My friend phoned me to tell me he had just gone to see Moving Pictures, a Rush Tribute Band. He said “That was the 3rd best Rush show I’ve ever seen. The first 2 were Rush.”

Moving Pictures are at The Bungalow tonight and they play for over two hours covering all the classics such as Tom Sawyer, The Spirit of Radio and Xanadu (with double neck guitars) plus some deeper cuts such as By Tor and later belters such as Far Cry and Headlong Flight. Featuring drummer Jamie Dunleavey — this young lady from St Andrews is scarily on point. It takes a unique set of skills to sing AND play bass AND play keys like Geddy Lee — John Power is incredibly accurate. Guitarist Steve Brown is a lifelong Rush fan and pro player with way too many guitars and wicked sense of humour — not unlike Mr Lifeson!

Moving Pictures are regularly on the bill at Rush fan conventions, have recordings on all 3 Songs For Neil albums and have performed for and recorded with Rush producer Terry Brown. Special guest David King “David King will be making a rare solo appearance playing guitar instrumentals as featured on the Neil Peart tribute albums, as well as original compositions.” If you are a Rush fan this gig is a must. Doors are 7pm and you can pay on entry. 

Bobby Deans Big Band are back at The Bungalow for an afternoon filled with Swing, Jazz and some Smooth live music. Doors are 1pm and get I early if you want a seat, the band starts at 2pm -Free Entry.

The Chords UK return to The Bungalow tomorrow night with support from The M65s and Parliament of Owls. The band have 3 Albums now ‘ Take On Life (2016), ‘Nowhere Land (2018), ‘ Big City Dreams (2022). And they still play ALL the old TOONS live. Doors are at 7pm and you can pay at the door. 

There is a great night of live comedy at The Bungalow on Sunday as Bungalaff 4 is on. The headline for the night is Graham Mackie. The packed full line up features: Gary Faulds, Jimi Longmuir, Kavita Bhardwaj, Kirsty Lynch and Tattoo Dave. The Bungalow Introducing Night on Thursday next week features Diving Horse, The Rants and Klaise. These nights bring you the best of the up-and-coming new bands on the circuit. Doors: 7pm.

The Old Swan has Heatseeker in tonight from 7pm and tomorrow afternoon from 4pm in ‘The Shopper’s Slot’ it is Escapade. Right after them new kids on the block or at least new to The Old Swan it is Baker Boys from 8pm. The weekly Northern Soul Club starts at 3pm on Sunday and on the decks are John and Maria as usual. On Monday Clyde are in their residential slot at 6pm and they will be playing a mix of almost any type of music you can think of. Lee James will be performing his Swing Show on Tuesday from 3pm and then on Thursday he will be ‘Taking You Through the Decades’ also from 3pm. Duncan McLellan will be entertaining you from 4pm on Wednesday. 

Gordon’s Alive will be at The Cave from 8pm tomorrow night and Nightfly will be playing from 6pm on Sunday. Dizzy Corner are at Kennedy’s on Sunday from 3pm Rumours at The Anchor on Sunday from 4.30pm. The first gig of the year at Tannahill’s is on Monday. Stephen Hendry will be pounding out some well-known tunes and keeping you entertained all night. Jamie Angus is palying at The Keg tonight from 9pm and tomorrow night at the same time it is Bicycle Trip and Support. 

This week’s Open Mic sessions are Abbey Bar on Monday with Dunky Hunter at 8pm, Jason Flood is the host at Gantry on Tuesday from 9pm; Johnny Barr will be at The Keg on Wednesday from 8.30pm. Keep Music Live.


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