Shaka Loves You
Glasgow duo Shaka Loves You boast a truly unique show. Effortlessly fusing elements of funk, soul, disco & hip-hop with turntable trickery, tight live percussion and custom visuals, ‘SLY' create the perfect, good times live show. Since forming in 2012, Jamie & Marty have already shared the stage with heavyweights such as George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, The Jacksons, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Chali 2na of Jurassic 5, Craig Charles, Joey Negro, Mr Scruff & The Reflex and have an impressive number of gigs and performances behind them.
As well as their residencies in Glasgow & Edinburgh, the boys have played clubs from Athens to Amsterdam with regular festival appearances up and down the UK. Add Canadian & European tours to this and you get a picture of how the ‘SLY' boys are spreading their funky sound internationally.
Complementing their live show, ‘SLY' are regularly releasing their own music and videos. 2016 got off to a flying start with Craig Charles championing their funk-infused track Soul On Fire for his 'What's big in 2016' show on BBC 6 Music. This track also attracted the attention of Mixmag, which gave it a solid 8/10 review. Their first EP, released in 2013 hit the top spot on Juno download and their second, a heavily disco influenced affair, also climbed the nu-disco charts to No.1, gaining support along the way from the likes of Greg Wilson, Craig Charles and Dr. Packer. 2017 saw another EP and yet more label releases with an ever growing base of tastemakers and fans alike.
Not content with all that, at the end of 2017 the boys decided to expand their live show to include a vocalist and sax player. With a busy gigging schedule and their debut album on the way, 2018 is set to be another big year for Shaka Loves You.
The Guilty Pleasures
The Guilty Pleasures are a 4 piece live band playing across the Scottish Borders and North Northumberland, bringing a mixture of pop, funk and disco songs to help get your party started.
With a new line up and a sound edgier than ever, Safehouse are going from strength to strength. As well as wowing audiences in their native Scotland Safehouse also gig in Europe, where they have a loyal fan base. Although rooted in the Blues, their repertoire covers a mix of original material & carefully chosen covers (Traffic, Tya, Moby Grape, Little Feat, Otis Rush, Bo Diddley etc..), & showcases how they can turn their hands to playing hard hitting Rock, through Blues to full blown Psychedelia!
Event: Shaka Loves You, The Guilty Pleasures, Safehouse
Date: Saturday 3rd March 2018
Time : 12:00 - 03:00
Monday 24th September
Lewie Harrison Band, Ross Arthur
Tuesday 25th September
Wednesday 26th September
Ruf Records Blues Caravan 2018, The Gorms