0 Driving Sideways The Canny Man’s, Morningside. Evening. Blues, country reggae. jazzy rock.
TUESDAY 31 Glasgow
0 Avon Jazz Quartet King‘s Park Hotel, Rutherglen. Evening. Mainstream. Musicians sit in second half.
0 Ron Finlay Trlo Partick Tavern. Dumbarton Road. Evening.
0 Bobby Wishart Quartet Halt Bar, Woodlands Road, 332 1210. Evening. Superb sax and ﬂute.
0 West End Jazz Band Basin Street.
Haymarket. Evening. Dixieland.
o Darktown Jan Band Struan Hotel,
Corstorphine Road. Evening. Trad azz.
0 Sue Robertson Maxies Bistro, West
Nicholson Street. Evening. Songs
with a bluesay touch. with guitar
0 Liz McEwan and the Brian Kellock
Trio L’Attache, Shandwick Place.
Evening. Powerful female vocalist,
keyboards. bass drums.
0 Louisiana Ragtime Band Navaar House Hotel. Mayfield Gardens,
667 2828. Evening.
0 Swing '87 Malt Shovel, Cockburn
Street.225 6843. Evening. Hot club
0 West End Jazz Band Basin Street.
Haymarket. Evening. Solid trad
0 Delta Devils Shore Bar, Shore,
Leith. Evening. Boogie and blues
WEDNESDAY 1 Glasgow
0 Shelagh Buchanan Duo Duke of Tourainne. Ingram Street. Evening. Fine popular jazz singer/pianist.
0 Sandy Taylor/Alec Moore Society of Musicians. Berkeley Street. Evening. Bar.
0 Charlie McNair’s Band Preservation Hall. Victoria Street, 226 3816. Evening. Long residency for one of the original Edinburgh Trad Bands. 0 Louisiana Ragtime Band Basin Street, Haymarket Terrace. Evening. Trad and New Orleans.
0 Take Three Maxies Bistro, West Nicolson Street, 667 0845. Evening. Good modern jazz trio, somewhat ignored by the noisy patrons.
0 Martin Ley's Quartet with John Burgess Royal Hotel, Roslin. Evening. Out in the country with young exponents of swing.
THURSDAY 2 Glasgow
0 Jazz Night Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. Evening. Piano trio.
0 Burton, Clark, Coutts La Taverna, Woodlands Road. Evening.
0 Templehall Stompers Temple Hotel, Esplanade, Joppa. Evening. Trad.
o Spirits oi Rhythm Basin Street. Haymarket Terrace. Evening. Upstairs in riverboat bar, the trad jazz venue.
0 The Choice The Kelvin Centre. Sauchiehall Street. 10.30pm. Described to me as Scheme soundalikes, I therefore cannot hold out too much hope for this one.
0 Restless Rooftops. 92 Sauchiehall Street.332 5883. 10.30pm. Regular indie spot.
0 Dear Heights Cajun Aces Strathclyde UU. 9OJohn Street. 552 1895. 9pm. End ofterm bash for students. which originally planned to feature We Free Kings and Hue And Cry. We Free Kings are out because of an extension to their lrish tour. and Hue And Cry are now unlikely to appear due to having a recording session the following morning. Other bands should be added nearer
Close on the heels oi Suzanne Vega, into town rides Michelle-Shocked, the last guitar-toting singer-songwriter in a seemingly endless line. Like Ms Vega she became known through the New York iolk club scene, but her only LP so iar, The Texas Camlire Tapes, is much less polished than the iormer’s middle-oi-the-road arrangements, recorded, as the name implies, round the dying embers oi a campiire on a Sony Walkman, as Michelle competed with noisy crickets and passing trucks. Her name is apt, relecting the incongruity of her appearance-jeans, scari and ‘post-punk’ haircut-with the
o Zeke Manyika and Doctor Love Queen Margaret Union, University Gardens. 339 9784. 8pm. £6. Again. still very confused as to the actual line-up at time ofwriting. Among the names mentioned. Zeke Manyika is most likely to appear. while Fruits Of Passion. Origin Sins. H20, Tom McEwan. Someone Somehwere and The Honeymooners are all almost certain fixtures. Definitely not appearing are Win and Jools Holland. Students and friends only.
0 The Straight Men Riverside Tavern. The Gorbals. 8pm. Free. Residency by enthusiastic and popular local pub band.
0 Scheme Pavilion Theatre. Renfielt Street. 332 1846. 7.30pm. £3.50.
0 Jody The Amphitheatre. Lothian Road. 229 7670. 10pm. £1.75 before 11pm. £3.50 after. Ex-singer from Shalamar. but the one who wasn‘t Jeffrey, didn‘t have the famous wedge hairstyle and the dance moves, and didn‘t become massively famous.
he? music she plays; atmospheric ballads played in a lolk-blues ragtime style. Four-star reviews and impressive appearances on The Tube and Whistle Test, have awakened a lot oi interest, and her Scottish gigs (Glasgow: Daddy Warbucks on Sun 22 and Edinburgh: The Venue on Mon 23 Mar) are likely to be packed, so go along early. Don't be put oil by the extravagant claims oi the Campfire Tapes sleevenotes (‘the best iolk lyricist since early Dylan’), but don't pay attention to the equally-wrong detractors dismissing her as this year’s Suzanne Vega. This Texan is her own woman. (Mab)
O Bop Sh'Bam The Venue. Calton road. 557 3073. 9pm. Poppy jazz funk group formed by ex-Question John Robinson. No records out yet. unfortunately.
0 Theme Mandela Centre. Potter Row Student Union. 6670214. Students and guests only.
0 The Block Brothers Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after 9.30pm. Cover versions. from Springsteen and 22 Top to Bowie. 0 The Edinburgh Dynamos Wilkie House. Cowgate. 225 2079.
o Hungry Years Clowns. High Street. 9pm. Free.
0 SCO Berlin Nicky Tam‘s, Victoria Street. 225 6569. Afternoon. Free. 0 Last Orders The Cavern. Cowgate. 226 5641.
o The Alice House Teyiot Row Student Union, 667 2091. 8pm. Students and guests only. As part of the end ofterm party. featuring cabaret acts. Edinburgh band moving away from guitar-based rock to a jazzier pop sound.
SATURDAY 21 Glasgow
0 The Mission Barrowland. London Road. 552 4601. 7.30pm. £6. SOLD OUT. Hard to believe that anyone so dated and fundamentally bankrupt can fill the Barrowland — but then. there isn’t much to do in Glasgow on a Saturday. and TV is terrible. Their new single has charted well. so obviously I am in the minority once again.
0 Hearts and Minds (Tobe confirmed). QMU. University Gardens. 9pm. Band featuring Davie Scott. best known for his past in Chewey Racoon. Things are much better now (thankfully) and this band have already signed a repsectable deal with CBS.
0 Mary Kianni Baby Grand. Elmbank Gardens. 248 4942. 8pm. Free. Good singer in residency.
0 Scheme Pavilion Theatre. Renﬁeld Street. 332 1846. 7.30pm. £3.50.
0 Jamie Barnes and Choshise Montego Bay. Jamaica Street. 2pm. Free. Afternoon residency for band who have been around for much longer than I am able to remember. 0 The Hook 'n’ Pull Gang The Way lnn. Ayr. 8pm. Anyone yet to buy their single should do so immediately — it is just a shame that the moral guardians of Radio 1 don‘t see fit to play it. Brutality with a capital ‘8'— and probably the most exciting thing to happen in Ayr in the past five years.
0 Bald Cormorant Lord Darnley. West Port. 2294341. 3pm. Free. Sixties R&B. country-rock. jam atmosphere.
0 IDJ 51/L Mission Control. The Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. The name stands for 1 Dance Jazz. a quartet of London jazz dancers seen on Absolute Beginners and The Tube. among other places. No live band. just fancy footwork and. doubtless. some pretty good records. 0 Deal Heights Cajun Aces (To be confirmed). Moray House Student Union. Holyrood Road. 556 8455. Students and guests only. Louisiana
28 The List 20 March — 2 April