Choose an upcoming gig and you will see why Backstage at the Green Hotel Kinross is a firm favourite amongst music fans from Scotland and indeed England as well. Mundell Music also display a vast collection of Rock & Roll Memorabilia around the venue which has to be seen to be believed. Visit our Gallery to see some of the Artists who have played for us. All ticket transactions are taken securely by TicketWeb.

with Pendragon
Backstage at The Green Hotel , The Muirs, Kinross
Sun March 1, 2020 8:00 pm GMT

Formed in 1978, Stroud. In 1982 Pendragon's then Manager booked a young band called Marillion to play and added Pendragon as support. The two bands hit it off and Pendragon toured extensively with Marillion for several years in the UK whilst buil... Read more
Formed in 1978, Stroud. In 1982 Pendragon's then Manager booked a young band called Marillion to play and added Pendragon as support. The two bands hit it off and Pendragon toured extensively with Marillion for several years in the UK whilst building their own strong and loyal following. 1983 saw Pendragon play to 30,000 strong audience at Reading Festival and they have gone on to become one of the UK's leading prog-rock bands.

with Danny Bryant
Backstage at The Green Hotel , The Muirs, Kinross
Thu March 5, 2020 8:00 pm GMT

"A magnificent album” Music-News "This could be a lost 70's Blues/Rock classic" 9/10 - Blues Rock Review Danny Bryant brings new release to Kinross.  Critically-lauded Blues Rock axeman, Danny ... Read more

"A magnificent album” Music-News
"This could be a lost 70's Blues/Rock classic" 9/10 - Blues Rock Review

Danny Bryant brings new release to Kinross.  Critically-lauded Blues Rock axeman, Danny Bryant, brings his brand new release, Means of

Escape to Kinross on Thursday 5th March 2020

Described by Planet Rock Radio as a "British Blues Legend" and by Blues patriarch Joe Bonamassa as, "A Fantastic Guitarist”, Danny has spent the last 20 years touring the world. With packed out club shows and world famous festivals in China, the USA, Canada, Europe and all points in between!

Danny's last five studio albums have all reached the number one spot in the Blues charts across Europe and, “Means of Escape”, is being hailed as his best album to date. Recorded at Lincolnshire's famed Chapel Studios, ‘Means of Escape’ was engineered by the Grammy Award winning Ian Dowling and mixed in Nashville, Tennessee by Eddie Spear (Rival Sons, U2).

Expect a night of Blues with passion, not to be missed!


with Free Again 'The Spirit Of Free & Bad Co
Backstage at The Green Hotel , The Muirs, Kinross
Fri March 6, 2020 9:00 pm GMT

Free Again Band, a five piece ensemble of musicians, will perform their spectacular new show  'The Spirit of Bad Company & Free'  that gives you a concert experience of 100 minutes of pure Free and Bad Company nostalg... Read more

Free Again Band, a five piece ensemble of musicians, will perform their spectacular new show 

'The Spirit of Bad Company & Free' 

that gives you a concert experience of 100 minutes of pure Free and Bad Company nostalgia.

This is not a heavy rock night by any stretch, the music is more than that…much more. It’s a delicate blend of vocals, guitars and piano punctuated by a dynamic rhythm section to produce timeless, melodic classics.

The line-up, made up predominantly from the touring band Hotel California Scotland, sympathetically and faithfully recreate the authentic sound and feel of the ultimate Paul Rodgers back catalogue.

 

With the same exacting attention to detail that has made Hotel California Scotland such a popular crowd pleaser in the theatres across Scotland, Free Again Band are set to do it all again with a brand new, never been attempted show. 

Expect a set that includes classic tracks ranging from Feel Like Makin’ Love to Wishing Well; All Right Now to Can’t Get Enough. You will also hear an acoustic section with beautiful piano melodies and vocal harmony. The back catalogue is exceptional, appealing to audiences of every age, evoking memories and touching the hearts and souls of each new generation.

This concert promises to be a fantastic night to remember for all Free and Bad Company fans, young and old, new or long-standing.


with Beki Brindle
Backstage at The Green Hotel , The Muirs, Kinross
Sat March 7, 2020 9:00 pm GMT

Beki Brindle is in The New York Blues Hall of Fame - grew up in Indianapolis playing lead guitar with the legendary bluesman James "Yank" Rachell. Beki has shared the stage with the likes of Hot House Flowers, members of U2, The Waterboys, ... Read more

Beki Brindle is in The New York Blues Hall of Fame - grew up in Indianapolis playing lead guitar with the legendary bluesman James "Yank" Rachell. Beki has shared the stage with the likes of Hot House Flowers, members of U2, The Waterboys, plus many fantastic U.S. blues artists.

Now performing her own new material with her new UK band, Beki is the real deal. Great guitarist with a soulful voice, the band are making real waves on the UK gig scene. The band play with a real funky New Orleans feel.

Recent Quotes:

"Seeing the Beki Brindle band is like having really great tapas. Real variety, really well presented. Beki is an exceptional guitarist with an expressive and rich singing voice. She and her group of consummate musicians both pay homage to the rich and deep musical past which inspires them and create unique and original material. Their live performances are instantly enjoyable and timelessly memorable.”- Phil Lightwood-Jones

Lamb Bristo from the - Boom Boom Club says of The Beki Brindle Band - " The truth is, I love the band and am looking forward to having them back at the Boom Boom. Beki is a powerful talented performer who keeps your attention from the moment she hits the stage until the very last note and you then you want more. If you like talent, energy and being thouroughly entertained, then the Beki Brindle Band is what you want to see. I look forward to the return gig.xx"

"Beki Brindle and her UK band first appeared at the Pokey Hole Blues Club in Lichfield at a one-off mid-month date in November. The reception from the Pokey crowd was so good that the band were immediately rebooked to play at a main Friday night gig. The result? Queues outside waiting to get in way before the official opening time, a packed house absolutely blown away by a great performance from this fantastic Blues Lady and her rocking band. Great music from great musicians. And are they coming back to the Pokey? You bet your life they are….!..”- Norman Hood (Pokey Hole Blues Club


with Just Beatles
Backstage at The Green Hotel , The Muirs, Kinross
Sun March 8, 2020 2:00 pm GMT

Just Beatles have firmly established themselves on the tribute band scene in their native Scotland and have received invitations to play at Beatles festivals all over the UK and Europe, including the world famous Liverpool Beatleweek. During their tw... Read more
Just Beatles have firmly established themselves on the tribute band scene in their native Scotland and have received invitations to play at Beatles festivals all over the UK and Europe, including the world famous Liverpool Beatleweek. During their two hour multi media show expect all the hits and more from the early days of “Love Me Do” and “She Loves You” through to the psychedelic masterpiece of “Sgt. Pepper” to classics such as “Let It Be” and “Get Back.” Every aspect of their performances have been perfected in their quest to emulate the Beatles, earning them rave reviews and making them one of the best tribute bands out there. Together with authentic instruments, costumes and equipment, they really capture the look, feel, and most importantly the sound of The Beatles in concert.

with Susan Santos
Backstage at The Green Hotel , The Muirs, Kinross
Thu March 12, 2020 8:00 pm GMT

A great passion for the music led Susan Santos to learn, in a self- taught way, how to play guitar and sing. Step by step the lefty guitarist and singer was creating her own songs and her particular style of understanding the music.  After se... Read more

A great passion for the music led Susan Santos to learn, in a self- taught way, how to play guitar and sing. Step by step the lefty guitarist and singer was creating her own songs and her particular style of understanding the music. 

After several bands, she moved to Madrid in 2009 and formed a band with her own name, This is her more powerful project, a power trio that mixes blues and rock & american roots music. 

She has had intense years of performing in famous clubs and at numerous festivals around Europe, USA & Mexico. 

She recorded 5 cds "Take me home", (Grasa Records, 2010), "Shuffle Woman" (Peer Music,2012) and “Electric Love” (Paella Re- cords,2014) ,“Skin & Bones” (Paella Records,2016) & “NO U TURN” (TWH Records, January 2019) 

“NO U TURN " is her fifth album and was mixed in Los Angeles, California and mastered in Aftermaster Studios (Los Angeles) by Peter Doell (worked for Glenn Frey, Steve Miller, Willie Nelson, Tom Petty…).This album Will was released 11th January 2019.

Susan’s outstanding voice and appealing guitar style, along with her strong stage presence is very refreshing in the contemporary blues scene. Blues-rock of XXI Century. 

Susan won The Best Musician Performance 2018 in the European Blues Awards. In 2019 she has been nominated for Texas Sounds Music Awards.

Susan Santos is a guitar hero. She has chops to spare. She is a monster in the studio, overdubbing well performed layers of guitar that sound live and immediate. Santos is also an accomplished songwriter who crafts sturdy, hook laden numbers.But, there are not any real Blues burners. There is not a traditional 12 bar pattern anywhere. However, for those purists who are looking for this talented slinger to lay it down old school check out some of the YouTube videos of Santos and band. She can get down and weep out a deep 12 bar Blues like nobody’s business. With this her 5th record, No U Turn is a high point for a deep soulful artist in her prime. 

(Blues Blast Magazine, US)

"She’s got an understated confidence that bubbles to the top, via snaking guitar lines at the core of a song-driven album, full of energetic arrangements, sparkling solos that illuminates her considerable abilities"

“No U Turn” all fit together seamlessly and flow like the best albums always do, as Susan shapes her material with the kind of gusto that has led her to winning the ‘Best Performer’ category at the European Blues Awards.

(Get Ready to Rock, UK)

NO U Turn , Nº 5 in The most played Album in February 2019 (IBBA, UK)


with Gerry Jablonski
Backstage at The Green Hotel , The Muirs, Kinross
Fri March 13, 2020 9:00 pm GMT

Powerful and energetic, standout act with an ultra confident, no-holds-barred swagger. Gerry Jablonski and the Electric Band have a unique trademark sound and style. Their raw and crafty stage show takes the audience on a rollercoaster ride of ... Read more

Powerful and energetic, standout act with an ultra confident, no-holds-barred swagger.

Gerry Jablonski and the Electric Band have a unique trademark sound and style.

Their raw and crafty stage show takes the audience on a rollercoaster ride of dangerous, charming and gutsy music with hooks and melodies that cross genres and age groups.

“an absolutely refreshing and life affirming experience. The best band you never heard of”Classic Rock  Magazine

2018 Blues Awards - UK Blues Act of the Year 

Live national TV appearances on STV

10 years road experience throughout  Europe, UK and Scandinavia


with The Petty Heartbreakers
Backstage at The Green Hotel , The Muirs, Kinross
Sat March 14, 2020 9:00 pm GMT

  The Petty Heartbreakers got together in 2011 to give the people a chance to hear Tom Petty's music in a live environment a bit more often, since Tom had only occasionally visited the UK in the last 20 years. Since Tom's sad passin... Read more
 
The Petty Heartbreakers got together in 2011 to give the people a chance to hear Tom Petty's music in a live environment a bit more often, since Tom had only occasionally visited the UK in the last 20 years. Since Tom's sad passing in 2017, there's more reason than ever to keep playing those fabulous songs live. 
 
The band plays songs from across Tom Petty’s career with and without the Heartbreakers, including early breakthrough hits such as American Girl, Breakdown, Refugee, via the Full Moon Fever classics, I Won’t Back Down, Runnin’ Down A Dream and Free Fallin’ right through to the end of Tom’s career. In this way there is lots for the casual fan of Tom’s music but also a few deeper cuts.

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with Sandy Tweeddale Trio
Backstage at The Green Hotel , The Muirs, Kinross
Sun March 15, 2020 2:00 pm GMT

BIO SANDY TWEEDDALE. From 2001 till 2017 Sandy was the long-standing lead guitar player/song writer with WC. Handy award-winning band Blues N Trouble . Sandy has Also plays for ,Tim Elliott and The Troublemakers & his own band , The Blue Hyenas. ... Read more
BIO SANDY TWEEDDALE. From 2001 till 2017 Sandy was the long-standing lead guitar player/song writer with WC. Handy award-winning band Blues N Trouble . Sandy has Also plays for ,Tim Elliott and The Troublemakers & his own band , The Blue Hyenas. He has been the Guitarist for and toured twice with swamp Blues harmonica Master Lazy Lester. He was in The James Burton Band (Elvis Presley’s one-time guitarist) and has been for several years now a member of Maggie Bell’s Band. He has been a band member off, Otis Grand Band , US blues men Ben Rice band and Brandon Santini band.

Over the years Sandy has supported many leading Blues and other musicians, including BUDDY GUY, PETER GREEN {Fleetwood Mac} BERT JANSCH, ROBERT CRAY, JACK BRUCE {Cream} VAN MORRISON, ERIC BURDON {The Animals} CANNED HEAT and BILL WYMAN’S RHYTUM KINGS. {Rolling Stones} He has recorded with Blues N Trouble, The Blue Hyenas, The Troublemakers, Texas Breakfast and The Coaltown Daisies and others as well as making his own albums. In Edinburgh in 2015 Sandy preformed for Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. In 2016 Sandy with his Daughter HONEYBLOOD {Marathon Artists} played Celtic Connections at the Glasgow Concert Hall Supporting Country Legend Kris Kristofferson.

with Zervas & Pepper
Backstage at The Green Hotel , The Muirs, Kinross
Sun March 15, 2020 8:00 pm GMT

Zervas Pepper are songwriters that have been crafting songs and capturing imaginations with their previous critically acclaimed albums 'Lifebringer’, 'Abstract Heart', ‘Wilderland'. 2019 brings a fresh ofer... Read more

Zervas Pepper are songwriters that have been crafting songs and capturing imaginations with their previous critically acclaimed albums 'Lifebringer’, 'Abstract Heart', ‘Wilderland'. 2019 brings a fresh ofering, an album that fnds a band that have honed their sound on the road, songwriters that continue to mine the depths of their creative pairing..

Zervas Pepper's sounds have made their way across the National airwaves of both UK and Europe. Appearing as guests and in-session for fagship National Radio BBC shows such as BBC 6music's Lauren laverne, Radclife and Maconie, Tom Robinson and many more.

Singer Kathryn Pepper says' “Endless Road, Restless Nomad’ was written whilst touring through Europe. “A life spent passing through, ..looking back, shared moments and endless roads.” The album title taken from the two songs on the album that express exactly that, 'Endless Road' and 'Restless Nomad”.

'There is Only Love' is a reaction to the intense period of negativity in the press and social media. Kathryn Pepper explains “We wanted to bring the free-spirited feeling we get on the road into the music, touring puts us in a bubble, away from the 24 news landscape we live in back home” Paul Zervas adds.. “We were looking to capture a sense of late's 1960's hippie optimism, drawing from an era of music that offered hope in troubled times”. Listen in for summer of love inspired 12 string electric guitars, harmony-drenched message of love.

'Gas Bottle Blue' finds the pair exploring opportunities missed, ..the roller coaster ride of chasing down your dreams while album opener 'The Gift' offers the gift of courage and the new hope.. “The gift you gave to me from the seventh son, ..reckless abandon.. child on the run”.

Previous notable appearances include performances for Celtic Connections Festval, BBC Radio 2 live in Hyde Park, Pride festival, Glastonbury Festival, Moseley Folk, Lunar, Deer Shed, Secret Garden and Greenman Festivals.

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Rolling Stone -"Harmonies glazed in honey, Little psychedelic clouds and open tunes guitars-the Laurel Canyon Sound is surprisingly resides in Cardiff"

No Depression -”Harmonies seep out of the speakers like warm fresh honey, Musicianship sharp as a tack”

Classic Rock – 'Superb Harmonies'
Mojo - 4 Stars "Zervas Pepper have many exquisite sounds to peddle"
Uncut - "Expertly done with open tuning and elliptical lyrics"
The Guardian - "Some of this years best Americana'
BBC6MUSIC'S Mark Radcliffe -”Just fantastic!”

David Crosby - "I've been listening.... I like Zervas Pepper, ..great songs.. Fine Singing..Excellent!" BBC6Music's Donn Letts - “Z&P.. Respect in every way!”


Backstage at The Green Hotel , The Muirs, Kinross

  Pink Floydian have built up a reputation as one of the finest and most authentic Pink Floyd tributes in the UK. They have received praise for their incredibly accurate renditions and authentic stage show.   A Pink Floydian show is mu... Read more
 
Pink Floydian have built up a reputation as one of the finest and most authentic Pink Floyd tributes in the UK. They have received praise for their incredibly accurate renditions and authentic stage show.
 
A Pink Floydian show is much more than just a gig. It is a faithful recreation of Floyd at their finest. From the lush landscapes of Shine On You Crazy Diamond to the haunting refrain of Great Gig In The Sky. Pink Floydian will guide you on a magical journey through the illustrious career of the world’s most successful progressive rock band.
 
For the first time ever, split across two nights in Kinross, Pink Floydian will be performing the music of Floyd. From 1967 to 1975, the shows will feature songs from Piper at the Gates of Dawn, A Saucerful of Secrets, More, Atom Heart Mother, Meddle, Obscured by Clouds, Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here.
 
Also included in the two shows will be a generous sprinkling of tracks from the 1977 to 1994 period, featuring songs from Animals, The Wall, The Final Cut, A Momentary Lapse of Reason and The Division Bell.
 
Both nights will include a few choice Pink Floyd classics and iconic songs that the audience never tire of hearing. Two nights of authentic, classic Floyd, not to be missed!
 

Fri March 20, 2020 9:00 pm GMT
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with Dave Kelly
Backstage at The Green Hotel , The Muirs, Kinross
Sun March 22, 2020 8:00 pm GMT

DAVE KELLY - Solo dates:   Dave Kelly made stunning solo acoustic performances at three festivals in 2012 :- Ely Folk Festival, The Great British R&B Festival in Colne and Blues On The Farm in Chichester, and also at Bamfest in 2013.&nb... Read more
DAVE KELLY - Solo dates:   Dave Kelly made stunning solo acoustic performances at three festivals in 2012 :- Ely Folk Festival, The Great British R&B Festival in Colne and Blues On The Farm in Chichester, and also at Bamfest in 2013.  Most of the year he tours with The Blues Band, but having enjoyed these solo shows so much he returns to his roots on a more regular basis with a number of solo performances each year.  2016 included the Vancouver Island Music festival and Glastonbury.  Dave returned to Canada for more shows in 2018.

Dave Kelly, founder member of The Blues Band with Paul Jones, Hughie Flint & Tom McGuinness thirty three and a third years ago. When The Blues Band started back in 1979 Dave was already a seasoned blues artist with a reputation across the world. In the early sixties he started performing acoustic, mostly Mississippi style blues, in folk clubs. His first performance was a floor spot at The Half Moon Putney in 1964- a session run by Gerry Lockran, Cliff Aungier & Royd Rivers. In 1966 he went to the USA and played at Gerde's Folk City in New York. On returning from the States he joined The John Dummer Blues Band as lead vocalist and guitarist. It was with The Dummer Band that he made two UK tours backing John Lee Hooker and one with Howlin Wolf. After leaving the John Dummer Blues Band late in '69 he went back to solo performing and toured and recorded with the legendary Eddie 'Son' House.

Since then he has recorded a TV show with, and backed in concert, Buddy Guy and Junior Wells as well as continuing to tour with The Blues Band

In late 2012 Dave released, on Hypertension Records, a new album entitled: Dave Kelly - Family and Friends. Featuring tracks with various family and friends recorded over the past 45 years. Guest include: Jo-Anne Kelly, Eric Bibb, Long John Baldry, Maggie Bell, Chris Barber, Jona Lewie, Christine Collister, Chuck Leavell, Paul Jones, Howlin Wolf amongst others.

with Eric Bell Trio
Backstage at The Green Hotel , The Muirs, Kinross
Thu March 26, 2020 8:00 pm GMT

Eric Bell The 50th Anniversary Tour   In 1969 Eric Bell walked into a bar in Dublin, ordered a pint and settled down to watch a band play. Two of the members of that band were Brian Downey and Phil Lynott. He was knocked out by what he saw an... Read more
Eric Bell
The 50th Anniversary Tour
 
In 1969 Eric Bell walked into a bar in Dublin, ordered a pint and settled down to watch a band play. Two of the members of that band were Brian Downey and Phil Lynott. He was knocked out by what he saw and heard and asked them to form a band with him. Both duly obliged and within weeks Thin Lizzy was born.
The three of them worked very hard both in the studio and on the road and were eventually rewarded with a hit single, the anthemic  - Whiskey In The Jar -  which catapulted them into world wide recognition.  Their new found popularity kept them very busy. There was a lot of pressure, both touring and recording and eventually Eric conceded that, health wise it was a bit too much for him to handle and left the band.
Noel Redding, bass player to Jimi Hendrix, befriended Eric and they were soon recording and touring together through Europe and America. 
In the late seventies Bo Diddley came to the UK to tour and asked Eric, who else, to play guitar with him. 
Eric eventually decided to forge a solo career, playing in his favourite 3 piece format and has over the years recorded a host of albums both live and studio and most recently has recorded two highly acclaimed  albums, Exile and Standing At A Bus Stop. Both albums contain songs that have been laying dormant for a number of years and have now been given a well deserved airing.
2019 is the 50th anniversary of Thin Lizzy and Eric will celebrate this landmark the way he likes best, playing live in as many towns and cities as possible.
He brings with him two musicians who are also no slouches when it comes to recording and touring; Dave Wintour on bass and Romek Parol on drums, who, between them, have a client list that looks like a who's who of the rock'n'roll world.
Eric will work his way through a playlist of songs that takes him from early days and influences, through his "Lizzy" days, through his back catalogue and right up to the present day. 

with Stevie Nimmo Trio
Backstage at The Green Hotel , The Muirs, Kinross
Fri March 27, 2020 9:00 pm GMT

Stevie Nimmo has been a well known and respected figure throughout the blues and roots world for almost 3 decades. His last cd ‘Sky Won’t Fall’ was released worldwide in 2016 on the Manhaton Records label and was vot... Read more

Stevie Nimmo has been a well known and respected figure throughout the blues and roots world for almost 3 decades. His last cd ‘Sky Won’t Fall’ was released worldwide in 2016 on the Manhaton Records label and was voted album of the year by many in the media and by his fans. The follow up cd was due to be recorded and released in 2017 however after a nasty fall from a mountain bike resulting in a broken humerus, Stevie was forced to put the new recording on hold.

In true Glaswegian fashion, he was never going to allow this ‘unfortunate’ incident to stop him completely. Instead, after touring with guest guitarist Dave Devlin and following a cancelled surgery date in July 2018, Stevie decided to just get on with it. In September of that year he took over guitar duties once more and hit the road again - albeit with a rather crooked and very much still broken arm – demonstrating once again that when the desire to play is as strong as Stevie’s, not even a busted limb can stop you!

Finally, after 18 long months of waiting, Stevie had surgery on the broken arm in January 2019 and is at long last out on the road again.
At the end of August 2019, he recorded ‘The Morsecode Sessions’, a live in the studio recording where the current Trio set has been captured at its raw, emotion filled best. And he is now busy writing new material for a new studio album which he is hoping to release in 2020.
Despite an extremely trying last 2 years, Stevie hasn’t allowed his spirit to be dampened. He is still enjoying making music now as much as at any point throughout his 30 years in the business and is fully relishing touring and performing the new songs to his ever-growing army of admirers. Don’t miss this chance to catch an artist at the top of his game doing what he does best – standing on stage playing his own music in his own passionate, inimitable fashion. You will not be disappointed!

What they say:

This album raises our expectations of British blues to a splendid new standard
Neil Mach – Raw Ramp


with Geraint Watkins
Backstage at The Green Hotel , The Muirs, Kinross
Sat March 28, 2020 9:00 pm GMT

Geraint Watkins' expanded version of his ‘In A Bad Mood’ album is reissued at mid price. It coincides with a World Tour supporting Nick Lowe, and follows the numerous radio sessions and appearance on BBC TV’s ‘Later&hellip... Read more
Geraint Watkins' expanded version of his ‘In A Bad Mood’ album is reissued at mid price. It coincides with a World Tour supporting Nick Lowe, and follows the numerous radio sessions and appearance on BBC TV’s ‘Later… with Jools Holland’ that greeted the release of the original version in late 2008.

It features five additional new recordings. ‘We’ve Only Just Begun’ is the Carpenters classic with an orchestral arrangement by Kate St. John; ‘Wonderful Life’ is an early and unavailable Geraint song given a new styling; ‘Bouffant’ is a brand new song from the Watkins lab. Nick Lowe has been covering ‘Only A Rose’ as a duet with Geraint in his live shows – this version was recorded in Zurich. The album now finishes with ‘Soldier Of Love’, the much-covered Watkins classic, here in a touching solo piano version.  

Although widely known amongst his fellow musicians and enjoying airings by Bob Dylan on Theme Time Radio Hour, Watkins has had a modest public profile during his career to date. But concert goers and record buyers will have heard him play with Van Morrison, Paul McCartney, Mark Knopfler, Bill Wyman, Nick Lowe and many, many more. 

Geraint's third solo album, 'In A Bad Mood' was recorded alongside Nick Lowe's recent 'At My Age' album sessions. As with Nick's album, it was recorded with Lowe, Matt Radford, Robert Treherne, Matt Holland, Steve Donnelly and others at Goldtop Studios, produced by Geraint with Neil Brockbank.
Geraint Watkins was born in South Wales more than 50 years ago. After an art school education he moved to London and has been playing with the top names in popular music ever since. Latterly Geraint has taken time out for two solo albums that have built a loyal audience - 'Watkins Bold As Love' in 1997 (Bluefive) and 'Dial 'W' For Watkins' in 2004 (Proper). Now with ‘In A Bad Mood’ it's time for his exceptional music - which covers blues, jazz, folk and rock - to be listened to attentively and appreciated.
 

with Lewis Hamilton
Backstage at The Green Hotel , The Muirs, Kinross
Sun March 29, 2020 3:00 pm BST

Since their formation in August 2010 The Lewis Hamilton Band have been booked for over 600 shows from Shetland to Poland, and have appeared at most of the UK's biggest blues festivals, including Main Stage performances at Hebden Bridge and Marypo... Read more

Since their formation in August 2010 The Lewis Hamilton Band have been booked for over 600 shows from Shetland to Poland, and have appeared at most of the UK's biggest blues festivals, including Main Stage performances at Hebden Bridge and Maryport.

24 year old Lewis was nominated 'Young Blues Artist Of The Year' in the British Blues Awards 2014.

The opening track Lonesome and Blue from the band's 3rd studio album Ghost Train was played on Bob Harris Sunday BBC R2.


with Clearwater Creedence Revival
Backstage at The Green Hotel , The Muirs, Kinross
Tue March 31, 2020 8:00 pm BST

Celebrating 50 years since the Woodstock Festival.   2019 marked the 50th Anniversary of the legendary Woodstock Festival. Along with Santana, Ten Years After, Jimi Hendrix, Joe Cocker, The Who, Janis Joplin an... Read more
Celebrating 50 years since the Woodstock Festival.
 
2019 marked the 50th Anniversary of the legendary Woodstock Festival. Along with Santana, Ten Years After, Jimi Hendrix, Joe Cocker, The Who, Janis Joplin and a host of other iconic, or soon-to-be iconic artists, was Creedence Clearwater Revival. 
 
Five decades on, the spirit, power and quality of their iconic songs,  – ‘Proud Mary, ‘Bad Moon Rising’, ‘Have You Ever Seen The Rain’, 'Born on the Bayou', 'Fortunate Son', 'Down on the Corner', 'Up Around the Bend' and more are powerfully reprised with Clearwater Creedence Revival  - along with material from C.C.R. frontman, John Fogerty.
 
Peter Barton – vocals, guitar 
Alan Sagar - bass
Graham Pollock – guitar 
Geoff Hammond - drums

with Live Dead '69
Backstage at The Green Hotel , The Muirs, Kinross
Wed April 1, 2020 8:00 pm BST

LIVE DEAD ‘69 have announced 9 shows for their 4th annual UK trek, performing in England, Scotland & Wales. The All-Star, legacy ensemble, will debut "Europe '72" - a mighty repertoire haul - for 2020. Comprised of: Tom Cons... Read more
LIVE DEAD ‘69 have announced 9 shows for their 4th annual UK trek, performing in England, Scotland & Wales. The All-Star, legacy ensemble, will debut "Europe '72" - a mighty repertoire haul - for 2020.
Comprised of:
Tom Constanten, original Grateful Dead pianist, inducted into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1995 and was essential to Grateful Dead’s first 2 experimental studio recordings “Anthem of The Sun” and “Aoxomoxoa.”

Mark Karan, lead guitarist with Bob Weir’s Rat Dog and The Other Ones, who is also a regular member in the rotating line-up of Phil Lesh & the Terrapin Family band.

Slick Aguilar played lead guitar with David Crosby Band 1982-1985. That tear he co-founded KBC, and played lead guitar in Paul Kantner’s Jefferson Starship for 2,000 shows over 30 years, longer than any other musician.

Richard Newman, acclaimed drummer, just recorded Robert Plant’s new single. He also tours with Paul Rodgers, as well as Deborah Bonham - He played extensively in Jefferson Starship including for their only ever shows in Brazil, Sweden and Serbia. He was one of Paul Kantner’s all time favorite drummers.

Tony Morley, UK multi-instrumentalist - a long time member of Jefferson Starship, having appeared with them for throughout the world for 13 years - including Japan.

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with Mike Zito
Backstage at The Green Hotel , The Muirs, Kinross
Thu April 2, 2020 8:00 pm BST

He may be one of the most lauded artists in the contemporary blues arena today, and rightfully so, but for Mike Zito, the thing that counts the most is maintaining his honesty, authenticity and integrity. Those are the qualities that have steered Zit... Read more

He may be one of the most lauded artists in the contemporary blues arena today, and rightfully so, but for Mike Zito, the thing that counts the most is maintaining his honesty, authenticity and integrity. Those are the qualities that have steered Zito’s career since the beginning and continue to define every effort he’s offered since. 

“I have nothing to hide; it seems my honesty is what people relate to most,” he once told Vintage Guitar magazine. “Anders (Osborne) told me early on, ‘If you don’t believe what you’re singing, you’ll never be a good singer.’

Zito’s upcoming album -- his 16th -- due this November on Ruf Records and descriptively titled Rock N Roll: A Tribute to Chuck Berry, finds him broadening his boundaries still further even as it marks a return to his roots. The album consists of 20 Chuck Berry classics performed by Zito and an impressive array of 21 guest guitarists, among them Joe Bonamassa, Walter Trout, Eric Gales, Robben Ford, Sonny Landreth, Luther Dickinson, Albert Castiglia, Anders Osborne and, significantly, Chuck’s grandson, Charles Berry III. 

Naturally, patience and perseverance have been Zito’s stock and trade since the beginning. He began playing guitar at the age of five, and by the time he reached his late teens, he was already a fixture on the local St. Louis music scene. He initially released his music independently and then signed with Eclecto Groove Records in 2008. "Pearl River," the title track of his 2009 album for the label, won Song of the Year at the Blues Music Awards and marked his first collaboration with Cyril Nevill, with whom he’d later work in the Royal Southern Brotherhood. A steady succession of critically acclaimed albums followed, culminating in 2011’s Greyhound, which was nominated for Best Rock Blues Album at that year’s Blue Music Awards ceremony in Memphis. Two years later, he signed with Ruf Records and released Gone to Texas, the story of how he gained his sobriety, offered an emotional homage to the state that left an indelible imprint on his entire life. It also marked the debut of his band, the Wheel. 

Meanwhile, the accolades keep coming. His album Make Blues Not War debuted on the Billboard Blues Album Chart at number one and garnered him recognition as the 2018 Rock Blues Artist of the Year at the Blues Music Awards. Last year’s First Class Life followed suit, also entering the charts at number one. Alternate Root magazine insisted that “The First Class Life that Mike Zito titles his upcoming album can be heard in the sweet sound of Blue Soul rising like heat waves from his guitar and his vocal.” American Blues Scene said “Mike Zito’s return to the blues is, in a word, triumphant!” No Depression declared, “Once again, Zito has delivered the goods, a first class package with no postage due.” 

Now, with Rock N Roll: A Tribute to Chuck Berry, Mike Zito again does what he does best, making an album that’s humble, heartfelt, skilled and sublime....and, to paraphrase Chuck himself, letting it rock all at the same time. 

Mike will rock the stages in Europe in 2020! With well-known hits and the rousing new songs from the album Rock'n'Roll: A Tribute to Chuck Berry! 

 

 

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