professional, no fuss, entertainment experience with an up to date, evolving set list that encompasses a broad variety of styles. From the latest chart successes to fresh takes on classics, The Funktones are sure to have something that accommodates for all tastes.
Awkward Squad play electric Pictish blues roots rock. They are the oldest band in Scotland. First recorded performance a celebration banquet on the death of Queen Elizabeth, 1603. The band provided music for a fluyting contest in the East Neuk of Fife attended and lost by Robert Burns. His deathbed words “don’t let the Awkward Squad fife over my grave” confirmed his dislike of the band. From inception the band has provided music for the Atomic Orientale temple of the Mystic Order of Ancient Picts. Currently the band boasts three members inducted into M.O.A.P. in the 1950’s with the remaining members inducted in the late 1980’s. The band performs at official meetings, social gatherings, e.g. Summer Solstice Sunrise and at secular events.
Awkward Squad is presently working on a new album, working title WEERD COMFREY, to be released later this year.
With a new line up and a sound edgier than ever, Safehouse are going from strength to strength. As well as wowing audiences in their native Scotland Safehouse also gig in Europe, where they have a loyal fan base. Although rooted in the Blues, their repertoire covers a mix of original material & carefully chosen covers (Traffic, Tya, Moby Grape, Little Feat, Otis Rush, Bo Diddley etc..), & showcases how they can turn their hands to playing hard hitting Rock, through Blues to full blown Psychedelia!
Event: The Funktones, Awkward Squad, Safehouse
Date: Saturday 24th September 2016
Time : 12:00 - 03:00
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