I Martin Foster Trio Maxies Bistro. West Nicholson Street. 9pm—12 midnight. Clarinet sax with guitar and bass.
I Shore Music The Shore Bar Restaurant. The Shore. Leith. 9pm. Tonight Hugh and Graham. swing violin and guitar.
I East Coast Jazz Band Blue Lagoon. Angle Park Terrace. 331 9922. Evening. 9—l2pm. Resident Trad band.
TUESDAY 30 Glasgow
I Monty's Bar And Diner 1256 Argyle Street. near Kelvin Hall. 334 89(17. Evening. Live jazz night. mainlyTrad. I Bobby Wishart Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 332 1210. Evening. Leading saxophonist's jazz and fusion band.
I Big Jazz Night Boswell Hotel. Mansion House Road. Langside. 8pm. George Ogilvie leads the Trad and Dixie bash. I Jazz Academy Bonhams. Byres Road. 357 342-1. Evening.
I Jazz Festival The Marquee. Linlithgow. 8—1 lprn. £3.50. Charter 6llllCelebrations presents an evening under canvas. with Fionna Duncan's Hot Five and special guest. ace trumpeter from Poland and the London Jazz scene. JanuszCarmello. Details and tickets ()5l)6 8-1-1600.
I Louisiana Ragtime Band Navaar l louse Hotel. Mayfield (iardens. 667 2828. Evening.
I Shore Music The Shore Bar Restaurant. The Shore. Leith. 9pm. Tonight Robert Pettigrew and Kenny Ellis. piano double bass.
I Barony Jazz Barony Bar. Broughton Street. 557 (15-16. Jack HammerBand
9—1 1 .3llpm. Singer leads sax and guitar band.
WEDNESDAY 31 Glasgow
I Sandy Taylor/Alex Moore Duo ( ilasgow Society Of Musicians. Berkeley Street. 221 6112. 8.30pm. 511p. Bar.
I Bill Kyle’s Jazz Base L'Atlache. basement of Rutland Hotel. West End. Princes Street. 9pm. Free. Leaderon drums with a regular line upof
piano keyboards. bass. drums. guitar. brass and reeds. Modern. bop. some mainstream. blues.
I Al Fairweather and Friends Youngs Hotel. Leamington Terrace. 22‘) 6481. 8.30pm. Trumpet star's weekly blow. I Charlie McNair‘s Band Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. Evening. Another Edinburgh band leader and trumpeter.
I About Time Bon Accord. Charing Cross. 9.30pm. Residency.
I Jeanette Burns/Andy Alston Bltiekiriars. Bell Street. Merchant City. 552 592-1. Evening.
I Jiveass Blues and Boogie Winters-gills. Great Western Road. 830—] 1pm. (ireat. rough R&B band.
I Seven Eleven Trader Vics. Victoria Street. Evening. BluesandJazz.
I Blues Rock Hamilton Lodge Hotel. Joppa. 9pm. Live bands.
I Gordon Fyrte Trio Afton Hotel. Grosvenor Crescent. Evening.
I Criterion Jazz Band Fat Sams. Fountainbridge. Evening.
I Templehall Stampers Temple Hotel. Esplanade. Joppa. 669 426-1. Evening. Trad and dixie residents. (iood fun. Busy. I Joe Capaldl Quartet Brandos. Blair Street. Evening.
One of the most refreshing bands lrom Glasgow to have appeared in the early part of
FOP“ “ST! astral:
performed at Fury Murry's, lex and the Kelvlngrove ‘Class of 89’ Festival. In addition, they shouldbe able to build on the fans they have won from these gigs with another show at Napoleon’s on Tuesday 23.
Consisting of Monica Oueen (vocals), Peter O’Hare (piano/guitar), John Smilie (guitar), Brian Sweeney (bass) and Pat Connor (drums), their sound varies from a two-guitar rock attack to some more reflective piano/acoustic guitar-based ballads, with both formats acting as a good showcase for Monica's superb vocals and the surprisingly mature songwriting talent.
Although they have been together in some form for almost two years, their first major success was winning a Battle of the Bands contest in Falkirk Iastyear. While they admitthat ‘it wasn‘t the type of event that you would want to win’ and that ’we weren’t all that serious at the time’, (something reflected in the band’s previous name), it did serve as a confidence booster, and helped attract some interest in theirfirst Glasgow gigs. From this they found management, and are progressing at a pleasing rate: ‘There has been quite a change in the
songwriting in the lastyear,’ says Peter. ‘I think we have written for Monica’s voice a lot more, whereas before we would write for our own style, or ourown type of music . . . If you arrange things well you can get a full sound, and leave spaces for someone to sing over the top.
‘Since the first gig in Glasgow went down so well, we now feel that we are
getting places,‘ he continues. ‘It was
quite a testing time for us, but I think we passed that test. The response was overwhelming, so we have been inspired to rehearse more, and things are progressing quite quickly.’
At the moment this progress is more geared towards the live front, with their
I Acoustic Night at The Blue Note Blue Note. Briggait Centre. 72 Clyde Street. 8.30pm. Free. Primarily acoustic performances by members of the best unsigned local bands on piano and or guitar and vocals. Taking part. Davey Scott of l learts and Minds; Andy Thornton of Big Sur; (iwen Stewart and David Fagan ofThe Wild River Apples; Phil Blakernan and Norrie Craigof Farewell Parade: Tom Morton. makinga rare (ilasgow appearance after his self-imposed exile in The Shetlands. and Charles (iorman. Should be good night. and probably very popular. .‘y’B cameras expected along. particularly for golden boy Davey Scott.
I Goodbye Mr Mackenzie Recreation Theatre. Carluke. CANCELLED due to inadequate power supply.
I Garrison Venue. 4911 Sauehiehall Street. 332 3872. Promising heavy rock act. sharing management with Big Country and The Cult. and who can seemingly number Stuart Adamson among their fans.
I Loose Cut and Souled Out Clyde Hall. upstairs at Osmosis. Jamaica Street. 248 4554.8.31)pm~»1am. £2(£l.5(l). ‘Crlasgow‘s premier blues band' ~ what. another one‘.’ —- supported by Sixties covers. etc.
I The Whiskey Priests Halt Bar. 160 Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9pm. Free. Durham-based purveyors of some kind of bastard folk. LP .Vt'e (furl Luck kicking about.
I Philander's Tricycle La 'l'aniere. 15 Fox Street. 221 48-1-1. 9pm. Free.
I The Henry Brothers ( )‘l lenry \. Kelvinbridge. 9pm. Free.
I HUB and Cry Playhouse 'lillL’illl'L’. (ireenside Place. 557' 25‘)“. 7.30pm. SOLD 0171‘. liven if you find the albums dreary listening. as 1 often do. the Brothers Kane and their band do provide great live entertainment. Which is as it should be. considering their status.
I The James Taylor Quartet and ThatSwing ThangCalton Club. ('alton Studios. Calton Road. 556 7066. 0pm 4am. See panel.
I The Deltones and Capone and The Bullets Zoot Club. Venue. ("alton Road. 55" 3073. lllprii-3aril. £5. Supported by (ilasgow ‘s ow ri ska kings. The Deltones are ten ska and bluebeat queens 1 sorry. nine and one male) who've been building themselves tip a si/eable follow ing in the last five years. and are acknowledged as one of the leading groups of the scene.
I Vatican Shotgun Scare lidirlburgh l'niversity Student l'nioriﬂl ey rot Row. 667 21191. You'll find the S-tr‘aek demo in selected shops around town. with such intriguing titles as ‘l’ile til l)e;itl ( itll‘ rtlltl ‘Civil Servant .ltirnp'. bill the Vatican sound can be a bit of a monotone lorlhe uninitiated.
I Makossa Negociants. 1.othian Street. 225 6313. 9.45pm. Free. For those “110 want to dance it'll be a hard decision whether to go to The Deltones or come
here. You won't be shorlehanged. though.
by Makossa's brand of reggae. soul and African music.
I The Humpff Family Trading Post . The Shore. 553 716-1. lllpm. Free. Spoof country. Residency.
I MrJones Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. L1 after 9.3(lpm.
I Doug Rich Paddy's. Rose Street. ‘lpm. Free. Residency.
most recent recording being a live session for Radio Clyde. Musically, they have the potential to become an extremely classy pop act, with the closest musical reference points being American acts like Edie Brickell and
overstating the case dramatically to suggest that Moni sounded like either.
’Til Tuesday, although it would be
Last word to Monica on the importance of live performance, and the reasons you should see this band soon: ‘It is not good enough to have good songs. If people want to come and see a live band they really want to be entertained as well as listening to good songs, and I think we are aware of the need to put on as good a show as possible. (John Williamson)
I Live band lord 1)arnley . West Port . 22‘) 4341. lllpm.
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I Labi Siffre ( ioy all low n llall. ( iov an. Spin. £5 ( f2 5111. ‘Something Inside So Strong’ last year brought this maior singing star from the Seyenties baek lothe publie's notice. Madness‘s coy er of ‘11 .‘yltist Be Loy e’ can't hay e but I . elllier l’lnal climactic event of May lest‘s pop programme.
I Wild Party 1 lilll liar. 46H \Voodlarlds Road. 332 1211'. 11pm l'r'ee l'ealurrrig .lack and ( ~harles Riley . es ol Strangers and Brothers.
I Score John St .l.im. ( ieor‘ge Square. me. l'iree. Blues and rock ys itll ‘tlualrly
I Big George and The Business I... 'l .llllc‘lL'. 15 l‘ox Street. 221 48-14. Afternoon l-ree (ilasgow bluesman. superb guitarist and almost .i legend in his oys n time
- The Corel.a'l.irirere. 151w“ 811111.331 .lSJ-l llpm. free
I Rollin‘ Joe ( )'l lenry "s. Rely rnbridge. ‘lpm. l~ree
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