Samba Sene & Diwan
World party music with a Senegalese soul. Mbalax fusion, funky Afrobeats, impassioned vocals, infectious guitarlicks, sassy horns, a pinch of ska and irresistible dance grooves. 7 piece international Senegalese band currently based in Scotland.
The New Shmoo
Midlothian based band playing noisy rock and punk versions of classic tunes.
The Simon Kennedy Band
A guitar and organ driven band, it was formed in 2014 by Dundee born guitarist Simon Kennedy. Enlisting Mirek Hodun on the organ they set about writing and producing their debut album Make Up Your Mind themselves which was well received by critics and fans alike with BBC Radio 2’s Paul Jones saying the band was “deservedly the recipients of a great deal of praise” and the Independent Blues Broadcasters Association voting it their Album of the Month.
In 2015 Edinburgh based session drummer Brian MacLeod was brought in to complete the line-up of guitar, organ and drums.
With the success of the debut album they have been sought out to play major festivals like The Orkney Blues Festival, Perth’s Southern Fried Festival and Glasgow’s Merchant City Festival. At the end of the year they will also be playing at The Edinburgh Blues Club, Scotland’s biggest blues club, in support of Big Joe Louis.
Event: Samba Sene & Diwan, The New Shmoo, The Simon Kennedy Band
Date: Saturday 3rd September 2016
Time : 12:00 - 03:00
Wednesday 18th October
The White Panthers, The Ceilidh Experience
Thursday 19th October
Slam Punk, Betamax Bandits
Friday 20th October
Yellow Movement Friday