I Peach Doom! 13th Note. Glassford Street. 553 1638. Every Thursday until mid-May. ‘new country' band Peach County present a Rock'n'Roots Club. featuring surprise guests. food. beer promotions and self-proclaimed ‘groovy atmosphere’. Alan McCusker—Thomson and Brian McGlynn guest on 8 April.
Light Music is listed by date. then by city. Performances will be listed. subject to space, provided that details reach our offices at least one week before publication. Light Music Listings compiled by Alastair Mabbott and Fiona Shepherd.
I Foster and Allen Pavilion Theatre. Renﬁeld Street. 332 1846. £9 balcony tickets left. Still a top Christmas seller in Glasgow‘s record shops. right up there with Daniel O‘Donnell in the traditional Celtic whimsy stakes.
I Michael Ball Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 7.30pm. £17.50. £15.50. £12.50. Only a few tickets left. Tickets from the Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. 227 551 1. Pride salved after the ignominy of having to perform our auspicious Eurovision Song Contest entry. Michael Ball returns to those slushbucket ballads he executes so well and a welter of maternal instincts are released into the stratosphere.
I Michael Ball Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 7.30pm. £17.50. £15.50. £12.50. Only a few tickets left. Tickets from the Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. 227 5511. See Wed 31.
I The Cliff Richard Gospel Tour SECC. Finnieston Quay. 248 3000. SOLD OUT. A far more heartening experience than the embarrassing sub-soft-rocky efforts he pumps out to infiltrate The Kids‘ conscience. Not that we're dissing the delights of ‘Devil Woman‘ and other unimpeachable rockin‘ standards. not a chance. but this is Cliff in his element.
I Howard Keel Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 7.30pm. £15. £12.50. £10. £7.50. Only a few tickets left from the Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. 227 5511. Big boy. big voice. big repertoire. Dallas is forgotten. Seven Brides. . . endures. as Howard Keel opens his throat to deliver favourites from musicals. etc.
I Slim Whitman and George Hamilton 11! Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 7.30pm. £14. £12. £10. From the old school of showbiz country stars who used to pop up every so often as the special guests on The Muppet Show. come two of the most cheesy graduates.
Gates listed below are for one-off shows: see separate section for residencies. Gigs are listed by date, then by city. Performances will be listed, provided that details reach our offices at least one week before publication. Jazz Listings compiled by Kenny Mathieson.
I Gave G’lligglns Jazz at The Dunny. Boglestone Bar. 80 Glassford Street.
9-1 1.30pm. £5 (£3.50). A welcome Scottish return for one of the leading young saxophonists on the British scene. He plays with Andy Mitchell (bass) and Iain Copeland (drums). See preview.
I Rebirth Brass Band Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 8.30pm. £6.50—£8.50 (£4). This exhilarating bunch of young iconoclasts are busily engaged in renewing the traditional sound of New Orleans jazz. See preview.
I Shellagh Buchanan and the Sandy Taylor Trio Lowport Centre. Blackness Road. Linlithgow. Advance tickets from Tourist Information Centre. 0506 844600. 7.30pm. £3.50. This year's annual jazz concert under the auspices of the Linlithgow Festival Trust features singer Shellagh Buchanan. with additional guests in guitarist Lex Kelly and George Moncur. who doubles on violin and tenor sax. Pianist Sandy Taylor leads his regular Trio. with Ricky Steele on bass and Murray Smith on drums.
I John Murray Big Band Society of Musicians. 73 Berkeley Street. 221 61 12. 2—5pm. £1. Mainstream.
I George Penman’s Jamnen Society of Musicians. 73 Berkeley Street. 221 61 12. 8.30pm—midnight. £3. Leading Dixieland band. plus guests.
I Mike Hart’s Society Syncopators with Wendy Weatherby Edinburgh Jazz Club. University Club. 9—15 Chambers Street. 650 2395. 8—1 1.30pm. Jazz club members £3. guests £4.50. Traditional jazz from a well-established band led by director of the Edinburgh Jazz Festival. with featured singer Wendy Weatherby.
I Howard Alden Society of Musicians. 73 Berkeley Street. 221 61 12. 8pm. £7 (members £4). American guitarist Howard Alden’s work with trombonist Dan Barrett in the long-running Alden-Barrett Quintet has been featured at the Edinburgh Jazz Festival on a couple of occasions. and he has played here in various other combinations over the past few years. Familiarity only breeds a desire to hear more. however. and his clean. lucid. mainstream approach is always worth catching. The Sandy Taylor Trio provide
their usual accomplished support.
I Big Band Session Society of Musicians. 73 Berkeley Street. 221 61 12. 2—5pm. £1. The Strathclyde Youth Jazz Orchestra alternate with the Tim Barella Big Band.
I Gave G’IIiggins Jazz at The Tron. Tron Cellar Bar. 9 Hunter Square. High Street. 220 1550. 9pm. £4 (£3.50). As for Fri 26. except that Bill Kyle takes over on drums for this one.
I lift Garey’s Jazz Band Society of Musicians. 73 Berkeley Street. 221 61 12. 9pm—midnight. £2. Traditional.
I Sandy Taylor and Henry Fullarton Society of Musicians. 73 Berkeley Street. 221 61 12. 8.30pm. £1. Mainstream piano and bass duo. plus guests.
I Ialn Garleton Jazz at The Tron. Tron Cellar Bar. 9 Hunter Square. High Street. 220 1550. 9pm. £2 (£1.50). A ‘pool’ session led by guitarist Iain Carleton. whose band I haven’t heard before. but it includes Mike Travis’s brother Des on drums. This will probably be the last gig using the ‘pool session‘ fonnat. which has not really worked as intended. but since it features a new band who play together regularly. it is a more organised session anyway.
Glasgow I Iligel Glarlt’s Three Guitars Jazz at The
Dunny. Boglestone Bar. 80 Glassford Street. 9—1 1.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). No. Nigel won't be playing all of them. talented chap though he is; he will be joined in an all-guitar threesome by Dominic Ashworth and Graeme Duffin. There is likely to be a solo support slot from another guitarist as well. making it guitar night at the Dunny.
I Fat Sam's Sand Motherwell Concert Hall. Motherwell. 0698 267515. 8pm. £6 (£5). Following their success at last year‘s Motherwell Beer Festival. the Edinburgh- based nine-piece swing and jump-jive specialists return ‘by popular demand’ for this jazz cabaret show.
I lraltere City Halls. Candleriggs. 227 5511. 8pm. £8. This exciting Cuban ten- piece created something of a sensation on their Glasgow debut at last year's Jazz Festival. and now return under the Festival‘s auspices in a continuation of the Famous Grouse Jazz Series. The exhilarating combination of exuberant Cuban rhythms with jazz soloing has established the band as an intemational attraction.
I loot Allures Ventura Cafe Bar. 50—60 King Street. 552 1388. 9.45pm. £2. A new quartet playing both standards and original compositions. The band also play on Fri 3 at O‘Henry's. Drury Street. 248 3751. at 9.45pm. where admission is free. I John Murray Big Band Society of Musicians. 73 Berkeley Street. 221 61 I2. 2—5pm. £1. Mainstream.
I George Penman’s Jazzrnen Society of Musicians. 73 Berkeley Street. 221 61 I2. 8.30pm—midnight. £3. Dixieland.
I Alex Shaw Edinburgh Jazz Club. University Club. 9—15 Chambers Street.
ROYAL CONCERT HALL 16th MAY
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