Back on Stage: The Skids Reignite Punk Passion Across the UK

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Back on Stage: The Skids Reignite Punk Passion Across the UK

The Skids are coming! And it is an up close and personal doubler (Friday 21st June) tonight and tomorrow night. The Skids were at the heart of the punk scene in Scotland and took their music to London where they were signed by Virgin records. They made 4 albums and had numerous hit singles including Into the Valley, The Saints are Coming, Masquerade and Working for the Yankee Dollar.

After the cover version of The Saints are Coming by U2 and Green Day the remaining band members reformed and played to large audiences all over the UK including iconic London venues such as The Albert Hall and The Roundhouse as well as Barrowlands in Glasgow. Their recently released album Destination Dusseldorf went to no.1 in the vinyl charts.

Richard Jobson said “Don’t over think it – Just do it. Enjoy every minute of it. Play the songs like it might be the last time. Give it everything” and that is exactly what they do, just wait and see. Doors are at 7pm, Check the venue for tickets as this is a busy one. Doors are 7pm. 

Tomorrow The Bobby Deans Big Band is back for another afternoon of the very best in big band tunes, jazz and swing. It’s free entry and doors are 1pm but get in early if you want a seat. On Sunday it is Scotland v Hungary from 7pm. Entry is free with a ticket from Eventbrite. 

On Tuesday get down to the Bungalow Jam Open Stage. The Jam House Band will be there to entertain and help any performers. All backline and drumkit provided just bring your instruments. Doors are 7pm. The Bungalow Club on Wednesday at 2pm features as always John Griffen from The Bobby Deans Big Band singing a wide range of something old and something new. 

The Old Swan have another packed programme for you again starting with The Distance from 8pm tonight and tomorrow from 4pm it will be The Usual Suspects followed by Ronnie Turner who will be performing from 8pm. Soul Sunday is a special one this week with a Soul Fusion all vinyl session with Kodie Black, George Buchanan and Jim Tennent. The records start spinning from 4pm till late. Crawford Carlyle will be playing at 4pm on Monday. If you haven’t heard Crawford’s amazing voice, get down and enjoy a great set of classics tunes done really well. Lee James will be in his usual slots on Tuesday and Thursday from 3pm and he will be singing ‘Songs from the Decades’. Duncan McLellan starts at 4pm on Wednesday. 

The Cave have Slider in tomorrow night from 8pm and The Immortal Kong kicks off at the earlier time of 4pm on Sunday. Check the venue for more live action.  

Mike Edwards is playing in The Keg tonight from 9pm and tomorrow also from 9pm The Keg favourites Canyon makes their triumphant return after being away far too long for some more guitar driven rock. The Keg Sessions for new emerging talent playing their latest original material starts at 9pm on Thursday.

The Sunday Live Session starts at 3pm at Kennedys and The Inn on the corner starts at 4.30pm with Casper and Co. 

Open Mic/Stage sessions next week are: The Abbey at 9pm on Monday, Ugly Duck Monday at 7pm, The Gantry at 9pm on Tuesday, The Bungalow on Tuesday 7pm, The Keg on Wednesday at 8.30pm and The Cave from 9pm on Thursday.

And finally, a special mention for the much-loved Arts Centre which after a huge refurb is open and Rachel Sermanni a Scottish based singer/songwriter is playing there tomorrow night from 7.30pm (tickets from OneRen website) Rachel has toured with several well-known folk and indie artists in the United Kingdom. Rachel has become a mother for the second time and continues to explore this experience while offering her songs and her insights into creativity. Check out their new programme.


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