DopeSickFly were founded in the summer 2015 in Glasgow Scotland having busked the streets of Glasgow, the band evolved there sound into a Neo Soul, Rock, Hip Hop, Acid Jazz fusion with just the right amount of Funk. With lead singer/poet Ant Thomaz soulful vocals, guitarist Chris Darling and his keen desire for funk, Drummer Calum macrae with his Jazz background, Joe Djaelani on bass elevating Neo Soul and bluesy backing vocalist Wendy Rae, DopeSickFly truly eminates a new refreshing alive sound.
Jamie & Shoony don't mess around, they are an urban indie punk quartet that exhilarate audiences when ever they play their full throttle and exuberant live shows. Their ballsy anthems have them making waves in Scotland and collecting a loyal fanbase. In 2015 they played to sell out crowds in some of the country's ﬁnest venues such as O2 ABC, Kings Tuts, The Electric Circus and Saint Lukes. They won the title of 'Best Live Act' at both The Prowlers and The Local Music Scene Awards but the main highlight of the year was playing to over 8,000 people at Linlithgow's Party at The Palace supporting Nile Rodgers with CHIC. The lads are set to release their highly anticipated debut E.P. in early 2016 with a nationwide tour which includes a date playing Glasgow's infamous Barrowlands in March with the Clutha Trust for a Yellow Movement special alongside Colonel Mustard & the Dijon 5. In a ninja like fashion they get the crowd hooked at every opportunity with their infectious presence and boundless energy they turn every show into one big party.
Go see them for yourself and just try not to dance, We dare you.
Billy Bibby & The Wry Smiles
Billy Bibby & The Wry Smiles are a four-piece band composed of Billy Bibby, Rob Jones, Matt Thomas, and Mike Pearce. This new musical venture fronted by singer-songwriter and founding Catfish and the Bottlemen lead guitarist Billy Bibby has been keeping busy in 2016 with the release of a debut EP, a follow-up single, and over 50 gigs and festival appearances including Focus Wales, Dot to Dot Manchester, Kendal Calling, Coastline, Blackfest, TFest, and Southsea Fest. In addition to building up a solid grassroots following through touring, the band has caught the attention of industry tastemakers such as Adam Walton of BBC Introducing Wales, Clint Boon, Phil Clifton, and Jo Good of Radio X, Tim Cocker of Virgin Radio UK, Jim Gellatly of Amazing Radio, NME, and over 100 other radio and media outlets in the UK and abroad.
Manchester music legend Clint Boon described the band's music as "that classic sort of British songwriting with a strong nod to Americana" naming Elvis Costello and Bruce Springsteen as points of reference. The band's influences remain diverse and ever-changing, both classic and cutting edge, with new songs constantly being added to the live repertoire. Although the band is recently formed, reviewers consistently remark that the level of musicianship is such that they play like a veteran ensemble, with Bibby bringing the experience of seven years of gigging and songcraft from his Catfish days to every show and in every heartfelt song he's written.
Event: DopeSickFly, Jamie & Shoony, Billy Bibby & The Wry Smiles
Date: Saturday 3rd June 2017
Time : 12:00 - 03:00
Tuesday 25th September
Wednesday 26th September
Ruf Records Blues Caravan 2018, The Gorms
Thursday 27th September
Mad Ferret, Bass Rock Ceilidh Band