Formed in Kilmarnock originally as a song-writing duo before rapid expansion into a rousing rabble, The Stumblers are a modern Scottish folk-punk collective with a wall of sound and depth of character that’d rival any fine Hebridean malt.
Combining the revered ancestry of Celtic melodies with the lyrical substance of protest-era folk, the instrumentation of American old-time and bluegrass, and wrapping it all up with the driving modern rhythms of upbeat punk rock, it really has to be seen and heard to be understood and enjoyed.
Whether singing about turning on your heels in a tough situation, growing up in a rough Ayrshire scheme, or that quintessentially lamentable Scottish subject - the perils of the demon drink, The Stumblers deliver a whisky-soaked skelp of honesty amidst their controlled chaos.
Logan's Close formed in the grim side streets of Dunbar, with the purpose of performing the kind of music they wanted to hear, which was sorely missing from the modern music scene. Their debut performance was at shady Edinburgh strip club "Club Rouge" at which the equally shady audience were exposed to the vintage swagger of Logan for the first time. LC then proceeded to perform across the city, garnering like-minded fans along the way and after their first year, entered the recording studio to record their debut EP. It was released at a riotous launch at Edinburgh's "City Cafe" and subsequently made available on iTunes, Spotify - the lot. Following this release, Logan positioned their cross-hairs to a more Southward direction. They made an expedition to London and performed in two of the capital's finest venues for unsigned bands. Nambucca in Holloway, and The Dublin Castle in the heart of Camden. They returned gloriously to the Athens of the North and proceeded to shake the foundations of that madhouse of the Edinburgh Fringe "The Cow Shed" night after night. But having tasted the delights of the Southern scene, they returned - this time to Liverpool to support Martin Stephenson & The Daintees at the one and only "Cavern Club". This was shortly followed by appearing live on STV Glasgow, performing two tunes to be broadcast to the nation. Logan's Close have been on the fast track upwards since forming and they have only just begun. If you haven't seen Logan do it's thing, it's about time.
Cat Named Jack
Cat Named Jack is a high-energy collective from Edinburgh which took root in 2013 debuting with a fully developed sound mixing soul, funk, and blues standards with inspired original numbers. Featuring the silver-toned sounds of lead vocalist Kat Loer, the band consists of nine high-octave members. The rhythmic precision of drummer and all round percussionist Callum Macleod, combined with seasoned lead/rhythm guitarist Jamie Crerar and punchy bassist Jim Strange, form a backline fully loaded with fusion points. Meanwhile, the lusty licks from Dougal Burnett (Sax), Paul Melone (Trumpet), and Iain McConachie (Trombone) in the brass section, coupled with the digital delights from Olivia Errey (Keys) provide sharp-edged grooves alongside deep layers of musical sediment. We’ve also just been joined by our newest member Claire McCarthy accompanying Kat on lead vocals and harmonies.
Anton & The Colts
The start of 2014 saw Anton & The Colts take a new direction. Seasoned veterans of the Glasgow folk/acoustic scene, Anton (lead vocals/guitar) and Roscoe (guitar/backing vocals) began auditions for new members, eventually recruiting Michael McGill on bass and Dillon Haldane on drums. A slight name change cemented this new beginning – Anton & The Colts was born. Since their live debut in June, the band has played numerous shows including a sold-out gig at Glasgow’s famous King Tut’s in October. Their sound draws on numerous influences: the pristine vocal harmonies of country and bluegrass, raucous bluesy guitars, the tight swinging rhythms of classic soul and funk with Anton’s sweet smokey growl completing the mix. A band one reviewer called "an ideal accompaniment to strong drink..... like Robbie Robertson & Rick Danko having a jam session in the company of Mr Jack Daniel"... Bluesbunny
Event: The Stumblers, Logan’s Close, Cat Named Jack, Anton & The Colts
Date: Saturday 26th August 2017
Time : 18:00 - 05:00
Sunday 22nd October
Rantum Scantum, The Jennifer Ewan Band
Monday 23rd October
Tuesday 24th October
Open Mic Night