The Fallen Angels Club was established in 2004, by sole promoter Kevin Morris.
Scotland’s music-loving public still has an appetite for live shows from superstars in stadiums to smaller venues and close-up and personal house concerts.
The Fallen Angels Club 10th Anniversary celebrations in 2014 started with a sold out show at Celtic Connections with Gretchen Peters and Anthony D’Amato, The club has promoted well over 300 local and international artists from America, Canada, England, Ireland, Wales, Germany and Italy – and, of course, Scotland.
Grammy winner Tim O’Brien, Austin music legend Alejandro Escovedo, The Handsome Family, Darrell Scott, Gretchen Peters, Dave Alvin, Scottish Folk favorites LAU and Drever-McCusker-Woomble, Sam Baker and Eliza Gilkyson have all passed through the doors of The Fallen Angels Club.
Venues all over Glasgow are always eager to work with the Fallen Angels Club, and as a result we have built up very strong relationships with various venues over the years, including The CCA, St Andrew’s In The Square, The Glad Café, The Art School, The Admiral and Oran Mor.
In 2007, after the sudden death of Billy Kelly, founder of The Big Big Country festival, The Fallen Angels Club launched the Glasgow Americana festival: http://www.glasgowamericana.com.
Glasgow Americana has grown year on year – the Hall Of Fame reads like a Who’s Who of the best Americana music around: Sturgill Simpson, Steve Forbert, Jason & The Scorchers, the legendary Kinky Friedman, Mary Gauthier, The Wailin’ Jennys, Sam Baker, Crooked Still, Robbie Fulks, The Hotclub Of Cowtown, The Handsome Family, Tift Merritt, and Jimmy LaFave have all played the festival.
In 2016 Glasgow Americana celebrated its 10th Anniversary with a 5 day festival with 10 shows at various venues across the city of Glasgow, this included shows by Sam Outlaw, Chip Taylor, Blue Rose Code, The Stray Birds plus loads more.
The press and radio have always been kind to both The Fallen Angels Club and Glasgow Americana, please see some quotes below:-
“Over the past decade, Morris has been responsible for bringing some of the best and brightest Americana to these shores.”
Rob Lavender, The Metro
Rob Lavender, The Metro
“Once again the Glasgow Americana Festival proved a huge success this year and has become an important fixture in the Glasgow music scene.”
Ken Mutch producer, The Iain Anderson Show, BBC Radio Scotland