8.30—11.30pm. Free. Good mainstream music.

0 George McGowan Quartet Berlin. Queen Street Station. Evening. With Bruce Adams, trumpet and Linda Fletcher. vocals.


0 Templehall Stompers Temple Hotel. Esplanade. Joppa. Evening. Trad band.

0 Spirits of Rhythm Basin Street. Haymarket Terrace. Evening. Dixieland.

FRIDAY 5 Glasgow

0 Late Jazz Riverside Club. Fox Street (off Clyde Street). 10.30pm—2am. Late bar. £2. Details: 248 3144. Regular Friday jazz night. 0 Jeannette Burns and Andy Alston Baby Grand. Elmbank Gardens. 552 6027. Evening. Piano bar with lady vocalist.


0 Loose Tubes Ross Theatre. Princes Street Gardens. 7.30pm. Tickets for seats. otherwise sit on the grass. Mindboggling assortment ofyoung talent. complicated and hair-raising arrangements. twenty or more instruments. With that Pine fellow. the hottest new thing in British jazz. Spring Fling.

0 Melanie D’Reilly and Francis Cowan Gloucester Hotel. Gloucester Place. Evening. Fine vocals/guitar.

0 Two and Two Maire Sax Part of Cabaret at Assembly Rooms. 8pm. See Spring Fling.

O Spirits of Rhythm Basin Street. Haymarket Terrace. Evening. Trad and New Orleans in Riverboat-style venue.

0 That Swing Thang Négociants. Bristo Square. Evening. Hip vocals from the swing song era. in bow ties.

SATURDAY 6 Glasgow

0 Jazz At Squires West George Street. 2—5pm. Duncan Whyte and his Band resident.

0 Bill Fanning Big Band Shadows. Bath Street. 332 0552. Lunchtime. 0 George Penman Jazzmen The Midas. St. Vincent Street. Lunchtime. Famous trad band.

0 George McGowan Orchestra Black Jacks. Hope Street. 2-5pm.


0 Toto's Jazz Band Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 2-4pm. Trad and swing.

O Basin Street Haymarket. Evening. Bar with regular Trad jazz. usually Mike Hart‘s Selection.

0 Festival City Jazz Band Clarendon Hotel. Grosvenor Street. Evening. 0 Tam White and The Dexters Platform 1. Rutland Street. Evening. R&B and a brass section. 0 John Kenny 369 Gallery. Cowgate. Trombonist. Free.

0 Tea Dance with Swing ’87 Portobello Town Hall. 50p includes refreshments. 2.30pm.

SUNDAY 7 Glasgow 0 Dave Wilson And The Uptown

Shuttlers Bonhams Wine Bar. Byres Road. Lunchtime.

0 Jazz Cocktail Tolbooth Bar. Glasgow Cross. Evening.

0 Riclti Fernandez and Friends The Tron Bar. Tron Theatre. Parnie Street. 552 4267. Lunchtime.

0 Bill Fanning Big Band Cotton Club. Lonsdale Road. Paisley. 2.30—6pm. £1 .


0 Meadows Festival The Meadows. 3.30pm. A shorter set from Tommy Smith's Forward Motion.

0 Tommy Smith's Forward Motion Basin Street. Haymarket. 8.30pm. £2.50 (£2). Presented by Platform Jazz. From the states for two nights led by Westerhailes‘ sax wizard.

0 Mike Hart's Society Syncopators. Learmonth Hotel. Learmonth Terrace. 12.30—3pm. Classic trad band.

0 Tam White and the Dexters Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 2263816. Evening. Rock/Soul band with brass £1.

0 Basin Street Stompers Basin Street. Haymarket Terrace. Evening. The Trad venue.

0 Capital City Jazz Band Crest Hotel. Oueensferry Road. 2—4.45pm. Trad. 0 Driving Sideways Traverse Theatre Bar. Grassmarket. 11pm—1.30am. Bluesy.

MONDAY 8 Edinburgh

0 Sophie Bancroft Trio Malt Shovel. Cockburn Street. Evening. Youthful singers. better known songs.

0 Tommy Smith’s Forward Motion Basin Street. Haymarket. 8.30pm. £2.50 (£2). Full ahead on tenor sax. 0 East Coast Jazz Band Blue Lagoon. Angle Park Terrace. 331 9922. Evening.

0 St Stephen Street Stompers Basin Street. Haymarket. Evening. Trad.

TUESDAY 9 Glasgow

0 Avon Jazz Quartet King‘s Park Hotel. Rutherglen. Evening. Mainstream and modern. Players join in during second half.

0 Bobby Wishart Duartet Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 332 1210. Evening. Great saxophonist and band.


0 Louisiana Ragtime Band Navaar House Hotel. Mayfield Gardens. 667 2828. Evening.

0 Swing ’87 Malt Shovel. Cockburn Street. 225 6843. Evening. Hot club with reeds.

- West End Jazz Band Basin Street. Haymarket. Evening. Solid trad band.

0 Delta Devils Shore Bar. Shore. Leith. Evening. Boogie and blues piano/guitar.

WEDNESDAY 10' Glasgow

0 Sandy Taylor/Alec Moore Society of Musicians. Berkeley Street. Evening.


0 Tea Dance Assembly Rooms.

George Street. 3pm. 50p includes refreshments.

0 Charlie McNair’s Band Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. Evening. Edinburgh's original jazz band.

0 Louisiana Ragtime Band Basin Street. Haymarket Terrace. Evening. New Orleans.

0 Take Three Maxies Bistro. West Nicolson Street. 6670845. Evening. Modern jazz in bar/restaurant.

THURSDAY 11 Glasgow

0 Jazz Night Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. Evening.

0 Dave Wilson and the Uptown Shuttlers Pitz Recreation Centre. Blackhall Road. Paisley. Pianist with six-piece band. 8.30—1 1 .30pm. Bar.


0 Templehall Stompers Temple Hotel. Esplanade. Joppa. Evening. Trad band.

0 Spirits of Rhythm Basin Street. Haymarket. Evening. Dixieland.


FRIDAY 29 Glasgow

0 Latin Duarter Strathclyde UU. John Street. 552 1895. Touring to promote a new album Mick and Caroline which should be worth your attention ifit lives up to the standards of their debut Modern Times which was home to the excellent single ‘Radio Africa‘.

0 Gaye Bikers on Acid Rooftops. Sauchiehall Street. 332 5883. 10.30pm. £3. Having recently topped the indie charts with ‘Nosedive Karma‘ there should be a good crowd for tonight‘s events. Popular among goths. I will not be there.

0 Beastie Boys Barrowlands. London Road. 552 4601. 7.30pm. £6. Nothing like a bit ofoutrage which the Beasties supply. despite being a musical vacuum. I found it quite amusing that the Daily Record recently glorified their outrageousness. cretinism and sexism with a centre page feature. while their sister paper. the Daily Mirror was furiously trying to ban them from this country. Hypocrisy in the media? Never.

0 Comedy of Errors Boulevard Hotel. Duntocher. 337 2381. 9pm. Comedy Of Errors have been flaunting their own interpretation ofproressive mentors Genesis for several years with very little reward.

O The Straight Men Riverside Tavern. Gorbals. 429 3981. 9pm. Free. One ofthe better local pub rock bands.

0 Stranger Red Lion. Prestwick. 9pm. Free. More well played, but dated rock. Such a young(ish) band should be doing something more exciting than this.

0 Jamie Barnes and Cochise Platini‘s. 115 West Nile Street. 9pm. Free. Well worn pub rockers.

o The Hardy Boys Windy‘s Bar. Paisley. 9pm.


0 The Voice or the Beehive The Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. Doors open 7.30pm. Touring with the Madness rhythm section. the bright-eyed Californian beat oftheir single Just A City is doing well in the indie charts. Recommended.

0 Powerhouse Boogie Band Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after 9.30pm. Rhythm ‘n‘ blues.

0 Wasted Days (Tobe confirmed). Rolling Stone. Greenside Place. 558 1270. 9.30pm. Late 60s-inf1uenced duo with drum machine. and occasional Dylanesque twang to the vocals.

o The Rootsie Tootsie Band The Cavern. Cowgate. 226 5641. Blues ‘n‘ boogie.



0 Gary Glitter/The Force Barrowland. London Road. 552 4601. 7.30pm. £5. These days Gary Glitter would probably pass as a bouncer at Barrowland so why he should be on stage there is beyond me. Comedy fans will be out in force. a corny link. as the East Kilbride band who support are the only possible reason for being at this gig.

o The Proclaimers Weavers. Maxwellton Drive. Paisley. 887 5143. 8pm. Only Scottish date at the moment for the Proclaimers. and just in time to coincide with their debut single ‘Throw the R Away‘. My advice is buy the album and see this ifat all possible.

0 The Same Animals Boulevard Hotel. Duntocher. 377 2381 . 9pm. Best gig at the Boulevard for a while. and home territory for the Same Animals.

0 Mary Kiani Baby Grand. Elmbank Gardens. 248 4942. 8pm. Free. Excellent singer in residency. Well worth a look.

0 Big George and The Business Platini's. West Nile Street. 9pm. Free. Blues.

0 The Dansenes St Georges Bar. 316 St Georges Road. 9pm. Free. More competent but uninspired pub rock.


0 Bald Cormorant Lord Darnley. West Port. 229 4341. 3pm. Free. 60s' R&B. country—rock. jam atmosphere.

0 Deacon Blue Moray House Student Union. Holyrood Road. 556 8455. Students and guests only. This should be a good one. Deacon Blue being one ofthe best. if most conventional. bands in Glasgow. Their debut album is out now on CBS.

0 Toto and The Bostons and Stealin’ The Blues Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. As usual. Toto‘s session in the afternoon is free. while getting in after 9.30pm to see the later band will cost £1.

0 After Eight Mince Négociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9pm. Free. Proficient and pleasant jazz-funk combo.

0 Blueiinger The Cavern. Cowgate. 226 5641. Fine rhythm ‘n‘ blues band.

30The List 29 May— 11 June