The Funktones are an exciting Four piece function band featuring both male and female vocals Based in Edinburgh and the Lothians. All of them 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.
GILCHRIST were initially formed by Gordon Anthoney, Gary Fraser & Shane Gorman a few years ago. Having all played in a number of serious bands over the years trying to “hit the big time”, their main objective was to have fun while writing and recording songs in Gordon's home studio. At the same time they wanted to learn more about recording and music production. It wasn’t until Gordon met bass player Kenny Donald in 2013 that the idea arose of getting together for jam sessions. These kick started the whole process of getting a live band together again. Shane, who was their original drummer, left the band to take up work offshore and it wasn’t until September 2013 that Derek Buglass joined the band and the first Gilchrist line up was in place with Gary on vocals, Gordon on guitar, Kenny on bass and Derek on drums. They went to work straight away on recording the debut album ‘Funky Philosophy' which is due to be released shortly via CD Baby and will be available to download on itunes and various other sites. Although Brandon Marchant joined the band as second guitarist shortly thereafter, he has recently left the band as he's due to return to Canada in the near future. The band have recently been joined on Trombone and backing vocals by Annabel Bloomfield.
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: The Funktones, Gilchrist, Smokehouse Blues Band
Date: Friday 11th May 2018
Time : 15:00 - 03:00
Tuesday 22nd May
Open Mic Night
Wednesday 23rd May
Slam Punk, The Ceilidh Experience
Thursday 24th May
The Lockhearts, The Tommy Bentz Band