Yak are new to me but have been around a few years … evidenced by their energetic but very tight performance of their noisy songs. Lots of variety for a 3 piece among the big, big riffs. Impressive!
7/11 Attended by George, Andy & Douglas
Wow! I love Devo, and being only a simple Spud Boy I wondered whether a tribute band could do justice to their wonderful quirky music and performance. I needn’t have worried. We Are Not Devo are tremendous. Not just musically and visually but in the spirit of the way they go about it all, costume changes and all … great! The set being a bit too long was a minor quibble but we will definitely go and see them again if we get the chance.
8/11 Attended by George & Jan
Thanks to Battle Of The Bands 2018 for a superb evening including my band The Postcards all in support of Social Bite. Special thanks to talented deputy drummer Theo Droop, also to all our lovely supporters and congratulations to all the marvellous acts. Great photos by Darren of Elastic Light Photography
Thanks so much to the marvellous Romarzs for hosting my band The Postcards at the lovely Butterfly Trust event on Sat. Delighted how drummer Simon fitted in and sounded fantastic, with No Rehearsal! Thanks, and Bravo! Super fun with other great bands Little Love and The Friendly Vibes and Casper Heyzeus. Well done all! Enjoy videos and pics from our short but perfectly formed set.
Live at Brig Below, Edinburgh – Sat 15 Sept 2018
I first came across Screaming Females through their awesome cover of Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake It Off’ then discovered they have been around a while with a great catalogue of albums. Marissa is one special performer with a unique and powerful voice as well as guitar shredding super powers. We were not disappointed! I bought a CD from Marissa before the show and she couldn’t understand a word I said (all perfectly normal English), her friend had to translate! Go and see if you can!
8/11 – Attended by George, Andy & Douglas
I love the massive noise and the whole sweaty, explosive experience of Lightning Bolt and was lucky enough to get a ticket for such a small venue that sold out in minutes! And I was brave or foolish enough to work my way to the front of the stage, right in front of Brian Gibson’s massive bass rig and in touching distance of Brian Chippendale’s drums. When the mayhem duly ensued I manfully managed to stick around through the moshing to see my heroes in close up action.
Never disappointed with their sound and energy. The crowd went mad of course and it was my energy that gave up first and after 10 ‘songs’ or so I beat a safe retreat. Lightning Bolt is definitely a ‘participant’ rather than ‘spectator’ sport, so after I had had some more I left a little early, seen enough, bruised but unbowed and ears just about intact!
7.5/11 – Attended by George
This was probably the first proper gig that Jan & I had done together thanks to the Free Festival as part of Edinburgh Festival. And appropriately excited and nervous we were! But all went well with our 11 songs, and many thanks are due to the organisers and all the lovely people who came along!
Only our 2nd ever gig courtesy of Phil Ramsey and his Pressure Valve events. A really enjoyable occasion with 10 songs all captured on video!
Live at Brig Below, Edinburgh – Wed 8 Aug 2018
Having seen John and the band so many times I stopped writing reviews. But this special occasion at the magnificent Merchant’s Hall deserves one! Firstly, what a great venue, historic and grand architecture and artwork, cabaret tables, table service … very classy. But the band were on top form with a great sound, 2 great sets with all the songs we wanted so Karen could sing and dance her heart out. A very special occasion. Bravo, and ‘Love On Ya!’
8/11 – Attended by George & Karen
Jan and I were honoured to play a short but sweet set at Karen’s work leaving do. Nice practice for us with our own PA and my new mixing desk. Great fun, especially closing with Karen’s Bowie favourite ‘Prettiest Star’ … shock and surprise on her face .. tears all round!