It’s been eight years since Lucy unknowingly wandered onto the X Factor stage in 2012 to what would be the beginning of an incredible journey, both professionally and personally. That year being the most googled musician and 4thmost watched video in the world, combined with a tenacious work ethic, led to sold out tours across the globe and over 100 million streams. Lucy has ridden roughshod over the pigeon holes that many have tried, and still try, to put her into.
It’s time for ‘Le Petit Orb’ again as Alex Paterson, along with Michael Rendall and Deep Visual Lighting, head out across the UK and Ireland this Autumn to perform a selection of The Orb’s finest recordings as voted for by YOU, the fans! (voting information provided to ticket holders). And, as a real treat for Orb fans, each show will begin with an Alex Paterson interview and curated question and answer session as Dr Alex looks back over his amazing career, using his biography ‘Babble On An’ Ting’ as the reference book. Followed by a set of Orb classics and rarities.
Admiral Fallow head to Edinburgh’s Summerhall for their first show in the capital in over three years! Glasgow-based 5 piece fronted by Louis Abbott produce heartbreakingly beautiful, sonically audacious and lyrically bewitching songs. Glasgow’s finest contemporary indie crew have been hard at work on their much-anticipated fourth album, so expect some exciting new tunes in amongst the classics.
The UK’s most innovative young Drummer and producer, Yussef Dayes, has gained notoriety on the international stage as a pioneer of his field. Though largely considered a “jazz” drummer, Dayes pushes beyond genre restrictions melding together everything from 70s funk to Senegalese percussion to UK grime. Dayes grew up playing along to his father’s jazz vinyl collection. This was the closest Yussef had to a formal jazz education until at age 10 when he studied under Billy Cobham (Miles Davies’ drummer) for two years.
As singer with Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine, Jim Bob had 14 top 40 singles, 4 top ten albums (including a number one), sold over a million records, toured the world and headlined Glastonbury.
Grace Petrie’s unique takes on life, love and politics, and the warmth and wit with which they are delivered, have won over an army of loyal fans across the alternative, folk, political and comedy scenes. She’s toured to arenas with Frank Turner, supported comedians Robin Ince, Josie Long and Hannah Gadsby, and has collaborated with Leon Rosselson and Peggy Seeger as well as touring with the hugely successful Guilty Feminist shows.
London’s Black Midi make an otherworldly noise that spans wonky post-punk, funk and math rock, leaving no gap unfilled or un-weird. Their exceptional debut album Schlagenheim was nominated for the Mercury Prize in 2019.
Idlewild are very excited to announce a special concert the night before their 25th Anniversary hometown show at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall. Roddy Woomble, Rod Jones, Colin Newton, Bob Fairfoull will perform their 1998 debut (mini) album ‘Captain’ in its entirety (all 20 minutes of it) at Summerhall in Edinburgh.
The Great Eastern is a brand new all-day music festival taking place in Edinburgh on Saturday 27 November. The latest venture from promoters 432 Presents, in association with Summerhall/Nothing Ever Happens Here and The Queen’s Hall, this newly-announced event follows on from the success of The Great Western Festival, which debuted in Glasgow’s West End in November last year.
Edinburgh’s favourite independent performing arts venue Summerhall is working with international cultural phenomenon Fair Saturday this St Andrew’s Day to present FAIR PLAY, celebrating some of the artists who’ve been involved with Summerhall’s Artist Development Programme.
Rachel Sermanni is a Scottish based singer/songwriter that makes the mundane moments mystical: shock-positive pregnancy tests in train-station toilets, coffee machine breakages, cold river swims, the regret of not saying ‘I love You’, the moon & how it pulls, bare feet on wood floors, the soft glow of a house plant, ‘what even is consciousness?’, strange dreams lingering in quiet mornings…
Few artists work from as broad and eclectic a platform as James Yorkston. Growing up in the village of Kingsbarns in Fife, James has been releasing a series of much acclaimed albums on Domino Records since 2002 – His debut album ‘Moving Up Country’ was ‘Rough Trade Album of the Year’. Support from Brighde Chaimbeul.
Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs have left the wiser of us aware that they are no band to be messed with. In the seven years since this band’s inception, the powerful primal charge at their heart has been amplified far beyond the realms of their original imagination. The band’s upward trajectory has done nothing to make the Newcastle-based quintet complacent however, as they’ve used the cumulative force behind them as fuel for their most ambitious and hard-hitting record yet.