Posts Tagged ‘music’

An Evening with LAU
Last tickets remaining for the Lau show at The Queens Hall in Edinburgh on Saturday 3rd December – best get your skates on if you want to see this marvellous live band. Tickets available from The Queens Hall:-  Book online

Stellar Line Up For 2017
We are delighted to announce some fantastic shows for 2017: Chuck Prophet, Alejandro Escovedo, Tim O’Brien and Kris Drever will all be dropping by The Fallen Angels Club next year. Head on over to the gig guide for more details.

Erin Rae

Erin Rae is receiving a lot of good attention on her first UK tour happening right now. We are delighted that she will be in Glasgow next month on the 9th November in The CCA with Cale Tyson.

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Glasgow Americana 2017 Dates Announced
Thank you to all of you who helped make our 10th Anniversary for Glasgow Americana a great success. Shall we do it again next year? The dates for Glasgow Americana 2017 will be the 4th-8th October 2017.

Diana Jones Back In Glasgow
We always love welcoming old friends back in Glasgow, we can’t wait to see Diana Jones play for us on Tuesday 12th April in The CCA. Diana is touring in support of her new live album, “The Museum of Appalachia Recordings”. Local lad Daniel Meade opens up the show. Tickets from the CCA Box Office 0141 352 4900 or Book Online

Outlaw Set For Glasgow Debut
Remember the name Sam Outlaw, Sam makes his Glasgow debut on Thursday 14th April in The Admiral Bar. Did anybody see him perform on the Andrew Marr show on Sunday? Tickets for this are sure to go fast, so we advise you run for your tickets as oppose to walking. Tickets available from Tickets Scotland 0141 2015 5151 or  Book Online

Roseanne Reid
Opening up for Sam will be a fantastic young singer song writer, Roseanne Reid from Edinburgh who has been championed by Steve Earle. Have a listen to Roseanne here:-

McCusker Celebrating 25 Years
John McCusker has been a stalwart of the Scottish Folk scene for 25 years now, we are delighted that John has chosen Glasgow and the Fallen Angels Club as the place to kick off his 25th Anniversary Tour. John’s band for this special occasion will feature, Andy Cutting, Adam Holmes, Innes White & Toby Shaer with Special Guest Heidi Talbot. Book Online

Alvin Brothers Making Up For Lost Time
Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin played The Art School during our 10th Anniversary Year in 2014, and what a show it was, some of our regulars still talk about it. Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin & The Guilty Ones play The Art School again on Tuesday 19th April, tickets from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151 or Book Online

Fred Eaglesmith THIS Saturday

We are delighted to welcome one of our favourite singer song writers back to Glasgow this Saturday (19th March) night in The Admiral Bar with support from Tif Ginn. Fred really is as good as anybody we have put on, have a listen to a Fred classic, “Drive In Movie” here:-

Tickets from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151 and Book online here.

Anthony Toner Star Bound

Tuesday 22nd March 2016, The Admiral Bar Glasgow

We do always love our shows in association with The Star Folk Club, next Tuesday (22nd March) sees Anthony Toner play The Admiral with our good friend John McMeekin. Anthony was last in Glasgow opening up for Ben Glover in The CCA in 2013. Have a listen to Anthony here:-

Hot Club Swing In To St Andy’s

Wednesday 6th April, St Andrew’s In The Square Glasgow

Hot Club 1Touring and performing together for nearly two decades, America’s premier hot jazz and Western swing trio Hot Club of Cowtown release “Midnight On The Trail”, their ninth studio album, on March 26 2016 and to coincide with the release they hit the road in the UK for seventeen live dates.

Midnight On The Trail is a vintage mix of 12 Western swing songs and cowboy ballads hand-collected to reflect the spirit and joy of the American West. Utterly danceable, romantic and rustic, these songs truly represent the Cowtown of the Imagination, a source of inspiration for the band since it first began.

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New Releases For Laura Cantrell

Laura Cantrell Live At The BBC

LAURA CANTRELL WEBOn Air Performances and Recordings – 2000-2005

Spit & Polish, released April 29, 2016

Includes 10 songs recorded for Radio 1’s John Peel and 2 recorded with Radio 2’s Bob Harris

Not The Tremblin’ Kind

Spit & Polish, re-released April 29, 2016

“Laura Cantrell At The BBC” and “Not The Trembling’ Kind” are both being released on vinyl for the first time on Record Store Day, 16th April 2016.

Over the past 16 years, Laura Cantrell has been a familiar presence on the U.K. music scene. The Nashville-born, New York-based artist has developed a loyal audience through consistent touring, and numerous radio interviews and sessions for BBC Radio 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6 Music, most notably with Bob Harris and the late John Peel, who famously championed her debut album, Not The Tremblin’ Kind, and described it as, “My favourite album of the last ten years and possibly my life”

Her new release, Laura Cantrell At The BBC compiles the best of her UK radio performances from 2000-2005, including several previously unreleased songs, and traces the arc of Cantrell’s rise as an Americana artist on the airwaves of the venerable British Broadcasting Corporation.

In 2000, Laura Cantrell released her debut album, Not The Tremblin’ Kind on Shoeshine/Spit and Polish, an indie label based in Glasgow

Laura plays a seated show in The 02 ABC on Sunday the 8th May, with Mary Jean Lewis. Tickets available here:- Book online


STEVEFORBERT WEBAn Evening With Steve Forbert

Wednesday 23rd September 2015

St Andrew’s In The Square Glasgow

Tickets £16.50 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151

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Friday 25th September

The Pleasance Theatre Edinburgh

Tickets £16.50 from Tickets Scotland 0131 220 3234

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singer-songwriter Steve Forbert returns to Scotland for a double-header visit to Glasgow and Edinburgh.

The Grammy nominee with a mesmerising live show studded with song gems will play St Andrews in the Square, the scene of two previous sell-out shows, on September 23.

And two nights later, reflecting his drawing power and demand for top-drawer singer/songwriting, he will appear on September 25 at The Pleasance Theatre.

His current album, A Safe Past Tense is a collection of studio demos from his 2012 release, Over With You and also includes live tracks from a March 2014 show.

“He’s a crowd pleaser and a great artiste so it’s a real bonus to be able to welcome him back, not just for one show, but two,” said Kevin Morris of The Fallen Angels Club.


Matt web photoMatt McGinn plus support

Tuesday 17th November 2015

The Admiral Bar Glasgow

Tickets £10 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151

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MATT McGinn, a magical live performer and a lynch-pin of the Irish music scene, will play the Admiral Bar in Waterloo Street, Glasgow on November 17 this year.

Current album, Latter Day Sinner proves right those who rate him as a leading Irish singer songwriter – and it has been gathering rave reviews.

Matt has also enjoyed much success touring worldwide, performing with everyone from Nanci Griffith to Kim Richey.

Radio 2’s Bob Harris, no less, has seen Matt live and said: “He is fantastic.”

His songs are heartfelt and he plays beautifully with a heart-warming touch, we’re in for a treat with this show.


DAN STUART WEBDan Stuart, Fernando, & Tom Heyman

Thursday 25th February 2016

Stereo Glasgow

Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

Tickets £13 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151

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The gloriously inimitable Dan Stuart is returning to Glasgow, scene of two memorable gigs by the Mexico-based, former Green On Red frontman in recent years.

With new album, Marlowe’s Revenge set for early 2016 release, Dan’s gig at Stereo on Thursday, February 25 will offer a close up of his latest material, buoyed by a superb back catalogue delivered with fervour and commitment.

His forays into the musical spotlight always make an impact with his edgy mix of humour and passion and intensely great songs.

Dan Stuart’s songs have been covered over the years by artists as varied as Manic Street Preachers, Richmond Fontaine, Jon Dee Graham and Vivian Girls, which he pithily describes as: “strange bedfellows for sure.”

“He was brilliant on his last visit and a big crowd loved every minute of it, and no wonder,” said Kevin Morris, of the Fallen Angels Club. “So pleased he can make it back here once more.”

“Dan Stuart’s soul still burns, and that is something to be relished and supported…” – Americana-uk.

Hot Club 1An Evening With The Hot Club Of Cowtown

Wednesday 6thth April 2016

St Andrew’s In The Square Glasgow

Tickets £16.50 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151

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One of the best live bands on the scene, award-winning trio, Hot Club of Cowtown are heading back to Glasgow for the first time in three years for an April 2016 show at St Andrews in the Square.

Winners of the Western Swing Group of the Year 2015 Award at the 2015 Ameripolitan Music Awards the globetrotting band continues to develop and its sound, winning new fans along the way.

With Elana James (fiddle and vocals), Whit Smith (guitar and vocals) plus Jake Erwin (upright bass and vocals), the band perform a blistering mix of blues, jazz, folk, American fiddle tunes and pop standards with improvisation never more than the next beat away.

The band, a big hit at Glasgow Americana in 2008, have toured with Dylan, Willie Nelson and The Mavericks and established themselves as favourites on both sides of the Atlantic with admirers such as Bob Harris and Jools Holland.

“These are brilliant musicians who can play any kind of music and thrill an audience,” said Kevin Morris, of the Fallen Angels Club.

“It’s great to be able to welcome them back.”

HAYES CARLL (2)Hayes Carll plus Roxanne de Bastion
(Standing show)

Sunday 24th April 2016

The CCA Glasgow

Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

Tickets £15 from The CCA Box Office 0141 352 4900

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GRAMMY Award 2016 nominee, Hayes Carll is lined up to play the CCA in Glasgow in April.

The Texan singer/songwriter has received a Best Country Song nomination for Chances Are, a stand-out track on the current Lee Ann Womack album, The Way I’m Livin’.

Chances Are has also been nominated for Best Country Solo Performance, though that award goes to the performer rather than the songwriter.

Hayes, who’s working on a new album, is rightly “blown away” by the nomination and grateful to Lee Ann for recording the song.

“Hayes’ show are never a let down as his songs are both amusing and heart-rending while his chat can be hilarious,” said Kevin Morris of the Fallen Angels Club.

“…. simple songs that are simply grand. With a nod to Hank Williams and a wink to Woody Guthrie, Carll’s good-time music also takes a sombre look at current uncertainties.” – Paste Magazine

RICHMOND FONTAINE WEBRichmond Fontaine plus Fernando

Wednesday 27th April 2016

The Art School Glasgow

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The wonderful Richmond Fontaine are heading to Glasgow in April 2016 a month after their 10th album, You Can’t Go Back if There’s Nothing To Back To” is released.

They will play the Art School on Wednesday, April 27 – and it will be the first time since 2012 that this hugely talented, highly literate and widely acclaimed bunch of musicians will have hit the road as a whole band as other projects have been undertaken in that time.

And the word is that once again, Willy Vlautin and his mates have produced a wealth of beautifully executed story songs on the new album, the likes of which are rarely matched in today’s musical landscape.

Their songs are raw, thoughtful and played with inspiration and devotion, as anyone who has listened to any of their previous albums or seen them live will testify.

A major draw in the land of Americana and beyond, we are delighted they can come to Glasgow again.

“…one of their genre’s premier attractions.” BBC Music online.

Fernando ’s new album ‘Leave The Radio On’ is 3 years in the making, a virtual who’s who of Portland Oregon’s finest musicians, including Peter Buck (on 8 tracks) and Scott McCaughey of REM, Sarabeth Tucek as well as members of M.Ward, Elliott Smith, Richmond Fontaine/The Delines bands.

Willy Vlautin of Richmond Fontaine says “Pacific Northwest legend, Fernando has made the best record of his life. One of my all time favorite singer-songwriters”

ALLAN KELLY WEBAlan Kelly Gang plus support

Wednesday 4th May 2016

The Classic Grand Glasgow

Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

Tickets £14 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151

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Powerful, emotive and critically acclaimed traditional Irish band from the west of Ireland, the Alan Kelly Gang have established themselves as one of Ireland’s leading contemporary trad acts. Alan Kelly has long been declared Ireland’s innovative piano accordion maestro and not only described by New York’s Irish Voice as ‘in league with the best piano accordionists in the world’ but also credited with ‘making the piano accordion hip in Ireland again’ (fRoots). He is joined by a stellar cast of cohorts including, acclaimed New York singer and flautist, Steph Geremia, master guitarist, Ian Carr and double bassist, Kevin McGuire.

Most definitely “a drive and energy that will keep the chill out of the coldest winter night” (Folk Radio UK).


DAR WILLIAMSDar Williams plus support

Thursday 19th May 2016

The Classic Grand Glasgow

Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

Tickets £13 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151

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The hugely talented, Dar Williams – rated by many as one of the best singer/songwriters of the past 20 years – pays a visit to Glasgow in May for a gig on the 19th at The Classic Grand.

Her thoughtful songs, many based on personal experiences, have brought the Westchester County, New York artiste a lot of praise and a sizable fan base.

Emerald, her ninth studio album, was released in 2015, and was hailed as powerful, deep and mature by the critics.

The Telegraph included her in their recent top 60 female singer/songwriters’ list while the likes of Lucinda Williams and Gretchen Peters have praised her output.

Dar has earned a fine reputation by consistently producing great music.

She is a class act and we are pleased she can come here to perform.

RICHMOND FONTAINE WEBRichmond Fontaine Fairwell Tour

Plus Peter Bruntnell & Jerry Joseph

Tuesday 18th October 2016

The Caves Edinburgh

Tickets £16.50 from Tickets Scotland Edinburgh 0131 220 3234

& Ripping Records 0131 226 7010

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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

Richmond Fontaine will say farewell to Scotland with a show at The Caves in Edinburgh on October 18.

As they have clearly been one of the best acts over the past 20 years, this is bound to be a somewhat bittersweet event for their appreciative fans, currently enthralled by their final release, You Can’t Go Back If There’s Nothing To Go Back To.

Main man, Willy Vlautin has poured out a stream of well-crafted songs in album after album, all delivered with thought, passion and a huge level of spirit.

On stage, they dip and drive through sets that keep everyone wanting more.

“We will never see Richmond Fontaine again in Scotland after this gig so it will be emotional but also brilliant as they raid their catalogue of songs,” said Kevin Morris of the Fallen Angels Club, which also promoted the band’s knock-out April gig in Glasgow.

“RF retain an endearing ability to be rockers, hushed raconteurs and first-class Americana roots exponents.” ¬ AMERICANA-UK.


STEVE FORBERT 1-byRowland SchermanAn Evening with Steve Forbert

Sunday 6th November 2016
St Luke’s Glasgow
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Nashvile based singer-songwriter, Steve Forbert, returns to Glasgow in November this year for the first-ever Fallen Angels Club gig at St Luke’s.

The Grammy nominee has a loyal following in Glasgow – he played a sell-out show four years back at Glasgow Americana – and is very much a hardcore troubadour who never short changes his audience.

Last year’s album release, his 16th studio effort, Compromised was the latest in his vibrant and attention-grabbing catalogue.

Live, Forbert can be compelling with his distinctive voice, an acoustic guitar and a trusty harmonica slung around his neck.

Steve Forbert is a top-ranking American singer/songwriter without a doubt.

It will be great to see him again, especially as this is our first ever promotion at St Luke’s, which is a terrific venue.


Saturday 3rd December 2016

The Queen’s Hall Edinburgh

Tickets £18.50/£16.50/£14.50 from The Queen’s Hall Box Office 0131 668 3019

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The final show of Lau’s The Bell That Never Rang world tour, promises to be something extra special. Kris Drever, Martin Green and Aidan O’Rourke will play

two unique live sets, featuring all their greatest material from across the last decade.

This is one show not to be missed.



Since their debut album in 2007 Lau have picked up four awards for ‘Best Group’ at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and the individual members have all won multiple awards and recognition for their acclaimed solo works. Lau has also appeared on TV on Later…With Jools Holland (BBC 2 TV).

Lau comprises Kris Drever (vocals, guitar), Martin Green (accordion, wurlitzer, keys, electronics) and Aidan O’Rourke (fiddle) and together they continue to effortlessly bridge the seemingly diametrically opposed worlds of acoustic folk tradition and electronica. As THE GUARDIAN says of the trio ‘Lau are a remarkable band – the most musically adventurous trio in British folk exquisite and hypnotic, musicianship at its best.’

ʻLau are a remarkable band – the most musically adventurous trio in British folk exquisite and hypnotic, musicianship at its bestʼ



chuck-october-2016-webChuck Prophet & The Mission Express
Plus Max Gomez

Wednesday 15th February 2017
The O2 ABC2 Glasgow
Tickets £17.50 from The 02 ABC Box Office
0844 477 2000
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Doors 7pm, 7.45pm start

Chuck Prophet returns to Glasgow with the Mission Express in support of his thirteenth album which is scheduled for release early next year on Yep Roc.

Every year Chuck’s ups the quality stakes on his albums from the amazing ‘Let Freedom Ring’,  to ‘Temple Beautiful’  and his last  album ‘Night Surfer’ they have all seen Chuck at the top of his game.

Where Chuck excels the most is in the live setting with his two hour powerhouse shows pulling tracks from his massive back catalogue and stretching them out with epic guitar solos on tracks like ‘You Did’ or  ‘Castro Halloween’.

Since emerging onto the music scene at age 18 as a member of the seminal rock band Green on Red, Prophet has  collaborated with everyone from  Warren Zevon, Kelly Eillis, Jim Dickinson, Alejandro Escovedo and Lucinda Williams.

Prophet’s music has been featured in films as well as the hit tv shows “True Blood”, “Californication” and “Sons of Anarchy” and most recently been covered by the likes of Bruce Springsteen.

HandsomeFamily WEBThe Handsome Family plus Courtney Marie Andrews

Thursday 23rd February 2017


Saint Luke’s Glasgow

Unreserved seating available

Tickets £16 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151

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The Handsome Family will unravel their bewitching, dark humour and great songs once again on a return visit to Glasgow early in 2017.

Great favourites in the city, the devilish duo of Rennie and Brett Spark appear at Saint Luke’s on Thursday, February 23.

Their distinct music is steeped in the western gothic of New Mexico life and latest release, “Unseen”, includes typically offbeat songs about Blackjack players, spirit seeking vacuum tubes and impossibly small horses.

Their fan numbers have soared since their 2003 song, “Far From Any Road” from the “Singing Bones” album, their sixth, was used as the theme tune to the hugely popular TV series True Detective. It became a global hit.

They are funny, engaging and terrific musicians so an evening in their company is guaranteed to be a sheer joy.

Everyone has a smile on their face when The Handsome Family hit town, we are really pleased they can come back to entertain us once again.

They come from Hell’s Ditch armed with love” – NME.

ben-glover-pic-1Ben Glover plus Alan Tennie

Wednesday 22nd March 2017

The Admiral Bar Glasgow

Tickets £13 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151 and from The Admiral Bar

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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

Nashville-based Irishman, Ben Glover will be back in Glasgow for a show at The Admiral on Wednesday, March 22, 2017.

His latest album, The Emigrant, is confirming his status as a formidable singer/songwriter with whom the likes of Gretchen Peters and Mary Gauthier are keen to collaborate.

He’s toured with Vince Gill, Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale and, on his most recent visit to the city, he went down a storm at the Glasgow Americana Festival at a special show that also featured Roddy Hart and Boo Hewerdine.

His earlier release, “Atlantic” got a five-star review from Maverick Magazine while The Telegraph declared it to be among the best 25 albums of 2014.

“The Emigrant is a tremendous sweep and should end up on the shores of many a top ten albums of 2016 list.” – No Depression




boo-promoBoo Hewerdine plus Al Shields

Wednesday 12th April 2017
The Admiral Bar Glasgow

Tickets £13 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151
and from The Admiral Bar

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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

Born in North London. Boo is described as ‘one of Britain’s most consistently accomplished songwriters’. Since disbanding his much loved English rock band The Bible in 1994, Hewerdine has recorded and released ten acclaimed albums and spent over twenty years performing live, writing, teaching and producing.

His published catalogue of songs stretches well beyond one thousand songs at the time of writing, including hits for Eddi Reader, K.D Lang and collaborations with Kris Drever, Brooks Williams and Duke Special. His new album Swimming In Mercury is released by Reveal Records March 31 2017, preceded by the national radio single campaign and video “Satellite TV”.

Boo also went down a storm with his performance at Glasgow Americana in October 2016 along with Roddy Hart and Ben Glover.


oh-susanna-webAn Evening With Oh Susanna

Saturday 22nd April 2017
The Admiral Bar Glasgow

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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start, no support

Critically acclaimed American-Canadian, singer-songwriter, Oh Susanna will make a long-awaited return to Glasgow with a show at The Admiral on Saturday, April 22, 2017.

Susanna, has a new album titled, A Girl In Teen City, appeared in the very first Glasgow Americana Festival in 2007.

Her music combines grit and subtlety that benefits from expressive, clear vocals while her folk-inspired songs are both thoughtful and contemplative, bringing her many admirers.

She is a hugely talented singer/songwriter in different styles and a vibrant performer so bringing her back to Glasgow has been long overdue.

“… one of Canada’s most criminally underrated voices.” – Vancouver Sun.

CARRIE ELKINCarrie Elkin plus Danny Schmidt

Thursday 25th May 2017
The Admiral Bar Glasgow

Tickets £13 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151
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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

Written in a year book-ended by the birth of her first child and time spent looking after her terminally-ill father, The Penny Collector is a collection of heartbreaking yet joyous songs.

Based in Austin, Texas, comparisons with Iris De Ment or Patty Griffin are commonplace, and those catching her live shows rarely leave unimpressed by the quality and sincerity of her compositions and singing.

As a featured vocalist with the Sam Baker Trio or a duo performer with her equally talented husband, Danny Schmidt (support for the tour) Carrie Elkin brings intimacy, style and smiles to her gigs.

She is compelling in every sense and on previous visits to the city she has proved an act worth seeing.

“I’m thinking Patty Griffin, Nanci Griffith and Iris De
Ment….spell-binding”  – Bob Harris, BBC Radio2