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  1. interesting music promotions present Adam Homes And The Embers + BASKERY Wednesday 14th November 2018 The Blue Lamp, 121 Gallowgate, Aberdeen, AB25 1BU Phone: 01224 647472 Doors 7.30pm Tickets £12+bf in advance, £14 on door Available from wegottickets.Adam Holmes And The Embers Adam Homes And The Embers 27-year-old Edinburgh-born singer/songwriter Adam Holmes is one of the brightest rising stars on the UK roots music scene, with influences from either side of the Atlantic mixing traditional and contemporary folk with his own brand of soul and Americana. Twice nominated for BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, his first two albums were also nominated for Scottish Album of the Year in 2014 and 2017, and there is much anticipation as to whether he can make it three in a row this year with third album Midnight Milk, which was released in September 2017 . His first album, Heirs and Graces, was produced by John Wood (producer of all Nick Drake’s albums and John Martyn’s iconic Solid Air album) and mastered by Simon Heyworth (co-producer of Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Be lls) and second album, Brighter Still, features two-time BRIT award winner Eddi Reader on backing vocals throughout. Latest album Midnight Milk was recorded in one room in his Edinburgh flat, but came complete with full brass section, an eighteen-voice choir and a widescreen folk/soul/electronica production, which was influenced by a 2016 collaboration he was involved in with Adrian Utley of Portishead, Dominic Aitchison of Mogwai and Martin Green of Lau. Live, he and his band the Embers combine the rhythm and blues, country and folk music textures of classic artists such as The Band, Tom Petty and The Heartbeakers and Ryan Adams and The Cardinals with their own hint of Scotland. They have featured widely on live sessions for BBC Radio 2 and Radio 3, BBC Scotland, Edith Bowman’s BBC Scotland Quay Sessions show and Virgin Radio, amongst many others, and are regulars on the UK and European festival and touring circuit, having shared bills with the likes of Laura Marling, Van Morrison, Richard Thompson, Jason Isbell, The Avett Brothers, Sturgill Simpson and Chvrches amongst many others. https://adamholmesandtheembers.com/ baskery Queens Of Banjo Punk! A foundation of classic "roots music and Americana" is in their hearts along with an urge of breaking the rules of traditional music. Baskery is a band built on what three people can do together and it's all about turning the music on its head, blending the straightforwardness of punk with the subtlety of singer/ songwriting. The first album, "Fall Among Thieves" (2008) was recorded in Stockholm, co-produced by Lasse Mårtén (Pink, 'Peter, Bjorn and John', Kelly Clarkson). "New Friends" (2011) the follow up, the band referred to it as the "gypsy album" since it was mainly tracked on the road in various hotel rooms and band apartments, then mixed in Berlin by Blackpete (Depeche Mode, Joe Jackson, Peter Fox). As a contrast to the first two albums which took several months to make, the third one "Little Wild Life" (2013) was recorded during ten days in an old dance studio converted to a studio in former east Berlin, co-produced by Matt Wignall (Cold War Kids, J. Roddy Walston). All three albums received great acclaim by the press and are released in numerous countries. The releases in combination with relentless touring have given the band a reputation as one of the music scene's most noticeable live acts. In 2012 the Bondesson sisters founded their own production and publishing company, Mother Tarantula / Spiderling and have produced and released two albums and one live DVD. Their projects are supported by the Swedish art council which aim is to preserve unique art and music. In both 2011 and 2013 the sisters received individual awards for their songwriting skills by Swedish composer’s society STIM. Since the very beginning of Baskery the three sisters have guarded their independence but when approached by Dan McCarroll (President and A&R) at Warner Music, they felt intrigued to break their indie tradition and make their next record on a major label. In August 2014 they signed a worldwide recording deal with Warner Bros Music (Los Angeles). Baskery is one of few Swedish acts to get signed directly to a US major record company. https://baskeryband.com/
  2. MODERN STUDIES + STEVEN MILNE Wednesday 30th May 2018 The Blue Lamp, 121 Gallowgate, Aberdeen, AB25 1BU Phone: 01224 647472 Doors 7.30pm Tickets £10+bf in advance, £12 on door Available from http://www.wegottickets.com MODERN STUDIES Modern Studies are a band from Scotland-via-Lancashire. They released their debut LP ‘Swell to Great‘ through Song, by Toad Records in September 2016. It was named the 19th best LP of 2016 by MOJO Magazine, and one of the 12 best LPs of 2016 by The Herald. In August 2017, Modern Studies staged SOUNDING, a run of audio-visual shows, at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Swell to Great was reissued by Fire Records in October 2017. Modern Studies’ second LP, Welcome Strangers is released by Fire Records in May 2018. Modern Studies are: Emily Scott (vocals, organs, piano, double bass). Rob St. John (vocals, guitar, synths, harmonium, tape loops). Pete Harvey (cello, bass, piano). Joe Smillie (drums, mellotron, vocals). https://modernstudiestheband.com/about/ STEVEN MILNE Little Kick’s front man joins us for a rare solo performance, he hasn’t done one for ages and he’s promising new stuff www.thelittlekicks.co.uk/
  3. interesting music promotions in association with APA present posable Action Figures + GORDON JAmes and the power + TBC Friday 6th October 2017 The Lemon Tree, 5 West North Street, Aberdeen Phone: 01224 641122 Doors 19.30pm Tickets £8.80 including booking fee available from venue box offices, www.aberdeenperformingarts.com and 01224 641122 posable action figures Posable Action Figures are Gareth Goodlad (Vocals/Guitar) and XX (Drums/Samples/Backing Vocals) a 2 piece Electrobluespoprock band from Edinburgh. This year looks set to be a break out year for Posable Action Figures having already picked up airplay on Radio 1 for their latest single 'Cut', been tipped as one of, Vic Galloway of BBC Radio Scotland's bands to watch in 2017 as well as being invited to start the year with a performance on STV. With a self titled debut EP under their belt that was described as "marvellous" by The Scotsman and "Something a little bit special… an EP of the highest quality" by Netsounds, Posable Action Figures have developed a reputation for catchy punchy tunes paired with an explosive live show. Regular air play through 2016 and a jam packed gig schedule helped the band build an enthusiastic fan base. www.facebook.com/pg/posableactionfigures GORDON jameS and the power 3 piece Acoustic melody driven fast paced turned all the way up to 11 band. gordonjamesmusicuk.com
  4. Jess Klein + Mike June Thursday 5th October 2017 Upstairs@The Blue Lamp, 121 Gallowgate, Aberdeen, AB25 1BU Phone: 01224 647472 Doors 7.30pm Tickets £10x+bf in adv / £12 on door available from wegottickets.com JESS Klein A welcome return to Aberdeen for Jess Klein Over a career that spans more than a decade and a half and has won her a devoted worldwide fan base, Klein—who possesses what Mojo magazine calls “one of those voices you want to crawl up close to the speakers to listen to” and a knack for writing songs that the Cape Cod Times has described as “fully realized, finely observed and deeply felt”—has pursued a remarkable creative evolution that’s seen her dig ever deeper for resonant emotional insights, while continuing to refine her eloquently melodic, effortlessly accessible songcraft. As the New York Times noted, Klein is an artist who “has country roots, but who pushes her songs toward philosophical thoughts.” http://www.jessklein.com/ Mike June Mike tours constantly and with typical self-deprecating humor describes himself as a " like a door-to-door song salesman” His songs contain hard hitting social commentary drawing on his experiences as a working-class American as well as his battles with addiction, depression and heartbreak. www.mikejune.com/bio
  5. Thomas Truax + Barrett’s Dottled Beauty Sunday 15th October 2017 The Blue Lamp, 121 Gallowgate, Aberdeen, AB25 1BU Phone: 01224 647472 Doors 7.30pm Tickets £8+bf in advance / £10 on door Available from wegottickets.com Thomas Truax We are reclaiming Thomas for his Blue Lamp debut. If you haven’t seen Thomas you haven’t seen anything like it. Thomas Truax (pronounced troo-aks) is an American singer/musician, inventor and multi-media artist. One of the most imaginative characters on the pop music fringe, since the year 2000 Thomas has been traveling the world performing with his evolving “band” of bizarre self-made Harry Partch-esque instruments including a motorized drum machine made of bike wheels called ‘Mother Superior’ and a pimped-up Dr. Seuss-ian Gramophone called ‘The Hornicator’, as well as his venerable resonator guitar ‘Hank’. Time Out magazine has dubbed him “The king of home-made instruments” while Splendid magazine called him “one of the five or ten best singer/songwriters in the world that you’ve never heard of…an exceptional talent, unique and resistant to comparison, yet fairly accessible even to casual listeners.” Truax crafts rich, poetically evocative songs about insects, trees, technology, and a lifelong obsession with things lunar, including various reasons ‘Why Dogs Howl at The Moon’. Notable supporters and collaborators include Jarvis Cocker, Duke Special, Richard Hawley, Amanda Palmer, and the late author Terry Pratchett. Brian Viglione (of the Dresden Dolls/Violent Femmes) plays drums on Thomas’s latest studio album ‘Jetstream Sunset’. A stubborn DIY enthusiast, he self-released his debut full-length solo CD ‘Full Moon Over Wowtown’ on his own Psychoteddy label in 2002. It was later snatched up by London-based Breakin’ Beats for release in the UK and Europe. Numerous singles, compilations and seven other albums have followed on various labels including SL Records, Homesleep and Blang. Among these releases are an original score for a major German stage production of ‘Peer Gynt’ (by award-winning director Kay Voges), and – inspired by a meeting with director David Lynch – a highly-rated covers album ‘Songs From The Films Of David Lynch’. www.thomastruax.com Barrett’s Dottled Beauty Semi-improvised psychedelic folk from Gayle Brogan of Electroscope / Pefkin and Alan Davidson of the Kitchen Cynics. www.facebook.com/barrettsdottledbeauty
  6. SioBhan Wilson + FAIR MOTHERS Friday 8th September 2017 Upstairs at The Blue Lamp, 121 Gallowgate, Aberdeen, AB25 1BU Phone: 01224 647472 Doors 7.30pm Tickets £10+bf Available from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or phone 01224641122 SIOBHAN WILSON Siobhan was born in Elgin, but recorded and released in Paris before returning to Scotland a few years ago. Her debut album There Are No Saints was released on 14th July 2017 on Song, By Toad Records and this is what they said about her: “We first met her, playing solo at the Electric Circus in Edinburgh. It was incredible, and we immediately invited her to record for our next Split 12”. In the main drawing room of Inshriach House at the Insider Festival in 2013 we recorded 'Dear God' for Split 12” Vol.3, which was featured as Lauren Laverne’s ‘headphones moment’, has gone on to clock up 10,000 Soundcloud plays. After the release of the Split 12” Siobhan went on to release 'Say It’s True' on Reveal, before a chance encounter at a Modern Studies gig before Christmas led to us discussing her new album - a beautiful, minimal record which she was making with Chris McCrory of Catholic Action. Generally I make sure to listen to things through several times and properly think things over before offering to release a record, but on this one I was about halfway through the first song and I knew we’d want to put it out. By turns still and pretty, and with an undercurrent of nastiness which rears its head every once in a while, to my ears this is just a stunningly beautiful album. and one I am delighted to have associated with the label.” “Mesmerising… a hugely exciting talent” 5 stars - The Scotsman “Dear God had us hang on every syllable” 4 stars - The Herald “One of the most remarkable singers in Scotland… a stunning performance” Daily Record www.facebook.com/pg/siobhanwilsonmusic FAIR MOTHERS Fair Mothers is Aberdeen based Kevin Allan who creates some of the finest lo-fi, indie folk to emerge from the north east of Scotland Debut album 'Through Them Fingers Yours and Mine' is available on Fox Food Records. www.facebook.com/Fair-Mothers-328861657458258/
  7. Interesting Music Promotions in association with APA present Yorkston.Thorne.Khan + Barrett’s Dottled Beauty The Lemon Tree – Tuesday 4th July 2017 Doors 19.30|£16.50 including booking fee available from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com and 01224 641122 Yorkston.Thorne.Khan Yorkston.Thorne.Khan release their new album Neuk Wight Delhi All-Stars on 7th April. It follows the band’s debut album, 2016’s critically acclaimed Everything Sacred, and presents a confluence of currents, among them the north Indian sarangi; jazz-tinged bass, reminiscent in places of Danny Thompson; acoustic guitar that owes a debt to Elizabeth Cotton, Dick Gaughan and Mississippi John Hurt; and three very different vocalists - James Yorkston (East Neuk of Fife), Jon Thorne (Isle of Wight) and Suhail Yusuf Khan (New Delhi). The first track to be shared from Neuk Wight Delhi All-Stars is ‘False True Piya’ – mingling traditions as diverse as Britain and India via the Appalachian Mountains. Barrett’s Dottled Beauty Semi-improvised psychedelic folk from Gayle Brogan of Electroscope / Pefkin and Alan Davidson of the Kitchen Cynics. https://www.facebook.com/barrettsdottledbeauty/
  8. Graeme

    New Train Station

    First Aberdeen was going to be saved by Trumps golf course and then Union Terrace Pazza/Square/Gardens and now a Train Station.
  9. Graeme

    large venue needed

    Cowdray Hall
  10. Graeme

    kathryn sawers to release first album

    About. Fucking. Time.
  11. Graeme

    Dell Desktops for Sale

    2 Dell Desktops. Probably just for spares. £50 for both
  12. Numark USB Turntable £40 - good condition
  13. Graeme

    Weekend

    Buying drugs without a prescription!
  14. Graeme

    2011/2012 Season Thread

    That's proper parenting that!
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