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.
With influences ranging from progressive rock to blues and soul, No Quarter have gone from strength to strength since making their debut at Linkylea Festival in 2014. Based in Edinburgh, the female fronted six piece have supported respected artists such as Jace Everett and Eilidh Mckellar since their recent emergence onto the Edinburgh scene.
Good Foxy began when bass player Freddie Bruhin-Price heard estranged pal George Banks play a storming version of Neil Young's "Old Man" at an open mic event one Sunday afternoon in Clitheroe, when both were just 16 years old. Swiftly bonding over each other's love of blues, Americana and 60s Rock, and deciding they must start a band to emulate their heroes, they added Henry Crabtree, the most talented guitarist they knew, and drummer Callum Sykora, George's old school friend and former bandmate in the short-lived New Natives. When Henry's old mucker James Robinson watched the four-piece play live he was so impressed he asked to join. Soon his keyboard skills had become an indispensable part of the Good Foxy sound. Though they had begun with their heroes Cream, Led Zeppelin and recent successes Tame Impala in mind, Good Foxy had soon developed their own ethereal, funky sound. After the self-financed recording of an acclaimed album whose diverse charm is now catching the attention of radio stations around the country and across the world, the band has cemented its fearsome live reputation with slots at festivals in 2016 including The Great Escape, Y NOT, Solfest and Beat-Herder.
The Blackjack Blues Band
With the current line up formed in late 2010, The Blackjack Blues Band hail from the confines of Scotland's capital city, Edinburgh. The line up consists of Jonny Lawrie on vocals and harmonica (plus acoustic and electric guitar), Rick Lawrie on bass, Jonny and Rick have performed at many blues venues throughout the UK over the last 10 years or so. Keeping it in the family, brothers Paul & Simon Harmer complete the line up on lead guitar and drums respectively. The Harmer Boys have played in various acts over the years, Paul in Edinburgh outfit Garner while Simon raised hell in the Juke Joint Boogie Blues Band. Drawing on many influences from as diverse a path as contemporary artists such as The Hoax to the established Blues kings such as Muddy Waters, Freddie King and Sonny Boy Williamson. It sees the band at times paying homage to the much loved Surrey blues Delta of the 60's and a nod to the chaps from the Oil City Island as well.
Event: The Funktones, No Quarter, Good Foxy, The Blackjack Blues Band
Date: Saturday 6th May 2017
Time : 12:00 - 03:00
Monday 19th February
Tuesday 20th February
Open Mic Night
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