Monday, 31 January 2011
Sunday, 30 January 2011
Raul Malo 'Backstage' at the Green Hotel, Kinross. Saturday 29th January 2011.Prior to Celtic Connections, Raul Malo played an intimate GIG here in Kinross......Suppose you just had to be here! With a capacity of just 100 people this was the ultimate GIG!
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Saturday, 29 January 2011
Hear them at 'Backstage' at the Green Hotel, Kinross on Sunday 20th Feb...Tickets £14.
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Thursday, 27 January 2011
Wednesday, 26 January 2011
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The individual members of The Blues Band were already held in admiration by generations of rhythm & blues fans when they formed back in 1979. Almost two and a half decades and over 16 albums later they continue to add to their growing army of followers, and it’s not unheard of to find three generations from the same family at a gig.
The band are today acknowledged throughout Europe and beyond as being amongst the very finest purveyors of rhythm & blues. They have inspired numerous other blues bands, many of which have come and gone …The Blues Band have remained a constant, increasingly popular fixture, however, and all with only a modicum of help from the record business – as Gary’s oft quoted comment states "the music industry doesn’t bother us and we don’t bother them."
This independent streak goes right back to their early days when in an unusual move the band "bootlegged" their own first album – certain copies of which are now collector’s items. The ‘bootlegging’ came about because, having recorded their first album, the so called ‘major label’ which was to release it changed their minds and the band didn’t have the cash to pay the studio bill. So they got 1000 copies pressed up, mastered from a copy tape that they had, signed the plain white numbered sleeves and sold them at gigs & via mail order etc. Only then did another ‘major label’ pick up the album and release it widely.
It’s a credit to both the band’s talent and to their many thousands of fans’ loyalty and support that they have since sustained such a long career, and brings into question the oft-spoken phrase by parents despairing of their aspiring musical offspring, "When are you going to get yourself a proper job?"
Such successful musical mavericks are fairly rare and are borne more from word-of-mouth than promotional hype. Either way they still have to cut the mustard. These boys have real feel – for their music, for their audience and for each other. Playing with maturity and passion is second nature to all of them .... Paul Jones has devoted much of a creative career spanning almost 40 years to this eternal, inspiring form - the very base and roots of rock & roll ..... Dave Kelly, with his late, great sister, Jo-Ann, introduced a whole generation to the works of Memphis Minnie, Son House, Robert Johnson and Mississippi Fred McDowell ...... the blues bit Tom McGuinness in the late '50s and has never let go - the same sharp, tight grip which still holds Rob Townsend and Gary Fletcher within its spell. So here they are, as enthusiastic as ever - Britain's finest, most skilled practitioners in the art of the blues. The Blues Band.
Colin Blunstone plays "BACKSTAGE" at the Green Hotel, Kinross on Saturday 12th Feb 2011
Colin Blunstone is one of Britain's most respected and popular vocalists. With a very distinctive breathy voice, managing to be both sweet and strong, he was the lead vocalist with the highly successful and influential Zombies in the early 60s. The Zombies were one of the bands to 'break' America in the wake of Beatlemania, and in their relatively short existence produced some great material - She's Not There, Time Of The Season, Tell Her No and the critically-acclaimed album Odyssey and Oracle. When the 60s ended, Colin enjoyed a solo career with equal success and several further hit singles and albums. He has remained friends with ex-Zombies and collaborated on a number of ventures over the years.
His solo album, The Ghost of You And Me was released in the UK, Benelux and Scandinavia on 9 March 2009. Blunstone completed a twelve date UK tour, his first in several years. He continues to tour with Rod Argent as The Zombies, and the original surviving members of The Zombies played four reunion concerts performing Odessey and Oracle, in April 2009.
In 2010, Sony released Colin Blunstone Original Album Classics, a 3-disc boxed set featuring digitally re-mastered versions of Blunstone's solo albums, One Year, Journey and Ennismore. The collection also includes two bonus tracks that were originally released as non-LP b-sides in UK.
Raúl Francisco Martínez-Malo Jr. (born 7 August 1965, Miami, Florida), known professionally as Raúl Malo, is an American singer, songwriter, guitarist and record producer. He was the lead singer of country music band The Mavericks and the co-writer of many of their singles, as well as Rick Trevino's 2003 single "In My Dreams". Since the disbanding of the Mavericks in the early 2000s, Malo has pursued a solo career.
On Saturday 29th January he will be at 'Backstage' at the Green Hotel, Kinross. This is a rare opportunity to catch such a high profile Artist in an intimate setting.
A rare and intimate evening with Raul Malo with Michael Guerra on bajo sexto and accordion.
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Monday, 24 January 2011
Saturday 5th Feb 2011
Rab Noakes is a force to be reckoned with in the world of music in Scotland and beyond.
A recent preview piece in The Herald went thus:
Not that you would know it from his lean rock’n’roll physique but Rab Noakes is now in his sixties. His four decades of involvement in music have been marked by two recent releases: a second album with his occasional band The Varaflames, titled Unlimited Mileage, and the release on CD for the first time of his debut album Do You See The Lights? which first saw the light of day in 1970. Showcasing an exemplary taste in interpretations alongside his own songwriting, a Noakes show is a decidedly non-fusty lesson in the history of popular music.
2010 sees the release of no less than three new albums from Rab. One is a live one from Edinburgh in 2005. One is a collection of songs by Boudleaux & Felice Bryant and the other Standing Up Again is a new collection from 2009.
Rab's first album was released in 1970. Thirty years later in the year 2000, Rab formed his own record label and released a couple of new releases. In the intervening years Rab Noakes has made his presence felt as a creative entity across music and media.
From being one of the singer-songwriters of the 1970s to his present activities with Neon Productions he has released almost twenty albums and toured extensively. The once sought-after hit single remained elusive but didn't impede his progress.
In recent years he has been involved in a rich mixture of production, writing and performance.
Before he and his wife Stephanie Pordage set up Neon in 1995 he spent an eight-year spell as a BBC employee where he ran the radio music and entertainment shows in Scotland. A formal job in radio was appropriate as the radio had played a major part in Noakes' creative development from an early age.
Rab's 2007 release of new material on Neon was his second album with the Varaflames - ''Unlimited Mileage'
‘Do you see the lights?’ Rab's debut album from 1970 is now available on CD for the first time. This was released on the Neon label in 2008.
In 2009 Rab has joined forces with Allan Taylor for a number of joint shows based on their similar careers and parallel experiences.
Having sat on the Scottish Arts Council for four years Rab was appointed to the Joint Board of SAC & Scottish Screen in 2006.
Rab is also elected Chair of the Executive Committee of the Musicians' Union.
The iconic British rock band, The Kinks, are often cited as one of the most important and influential rock bands of all time.
Their first hit, You Really Got Me, in 1964, broke new ground with driving power chords and Dave Davies’ distorted guitar sounds, and created a template for many bands to follow in a rock and roll development which led variously to heavy metal, new wave and grunge.
Later work saw the band’s style change to more melodic songs, highlighting Ray Davies’ lyrical and observational skills in songs like Sunny Afternoon, Dead End Street and Waterloo Sunset.
Although the band’s popularity in the UK waned in the 1970s, they found new commercial success in the late 1970s and early 1980s, and returned to the UK top 20 in 1983 with Come Dancing. The Kinks continued as a recording and gigging band until 1996, when the Davies brothers went their separate ways with solo careers.
During the band’s 32-year career, there were some changes in personnel, Pete Quaife, the original bassist, was replaced by John Dalton in 1969, and keyboard player John Gosling was added in 1970. Following the two Johns’ departure in the late 1970s, Jim Rodford became the Kinks’ bassist (after a short tenure by Andy Pyle) and Ian Gibbons took over on keyboards. Original drummer Mick Avory left the band in 1983, to be replaced by Bob Henrit.
The Kast Off Kinks formed in 1994 to keep the music playing on, and it is what the name implies - the original line-up consisted of the band that played Lola (apart from Ray and Dave), together with singer/guitarist Dave Clarke. The current line-up is the band that played Come Dancing, still with Dave Clarke covering for the Davies brothers.
Mick Avory, Jim Rodford, Ian Gibbons and Dave Clarke are the KAST OFF KINKS.
"David Mundell's passion for music and his ability to create Venues which provide an ambience that actively encourage and regularly produce great performances, has won the respect of both Performing Artists and the Public over the years.
He made The Famous Bein Inn Music Pub Of The Year 2002 - one of six finalists in the Publican Awards in 2003 - one of three Finalists with SLTN in 2007 - and The Inn @ Lathones Music Pub of the Year in 2009 and one of six finalists in the Publican Awards 2010.
FIFESTOCK is the cherry on top of these outstanding achievements… so when David called - I only had one question:
"What time do you want me on stage"?
Roll On - FIFESTOCK!"
For sheer quality and distinction you need look no further than the career of Benny Gallagher. One half of hit makers and blue chip songwriters Gallagher & Lyle; he began his career as a staff writer with the Beatles Music Publishing Co. Apple, writing songs for Apple Records biggest artist Mary Hopkin. Benny has always considered his days at Apple and especially the constant encouragement of Paul McCartney, as the single most important factor in his development as a songwriter.
In 1970 his and Graham Lyle's astute composing ability propelled the band McGuinness-Flint to the top of the charts with hit songs " When I'm Dead and Gone " and " Malt and Barley Blues ". Then came the duo's own string of successes - the richly romantic " Heart on my Sleeve " and " I Wanna Stay With You ". Their Breakaway album was a huge success - even more so when the title track was "covered" by Art Garfunkel and Don Williams took "Stay Young" to the No. 1 spot in the Country charts in the U.S.A
Sunday, 23 January 2011
“Formidable and skilled…” UNCUT “This is a wonderful album…masterpiece” Maverick magazine “Absolutely superb guitarist…reminiscent of John Martyn” Bob Harris BBC Radio 2
Kilburn based singer songwriter Sean Taylor whose 2009 release CALCUTTA GROVE received rave reviews the world over has now produced his best work to date. WALK WITH ME is a stunning collection of eleven new tracks, nine of which are from the pen of Taylor; the remaining two are his take of the traditional She Moved Through The Fair and a superbly unique arrangement of a Shakespearian sonnet entitled Love Hate On. The album was produced by esteemed Trevor Hutchinson (The Waterboys, Sharon Shannon, Eric Bibb, Lunasa) and notable musicians guesting on the album include BJ Cole (Elton John, Sting, REM) on pedal steel, Vyvienne Long (Damien Rice, Lisa Hannigan) on cello, Justin Carroll on Hammond Organ (Van Morrison), Dave Hingerty (The Frames, Josh Ritter) on drums and Michael Buckley (Joss Stone, Mary Coughlan) on sax.
SEAN TAYLOR PLAYS 'BACKSTAGE" AT THE GREEN HOTEL, KINROSS ON TUESDAY 25TH JANUARY 2011. BUY TICKETS HERE
Saturday, 22 January 2011
Wednesday, 19 January 2011
As a Hotelier of over 38 years experience I read with interest that 'Scotland on Sunday' had identified a particular opinion (Oh how some only 'Go on Fact' and nothing else) that was particularly close to my own heart. Here's the link......Yes it's controversial BUT I truly believe it's right. Everyone has to understand that there are OTHER routes to market and be prepared to learn something new no matter what age you may be! Read this! Ask yourself.....What is our UNIQUE SELLING POINT!
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Tuesday, 18 January 2011
Apart From Rod consist of.
Jim Cregan ,Robin LeMesurier Gary Grainger are 'Apart From Rod'.
They co produced, co wrote, recorded and played live on Tour in the legendary Original Rod Stewart Group between 1976 & 1994. This is their musical heritage
When the Faces broke up in 1975, Rod Stewart started his own Band. They became very successful, topping charts and selling out concerts all over the World. Many of the songs they recorded were co written by Jim & Gary with Rod. 35 years later these two old friends re discover their love for this Music and decide to play it live on stage again. This idea became a Band and the Band is now....APART FROM ROD. With Robert Hart on Vocals.
"If you cant afford my Ticket price, go and see these guys they're just as good and half the price"!ROD STEWART.
Sunday, 16 January 2011
NELL BRYDEN sings from the heart and shoots from the hip. The blonde bombshell from Brooklyn has the urban lifestyle in her blood, the country/folk spirit of Americana in her soul, and the great American songbook in her head.
Love and loss are the fuel that lights her songwriting fire. Rhythm and melody come as naturally to her as a morning latte in a Greenwich Village café. And a well-travelled journey through life provides a rich seam of experience to mine.
She’s a native New Yorker with a fondness for old-time music and vintage clothes, who’s seen the world and absorbed its musical influences: country and jazz, blues and soul, and more besides. You can hear as much of it – or as little – as you care to find in her music. Because, for all its familiar scents and flavours, her songs are distinctly her own.
Nell plays 'LIVE' at Backstage at the Green Hotel, Kinross, Scotland on Sat 22nd Jan 2011.
The former lead guitarist from Paul McCartney’s Wings and Joe Cocker’s Grease Band has a pedigree that takes in just about every facet of rock and touches on some of its most glorious moments, including an appearance at Woodstock. Now living back home in Northern Ireland Henry continues to amaze audiences with his playing wherever he goes.
Henry McCullough and his Band have played every FIFESTOCK FESTIVAL and 2011 is no exception! Mark the dates in your diary.
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Sunday, 9 January 2011
The Dylan Project with STEVE GIBBONS played Backstage at the Green Hotel, Kinross in December 2010. The snow had a devastating effect for all concerned on the turnout which was a shame! Still a great gig though!!!!!
Thursday, 6 January 2011
Wednesday, 5 January 2011
Play FIFESTOCK FESTIVAL at 'Backstage' at the Green Hotel, Kinross.
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Monday 21st February 2011
You want some ROCK & ROLL? Well, this is it, Expect some great covers from this power Trio from Germany! Back by popular demand....if you like Santana, Thin Lizzy, Z Z Top and the Stones then this is for you! Expect a Party Atmosphere, bring your friends and you can 'Dance the Night Away'!!!