· The Fallen Angels’ Club was launched in February 2003 by promoter Kevin Morris and has played host to an array of Americana acts.
· The Club has promoted over 60 local and international artists from America, Ireland, England, Wales Canada, Germany and Italy – and of course Scotland.
· Up and coming local talent have been provided with their first live experience and the opportunity to perform with more established artists from other parts of the world.
· The Fallen Angels’ Club has worked with Regular Music, The ABC and Soundsfine organisers of the Big Big Country and Big Big World Festivals.
Recent highlights from The Fallen Angels Club:
· Karine Polwart perfomed on the 7th October 2004 and just 5 months after her Fallen Angels Club gig scooped a BBC Radio 2 folk award in February 2005.
· Tim O’Brien- Grammy winner Tim visited Scotland and The Fallen Angels Club twice in 2006. The first sell out show was at The Riverside Club in Glasgow on Friday the 5th May and 6 months later, on the 5th November, he performed at The Queens Hall in Edinburgh. Both shows featured former Radio 2 folk award musician of the year John McCusker and current musician of the year Michael McGoldrick.
· Darrell Scott- a regular visitor to Glasgow with his one time touring partner Tim O’Brien and a regular face at Celtic Connections however it was The Fallen Angels Club that hosted Darrell’s first solo show on the 14th April 2005 at Glasgow’s Riverside Club.
· Partick Folk- The Partick Folk Festival pulled in The Fallen Angels’ promoter to book and host a 2005. show by English folk legend Roy Bailey MBE. Roy played to a sold out room at The Annexe Healthy Living Centre on Saturday the 3rd December 2005. In 2006 the Club brought English folk legend Dave Burland to Partick who played to another sold out room.
· Celtic Connections 2007- The Fallen Angels Club is delighted to be working with Celtic Connections at this year’s festival with The Wailin Jennys headlining a show on Saturday 3rd February at The Strathclyde Suite in the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. As a direct result of this show’s publicity, The Wailin Jennys have been asked to play a follow up performance at The Transatlantic Sessions the next evening in the Concert Hall’s main auditorium.
“In its first year the Fallen Angels club has become a vital component in Glasgow’s live Americana music scene, presenting established masters of the storytelling song form and many of the flood of new artists who promise
a great future for music rooted in the American soil. Here’s to a great future for the Fallen Angels, too.”
Rob Adams The Glasgow Herald
“Glasgow is lucky to have The Fallen Angels Club – a keeper of the flame of good roots music. Thanks for supporting Spit & Polish and so many other good artists”
-Francis Macdonald, Shoeshine Records / Spit & Polish
“An excellent opportunity for both local and established acts.”
-Roddy Hart, singer, songwriter