We’re opening for Carrie Rodriguez

carrie_rodWe’re very excited to be opening for the marvellous Carrie Rodriguez at the Voodoo Rooms in Edinburgh on Thursday 17 November 2016.

An Austin, Texas, native, Carrie has toured, recorded and co-written songs with legendary artists such as Lucinda Williams, John Prine, Bill Frisell, Rickie Lee Jones, Mary Gauthier, Los Lobos, Alejandro Escovedo and Los Lonely Boys, among others.

She’s an amazing performer: demon fiddle playing, electrifying vocals and she ain’t half bad to look at either. Have a look and listen for yourself.

Tickets are available now from Tickets Scotland.

March into Pitlochry Festival 2016

march_into_highlanderAnother gig to announce – and only a mere 2.5 months since our most-enjoyable Christmas comeback gig (!) – The Times They Are A-Changing, indeed.

We’ve been invited to play this year’s March into Pitlochry Festival that brings “indie and Americana bands from across the UK to the heartland of Scotland.”

Playing alongside Kevin McDermott, The Holy Ghosts, our esteemed pals The Wynntown Marshals and The New Madrids, we’ll be on at Fishers Hotel on Saturday 12th March at 10pm.

See you down the front!


Oh my, it’s been a while…

dusty_guitar_by_sethpdaWhaaaaat, only 15 months since our last Sunshine Delay gig? Oh my, indeed.

T’was the night after the Scottish Referendum vote and I’m not sure now which event has been buried deeper in the dusts of time…

Now 14 months into new parenthood for Paula and Dave, it’s time for the full band to shake off the set lists and get some old, new and in-between songs out into the light and warmth of a good venue.

Join us at 8.30pm on Tuesday 29th December at The Village in South Fort Street, Leith, and together we can rock 2015′s gig-hiatus right out the door!

Mibbe Aye, mibbe No

UnknownSo. It could be the first gig of an independent Scotland or it could just be another Friday night… Whatever happens please get your voting feet back out on the street for our gig on Friday 19 September with the fabulous Coldsville.

Two Edinburgh-sprung bands will take the stage at Sneaky Pete’s to bring you a night of rockin’ Americana. Coldsville will kick off at 8pm, The Sunshine Delay at 9pm – with a brimming set of new songs – and all for a fiver (we’ll still take pounds) on the door.

Come and celebrate whatever will have just – or just not – happened. Music to excite or soothe your (whichever) country soul.


Edinburgh-25Hey weekenders. Don’t forget to add our gig this Thursday night at Opium to your Festival plans for the week ahead.

We’re part of a 3-band line up – with the fabulous Dropkick and The Canyon - playing you all kinds of original Americana.

We’re on first at 8pm sharp with some new tunes, this Thursday 14 August at Opium in the Grassmarket, Edinburgh. £5 on the door.

Kick off the sandflies, honey

guitar in sandJeez, it seems a long time since we’ve played what with one thing and another. News is that the holidays are almost over (booh!) but the festival is starting (yay!) and with it, a whole bunch of gigs.

We’re excited to be reunited with our good pals Dropkick in a three band Americana line-up with headliners The Canyon at Opium in the Cowgate on Thursday 14 August. Tickets only a bargain-fiver on the door, 8pm sharp. We’ve been writing and working up some brand new songs for their debut that night.

We’re taking the Sunday Service outside (think Sunday School picnic with beer) on 17 August at 4pm on the Pear Tree stage, and we’ll be continuing the festivities the following Sunday at the Tron Kirk Freestival (get the hat out) on 24 August at 8pm.

And if you’re cool enough to rock a school night, we’re at Whistlebinkies on Wednesday 27 August at 9.30pm to round off the month.

It’s good to be back.

Hearts at the Hermitage

love_bronze_guitar_pick_in_bronze_with_special_heart__d77ee8b2We’re not sending any Valentine cards this year, but we will be playing a heartfelt bunch of country and roots tunes at a new venue this Friday 14th Feb.

The Hermitage Bar in Morningside has been refurbished and has opened its heart to music and listeners alike. We’ll be there as an acoustic trio (no drums: the neighbours’ hearts ain’t that big yet) from 9-11pm. Come along for a lil’ romancing.

We’ve nearly made it

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThird last day of January. Well done everyone. Quiet month but time enough to produce a brand new song, ‘Walter and Mona’, of the country-story-song tradition. And revisit an old number, ‘Same Thing Over’, played last month on BBC Radio Scotland by Tom Morton. Both of which we’ll be playing live in our February shows.

Sunday 2nd Feb we’re the host band at what’s become an Edinburgh musicians’  institution: the Blind Poet’s Sunday Service (4pm). Bring your guitar and take the stage during the guest spots.

Thursday 20th Feb we’re taking part in an Americana night at the Southside Sessions in Glasgow.

Tuesday 25th Feb we’re at the Leith Folk Club with the lively James Brothers – the Antipodean duo who also pop up playing with the likes of Bellowhead, Beth Nielson Chapman and John McCusker.

And if you’ve not done it yet, treat yourself to our website through Gizoogle’s “tranzizzle”


She looks fine from here

VideoWe had a great run of gigs in November with the fabulous Ali Petrie helping us out on keyboards. Thanks to everyone who came out to support us at the Bon Accord, Barony Bar, Voodoo Rooms, and the Gig Room at the Corinna in Perth.

Here’s a wee video from our Perth gig featuring one of our newer songs, ‘She Looks Fine From Here’, captured by Ian MacDonald. Note the sophisticated lighting show – on full, on a bit, total darkness – allowed us to cool down for a second at least but made Iain’s guitar solos tricky!

We’re back in the Reverie post-Christmas, on Friday 27 December, and playing the Leith Folk Club on Tuesday 14 January. More on those shows to come but for now - enjoy December.

How does this Sound?

Sound November poster

Sound November poster

You join us in the Voodoo Rooms for a panoply of great bands and your fiver-on-the-door goes straight to Radio Forth’s charity Cash for Kids.

The line up for autumn’s Sound on Saturday 23 November covers acoustica with Angus Gunn, all things swing from Radio Pachuco, and Americana from our good selves with some brand new songs.

Pretty sound indeed.