It’s been a busy few months with some excellent gigs shared with Safehouse, The Bluefields and Dropkick. Thanks to everyone who came out to support us.
Our new ‘acoustic and live’ EP Love Is has also launched. It’s a ‘new, old, borrowed’ affair with two brand new songs, Good News and She Looks Fine (From Here), two oldies, Love Is and Country Crush, revisited here with a more folk-roots sound, plus two favourites from Ron Sexsmith and John Prine, Secret Heart and Angel From Montgomery.
Love Is is available to buy at gigs or to download from iTunes, cdbaby, Amazon.
The ever talented Andrew Taylor, from Dropkick, managed to single-handedly film us at the same time as recording us, and we’ve now got two fabby new videos of us in action in the homey environs of Brendan’s garage.
And finally, we’ve three gigs coming up in May. Saturday 11th at the Bon Accord, Glasgow. And in Edinburgh: Thursday 30th at the Caley Sample Room, and Friday 31st at the Three Monkeys, Portobello.
Hope to see you soon.
Thanks to everyone who came out to support us at the Voodoo Rooms last week. We had a blast. And thanks to Marc Marnie, Stuart Stott and Fraser Miller for all your excellent photos up on Facebook.
Some more notable gigs coming up. We’re taking part in the Traverse Sessions at Edinburgh’s Traverse Theatre next Monday, 18 March, sharing the bill with local acts The Deadly Winters and Lost In Audio. Music kicks off at 8pm and entry is free.
Sunday 7 April sees us opening for American supergroup, The Bluefields, at Stereo in Glasgow. Tickets are £13 from 0141 204 5151 or book online. More on this gig to follow.
And Friday 12 April we’re joining forces with one our favourite Edinburgh bands, Dropkick, for a multi-harmonious night of fun at Sneaky Pete’s in the Cowgate. Action starts at 7pm and tickets are £5 on the door.
Dropkick’s Andrew Taylor engineered and mixed our new live and acoustic ep ‘Love Is’ – check out a couple of tracks. It’s not available to download yet – but what an excellent excuse to come see us and buy one!
This Thursday 7 March, we’re at the Voodoo Rooms in Edinburgh playing the new songs from our new ep ‘Love Is’ – hopefully we’ll have copies available for purchase that night.
We’re sharing the stage with blues heroes, Safehouse, doing their Allman Brothers tribute set (2 drummers, I believe!) and the boys from Six Storeys High.
Action kicks off at 7.00pm – we should be on stage just after 8pm. If you haven’t got your tickets yet then get queuing at the door - fast!
We’ve got some exciting gigs coming up.
Thursday 7 March we’re in the Voodoo Rooms for an “Edinburgh’s finest” three-band extravaganza featuring blues-rockers, Safehouse, boasting original Blues ‘n’ Trouble guitarist, John Bruce, and drummer, Sean Scott, plus our own keyboards maestro, Ali Petrie. And “the next Teenage Fanclub” melodic hipsters, Six Storeys High.
Tickets are £8 and the action kicks off at 7.30pm.
Sunday 7 April we’re in Stereo, Glasgow, to open for supergroup, The Bluefields, at the Fallen Angels Club. Comprised of rock veterans, Warner E. Hodges on lead guitar and vocals (Jason and the Scorchers), Dan Baird on bass, guitars and vocals (Georgia Satellites) and Joe Blanton on lead vocals and guitar (Royal Court of China), these southern bred rockers remind you why you love rock and roll in the first damn place!
Tickets are £13 from 0141 204 5151 or book online.
And our “live and acoustic” ep is being mastered – watch this space for a preview!
And thanks for all your support.
We’re looking forward to finishing our wee stint of acoustic recording this month with Andrew Taylor from Dropkick - we’ll keep you posted with the results.
And we’re looking forward to our first gig of the year on Saturday 12 January, 8pm, at a brand new venue – the newly refurbished Old Chain Pier in Granton. Amazing views of the river, with great food and music to match.
If you haven’t already, please come and like us on Facebook (just click the icon top right of this webpage) so we can keep in touch in real time.
All the best for the year ahead and we hope to see you at many, many gigs.
Short notice indeed but we’re playing an acoustic set in the Tron Bar on Friday night, 9 Nov. Full band will be out in force on Saturday 17 Nov at the Bon Accord in Glasgow, with a guest slot by drummer Brendan’s brother, Gavin O’Brien, showcasing some lo-fi rootsy sounds.
And we’re looking forward to our return to the talented Mr Mill’s Roots and Folk Club at the Caley Sample Room on Thursday 29 November. Included in the line-up is the very entertaining and not-to-be-missed Donald Ker.
Still early days, but we’re planning some more recording this winter with help from the sharp ears of Dropkick’s Andrew Taylor. We’ll keep you posted on developments.
And for anyone suffering the early onset of SAD, remember to ‘Keep it together’ with our latest night-brightening album – available right here!
We’re kicking off a monthly session at the handsome Nobles Bar in Leith, starting next Thursday 23rd August at 8.30pm.
Every month we’ll feature a special guest of the rootsy-folksy-rocky flavour.
Joining us in next week’s inaugural guest spot is Mairi Orr and the Borrowed Band (that’s George, Bill and Hugh to those of you in the know) playing some original folk and bluegrass.
So if you’re looking for a power-pop-roots-rock-folky-bluegrass filled evening this Festival, get on down to Nobles. That’s where it’s all happening…
Thanks to everyone who came out last night for the Southern Fried launch party in Perth, we had a great time.
Dean Owens’ new project, Deer Lake, were first up with an indie-rock-alt.country set.
Then we opened the Americana floodgates for the weekend with a rockin’ set from our album, Keep It Together, including a tribute to festival headliner, John Prine, with our old favourite, Angel From Montgomery. Ali Petrie (Hobotalk, Safehouse) joined us on keyboards and went down a storm.
Watch this space for the next full band rendition.
We’re looking forward to playing the launch party of Southern Fried, Perth’s festival of American roots music. The festival line up includes greats such as John Prine, Gretchen Peters, Bap Kennedy, and Carrie Rodriguez, amongst others.
We’ll be sharing the bill with Dean Owens’ new Deer Lake project, in the infamous Perth music establishment that is the Twa Tams.
And joining us on keyboards for the night is Ali Petrie of Hobotalk, as we play songs from our latest album, Keep It Together.
Come join us and see if we can’t play off this ‘summer’ rain.
Thursday 26th July, 9pm, free
Southern Fried launch party
The Twa Tams, Perth
We’re heading west next weekend in pursuit of even more sunshine and to play a couple of rather picturesque gigs.
Friday 1 June, 9.30pm
200-202 Argyll Street
Dunoon PA23 7HA
Saturday 2 June, 9.30pm
Tighnabruiach PA21 2AF
And we hope to have time for a catch up with Victor at Dunoon Community Radio on our way through. Listen in to 97.4FM from 6pm on Friday for some chat and tracks from our album, Keep It Together.
If you’re lucky enough to be in the beautiful neighbourhood, we’ll see you there.