Our gig with Carrie Rodriguez – Thursday 17th November!

14731252_1095055157216036_4950264892380441158_nIt’s happening! Come and join us Thursday 17th November at in the Voodoo Rooms as we open the show for the talented, entertaining and gorgeous Texan songstress, Carrie Rodriguez. And we’ll be playing songs new and old on instruments old and new, in one of favourite venues, The Ballroom, upstairs at the Voodoo Rooms. Doors – 7.30pm.

The Sunshine Delay play – 8pm / Carrie Rodriguez – 9pm

Tickets only £12 on the door. See youse down the front!

Carrie Rodriguez – a show not to be missed!

14731252_1095055157216036_4950264892380441158_nWe’re starting to get excited about opening for the delectable Carrie Rodriguez on Thursday 17th November at the Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh.

The daughter of accomplished songwriter David Rodriguez, Carrie came to everyone’s attention a decade ago, performing with singer-songwriter Chip Taylor.

She has established an impressive roster of touring, recording, and co-writing affiliations—with Lucinda Williams, Rickie Lee Jones, John Prine, Mary Gauthier, Alejandro Escovedo, guitarist Bill Frisell, and others. Carrie is returning to the UK for her first tour since the birth of her baby Cruz, armed with her new album ‘Lola’.

Lola is “the perfect bicultural album…It’s the album she was born to do, what with her mother’s west Texas roots and her father’s Mexican American background, but she arrived at this point by collecting her own identity along the way: first classical violin, then Americana fiddle and country vocal duets with Chip Taylor. The beauty of this album is in the details.”—Felix Contreras, NPR Music

Tickets are only £12 – for a show not to be missed! – and are available now from Tickets Scotland.

Just like buses…

‘Nowt happens and then two come along at once. Gigs, that is.

We’re playing a couple of sets at a new venue for us, Biblos, on Chambers Street, on Friday 29 July, 9pm start. Full band, full rock out, full pints, and a full venue, if y’all come along.

casehardinThe following Wednesday, 3 August at 7.30pm, we’re excited to be opening for Case Hardin at The Village on South Fort Street. Signed to the UK’s leading independent Americana label, Clubhouse Records, Case Hardin are touring their new album, Colours Simple.

‘Colours Simple is an album-lovers album, where characters tumble into each other for better or (mostly) worse, stories and ideas spilling out into the night like drunks from a bar’ – Andy Fyfe Q/Mojo

‘Incredible… Case Hardin rock harder than most’ – Maverick Festival 2015

We’re really looking forward to kicking off what promises to be an excellent night, with an opening set of original tunes, new and old.

It’s bound to be summer by then, so come on out and join us. There’s plenty of buses to get you there…

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.