Gig Review: Pat McManus Band / Richy Neill and the Reinforcements – Bannermans Bar, Edinburgh (28th November 2019)

Here are again at one of Edinburgh’s premium venues, Bannermans Bar, to catch the legend that is Pat McManus but first up is local band Richy Neill And The Reinforcements. The band start off with the rocking “Sky at Dawn” from their Rise & Fall EP before we get “Hard Case” from their Life Stories … Continue reading Gig Review: Pat McManus Band / Richy Neill and the Reinforcements – Bannermans Bar, Edinburgh (28th November 2019)

Gig review: Tygers of Pan Tang / Pectora – La Belle Angele, Edinburgh (22nd November 2019)

Here we are at Edinburgh’s La Belle Angele for the opening night of the Tygers of Pan Tang UK tour to promote their excellent new album just out today Ritual. Up first on the stage, Danish band Pectora from Roskilde kick off events promoting their fabulous new album Untaken which came out in May this year. We get … Continue reading Gig review: Tygers of Pan Tang / Pectora – La Belle Angele, Edinburgh (22nd November 2019)

Gig Review: The SoapGirls / KilgrVston – The Hive, Edinburgh (15th November 2019)

So here we are at Edinburgh’s The Hive, given it is in that same street as my home from home, Bannermans, I’ve never been in the place and what a hidden wee gem it is too. We are here to catch up with The SoapGirls for the second time this year who never disappoint live … Continue reading Gig Review: The SoapGirls / KilgrVston – The Hive, Edinburgh (15th November 2019)

Gig Review: Hawkwind / The Blackheart Orchestra – Queens Hall, Edinburgh (16th November 2019)

Here we are at one of my favourite Edinburgh venues, The Queen's Hall, to see those Masters of the Universe, Hawkwind, celebrating their 50th Anniversary. First up the support band who I had not heard before, The Blackheart Orchestra. The band are a two-piece with Chrissy doing the main vocals, keyboards and guitar, along with … Continue reading Gig Review: Hawkwind / The Blackheart Orchestra – Queens Hall, Edinburgh (16th November 2019)

Gig Review: Hollowstar / Florence Black / The King Lot – Bannermans, Edinburgh (5th June 2019)

Having previously seen Hollowstar opening for Graham Bonnet last year I knew I was in for a great time tonight along with two top notch support bands opening up. The first band up tonight are local boys The King Lot who open with a rocking new track “Stand” before setting the stage on fire with “As They Burn” the only … Continue reading Gig Review: Hollowstar / Florence Black / The King Lot – Bannermans, Edinburgh (5th June 2019)

EP Review: Tommy Concrete – Trauma

Carrying on from last year's excellent Unrelaxed album, Tommy Concrete has a new 3-track EP just out called Trauma. The three songs are fairly different but fabulous nonetheless and only go to show off the creative mind that Tommy has. The drums and guitar riffs herald the arrival of “Diplodocus”, yes you read that right … Continue reading EP Review: Tommy Concrete – Trauma