midweek, we CLOSE THE CURTAINS
outside of the weekends, we close the curtains and dim the lights, for a series of intimate, candle-lit gigs in our conservatory. A limited number of tables are available for dinner during these shows (unless otherwise stated), for which booking is strongly recommended. Doors at 8.30pm, show starting at 9pm.
weekends mean LATE NIGHT LIVE
Late Night Live comes at the weekends, where the music gets a bit louder, the drinks flow a bit faster and things go on a bit later. A band plus DJ continues to be the format of these nights, often with one of the band themselves spinning for the night, offering an insight into the musical influences that go into the bands own sets, but more importantly keeping you dancing either side of the band being on stage. Entry to all Late Night Live gigs remains free, with things kicking off about 10pm.
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Tuesday 30th September, 8.30pm
Adam Holmes & The Embers
Auspicious debut... laid back catchiness reminiscent of early Joni Mitchell... There's a gruff but palpable humanity in Holmes's songs... evoking Robert Burns Jim Gilchrist, Scotsman
An ideal example of everything that’s good about acoustic / traditional music in Scotland... Folk Radio UK
a stellar homage to trad-pop song-writing... warm blend of Celtic ballads and Nashville arias... The Herald
It’s hard to believe this is Adam’s debut, it’s such an assured album... Daily Record
Captivating... entrancing... A potent style of his own... Metro
Pick of the Month (Top 5) - Penguin Eggs Magazine (Canada)
...seeps gracefully into your soul with such conviction that you know this 23 yr old from Edinburgh is the real deal... Colin Irwin, Penguin Eggs (Canada)
Classy... Stephen Malkmus (guest reviewer, the Skinny)
The music rolls and flows... gorgeously simple... R2 magazine
that voice... a distinctive and worldly instrument which gets under your skin (in a good way) the more you hear of it... The List
Wednesday 1st October, 8.30pm
Wingin’ It are an award winning guitar duo from Scotland. Adam Bulley and Chas Mackenzie formed the duo in 2005, having met playing in other projects in and around Argyll.
The duo began playing in venues on the west coast of Scotland, performing a wide range of material from Rock, Pop, Funk, as well as instrumental pieces in the style of Gypsy Jazz, Bluegrass and Classical. Soon they began writing their own music and in 2007 they released their debut EP “Not Enough For an Album” comprising 4 original tracks. That same year they won a Danny Kyle award at Celtic Connections.
Also in 2007, having met fellow musicians Angus Lyon & Ruraidh Campbell at the Orkney Folk Festival, they went on to form the critically acclaimed group The Halton Quartet. The band received widespread praise for their debut album “Based on True Events” in 2012.
In 2013 the duo released their own debut album “For the Many”. Making full use of the recording studio, as well as some of Scotlands most in-demand session musicians, the project soon took on a life of its own. Even prior to its official release it has already garnered much praise from respected musicians.
Sunday 5th October, 8.30pm
Ross Ainslie & Jarlath Henderson
A unique blend of Scottish and Irish newly arranged and composed music for Uilleann pipes, border pipes, whistle and song, that is a up-to-date, contemporary reflection of the state of acoustic traditional music in the 21st Century.
Thursday 9th October, 8.30pm
Franc Cinelli & Louise Cairns
Franc Is touring his new record 'I have not yet begun to fight' and had recently completed an extensive tour of the US and Europe which ended with a show at London's Royal Albert Hall, gaining support from BBC Radio 2 amongst others. www.franccinelli.com.
Louise is releasing her latest EP, with tracks already featured on 'Waterloo road'. Tracks from her previous album 'here because you're not' featured in TV shows both in the US and Uk.Www.soundcloud.com/louisecairnsHttp://loucairns.bandcamp.com
Franc and Louise have played shows together previously (living room, New York, and London's Bush Hall). Their show at Bush Hall was listed in 'The London Paper' as the No 1 event to see on that particular date.
Tuesday 14th October, 8.30pm
Idlewild (acoustic) - £15 - SOLD OUT
Yes, that's right, the mighty Idlewild are coming to town! Having performed a couple of sell out shows at OBI with his own band, Idelwild frontman Roddy Woomble returns with the full band for an acoustic show. Idelwild are as big as anyone we've had tghrough the doors here, so we are absolutely delighted. This show sold out on day 1 of ticket sales, so we can only apologise to the scores of people who have been in touch for tickets, while congratulating those quick enough off the mark to get themselves sorted.
Thursday 23rd October, 8.30pm
Whisky Moon Face
"Roots-jazz trio whose influences and experiences encompasse Ireland, Inida and God knows where. Clarinet, accordion, double bass and (terrific) vocals on intoxicating and darkly humourous vignettes which carry the promise of the best night out in bohemian London imaginable"
f Roots magazine
Wednesday 29th October, 8.30pm
Stu Larsen, £6
Australian singer/songwriter Stu is on an epic ride, playing shows across the globe, from huge crowds at massive outdoor gigs to intimate little affairs like our own.
here's a wee bio we found, which makes us like him even more...
"Stu Larsen has no fixed address, no job and few possessions - just a handful of generous friends who let him sleep on their floor or couch, or in their spare room as he ventures onward. The last year has seen him exploring & wandering all over the world. Through Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States, road tripping with friends, playing unexpected shows in unexpected places, staying in the homes of old and new friends all along the way. Somewhere amongst all that, there was time for the recording of the ep RYEFORD. Stu flew in good friends and fellow singer/songwriters Luke Thompson (New Zealand) and Tim Hart (Sydney / Boy & Bear) to Brisbane and headed west to an old farmhouse where they met up with engineer Caleb James (Rhubarb / Leo Nine) to spend the week in isolation, recording five new tracks for the EP." from Triplejunearthed.com
Saturday 1st November, 9pm
HALLOWEEN PARTY! With Jelly Role Soul DJs. Dress up, get silly, win prizes and get your groove on to the sound of awesome Glasgow and Stirling based party starters. This'll be one of our restaurant claer out sessions, where we serve dinner in the bar/lounge, leaving the bigger dance floor for you to pirouette in your daringly created outlandish ensembles.
Wednesday 5th November, 9pm
BONFIRE NIGHT PARTY!
With The John Langan Band! The legendary JLB return! They'll be gigging inside, before we retire to the fire down by the river, for a wee session and a few drams.
Saturday 8th November, 9pm
Tony Wright (Terrorvision) - £8 That's right - TERRORVISION!
Friday 28th November, 10pm
The Banjo Lounge 4. Last Hogmanay's entertainers return for hit after hit of banjo and double based fuelled covers.