Music rock 8 pop listings


Edinburgh, Wed 23

I Psyche Essential, Eliot, House Of Files and Little Amber The Venue. 17—21 Calton Road. 557 3073. 8pm. £3. Triple bill of indie sounds.

I Jimi The Piper Bongo Club. 14 New Street. 558 7604. 9pm. £4 (£3). Jimi MacRae launches his album Earth Dance mixing pipes with rock sounds. imagine Led Zep played on the bagpipes with a full backing band.


I Ronan Keatlng and leate SECC. Finnieston Quay. 0870 040 4000. 6.30pm. £20 plus booking fee. See Tue

O Muse Barrowland. Gallowgate. 552 4601. 7.30pm. £10.50 plus booking fee. No age restriction on this show. See pre- view.

I Roger McGuinn and Juliet Turner Old Fruitmarket. Albion Street. 287 5511. 8pm. £15 (£13). Former Byrds mainstay performs sweet country rock including some old standards on his trademark 12-string Rickenbacker. Support from Irish singer/songwriter. See Big Big Country preview.

I Hawksley Workman King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £5 plus booking fee. Toronto-based performer whose first album For Him And The Girls is a collection of his favourite songs which he claims is ‘perfect for dancing‘.

I Biosphere, Fennesz and Hazard Tramway. Albert Drive. 287 3900. 8pm. £8 (£4). Norweigian Geir Jensen made a name for himself during the ‘ambient techno‘ boom of the early 90s which also gave us The Orb and Aphex Twin. His entrancing abstract electronics even ended up on a Levis ad at one point. He heads this line-up of international experimental mUsic makers with Fennesz from Austria and Hazard from Sweden.

I Link 80 and 5 Knuckle Shuffle The Cathouse. Union Street. 248 6606. 7.30pm. £6.50 plus booking fee. Over- 14s show. Rock.

I Kirby, Proforma and Akira The 13th Note Club. Clyde Street. 243 2177. 8pm. £5. Three bands perform the songs of Madonna.

I Ticklish The 13th Note Cafe. King Street. 553 1638. 8pm. £2.

I Vagabonds The Scotia. Stockwell Street. 552 8681. 8.30pm. Free. Popular

I Hiilman’s Blues Band Studio I. Byres Road. 341 6516. 9pm. Free. Blues at this new West End venue.

I Jam Session Samuel Dow's. Nithsdale Road. 423 0107. 8.30pm. Free.


I Ozrlc Tentacles The Liquid Room. 9c Victoria Street. 225 2564. £1 1. Jazz-space rock fusion antics from these cosmic crusties who've been together for almost two decades and continue to produce their psychedelic rock.

I Soulspace Bongo Club. 14 New Street. 558 7604. 9pm. £5 (£4). inspired beats and grooves from the Soulspace Collective comprising over 40 live performers (formerly The Monastry Of Sound)

I The Cherryfire Ashes and Bendy Toy Heriot-Watt University Union. Riccarton. 451 5333. 9pm. Free. Starshaped Records Night with indie rock from The Cherryfire Ashes and electronic dance action from Bendy Toy.


I Mirror Man Cowane Centre. Cowane Street. 01786 473544. 7.30pm. £12 (£8). Avant garde folk theatre Mirror Man (a Geography of Sound in 2 Acts) is a mixture of music and drama from David Thomas with the Pale Orchestra and Chorus. Part of Le Weekend - Stirling‘s festival for inventive new music and sound.

58 Till LIST 10—24 May 2001

The dates listed below are for

one-off or ticketed shows; see below section for free residencies. Gigs are listed by date, then by city. Performances will be listed, provided that details reach our offices at least eight days before publication. Jazz listings compiled by Henry Northmore and Kenny Mathieson.


I Lights Out By Nine Henry‘s Jazz Bar. 8 Morrison Street. 538 7385. 8.30pm. £5 (£4). Vocalist Al Hughes fronts this ever-popular stomping blues outfit.


I Masquenada Henry's Jazz Bar. 8 Morrison Street. 538 7385. Midnight. £5. A Latin-infused jazz selection frotn these former Cafe Graffiti regulars. including Chimp of Salsa Celtica fame on percussion and Colin Steele on trumpet. I Eric Bibb with special guests Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.30pm. £12.50. Concert by acoustic blues singer and guitarist. Eric Bibb. who is a leading light in the current revival of this genre.

I Jazz ‘n’ Jive Club Fairtnile lnn. 44 Biggar Road. 312 8243. 8pm. £4 (£3). The Louisiana Ragtime Band and The Spirits of Rhythm are on hand to provide the best in traditional and New Orleans jazz.

I Dave Milligan Trio Henry‘s Jazz Bar. 8 Morrison Street. 538 7385. 8.30pm. £5. Pianist Milligan and his trio supply a melodic jazz selection from old standards to newer funky tunes.

I Sexteto Caliente Bongo Club. 14 New Street. 558 7604. 10.30pm. £6 (£5). Hot Cuban sounds from these live guests at Club Latino. Edinburgh‘s longest running salsa and Latin club. Also featuring DJs. dancers and salsa classes if you arrive early.


The Tees Valley Jazz Men Ex- Servicemen‘s Club. Peebles. 01721 721207. 7pm. £8. Traditional and Dixieland jazz from these Jazz Men with support from The Tweed Valley Jazz Band. Part of The Peebles Jazz Festival.


I Forever In Blue Jeans Falkirk Town Hall. West Bridge Street. 01324 506850. 7.30pm. £9—£10. A night for all the family as singers. musicians and dancers perform hits from the 40s up to present day.


I Burt MacDonald Quartet Brel. 39—43 Ashton Lane. 342 4966. 3pm. Free. The quartet who proclaim themselves to be cooler than Sinatra. if not quite as good as Beethoven Raymond MacDonald and George Burt front. on saxophones and guitar respectively.


I Groovedlggaz Henry's Jazz Bar. 8 Morrison Street. 538 7385. Midnight. £5. A dose of funk from Edinburgh’s premiere heavyweight soul outfit. featuring vocalist Tony King and the talents of Martin Kershaw on sax.

I Eddie Severn Quartet Henry's Jazz Bar. 8 Morrison Street. 538 7385. 8.30pm. £5. Edinburgh based trumpet and flugelhorn-player Sevem celebrates the imminent release of his debut album.

Rumba Caliente play Henry’s Jazz Bar, Fri 18 Mar


I Peebles Jazz Festival \‘arious Venues. ()1721 721207. £5 single show (£18 Rover ticket). Annual celebration of Dixieland and traditional jazz. with concerts taking place at venues throughout Peebles. Today sees performances from Jazz-A-\\'ard. Alex Yellowless. .Mart Rodgers and Honestas Marching Band among others.


I Linlithgow Jazz Club Burgh Halls. The Cross. 01506 844600.

8—1 1pm. £3—£8 (children free). New Orleans and traditional style jazz from the resident West End Jazz Band and special guests.


I The Chet Baker Tribute Henry's Jazz Bar. 8 Morrison Street. 538 7385. 8.30pm. £5 (£4). Vocalist Cathie Rae and trumpeter Colin Steele present the two sides of the enigmatic jazz star.

0 Mr McFalls Chamber, Elspeth Cowie and The Burt MacDonald Quartet Bongo Club. 14 New Street. 558 7604. 8.30pm. £7 (£5). None Of The Above present another eclectic night of music as Mr McFalls Chamber are joined by Valentina Martinez for a selection of tangos. Tonight also sees folk from singer Cowie and inventive jazz and blues from the Burt MacDonald Quartet.


I Peebles Jazz Festival VarioUs Venues. ()1721 721207. See Sat 12. Today sees performances from Alastair McDonald and Jazz-A-Ward and Dennis Armstrong‘s Northern All Stars.


I Centre Stage Jazz Club The Auld Hundred. 100 Rose Street. 225 1809. 8.30pm. £2. Mainstream. progressive and experimental jazz frotn the resident Dominic Spencer Trio. plus guests.

Wednesday 1 6


I Nigel Clark Trio Henry’s Jazz Bar. 8 Morrison Street. 538 7385. 8.30pm. £5 (£4). Guitarist Nigel Clark has signed a multi-album deal with New York-based jazz label Arkadia. the first of which should be out in June. He gives a taster

here \\ ith his tisual trio. featuring bass player liw an Vernal and drummer Mike Bradley.


I The George Penman Jazzmen Merchants House. 7 West (ieorge Street. 3349757. 12.45pm. £4.50 (£1.507£4). An afternoon of \ intagc jazz from George and co.

I Gypsy-Jazz Fusion (‘al‘e Cossachok. Rtissian Cultural Centre. 10 King Street. 5530733. 8.30pm. tbc. A full scale gypsy. jazz. folk fiddle and guitar explosion from l.e\ Atlas (violin). ()leg Ponomarev (violin) and Nigel ('lark (guitar).


I Andy Gunn Henry's Jazz Bar. 8 Morrison Street. 538 7385. 8.30pm. £5 (£4). Songwriter (iunn returns to the live arena with his funky jazz sounds.

Friday 18


I Rumba Caliente Henry 's Jazz Bar. 8 Morrison Street. 538 7385. Midnight. £5. New six piece band lead by Salsa Celtica trumpeter Toby Shippey. providing the finest in hot raunchy Latin sounds.

I Average White Band The Liquid Room. 9c Victoria Street. 225 2564. 7pm. £13.50. Their Scottish roots may be disguised by their American soul-funk sound. but the AWB made their mark in no uncertain fashion back in the 70s. The latest incarnation return to Scotland for a couple of low key gigs. mixing some of their greatest hits with newer material.

I Jazz ‘n’ Jive Club 1-‘airmile lnn. 44 Biggar Road. 312 8243. 8pm. £4 (£3). Traditional and New Orleans jazz from the Spirits of Rhythm and special guests. Dave Keir's Hot Four.

I Brian Kellock Trio Henry's Jazz Bar. 8 Morrison Street. 538 7385. 8.30pm. £5. Scotland‘s leading jazz pianist is another one with a new album imminent. and one recorded live at Henry's at that. it should be out on Caber in June. but catch Brian in the flesh with his regular collaborators. bassist Kenny Ellis and drummer John Rae.


0 Tommy Smith ‘Alone At Last’ Perth Theatre. 185 High Street. 01738 621031. 10pm. £8. An early opportunity to check out the Creative Scotland Award project which Tommy Smith will tour