The Funktones are an exciting Four piece function band featuring both male and female vocals Based in Edinburgh and the Lothians. All of them are all fully qualified musicians with extensive experience of the music business and live circuit. The band deliver a professional, no fuss, entertainment experience with an up to date, evolving set list that encompasses a broad variety of styles. From the latest chart successes to fresh takes on classics, The Funktones are sure to have something that accommodates for all tastes.
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.
GILCHRIST were initially formed by Gordon Anthoney, Gary Fraser & Shane Gorman a few years ago. Having all played in a number of serious bands over the years trying to “hit the big time”, their main objective was to have fun while writing and recording songs in Gordon's home studio. At the same time they wanted to learn more about recording and music production. It wasn’t until Gordon met bass player Kenny Donald in 2013 that the idea arose of getting together for jam sessions. These kick started the whole process of getting a live band together again. Shane, who was their original drummer, left the band to take up work offshore and it wasn’t until September 2013 that Derek Buglass joined the band and the first Gilchrist line up was in place with Gary on vocals, Gordon on guitar, Kenny on bass and Derek on drums. They went to work straight away on recording the debut album ‘Funky Philosophy' which is due to be released shortly via CD Baby and will be available to download on itunes and various other sites. Although Brandon Marchant joined the band as second guitarist shortly thereafter, he has recently left the band as he's due to return to Canada in the near future. The band have recently been joined on Trombone and backing vocals by Annabel Bloomfield.
Event: The Funktones, Jamie & Shoony + Young Jack, Gilchrist
Date: Saturday 23rd December 2017
Time : 12:00 - 05:00
Tuesday 25th September
Wednesday 26th September
Ruf Records Blues Caravan 2018, The Gorms
Thursday 27th September
Mad Ferret, Bass Rock Ceilidh Band