The Banjo Lounge 4
The Banjo Lounge 4 are an Edinburgh-based all acoustic crate digging mash-ups band delivering classics in an original and imaginative packaging. Once described as ‘Hayseed Dixie on speed with a serious chunk of Funk!’, they have been making fans wherever they play. Since their inception in 2007, their shows have included many gigs up and down the country and beyond including festivals, awards ceremonies for Theatre Scotland, the 2014 Ryder Cup end party, Edinburgh Film Festival wrap parties, Edinburgh Book Festival 2013 launch party, gigs for Visit Scotland, Fynefest, List Magazine's annual Festival Party, Club Vegas and The World Famous Speigeltent along with over 400 other shows from the old Marquee Club in Soho, London, to a cocktail boat on Loch Lomond and a pool party in Ibiza! They even played a private gig for the cast of BBC's Eastenders! With 5 string banjo, acoustic guitar, double bass and stripped down drum-kit, the band also features 3 part harmonies. Some really do say that their bluegrass-funk interpretations are better than the originals. Their eclectic and diverse blend of mash-ups include tunes by Louis Prima, Radiohead, Daft Punk, The Prodigy, Metalica, Panjabi MC’s Knightrider remix of ‘Mundian To Bach Ke’, a bluegrass souped version of Dizzy Rascal’s ‘Dance Wiv Me’, New Order’s ‘Blue Monday’, ‘Jump Around’ by House of Pain, Donna Summer's 'I Feel Love', a high octane version of Duran Duran’s ‘Girls on Film’, a stylophone-powered version of The Final Countdown, The Beastie Boys’ ‘Intergalactic’, Beyonce’s ‘Crazy in Love’, and Nelly’s bluegrass-ed ‘Hot In Herre’. Check our 'Repertoire' Menu for full listings! We are also currently recording our first album - probably to be titled 'The Band That TIme Forgot'.
U Know Hoo
U Know Hoo are from Edinburgh and consist of Vickie Smith (Vocals), Jules Augley - Guitar, Gareth Thomas (Guitar), Keith Durie (Bass), Ross MacDonald (Drums), Alan Strange (Keyboards). They are a cover band playing Rock/Pop/Soul/Motown.
Safehouse are an Edinburgh based band, with five permanent members, formed in August 2005. Safehouse have previously been described as a Blues Rock and Psychedelic band and more recently as Southern Rock specialists. Current line-up includes two founder members of Blues N Trouble (John & Sean) and the awesome talents of Ali Petrie on keys who tours with the American singer songwriter Nell Brydon, The gritty vocals of charismatic singer Chris Peebles & the Anchor Man Andrew Stirling on Bass. The set always contains a mixture of original and covered tunes that lead themselves to improvisation and classic Safehouse interpretation.
The band have supported many major artists both in the UK and In Europe including , Devon Allman, Duke Robillard, Royal Southern Brotherhood and in a previous life BB King, Van Morrison, Albert King, Robert Cray & dozens more! .
Most recently the band joined forces with the Whitesnake guitar player Bernie Marsden and played under the banner of Snakehouse with the set having a large portion of Allman Brothers tunes, taken from the Safehouse Edinburgh Festival "Allmans Appreciation show" and supplemented by some classic rock and a selection of Bernie’s Whitesnake classics.
Event: The Banjo Lounge 4, U Know Hoo, Grouse Ceilidh Band
Date: Saturday 26th January 2019
Time : 12:00 - 03:00
Thursday 17th January
The Mo-Hawks, Alleyway Friends
Friday 18th January
Papa Shandy & The Drams, Caezium
Saturday 19th January
Sahara, Size Queen, Rum Runners