Embrace Come Back to What They Know – King Tuts Glasgow 12 Feb

Embrace’s first gig back in nearly eight years took place on Wednesday night. As they took to the stage, arms aloft, lead singer Danny McNamara told the crowd “First gig back in nearly eight years, where do we want to go first? We want to go to fucking Glasgow don’t we.” And then, (not that …

Celtic Connections – A Concert for Alliance – Glasgow Royal Concert Hall 20 Jan 14

As part of this years Celtic Connections, Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall played host to a concert for Alliance this evening. Some of Scotland’s finest musicians, both young and a little less young had come out to support a number of charities including Age Scotland, Sense Scotland, Carers Trust, Quarriers and Unity. A celebration of all …

Welcome back Embrace!

Eight years after their last material, Embrace announced the details of the long awaited follow up album today. And for dedicated fans, that’s been a very long 8 year wait indeed. Over the last year, the band have emerged onto social media, making plans to release new material well known. But the questions on everyone’s …

Steve Cradock and The Gramotones – Oran Mor Glasgow 30 Oct

At 7.30 on gig night the Oran Mor in Glasgow is quiet. Doors opening around 7 means the bar, to the rear is always the busiest area at this time. Looking onto the gig area directly in front, it’s empty although the few dimly lit seated booths have been occupied. So too have the pillars …

Andrew Roachford – Voodoo Rooms Edinburgh 18 Oct

The short walk from Edinburgh’s Waverley station toward West Maitland Street on Friday night was dreich. Rain too light to be bouncing off the street, but still enough to soak you to the skin should you choose to stay out in it too long. Lucky then that my destination, The Voodoo Rooms, only required me …

Daniel Meade – As Good As Bad Can Be

Ever wondered why it is often tricky to convince people to listen to country music? Perhaps you’re amongst those that don’t like it yourself. Well, Bill Anderson’s words relayed to me by Glasgow singer Daniel Meade, helped me understand why it might be the case. To those who would tell Bill that they once didn’t …