Fri 23rd Jan, 6pm
When Nina Nesbitt released her debut album, Peroxide, in February 2014, she was just 19. That the half Scottish, half Swedish singer/songwriter has already spent two years putting out EPs, touring the country and steadily building her fan base – her video views stand at more than 20 million and over 130,000 follow her on Twitter – makes her early start all the more remarkable.
Nina’s age is important. It is as central to her songs as the lessons she’s learnt since she first picked up a guitar aged 15. Nina may be an experienced songwriter, a festival veteran and a regular on Radio 1, but she still writes, brilliantly, from the point of view of a typical teenager.
Tue 27 Jan: 9.30pm
Strap yourself in for a Craig Hill thrill! Don’t miss the chance to see Scotland’s favourite kilted treasure – live and unleashed. The Scotsman called Craig “PRICELESS!” and we absolutely agree! Book early for this deliciously wicked and gloriously camp evening of no-holds-barred comedy and pure, unadulterated fun.
Sat 31 Jan: 7.30pm
Something interesting must happen every ten seconds… and it will! Red Bastard is a dangerous, seductive comedy monster! After a plethora of 5-star reviews for his shows at the Edinburgh Festival this year and his debut last year, America’s number one bouffon unleashes a pompous theatrical master class in this critically acclaimed show. Lines will be crossed and laughs will be had in this interactive feast of biting wit, mischievous improvisation, and physical prowess.” Bizarrely hilarious.. has to be seen to be believed “ Time Out. “This is not a show, this is an experience” Edinburgh Evening News.
31 Jan: 9.30pm
Brothers Patrick and Gregory Kane formed Hue and Cry in 1983 and made a huge impact in the late 80’s with the albums ‘Seduced and Abandoned’ and ‘Remote’ as well as the massive hit singles ‘Labour of Love’ and ‘Looking For Linda’. The duo remain to this day, one of the country’s biggest selling and most influential artists. Their career has spanned over 25 years in which they have continued to delight live audiences and produce critically acclaimed albums. Taking to the stage with their full band to perform all the Hue and Cry fan favourites and classics, this is one show not to be missed
24 Jan: 9.30pm
The Undertones emerged from Derry in 1977, the result of five friends learning how to play guitar and drums in time with someone singing.
Practicing in their bedrooms eventually led to the band recording ‘Teenage Kicks’ in 1978 on the Good Vibrations indie label in Belfast. The legendary DJ John Peel received a copy and liked it so much he played it twice in a row on his radio show. The Undertones went on to become one of the most successful bands from the punk era, still as fresh and dynamic today as they were in 1977.
25 Jan: 11pm
Skerryvore bring their exciting, vibrant 7 piece Celtic folk rock ensemble to The 2015 Big Burns Supper. Their on-stage fusion of contemporary styles with traditional instruments and roots is breath taking, including a heady mix of soul searching songs, urgent tempos and flowing melodies. Skerryvore celebrate their 10th year in 2015 and this return visit to Dumfries will feature material from their most recent album ‘Chasing the Sun,’ as well as many favourites from their four previous releases.
31 Jan: 5pm
There’s that sound again, that Vaselines sound: a winsome sweetness, a touch of melancholy and a lithe, libidinous drive that recalls all the best, coolest rock & roll. Eugene Kelly and Frances McKee’s voices intertwine in that ineffable way they have, a sort of highland Nancy ‘n’ Lee. And those songs: joyous slices of classic pop songwriting brimming with heart and wit. But on their new album V for Vaselines, the guitars are bigger and fuzzier, the beats hit harder and tighter, and the whole affair bursts with punky energy.
Live coverage starts 25/01/15 at 16.50.
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