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(and Edinburgh!), to www.facebook.com/georgiakate16 participate in this outstanding gig. There's just nowhere else you can hear this standard of OUT OF THE BEDROOM: regular Big Band playing. CoSend us all your gig dates for OOTB returns for 2014 feeling led by sax player Keith refreshed and cleansed of Edinburgh and Lothians. Edwards, the personnel Email them to Carol Santa bleedin' Claus and all changes weekly, as does their carol.musicnewsscotland@gmail.com that sort of thing ting-a-ling. selection of fantastic The OOTB starts at 8pm, but arrangements, many of which 10 JANUARY it's wise to turn up a little are imported direct from Los earlier to book a stage slot if Angeles by the band's ex-LA The Jazz Bar presents: you fancy performing. co-leader, bassist Erik Lars BECC SANDERSON and her Original songs. QUINTET. 9pm. After recent www.outofthebedroom.co.uk/ootb/ Hansen. www.thejazzbar.co.uk sell-out shows back home in www.facebook.com/groups/outofthebedroom/ www.thejazzbar.co.uk Australia, Edinburgh-based electrifying ex-Oz songstress 14 JANUARY Becc Sanderson brings in her The Jazz Bar presents: WORLD PREMIERE' jazz/blues repertoire, also LEITH FOLK CLUB: Victoria with special arrangements of QUINTET - Every Park House Hotel, 221 Ferry some songs by David Bowie, Saturday,9pm. A hand-picked Road, EH6 4NN. Doors Kate Bush, and Elvis Costello. 5-piece of excellent jazz 7.30pm. Jan Rosie Nimmo £7 She’s backed by some of the players is brought together Rosie is an Edinburgh singer/ for the first time - and no cream of Scotland’s jazz songwriter who also performs rehearsal. With a different players: Chris Greive other peoples’ music in a (trombone), Martin Kershaw selection of musicians each jazz/blues band with whom week, it’s always a 'surprise' (sax), Steve Hamilton she has won many fans both line-up - even for the players! (piano), Brian Shiels (bass) local: "...the guitars melted Tonight features sax star and Tom Gordon (drums) into the background and the KONRAD WISZNIEWSKI, www.thejazzbar.co.uk purity of her voice really creative Glasgow trumpeter came to the fore - Edinburgh ROBERT HENDERSON and 11 JANUARY Evening News" and national: award-winning, high-energy "...'a dynamic singer with a The Jazz Bar presents: pianist PETE JOHNSTONE smooth band - The GEORGIA GORDON: The www.thejazzbar.co.uk Guardian". She will be fast-rising, Borders-based singing mostly her own work singer/songwriter (just 12 JANUARY here. 18!) launches her brand new www.leithfolkclub.com EP today. With a mix of folk, The Jazz Bar presents: acoustic, indie, alternative ROOTS SHOWCASE 15 JANUARY and pop. Her ‘Unique and Singer/Songwriter TOBY strikingly poetic lyrics, MOTTERSHEAD (who The Jazz Bar presents: coupled with arresting vocals powers the mighty Black and tunes, belie her years … Diamond Express) brings in a BRODIE JARVIE SEPTET (presented by BRIDGE already a star in the showcase of excellent Rootsy/ making' (Celtic Connections). Bluesy acoustic/electric bands MUSIC) - 9pm. The excellent young Glasgow bassist/ From 6.30pm! EP ‘Never Seen and soloists composer has produced the Sun’, released by Folk www.thejazzbar.co.uk another crop of superb tunes, Rag Records will be available and is touring with his 7on the night for £7. (There 13 JANUARY piece band. The music is will also be some limited inspired by the writings of edition EP’s available with a The Jazz Bar presents: THE Charles Bukowski and Jack little something extra…). JAZZ BAR’s 17-Piece BIG Kerouac, and the band Tickets are £5 or £3 for BAND - Open Rehearsal 8comprises some of the most concessions and available on 9pm, full gig from 9.15outstanding musicians the door.. Or you can get a 10.45pm. Wonderful sounds around, with Adam Jackson ticket and EP for just £10! from this great weekly band (alto sax), Brian Molley (tenor Support from PETE with FOUR trumpets, FOUR sax/flute/clarinet), Michael NICHOLSON of Folk Rag and trombones, FIVE saxes and Georgia’s good friend LEWIS FOUR rhythm! It's a variable Butcher (soprano sax), Davie Dunsmuir (electric guitar), KAYE doing a solo set. After line-up of top-class pro Pete Johnstone (piano), party when the gig finishes at players, who travel in from 8.30, probably still at the Jazz Glasgow, Borders, Perth, Fife Brodie Jarvie (double bass) and Neil Paton (drums)

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to augment their performances. Last time 17 JANUARY Kathryn played the club it was to open our new venue. It NORTHERN LIGHTS, a band was a sell out show and nowhich brings together six one went home disappointed. musicians from Scotland, www.leithfolkclub.com Northern Ireland and Scandinavia, 29 JANUARY In a cross-cultural celebration of new music bridging the LEITH FOLK CLUB: Victoria divide between folk, classical, Park House Hotel, 221 Ferry traditional and avant garde. Road, EH6 4NN. Doors Northern Lights are; Brian 7.30pm. Rantum Scantum £7 Finnegan, Niall Vallely, Ailie This is what happens when a Robertson, Donald Grant, singer songwriter from Fife Nikolaj Busk and Ale Carr. ends up working with a Queens Hall Edinburgh. classically trained violin player Doors 8pm. Tickets £12. Tel from Yorkshire. 0131 668 2019 Rantum Scantum perform www.thequeenshall.net extensively around Europe, specialising in original and re21 JANUARY worked traditional material. www.leithfolkclub.com LEITH FOLK CLUB: Victoria Park House Hotel, 221 Ferry 1 FEBRUARY Road, EH6 4NN. Doors 7.30pm. Kathryn Nicoll and SONIC HEARTS Friends £7 Kathryn is a local FOUNDATION / WOZNIAK / fiddle player who has won a INUIT: 7 -10pm at Wee Red number of awards and is Bar, Edinburgh. Price - TBC. much sought after by others Pedals - check. Feedback -

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DAVE ARCARI: 13-date UK tour in February and March. FAIRPORT CONVENTION: The Voodoo Rooms, Visit The Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh (+ special guests Edinburgh as part of their HAVE MERCY LAS VEGAS). Winter Tour. Hailed as the As well as having physical originators of British folk-rock tickets for the forthcoming music, Fairport Convention Glasgow and Edinburgh dates remains one of the most Love Music (Glasgow) and entertaining bands on the live Ripping (Edinburgh) have all music scene and their annual Dave's albums in stock...and Winter Tour has become a Big Sparra Vinyl in Ayr has all much-loved cultural CD and vinyl in stock. institution. As well as the www.davearcari.com Edinburgh concert the tour will visit over two dozen other 3 APRIL venues in England, Wales and Scotland. The concert will ADAM ANT plus THE GOOD open with a short opening THE MAD & THE LOVELY solo set from talented singer/ POSSE: At The Liquid Room, songwriter EDWINA HAYES. Victoria Street, Edinburgh. Edwina has worked with Jools Doors open at 7 p.m. and the Holland, Nanci Griffith and show starts at 7.30 p.m. Roger McGuinn among many Advance tickets are £23.50

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The sessions on day two will 9 APRIL concentrate on topics relating to rights holders - record WIDE DAYS: Scotland’s Wide labels, publishers, artists and Days music business managers – with one panel convention has a new format set to feature decision makers for its daytime programme, from radio, retail and digital which will take place at Teviot platforms talking about why Row House in Edinburgh on they get behind a release. April 9-10, 2014. Organisers have frozen the Day one will focus on topics price of both the standard relating to the live sector. pass [£49] and the premium John Langford, director of pass [£125], which helps concerts, events and ticketing raise funds to host the event at The Hydro, is confirmed to and support the concession take part in an interview rates [£38 students and £34 about the flagship Glasgow Musicians’ Union members]. venue and its impact. Delegates registering before The sessions on day two will January 16, when further concentrate on topics relating details of the programme will to rights holders - record be announced, benefit from a labels, publishers, artists and special early bird rate of £33 managers – with one panel [standard] and £100 set to feature decision makers [premium]. from radio, retail and digital platforms talking about why Wide Days 2014 convention they get behind a release. passes can be purchased from: Organisers have frozen the price of both the standard www.widedays.com/tickets pass [£49] and the premium pass [£125], which helps raise funds to host the event and support the concession rates [£38 students and £34 Musicians’ Union members].

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Delegates registering before January 16, when further carol.musicnewsscotland@gmail.com details of the programme will be announced, benefit from a 10 JANUARY special early bird rate of £33 [standard] and £100 CHERRI FOSPHATE / [premium]. MODEL JET PILOT / THIS SILENT FOREST; King Tut's Wide Days 2014 convention Wah Wah Hut 272a St Vincent passes can be purchased Street, Glasgow. Doors from: 8.30pm. Tickets £6.50

www.dropkickmusic.co.uk www.tengallonbratz.com IRON MAIDEN TRIBUTE ACT / VIKING GALAXY / DISASTER AREA / MENAGE A TROIS; Iron Maiden Tribute: Musicians from across the Glasgow metal scene come together to bring a two-part tribute to the greatest band of all time, Iron Maiden. / Viking Galaxy: Power metal has never lacked for grandiose or epic lyrical themes, but never have the stories told been quite so profound as those told by Viking Galaxy, in their vocal/ keyboard driven sagas of a band of Vikings, lost in space, raiding and pillaging for their very survival. / Disaster Area: Heavy rock, 80s NWOBHM and the finer, catchier and more ridiculously extravagant moments of the early Glam Metal scene combine into an overpoweringly, unstoppably fun set of fist-waving, lyricroaring classic metal. / Menage a Trois: Insanely jammy psychedelic prog band Menage a Trois bring a specialised set of their usual ambient grooves and covers of classic hard rock and metal bound to start the night of on exactly the right jazzy chord. 13th Note, 50 –60 King Street, Glasgow. Tickets £2, Doors 8pm.

THE HOLY GHOSTS / COLONEL MUSTARD & THE DIJON 5 / A NEW INTERNATIONAL / SAINT MAX & THE FANATICS; The Holy Ghosts are an award-winning 5-piece band playing Rock n' Roll with a www.widedays.com/tickets 11 JANUARY splash of Country and a dash of the Blues. The band came 10 APRIL Nice N Sleazy presents: THE together in Edinburgh, in CHINASKIS + TEN GALLON January 2012, playing the WIDE DAYS: Scotland’s Wide BRATZ + DROPKICK. The music they love. Their sound Days music business Chinaskis present HAPPY revolves around 60s rock n convention has a new format MUSIC FOR SAD PEOPLE roll with a modern twist for its daytime programme, Feeling the post-Christmas often drawing comparisons which will take place at Teviot slump? Let Glasgow’s own with the Stones during their Row House in Edinburgh on Chinaskis blast away your 'Exile on Main Street' era. The April 9-10, 2014. January cobwebs with their band members are Jack unique brand of boozy Sandison, Jon Mackenzie, Day one will focus on topics harmony-drenched powerRory Penman, Jonny Linstead relating to the live sector. pop. Joining them on the bill and Andy Barbour. Performing John Langford, director of are Greenock’s purveyors of live is the group's forte with concerts, events and ticketing heartfelt, melodic country the use of razor sharp guitars,

wailing harmonica, honky tonk piano, spine tingling three part harmonies and on stage charisma that makes The Holy Ghosts the band to watch in 2013. King Tut's Wah Wah Hut 272a St Vincent Street, Glasgow. Doors 8.30pm. Tickets £6.50 DAVE WILSONS JAZZ SESSION; Avant Garde, 3444 King Street, Merchant City, Glasgow, Time 2pm. 12 JANUARY TIJUANA BIBLES / DIRTY DIAMOND & THE GUNSLINGER / KIRSTEN ADAMSON / THE DEAD RAVEN; Tijuana Bibles tap you on the shoulder, while others grab you by the throat. With their gritty guitars, driving bass lines, baritone vocals and rock-steady drums, Glasgow’s Tijuana Bibles very much belong to the latter camp.King Tut's Wah Wah Hut 272a St Vincent Street, Glasgow. Doors 8.30pm. Tickets £6.50 ACOUSTIC SESSION WITH BERNADETTE COLLIER; Avant Garde, 34-44 King Street, Merchant City, Glasgow, Time 7.30pm. 13 JANUARY DEATHCATS!!! / Garden of Elks / Kill Surrrf / Secret Motorbikes; King Tut's Wah Wah Hut 272a St Vincent Street, Glasgow. Doors 8.30pm. Tickets £6.50. SUNDANCER; Come along to see The Sundancer perform an in-store acoustic set for Love Music’s ‘Live at 5’, Dundas Street, Glasgow. (behind Queen Street Station) at 5.00pm, 14 JANUARY PENGUINS KILL POLAR BEARS; Tickets are now available to buy for our first show of 2014. We play King Tut's Wah Wah Hut as part of their New Year's Revolution series of gigs. Tickets can be purchased here. King Tuts Wah Hut 272a St Vincent Street, Glasgow. Face value of the ticket is £7.50, however, we will be selling them at the discounted price

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Reincarnation. Kataklysm gained world praise and LIFE ON STANDBY / MONO recognition …a new style and influence was born : the SIX / PENGUINS KILL Northern Hyperblast ..and POLAR BEARS: Life On Standby formed in 2011. Life that was just the beginning! on Standby have established In 1995 the band releases their first album entitled themselves as one of the most original alternative-rock Sorcery which quickly propelled Kataklysm as one of bands to approach the Scottish music scene in recent the new leaders and forces to be reckon with in the extreme years. Since forming, the metal scene! Classic Grand, western four-piece have 18 Jamaica Street, Glasgow. released two EP's 'Set the Sail' and 'Masquerade' which Starts 6.30pm. Tickets £16. Over 14’s gig. have clearly displayed the high levels of craft and creativity that Life on Standby BOBS OPEN MIKE NIGHT: hold King Tut's Wah Wah Hut Avant Garde, 34-44 King Street, Merchant City, 272a St Vincent Street, Glasgow. Doors 8pm. Tickets Glasgow, Time 8pm. £7.50 16 JANUARY 15 JANUARY SONNY AND THE LOST SOUL TRAIN / PERPETUAL MINOR DELILAH / THE MOTION / TOURING DETOURS / ONE LAST BARCELONA; Sonny and The SECRET / WAITING ON Lost Soul Train was JACK; Minor Delilah are a band from Lanarkshire formed established while touring in in 2011. From the outset they Francewith former band The have have pursued an eclectic Preventers, striving to capture an ever evolving sound of style which is as much at home in an intimate acoustic 21st century soul, blues and rock 'n' roll. King Tut's Wah setting as it is on the big Wah Hut 272a St Vincent stage. Central to all this is their strong melodies,catchy Street, Glasgow. Doors 8.30pm. Tickets £6.50 choruses and keen sense of arrangement. 17 JANUARY As well as recording some new material for a forthcoming album, the band ADAM HOLMES and the EMBERS: Heirs and Graces are currently exploring new album launch, with support ways of getting their music from CORY CHISEL. 7.30pm heard by engaging social at Oran Mor, Glasgow. Tickets media and undertaking a £13 + fee on 0141 353 8000 series of 'street' gigs which or online at has captured the interest of www.celticconnections.com the public and the beginings www.adamholmesandtheembers.com of a buzz around the band. King Tut's Wah Wah Hut 272a THE FRIEL SISTERS: Gaels St Vincent Street, Glasgow. Doors 8.30pm. Tickets £6.50 le Chèile part of Celtic Connections at 7pm. Sharing the stage with a great gang of KATAKLYSM: Canadian singers and musicians Death Metal legends Kataklysm officially formed in promoting Scottish and Irish the fall of 1991, they released Gaeltachts.

to make up for lost time. With 5 new cd eps on their own Tenement Toons label, a download single for the Make Poverty History campaign on Oxfam’s (www.bignoisemusic. com) site, and tracks on numerous compilation cds, The Zips finally released their debut album, Guitars4Hire, Sept 06 – 27 years after their debut single! Copies of that single, The Zips ep, which received extensive airplay on the late-great John Peel Show, have fetched up to $427 on eBay, and it was listed as number 37 in the top 100 most collectable punk records, of all time, in Record Collector. On the back of that accolade, it was re-issued in the original 7” vinyl format, by Brooklyn-based label, Sing Sing Records / The Dugz began in the late 70's. Raw punk rock from Glasgow. Powerful and proffessional. With their wide range of albums released over their 30 year service to the punk rock scene, the Dugz maintain all the energy of youth / Splinter are a punk band based in Glasgow. Started in the spring of 2000 and began recording and touring all over Europe and the UK. With a wide range of influences stretching from The Ramones, old school punk rock to Ignite, Bad Religion and much more. Writing mainly all their own material with the odd cover thrown into their live sets. Their new album 'History' was release in the Spring of 2013 / Formed from 'the dreggs' of a few other well known locals, the Dreggs spin a high and bouncy original punk sound with a few choice covers thrown in for the love. 13th Note, 50 –60 King Street, Glasgow.

a now classic demo called Death Gate Cycle Of Reincarnation in 1992 that got world attention and a record deal with Germany’s Nuclear Blast records, the band signed in 1993 and immediately released the demo on CD format and added the bonus track The Orb Of Uncreation which resulted in the creation of the critically acclaimed MCD The Mystical Gate Of

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many years immersed in music. She was guitarist and main song-writer for the critically-acclaimed roots country band The Gruff who made four albums in a decade. Reviewers invariably talk about her vital spark as she possesses that rare gift – the ability to light up a room. When Jenny showcased some of her joyous new creations at the Folk Alliance International event in Toronto, in 2013, many said her presence had energised the whole shebang. Brookfield Knights promotion, Mitchell Theatre, 6 Granville Street, Glasgow. GHOST RIDERS IN THE SKY / GREAT COP; Ghost Riders in the Sky : rock n roll band from Hertfordshire featuring ex members of gallows. Great Cop, Glasgow punk band for fans of bands such Husker Du, Fugazi and Dinosaur JR. 13th Note, 50 – 60 King Street, Glasgow. THE PSEUDOS / SERGIO SERGIO / THE APPARELLS; King Tut's Wah Wah Hut 272a St Vincent Street, Glasgow. Doors 8.30pm. Tickets £6. DAVE WILSONS JAZZ SESSION; Avant Garde, 3444 King Street, Merchant City, Glasgow, Time 2pm. 19 JANUARY Don't Sign up for War - 4TH ANNUAL ALISTAIR HULETT MEMORIAL CONCERT at Celtic Connections. St Andrews in the Square, 1 St Andrews Square, Glasgow G1 5PP. 7.30pm, tickets £14 (+ booking fee). www.alistairhulett.com HEARING VOICES MOVEMENT / RUSSIAN BRIDE / BEN O’FARELL / +1; 13th Note, 50 –60 King Street, Glasgow. Doors 8pm

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Peace Records: official label of the world renowned American band - Boyce Avenue. Together they released a reworked original EP titled ‘Pieces’ which highlights her growth both as a singer and an artist. King Tut's Wah Wah Hut 272a St Vincent Street, Glasgow. Doors 8pm. Tickets £8.00 NORTHERN LIGHTS, a band which brings together six musicians from Scotland, Northern Ireland and Scandinavia, In a cross-cultural celebration of new music bridging the divide between folk, classical, traditional and avant garde. Northern Lights are; Brian Finnegan, Niall Vallely, Ailie Robertson, Donald Grant, Nikolaj Busk and Ale Carr. Celtic Connections, Mitchell Library. Glasgow. Doors 8pm. Tickets £13. Tel 0141 353 8000 www.celticconnections.com ACOUSTIC SESSION WITH BERNADETTE COLLIER: Avant Garde, 34-44 King Street, Merchant City, Glasgow, Time 7.30pm.

REDD KROSS; Redd Kross have always been too good, too perfect, too true, to believe. Mythic. Could this tuneful hardcore punk EP really be the work of a brother band with the 15year-old on vocals and guitar and the 11-year-old on bass? Did Redd Kross really open for Black Flag? Could Jeff and Steve really have been born and raised in the Beach Boys’ hometown of Hawthorne, California, and did Jeff really see the Beatles live in 1966? Did one of them, dressed in Gene Simmons makeup, really kill a Bruce Springsteen impersonator onstage? Is that really their hair? Could Researching the Blues, their first studio album in 15 years, be not just the hottest thing since Cher went solo but the best start-to-finish Redd Kross record ever King Tut's Wah Wah Hut 272a St Vincent Street, Glasgow. Doors 8.30pm. Tickets £16.00 24 JANUARY

THE O’s with DEL AMITRI: At Glasgow Hydro - part of Celtic Connections. Scotland's favorite Texan duo ‘The O's’ are returning to Ireland and 21 JANUARY the UK in January 2014 with a new record “Thunderdog”. DEFEATER: Defeater is a hardcore punk band who like They will support Del Amitri on their first UK/Irish tour in to take “creative liberties” ten years. The O's are no when crafting songs. strangers to the local music According to guitarist Jay scene, having toured all over Maas, “There’s a prevalent the country, from Cork to thing in this genre where if London to Thurso in the last you’re not doing what five years. The O’s new album hardcore bands have been “Thunderdog” was released on doing for the last 25 years Glasgow's Electric Honey label almost verbatim, you’re fucking up.” Classic Grand, 18 in December. www.facebook.com/wearetheos Jamaica Street, Glasgow. Starts 6.30pm. Tickets £12, ELEPHANT REVIVAL Celtic Connections 22 JANUARY Festival. Renowned as one of CONNAN MOCKASIN; King the most uplifting ‘live’ experiences on the American Tut's Wah Wah Hut 272a St roots music circuit, Elephant Vincent Street, Glasgow. Doors 8.30pm. Tickets £9.00 Revival will make their first ever visit for a short string of tour dates. This band has BOBS OPEN MIKE NIGHT; become one of the most inAvant Garde, 34-44 King demand Stateside touring Street, Merchant City, ensembles, performing in Glasgow, Time 8pm. some of the country’s most prestigious venues and 23 JANUARY appearing at every major

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biggest names in the music industry. Now they find themselves with the world at their feet and with their swagger, self-belief, catchy songs and an unstoppable desire to entertain - the group are destined for big things. King DAVE WILSONS JAZZ SESSION; Avant Garde, 3444 King Street, Merchant City, Glasgow, Time 2pm. 26 JANUARY ACOUSTIC SESSION WITH BERNADETTE COLLIER; Avant Garde, 34-44 King Street, Merchant City, Glasgow, Time 7.30pm. 29 JANUARY BOBS OPEN MIKE NIGHT; Avant Garde, 34-44 King Street, Merchant City, Glasgow, Time 8pm. 30 JANUARY CHRIS SUCKLE / FRAGILE X / LUISA MENONI; 13th Note, 50 –60 King Street, Glasgow. Doors 8pm

RULES OF THE ROOT / SLEEPY EYES NELSON; 13th Note, 50 –60 King Street, Glasgow. Doors 8pm THE EXTRACTS / ECHO PARK / THE ALLEYS; King THE HOLY PISTOL CLUB; Tut's Wah Wah Hut 272a St Every now and again a new Vincent Street, Glasgow. band will appear from Doors 8.30pm. Tickets £7.00. seemingly nowhere and be massive; Holy Pistol Club are 31 JANUARY going to be one of the these enigmas. Recently penning for RACHEL SERMANNI; Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Mott The Hoople at The Museum, Argyle Street, Armadillo in Glasgow, these Glasgow. guys proved that they are already capable of playing such big venues...Holy Pistol THE MEDIA WHORES: with LOUISE DISTRAS at Classic Club are the most dynamic, enthusiastic and exciting band Grand, Glasgow www.facebook.com/pages/ to come out of Scotland and burst on to the music scene in The-MediaWhores/167214953396994 years. Formed in 2011 from the ashes of three bands the life-long friends have now set DE TEMPS ANTAN; It is more than three years since about bringing their own unique passionate, enigmatic their last recording, and with a terrific new release from and sleazy twist on rock ’n’ Quebecois livewires, De roll. Temps Antan, there’s an air of During their short time together the power five piece excited anticipation as they prepare for this visit. ‘Live’, band have played to packed they have been thrilling crowds throughout the UK audiences with a dynamic and have received critical delivery of classic tunes and acclaim from some of the

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from Greenock. To finish the line up off they have THE TWISTED MELONS, “Psychedelic beatpop. Combination of intellectual rock, hard-core riffs” who are from Kintyre. Tickets cost £4 before the night and £6 on the door, tickets from Tickets Scotland, The Bungalow Bar and online at www.one-chance.co.uk. Doors open at 8.00pm www.facebook.com/ onechancenights 5 FEBRUARY

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THE FALLEN ANGELS CLUB 10th Anniversary Show @ Celtic Connections: GRETCHEN PETERS & ANTHONY D'AMATO at The Mitchell Library Glasgow. Tickets £13 from GRCH Box Office 0141 353 8000 www.thefallenangelsclub.com ONE CHANCE NIGHTS: First gig of 2014 and what will be the first of bi-monthly nights held in the 300 capacity Bungalow Bar venue in Paisley. The Bungalow Bar, located on the towns night life hotspot, Shuttle Street has been open for over a year and is a reincarnation of The Original Bungalow Bar that saw, The Jam, The Clash, The Skids, Echo and the Bunnymen, The Tourists, Buzzcocks and Primal Scream to mention a few take to the stage. The venue is a 5 minute walk from two train stations and bus links. The night’s acts: VAGABOND POETS, a Psychedelic Rock band based in Cumbernauld who take their main influences from bands in the sixties. They have recently supported the likes of The Milk, The 1975, Theme Park and The Strypes across the country. Joining them will be KNOCK ON EFFECT, “A bluesy, folksy and classic hit quality all packed in here”

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MUSIC NEWS Scotland GIGguide …….. page 15: dundee / fife / perth / stirling / falkirk www.horsecross.co.uk Drive Kirkcaldy. Entry £8 members, 28 JANUARY £10 non-members. Starting at 7.30 till about 10.30. www.kirkcaldyacousticmusicclub.co.uk ROYAL CONSERVATOIRE OF SCOTLAND: LA 24 JANUARY CLEMENZA DI TITO; Sir Alexander Gibson Opera STAN WEBB'S CHICKEN School Timothy Dean, SHACK: MaBlues band conductor The Royal formed back in the mid-60s Conservatoire La Clemenza di by Stan Webb, Chicken Shack Tito contains some of Mozart’s are a mainstay of the British most haunting music, blues scene. Stan Webb is heartwrenching for its recognised high in the top ten simplicity and beauty of British blues guitarists. He including hits such as ‘Parto, started Chicken Shack in Parto’, and remarkable 1965 and within two years ensembles. Tickets £18.50, they were topping the charts £14.50, £12.50; concessions with'I'd Rather Go Blind' £16.50, £12.50, £9, (includes featuring Christine Perfect booking fee). Time 7.30pm. (aka McVie), later of Horsecross, Perth Concert Hall Fleetwood Mac' Rumours' era. and Perth Theatre 185 High Stan's style owes much to his Street, Perth. tickets: 01738 friend and mentor, the 621031 legendary Freddie King, who www.horsecross.co.uk inspired Stan Webb's delicate vibrato and sustain, and 30 JANUARY above all else his emotive blues tone. Aside from a stint Stirling Tolbooth presents: with Canned Heat (the only 8pm, GORDIE MACKEEMAN UK guitarist to ever play with AND HIS RHYTHM BOYS. them) and Savoy Brown, Stan Support from G.T'S BOOS continues to tour BAND. £12/£10. Hailing from Chickenshack in Europe and Canada's Prince Edward occasionally in the UK. Island, the award-winning Backstage at the Green Hotel, Gordie MacKeeman & his 2 The Muirs, Kinross. Tickets Rhythm Boys serve up old£22. time roots music with an energy level that practically yanks you out of your seat by the collar. His fine fiddling MICHAEL KATON: While it's and thrilling dance style, entirely accurate to describe mixed with great bluegrass the music of Detroit legend vocals, Peter Cann's blistering Michael Katon as 'blues', it guitar solos, and the lively also fails to do justice to the multi instrumental talents of power, intensity and raw rhythm section Thomas Webb Motor City attitude that Katon and Mark Geddes, and Gordie commands with every note MacKeeman and his Rhythm and chord. Ever since he first Boys are an unforgettable live started playing around the experience. bars and clubs of Detroit at www.stirling.gov.uk/tolbooth the tender age of fifteen, Katon has infused the DAVID LATTO BAND: traditional blues sound with Kirkcaldy Acoustic Music his own Michigan. Backstage Club, Polish Ex-servicemen's at the Green Hotel, 2 The Club, Bennochy House, Forth Muirs, Kinross. Tickets £15 Park Drive 25 JANUARY

Canada's Prince Edward Island, the award-winning Gordie MacKeeman & his Rhythm Boys serve up oldtime roots music with an energy level that practically yanks you out of your seat by the collar. His fine fiddling and thrilling dance style, mixed with great bluegrass vocals, Peter Cann's blistering guitar solos, and the lively multi instrumental talents of rhythm section Thomas Webb and Mark Geddes, and Gordie MacKeeman and his Rhythm Boys are an unforgettable live experience. Tolbooth, Jail Wynd, Stirling. Tickets £12/ £10, Time 8pm. 31 JANUARY Rubber Stamp Promotions presents: CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS - XSLF, CRIMEDESK, THE STATIC & THE MANKY HOORS at Wee Jimmies Cowdenbeath. This has been cancelled due to illness regarding a member of XSLF and will be rescheduled. Tickets for this gig can be full refunded from the point of purchase. www.facebook.com/RubberStampPromotions

CALVIN 'FUZZY' SAMUEL (Legendary Bass with CSNY); A rare opportunity to come and meet this legendary bass player and musician who played for Crosby Stills Nash and Young and Stephen Stills Manassas. Fuzz will be appearing as a duo with Nils Poulin. The rhythm section of Fuzz and Conrad were then hired to record Stephen Stills' first solo album which included superstars Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Mama Cass, Rita Coolidge, Ringo Starr, Billy Preston and The Memphis Horns. Backstage at the Green Hotel, 2 The Muirs, Kinross. Tickets £12

Rock ‘n’ Roll Hell. A full cast of superb singers, dancers and formidable band blast their way through some of the greatest rock anthems, including We Will Rock You, Bat Out of Hell, Highway to Hell, Since You’ve Been Gone, Sweet Child of Mine, Total Eclipse of the Heart, I Love Rock n Roll, Poison and many more. All teamed with an amazing set and pyrotechnics to blow your mind, this rock spectacular is not to be missed! £23.50, £21.50, £19.50; no concessions (includes booking fee) Horsecross, Perth Concert Hall and Perth Theatre 185 High Street, Perth, Time 7.30pm. tickets: 01738 621031 www.horsecross.co.uk 1 FEBRUARY Rubber Stamp Promotions presents: TOM HINGLEY (Ex Inspiral Carpets) + THE PROJECT + DARREN LEES + ROBIE GILMOUR + STUART SHIELDS - Tom Hingley joined the Inspiral Carpets as lead vocalist in 1989 (future Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher also auditioned, but was not chosen).November 2013 saw the release of not one, but two albums from Tom Hingley. His third solo acoustic LP - Sand - is out now as is Paper, a compilation that brings together full band versions of his new songs with alternate takes and remixes. Tickets £7 available from Wee Jimmies and www.ticketweb.co.uk www.facebook.com/RubberStampPromotions

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HORSECROSS TRAD SESSIONS: Tim Edey and friends. Led by some of the very finest traditional musicians around, these VAMPIRES ROCK’ Steve informal sessions are open to Kirkcaldy. Entry £8 members, Steinman plays the supremely all players to join in - and for 27 JANUARY £10 non-members. Starting evil Baron Von Rockula, absolutely anyone to come at 7.30 till about 10.30. owner of the Live and Let Die along, have a drink and enjoy LUNCHTIME CONCERT: www.kirkcaldyacousticmusicclub.co.uk Club. In search of a new some great music. Grayfriers DANISH STRING QUARTET; bride, the Baron must Bar, Horsecross, Perth Horsecross, Perth Concert Hall GORDIE MACKEEMAN AND convince the unsuspecting Concert Hall and Perth and Perth Theatre 185 High HIS RHYTHM BOYS Pandora to cross over to the Theatre 185 High Street, Street, Perth, tickets: 01738 SUPPORT FROM G.T'S dark side and live forever in tickets: 01738 621031 621031 BOOS BAND; Hailing from

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MUSIC NEWS Scotland GIGguide …….. page 16: dundee / fife / perth / stirling / falkirk Mozartian Richard Goode. Wagner Overture to 'Tannhäuser' Mozart Piano 3 FEBRUARY Concerto No.17, K453 Walton Symphony No 1 LUNCHTIME CONCERT: CHIAROSCURO QUARTET; Peter Oundjian, conductor Star violinist Alina Ibragimova Richard Goode, piano Preconcert Talk: 6.45pm (free to leads this BBC New ticket holders). Tickets Generation Artist Quartet in Haydn and Mozart performed £25.50, £21.50, £19.50, £16, on period instruments. Haydn £11.50 (includes booking fee) String Quartet in C Op 20 No Horsecross, Perth Concert Hall 2. Mozart String Quartet in E and Perth Theatre 185 High Street, Perth. Time 7.30pm. Flat K428. Chiaroscuro Tickets: 01738 621031 Quartet, 'Their technique is www.horsecross.co.uk impeccable - only players of the highest calibre could risk such an exposed, unadorned 7 FEBRUARY approach and make it sound this good - and their THE WINTER TRADITION; unanimous musical intuition “Woolly jumpers, catchy makes consistent sense so choruses and the tightest live that every phrase takes the show around. What is there space it needs and every not to like about The Winter gesture feels natural.' (The Tradition?” This grizzly Herald) advance (until 12noon comforting hybrid from on the day); £7; concessions Edinburgh rattle off arena £6 after 12noon on the day: sized stadium hooks so £8; no concessions effortlessly, you wonder why Horsecross, Perth Concert Hall every band doesn’t do it. and Perth Theatre 185 High Their atmospheric brand of Street, Perth. Time 1pm. alternative indie rock is tickets: 01738 621031 electric. "It's only after you've www.horsecross.co.uk experienced The Winter Tradition’s full set up in a sold 6 FEBRUARY out venue that the big musical “O” occurs — and when it AN EVENING WITHOUT does, it’s glorious." (K. JAKE THACKRAY; Kirkcaldy Creighton - Popdose). Jail Acoustic Music Club, Polish Wynd, Stirling. Tickets £7, Ex-servicemen's Club, Time 7pm. Age 14 plus. Bennochy House, Forth Park www.stirling.gov.uk/tolbooth Drive, Kirkcaldy. Entry £8 members, £10 non-members. 8 FEBRUARY Starting at 7.30 till about 10.30. WATT NICHOL; Backed by some of the best musicians in www.kirkcaldyacousticmusicclub.co.uk Scotland, the audience is in for an incredible musical ROYAL SCOTTISH experience! All this combined NATIONAL ORCHESTRA: with the comedic storytelling OUNDJIAN CONDUCTS Watt is famous for will insure WALTON; Wagner's an unforgettable evening of Tannhäuser is so racy that entertainment! Jail Wynd, some Victorian audiences considered it improper! It's a Stirling. Tickets £10, Time 8pm. barnstorming opening to a www.horsecross.co.uk

heard to believed. Schubert Impromptus Op. 90 Nos 1 & 3, Schubert Klavierstücke Nos 1 & 3, Chopin 4 Mazurkas, Chopin Polonaise Fantasie, Op. 61, Debussy Preludes, Book 1 (complete). 'Richard Goode's ability to clothe the intellectual backbone of his interpretations in playing of airy mercuriality may not be unique, but it is rare and individual enough to make his recitals unmissable.' (The Guardian). Time 7.30pm. Tickets £20, £16, £12; concessions £18, £14, £10 Horsecross, Perth Concert Hall and Perth Theatre 185 High Street, Perth. Tickets: 01738 621031 www.horsecross.co.uk 10 FEBRUARY

ROSS AINSLIE AND JARLATH HENDERSON; Two of the most major talents in contemporary Celtic piping, Scotland's Ross Ainslie and Tyrone-born Jarlath Henderson. Individually they're two of the best players around but collectively they create a chemistry which is almost magic. They are not only vastly talented but have created a sound that is bursting with emotion and energy - a fusion of pipes and flutes which pushes the boundaries of what the instruments can achieve in a performance which is a vibrant mix of new and original compositions along with traditional tunes. Two of the most major talents in contemporary Celtic piping, Scotland's Ross Ainslie and Tyrone-born Jarlath Henderson first met back in 2003 at the William Kennedy Piping Festival in Armagh. After taking their time to hone and perfect their unique partnership of Scottish real blockbuster of a concert bagpipes and Irish uilleann 9 FEBRUARY from RSNO Music Director pipes, each also playing a Peter Oundjian, and it's variety of whistles, the pair PERTH PIANO SUNDAYS: almost mild compared to exploded onto the scene with William Walton's volcanic First RICHARD GOODE; It is a 2009's stunning debut album, Symphony. You'll want to cool privilege to welcome Richard Partners in Crime. Taking a Goode back to Perth with a down between them - and couple of years off, Radio 2 wonderfully varied Mozart's deliciously playful programme. His previous visit Musician of the Year Award piano concerto is perfect for to Perth brought unforgettable nominee Ross performed with the job, especially when Salsa Celtica, The Chopin interpretations. His performed by masterTreacherous Orchestra and Debussy playing has to be

Dougie Maclean whilst Jarlath became a doctor. With new album Air-Fix now released they are back on the road doing what they do best. Ross and Jarlath will be backed by the wonderfully talented Ali Hutton on guitar. Tickets £14; concessions £12 (includes booking fee Horsecross, Perth Concert Hall and Perth Theatre 185 High Street, Perth. Time 8pm.Tickets: 01738 621031 www.horsecross.co.uk 11 FEBRUARY THE WINTER TRADITION: At Duke's Corner, Dundee."Woolly jumpers, catchy choruses and the tightest live show around. What is there not to like about The Winter Tradition?" www.facebook.com/thewintertradition

12 FEBRUARY HEBRIDES ENSEMBLE: LADS IN THEIR HUNDREDS; A programme marking the centenary of the outbreak of WW1 with its themes of tragedy, loss, demoralisation, defiance and hope. Rorem War Scenes 'Night Battle' Stuart MacRae: Parable (Hebrides Ensemble Commission) Stravinsky Three pieces for solo clarinet Butterworth Six Songs from 'A Shropshire Lad' Debussy Berceuse Héroique Schoenberg (arr Webern) Chamber Symphony No 1 Op 9 Rorem War Scenes: 'The real war will never get in the books'. Marcus Farnsworth, baritone Hebrides Ensemble. Tickets £14; concessions £10; students £5 Horsecross, Perth Concert Hall and Perth Theatre 185 High Street, Perth. Time 7.30pm. Tickets: 01738 621031 www.horsecross.co.uk 13 FEBRUARY BROOM BEZZUMS FEATURING KATE DOHERTY; Kirkcaldy Acoustic Music Club, Polish Exservicemen's Club, Bennochy House, Forth Park Drive, Kirkcaldy. Entry £8 members, £10 non-members. Starting at

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Scottish Fiddle Orchestra are supported by top Scottish vocalists, tenor James Nicol Mundell Music presents: and mezzo soprano Arlene THE ELECTRIC STRAWBS: Rolph, young dancers from The Strawbs comprise David the Myra Shuttleworth School Cousins, along with lead of Dance based in Castle guitarist Dave Lambert, and Douglas and back by popular the astonishingly versatile demand, the Edradour Chas Cronk, who together Pitlochry And Blair Atholl Pipe formed the frontline of the Band. The show will be hosted classic 1970s lineup of the by our popular compere Jim band. As The Strawbs move McColl and conducted by Blair gracefully into their fifth Parham. decade of music making, it is The SFO have delighted still difficult to categorise the audiences in many UK and unique sound that has made International venues. Our them Britain's most successful show is full of joy and mirth international progressive folk for all ages. Come along and rock band. With Adam you will discover why people Wakeman on Keyboards. are attracted to return again Backstage at the Green Hotel, and again.Tickets £19, £15; 2 The Muirs, Kinross. Tickets 16 and under £5 £20 (includes booking fee) www.mundellmusic.com Horsecross, Perth Concert Hall and Perth Theatre 185 High ULTIMATE RHYTHM AND Street, Perth. Time 7.30pm. BLUES 50TH Tickets: 01738 621031 ANNIVERSARY TOUR with www.horsecross.co.uk The Zombies / Animals + friends / The Yardbirds / 16 FEBRUARY Spencer Davis / Maggie Bell: Don't miss this chance PERTH PIANO SUNDAYS: to hear the musical revolution SIMON CRAWFORDof 1964. With this amazing PHILLIPS AND PHILIP line-up that had 37 hit records MOORE; A feast of music for in the UK charts for over 300 piano duet. Schubert’s Grand weeks you are guaranteed an Duo is quite simply a unforgettable night. Come masterpiece, Firebird is a and celebrate 50 years of virtuoso showpiece and British Rhythm and Blues with Schönberg’s Chamber the artists that shaped music Symphony is a thrilling high for generations to come. point of late romantic music Tickets £29.50; no Schubert Grand Duo concessions Stravinsky Three Movements (includes booking fee) from Firebird (arr.Moore) Horsecross, Perth Concert Hall Schönberg Chamber Concerto and Perth Theatre 185 High (arr Berg) ‘The duo’s Street, Perth. Time 7.30pm. ensemble is astonishingly Tickets: 01738 621031 good and the sheer panache www.kirkcaldyacousticmusicclub.co.uk

of these performers makes this a most satisfying release with a unique 15 FEBRUARY feature.’ (Gramophone). Tickets £20, £16, £12; THE WINTER TRADITION: concessions £18, £14, £10 At Twa Tams, Perth."Woolly (includes booking fee) jumpers, catchy choruses and Horsecross, Perth Concert Hall the tightest live show around. and Perth Theatre 185 High What is there not to like about Street, Perth. Time 3pm. The Winter Tradition?" Tickets: 01738 621031 www.facebook.com/thewintertradition www.horsecross.co.uk www.horsecross.co.uk

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18 FEBRUARY PERTH CHAMBER MUSIC: MCKENZIE SAWERS DUO; Two classical musicians, Sue

McKenzie and Ingrid Sawers have been collaborating for seven years. Bizet L’Arlésienne Suite (extract), D’Indy Choral varié, Op.55. Planel Prélude et Saltarelle Bonneau Suite: Improvisation; Danse des Démons; Plainte; Espièglerie Ibert Histoires (selection), Iles Alma Venus Jackson The Coral Sea, Mintzer Saxophone Solo, Gershwin A Foggy Day in London Town (piano solo, arr. Finnisy),Fitkin Gate. Tickets £11 (includes booking fee); students £2Horsecross, Perth Concert Hall and Perth Theatre 185 High Street, Perth. Time 7.30pm. Tickets: 01738 621031 www.horsecross.co.uk 20 FEBRUARY Stirling Tolbooth presents: McGOLDRICK, MCCUSKER & DOYLE. 8pm, £14/£12. One of Scotlands most accomplished and versatile musicians in any genre, John McCusker is a multiinstrumentalist, producer and composer who has worked with artists as diverse as Paul Weller and Patti Smith, Teenage Fanclub and Billy Connolly. www.stirling.gov.uk/tolbooth SESSION/SINGAROUND: Kirkcaldy Acoustic Music Club, Polish Ex-servicemen's Club, Bennochy House, Forth Park Drive Kirkcaldy. Entry £8 members, £10 non-members. Starting at 7.30 till about 10.30. www.kirkcaldyacousticmusicclub.co.uk

21 FEBRUARY DAVE ARCARI: 13-date UK tour in February and March. Buskers (formerly 20 Rocks/ Doghouse), Dundee. As well as having physical tickets for the forthcoming Glasgow and Edinburgh dates Love Music (Glasgow) and Ripping (Edinburgh) have all Dave's albums in stock...and Big Sparra Vinyl in Ayr has all CD and vinyl in stock. www.davearcari.com Stirling Tolbooth presents: STUART MACONIE THE

PEOPLES SONGS; Spend an evening in the company of this popular and prolific TV and radio presenter, journalist, columnist and author as he talks about his new book and epic radio series, The People's Songs, a social history of modern Britain told through pop singles. The Times calling him 'a National Treasure'. Jail Wynd, Stirling. Tickets £12.50, Time 8pm. www.stirling.gov.uk/tolbooth THE SCOTTISH NATIONAL JAZZ ORCHESTRA; The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra directed by Tommy Smith presents ‘An Evening With Kurt Elling: Syntopicon’ Kurt Elling is one of the greatest jazz singers of our time. With his rich baritone voice and command of rhythm, phrasing and dynamics, he sings with both astonishing technical mastery and huge emotional depth. Following their successful joint tour in 2011, the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra have invited Kurt to join them again to bring their new show Syntopicon to accessible, three-dimensional life. Exploring in music and song, philosophies such as love, knowledge, life and death, courage, good and evil, Kurt has the insight, creative talent and vision, which together with the fabulous sound of the SNJO will create a wonderful evening to remember. "Is there any more masterful singer on the planet right now?…The mastery went way beyond charisma. Listening to Elling is a masterclass on how to make voice, words, melody and microphone work together to fix an atmosphere. The voice itself is astonishing." The Daily Telegraph. Tickets £25; students and unemployed £10, (includes booking fee). Kids Go Free. £5 SNJO Youth Card Horsecross, Perth Concert Hall and Perth Theatre 185 High Street, Perth. Time 7.30pm. Tickets: 01738 621031 www.horsecross.co.uk 22 FEBRUARY

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MUSIC NEWS Scotland GIGguide …….. page 20: dundee / fife / perth / stirling / falkirk Rubber Stamp Promotions presents: DIRTY HARRY (Blondie Tribute) + THE POLIS - At PJ Molloy's, Dunfermline. Dirty Harry is the only tribute band for the true Blondie fan. Formed in Edinburgh in early 2011, Dirty Harry was borne out of singing doctor, Sarah Kennedy’s desire to create a act which could play homage to everyone’s favourite rock goddess, Debbie Harry and to the band who practically invented Power Pop, Blondie. The Polis are Scotland's one and only Police Tribute act and play an energetic set of over 2 hours of The Police's best known singles and album tracks. The band do not pretend or try to look like the original members but instead focus their energies on trying to capture the nuances and energy of the original band at their best. Tickets £8 from PJ

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7 MARCH Stirling Tolbooth presents: TONY MCMANUS. 8pm, £12/ £10. Acclaimed guitarist Tony McManus has been called 'the best Celtic guitarist in the world' by legendary English guitarist John Renbourn, and is known for his virtuosic fingerstyle performances on the steel-string guitar. To find a voice on so ubiquitous an instrument as the acoustic guitar is quite an achievement. Its a masterpiece. Im reelingJohn Renbourn. 'Tony McManus is the Jeff Beck of the acoustic guitar' Paul Reed Smith, PRS Guitars

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Mundell Music present: GARLAND JEFFERYS - Forty years into his storied career, VERA VAN HEERIGEN Garland Jeffreys is enjoying TRIO: Kirkcaldy Acoustic the kind of creative second Music Club, Polish Exwind most artists can only servicemen's Club, Bennochy hope for the first time around, House, Forth Park Drive earning a swarm of critical Kirkcaldy. Entry £8 members, accolades and experiencing £10 non-members. Starting at his most prolific stretch in 7.30 till about 10.30. decades. 'Truth Serum,' his www.kirkcaldyacousticmusicclub.co.uk second album in two years, is a cri de cœur, a strippedMIKE AND THE down tone poem from an MECHANICS; Mike And The artist taking his rightful and Mechanics - "The Living hard-earned place in the Years" 25th Anniversary. Mike musical pantheon. Rutherford/Andrew www.mundellmusic.com Roachford/Tim Howar plus 27 FEBRUARY

support from Sadie and the Hotheads, Mike Rutherford, a founder member of one of the most successful groups of all time, Genesis, formed Mike And The Mechanics in 1984 and created a side project that would go on to sell ten million records worldwide. Globally known for hits including The Living Years, All I Need Is a Miracle, Over My Shoulder and Another Cup of Coffee the band has featured many great vocalists and now boasts two superb singers in Andrew Roachford and Tim Howar. Tickets £36, £33, £30; no concessions, (includes

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18 MARCH 29 MARCH Stirling Tolbooth presents: Stellar Quines and Fife Cultural Trust's 'DARE TO CARE' by Christine Lindsay, Directed by Muriel Romanes. 7.30pm, £12/£10. Arriving for a spell behind bars, where there are no secrets or boundaries, and carrying their lifes baggage, a group of women tell their stories in a sometimes crazy, often poignant insight into their lives and the price theyll pay. Linked by common threads of hope, fear, love and survival and told in a chorus of words, rhyme and stand up comedy, the collective voice of the women is heard. Supported by Creative Scotland www.stirling.gov.uk/tolbooth

Rubber Stamp Promotions presents: THE SELECTER + TALISMAN + DJ JUNIOR LAZAROU - At Windsor Hotel, Kirkcaldy. “Too Much Pressure” released by the important and influential platinum selling band The Selector in Feb 1980 remains a classic touchstone for a generation of Ska lovers. Mixing punk, ska and reggae, ‘Too Much Pressure’ successfully reflected the social and political issues of the early Thatcher years in Britain and gave a voice to disaffected youth across the racial divide. Talisman are one of the UK’s top British Roots Reggae bands from the late 70’s and early 80’s.The band’s prowess back in the day 20 MARCH earned them support slots Stirling Tolbooth presents: with acts as diverse as Burning Spear, The Clash and LUCY PORTER. 8pm, £10. The Rolling Stones. DJ Junior Lucy Porter -familiar from Lazarou will be keeping popular TV and Radio panel everyone entertained when shows such as Never Mind the bands aren't on stage with The Buzzcocks, Mock The some top 2 Tone, Ska & Week and The Unbelievable Truth - returns to the UK tour Reggae tunes! circuit, with her best show yet Tickets £15 from Windsor or www.ticketweb.co.uk 'Northern Soul'. Does geography shape our destiny? www.facebook.com/RubberStampPromotions Lucy is like the perpetual SOUTHERN TENANT FOLK littlest hobo - seeking her UNION: At Birnam Arts spiritual home. Genuinely Centre – Birnam. Edinburgh delightful The Telegraph based six piece roots and folk Fizzing with inventive onecollective tour all across UK liners, a treat from start to behind the acclaimed chart finish The Herald www.stirling.gov.uk/tolbooth topping fifth album www.birnamarts.com

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Stirling Tolbooth presents: VOODOO ROOM. 8pm, £10. Voodoo Room are a new and exciting classic Power Trio, featuring some of the UKs finest musicians. They feature all your favourite "Hendrix" and Cream tunes, performed with the energy and virtuosity that is at the heart of this incredible music. They deliver a Full On Show that brilliantly integrates these two massive influences on the world of classic blues/rock. "INCREDIBLE PLAYERS!"

Stirling Tolbooth presents: THE REVELLERS. 8pm, £12/ £10. Formed when founding members of two of the mightiest forces in American roots music - The Red Stick Ramblers and The Pine Leaf Boys - came together Louisiana Cajun kings, The Revelers are now firmly established as true ambassadors for their music. It's nostalgic, gutsy and pulsating as they recall an era when music was played for no other reason than it was

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2 MAY Mundell Music presents: THE MOVE - The Move have rock band credentials that speak for themselves. They can boast being the first band to be played on Radio 1, and have toured alongside The Who and Jimi Hendrix. Without doubt, The Move are one of Britain's most respected bands, having had numerous hit records over the last 30 years including classics such as Flowers In The Rain and Blackberry Way. Minus

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A BAND CALLED QUINN: At Adam Smith, Kirkcaldy. If you missed ABCQ performing Biding Time (remix) at last year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the band were blown away by the reaction to the show and are looking forward to touring it this year; hopefully to a venue near you! www.bidingtimeremix.com www.facebook.com/abandcalledquinn

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16 JANUARY NORTHERN LIGHTS, a band which brings together six musicians from Scotland, Northern Ireland and Scandinavia, In a cross-cultural celebration of new music bridging the divide between folk, classical, traditional and avant garde. Northern Lights are; Brian Finnegan, Niall Vallely, Ailie Robertson, Donald Grant, Nikolaj Busk and Ale Carr. The Lemon Tree Aberdeen. Doors 7.30pm. Tickets £13.20 inc. fees. Tel 01224 641122 / 01224 337688 www.aberdeenperformingarts.com

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BBC SCOTTISH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA With pianist THE DAVID LATTO BAND: Lars Vogt and conductor At The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen. Donald Runnicles, BBC 8pm. £5. Singer/ songwriter Scottish Symphony David Latto marshalls the Orchestra with a programme spirit of country and rock which includes Elgar’s music to write compelling and Overture: Cockaigne, Grieg’s 17 JANUARY - ADAM HOLMES and the EMBERS: Heirs often haunting songs Piano Concerto and and Graces album launch, with support from CORY about the events, people and Shostakovich’s Symphony CHISEL. 7.30pm at Oran Mor, Glasgow. Tickets £13 + fee places that inspire him. He is No1, at the Music Hall, Union on 0141 353 8000 or online at www.celticconnections.com ably accompanied by Street, Aberdeen at 7.30pm. www.adamholmesandtheembers.com sometime co-writer and Tickets from talented guitarist Gavin www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 64112 Brady, bassist John Mather (standing), West North and drummer John Alexander. One of Britain’s best-loved Street, Aberdeen, doors at www.almostbluepromotions.com pianists, JOHN LILL and 7.30pm. Tickets from CANADIAN SINGERwww.thedavidlattoband.com SONGWRITER Lindi Ortega www.aberdeenperformingarts.com the Royal Scottish National Orchestra with John Lill’s sings numbers from her new or tel 01224 641122 70th and a programme which A VIENNESE PARTY with album Tin Star which is 27 JANUARY includes Stravinsky, Schubert irrepressible showman and influenced strongly by life in and Brahms, at the Music conductor Rainer Hersch in her adopted home in SUPERSTAR PIANIST Hall, Union Street, Aberdeen One Night in Vienna; Tennessee, in The Lemon BENJAMIN GROSVENOR in at 7.30pm and a pre-concert Johann Strauss Gala, at the Tree Lounge (seated), West the second of three stellar talk at 6.45pm, free to ticket Music Hall, Union Street, North Street, Aberdeen, doors concerts in the A Romantic holders. Tickets from Aberdeen at 7.30pm. at 7.30pm. Tickets from Journey series, performing www.aberdeenperformingarts.com www.aberdeenperformingarts.com Tickets from or tel 01224 64112 with The Maxwell Quartet a www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122 repertoire which includes or tel 01224 64112 Beethoven, Ravel and Brahms 8 FEBRUARY 18 JANUARY at the Music Hall, Union 11 JANUARY Street, Aberdeen at 7.30pm. THE WINTER TRADITION: MOVING PICTURES – RUSH Tickets from At Cafe Drummonds, SCOTTISH CHAMBER TRIBUTE, performing over www.aberdeenperformingarts.com Aberdeen."Woolly jumpers, ORCHESTRA and their or tel 01224 64112 two hours of selected classics catchy choruses and the Conductor Emeritus Joseph from Rush’s early repertoire, tightest live show around. Swensen return with a 30 JANUARY in The Lemon Tree Lounge What is there not to like

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MUSIC NEWS Scotland GIGguide …….. page 22: aberdeen / highlands / islands / dumfries + south west and 'just over the border' contemporary influences. Featuring bagpipes, whistles, flutes, fiddles, accordion, 22 FEBRUARY banjo, guitars, bass, drums and percussion, they combine DAVE ARCARI: 13-date UK ferocious energy and tour in February and March. sophisticated musical The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen. arrangements, with explosive As well as having physical 9 FEBRUARY results. Support by The tickets for the forthcoming Elephant Sessions, who Glasgow and Edinburgh dates THE WINTER TRADITION: played a great set at the Love Music (Glasgow) and At Madhatters, Pavilion during the amaSing Ripping (Edinburgh) have all Inverness."Woolly jumpers, festival. Tickets £15 now Dave's albums in stock...and catchy choruses and the online (and selling fast!) from Big Sparra Vinyl in Ayr has all tightest live show around. WeGotTickets.com and CD and vinyl in stock. What is there not to like about Ticketweb.co.uk – on sale www.davearcari.com The Winter Tradition?" elsewhere very soon about The Winter Tradition?" www.facebook.com/thewintertradition

28 MARCH SOUTHERN TENANT FOLK UNION: At Woodend Barn – Banchory. Edinburgh based six piece roots and folk collective tour all across UK behind the acclaimed chart topping fifth album www.woodendbarn.com www.facebook.com/southerntenantfolkunion

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Robertson, Donald Grant, Nikolaj Busk and Ale Carr. Eden Court One Touch Theatre, Inverness. Doors 7.30pm, Tickets £12. Tel 01463 234234 www.eden-court.co.uk

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Strathpeffer Pavilion presents: CHAZ ROYAL’S VALENTINES BURLESQUE EXTRAVAGANZA. 8.30pm. Spice up this Valentine's Day with a glamorous evening of world class burlesque and cabaret starring some of Scotland's best and brightest performers in the genre. Tickets £16 already online with WeGotTickets & Ticketweb UK – on sale elsewhere very soon! www.StrathpefferPavilion.org

9 MAY A BAND CALLED QUINN: At Eden Court, Inverness. If you missed ABCQ performing Biding Time (remix) at last year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the band were blown away by the reaction to the show and are looking forward to touring it this year; hopefully to a venue near you! www.bidingtimeremix.com www.facebook.com/abandcalledquinn

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NORTHERN LIGHTS, a band which brings together six musicians from Scotland, Northern Ireland and Scandinavia, In a crosscultural celebration of new music bridging the divide between folk, classical, traditional and avant garde. Northern Lights are; Brian Finnegan, Niall Vallely, Ailie Robertson, Donald Grant, Nikolaj Busk and Ale Carr. Gairloch Village Hall. Doors 7.30pm. Tickets £8/£6 conc. Tel 01445 731535

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SOUTHERN TENANT FOLK UNION: At Aros Arts Centre Isle Of Skye. Edinburgh based six piece roots and folk collective tour all across UK behind the acclaimed chart topping fifth album www.aros.co.uk

Strathpeffer Pavilion presents: TREACHEROUS ORCHESTRA with THE ELEPHANT SESSIONS. 7.30pm. Scotland's foremost group of anarchic tunesmiths www.facebook.com/southerntenantfolkunion 18 JANUARY emerged from the vibrant NORTHERN LIGHTS, a band Glasgow folk scene. Treacherous Orchestra take which brings together six Scottish dance music into a musicians from Scotland, thrilling new dimension. Northern Ireland and Having grown up under the Scandinavia, In a crossSend us all your gig dates influence of pioneering fusion cultural celebration of new for Dumfriesshire, acts such as Shooglenifty, music bridging the divide South West and Cumbria. Martyn Bennett, Salsa Celtica between folk, classical, Email them to Carol and Croft No. 5, they draw carol.musicnewsscotland@gmail.com traditional and avant garde. simultaneously on deep Northern Lights are; Brian 9 JANUARY traditional roots and Finnegan, Niall Vallely, Ailie

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MUSIC NEWS Scotland GIGguide …….. page 23: dumfries + south west / scottish borders and 'just over the border' BIG COUNTRY – AND FRIENDS! ‘LIVE’: Dumfries: The Big Burns Supper (Spiegeltent) 01387 271820 www.bigburnssupper.com BIG COUNTRY are immensely proud and excited to be introducing three very special friends as Guests for these shows; STEVIE AGNEW (another one of Dunfermline’s finest – and son of Pete Agnew of NAZARETH); DAVE SHARP (Formerly of THE ALARM) and SIMON HOUGH ex-front man for DENNY LAINE (WINGS), ERIC BELL (THIN LIZZY) etc. www.bigcountry.co.uk 30 JANUARY LIVE MUSIC/JAM SESSION hosted by Tambo & The Spitfires with guest bands and musicians. For Further information contact Bill 07967 503027 Eagle Tavern, 3-5 The Cross, Prestwick

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THE TWEED SESSIONS: Final Tweed Session, Gordon Arms, 3 - 6pm Free. All Welcome. The Tweed Sessions were conceived as a series of events which would connect musicians with each other, musicians with tunes and songs, and tunes and songs with other songs and tunes. The overarching context was provided by the River Tweed or more specifically, important physical locations and produced spaces with symbolic significance such as the source and mouth of the river and Borders sites with historical or cultural significance. http://workingthetweed.co.uk HANDEL'S 'MESSIAH' North Church, Kelso. Time: 7:00pm, Tickets at the door £10. Phone: 01835 850208. 8 FEBRUARY

JELLYMAN’S DAUGHTER, live at The Salmon Room, Buccleuch Arms Hotel, St Boswells, Scottish Borders. Doors 7.30pm. Discounted tickets now available from St Boswells Post Office or from www.musicglue.com/stboswellslive

The unfeasibly talented Ruarri Joseph will be playing for St Boswells Live! If you haven’t heard of him then he has been kind enough to put his entire album on YouTube for people to listen to: go to http://youtu.be/ thXHbVGa3h0. Also keep an eye on the web site for announcements about the ST BOSWELLS LIVE! ‘Bread & Jam Sessions’. Support your local music club! www.stboswellslive.com

as having physical tickets for the forthcoming Glasgow and Edinburgh dates Love Music (Glasgow) and Ripping (Edinburgh) have all Dave's albums in stock...and Big Sparra Vinyl in Ayr has all CD and vinyl in stock. www.davearcari.com 8 MARCH THE STRING JAM CLUB: RAB NOAKES - The king of Scottish songwriters himself – fabulous songs, catchy melodies, superb guitar picking and warmly intimate vocals. "The closest Scotland has to musical royalty.” Go Magazine. At The County Hotel, Selkirk. www.facebook.com/StringJamClub

7 MARCH DAVE ARCARI: 13-date UK tour in February and March. The Cluny, Newcastle. As well

SOUTHERN TENANT FOLK UNION: At Eastgate Theatre & Arts Centre, Peebles. Edinburgh based six piece roots and folk collective tour all across UK behind the acclaimed chart topping fifth album www.eastgatearts.com www.facebook.com/southerntenantfolkunion

11 JANUARY GEORGIA GORDON: Borders singer songwriter EP launch at Jazz Bar, Edinburgh 6.308.30pm. Full band and sounding fantastic. See listing under ‘Edinburgh’ for more details. THE STRING JAM CLUB: RORY McLEOD With support from KATHY STEWART & THE FREQUENT FLYERS plus others. The String Jam Club Grand Relaunch Night and welcome to our new home, The County Hotel, Selkirk. Doors open 7.30 pm for an 8.00 pm start. Advance tickets available from the County Hotel on 01750721233, price £10, or pay on the door.

THE STRING JAM CLUB: PRESTON REED Spectacular acoustic guitar virtuoso - spellbinding, heartstopping, an unmissable tour de force "Widely thought of as the world's most gifted acoustic guitarist." Total Guitar. At The County Hotel, Selkirk www.facebook.com/ StringJamClub 10 FEBRUARY THE WINTER TRADITION: At Heriot-Watt Student Union, Galashiels."Woolly jumpers, catchy choruses and the tightest live show around. What is there not to like about The Winter Tradition?" www.facebook.com/thewintertradition

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SCOTTISH MUSIC FESTIVALS Read our full FESTIVALS! supplement @ http://musicnewsscotland.wordpress.com/festivals/ coming talent. For the artist line-up and programme go to the website Fife Jazz Festival below. Tickets are now on sale for Fife all 5 sessions, as well as Earlybird 7-9 February Weekend tickets and Wee Dub Mega The 7th edition of the Fife Jazz Fes- Tickets, which get you into both the festival and Wee Dub Hogmanay for tival. Whether you're a jazz and blues specialist or a casual listener, a healthy discount. We look forward Celtic Connections to welcoming you to another weekwe hope that you're going to find Glasgow end of roots, culture and good vibes plenty to enjoy. Thanks to all the 16 January - 2 February musicians who are going to give us in Edinburgh in March 2014. Celtic Connections 2014 comprises such a great weekend, and thanks www.weedubfestival.co.uk a wealth of concerts, ceilidhs, talks, to Fife Council for enabling us to reopen The Byre Theatre to put on workshops, free events and late Niel Gow Scottish night sessions taking place over 18 such an exciting programme in St days across various venues in Glas- Andrews. Fiddle Festival gow. Celtic Connections 2014 will Dunkeld & Birnam also use the brand new SSE Hydro, www.fifejazzfestival.com 21-23 March Scotland’s biggest ever music venue. Tickets are on sale now. The 2014 Niel Gow Festival will be held in the beautiful Perthshire vilwww.celticconnections.com lage of Dunkeld & Birnam, home of Niel Gow. The annual festival was Inverness Music Festival established in 2004 to celebrate the Big Burns Supper Inverness life and music of Perthshire's fiddle Dumfries 1-14 March legend. It is envisaged that through 24-26 January time the festival and other activities Inverness's Music Festival is a com- will gather enough funds to erect a Big Burns Supper is Dumfries’ newpetitive event attracting over 1000 fitting memorial to Niel Gow in est multi-disciplinary festival of conentrants to venues throughout the Dunkeld & Birnam. Niel Gow (not temporary performing arts, providcity. Prizes are awarded in a multi- Neil Gow) was born in Strathbraan ing an annual platform for the most tude of styles across Vocal, Instru- on 22nd March 1727 and grew up in innovative music, theatre, visual mental, Speech, Gaelic and Scottish the village of Inver, by Dunkeld. arts, dance, live art, film, cabaret disciplines. and children’s events. The festival www.niel-gow.co.uk will take place from the 25th until www.invernessmusicfestival.org/Festival/ the 27th January 2013. Go to www. bigburnssupper.com to find out Wee Dub Festival more about the festival. World's Edinburgh Biggest Night Burns Celebration. 7-9 March

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The Clarsach Society & Edinburgh International Harp Festival is an annual celebration and gathering of musical talents. Find out more about us at www.clarsachsociety.co. uk The Clarsach Society (Comunn na Clarsaich) encourages interest in the instrument, especially amongst young players, who enjoy its adaptability to solo work, accompaniment or ensemble playing. The Society also presents the Edinburgh International Harp Festival - an annual celebration and gathering of musical talents. Every Spring we bring harpists from across the globe together to rub shoulders with you, the audience. www.harpfestival.co.uk

Northern Nashville Country Music Festival Caithness 18-20 April In 2004 we took a gamble and ran our first ever Northern Nashville Caithness Country Music Festival (NNCCMF), which thankfully was a great success. Over the years it has gone from strength to strength, with country music fans converging on Caithness over Easter Weekend to be part of this 3-day 5-show extravaganza of live country music. This is truly an international event featuring top class acts from the USA, Canada, Europe, Ireland and the U.K. alongside our wealth of local talent and youth bands. www.nncmc.co.uk

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