“LIVE & LOCAL” AT THE VALE CLUB


PROGRAMME FOR 2017 WEEKEND


PLEASE NOTE – ALL TIMINGS ARE **APPROXIMATE**

FRIDAY 18th AUGUST

16:00 Stick Bass in There
16:45 Cameron Boak
17:30 Bob’s Boiler Room
Bob’s Boiler Room is a four piece ‘covers band who enjoy rocking out to a mix of slightly heavier music; AC/DC to The Cult, White Stripes to the Red Hot Chilli Peppers. With many years of experience between them, the BBR members have roots in rock, punk and funk music. Rehearsals take place in Bob’s (the guitarist)boiler room, which is always thick with the heady fumes of half-burned hydrocarbons!
18:15 Tomfoolery
19:00 The Derivatives
19:45 Tim’s Kitchen Biggar’s premier covers band. We are a seven piece covers band performing rock/pop favourites from across the decades.
20:30 Friendly Monsters
21:15 Jenny Biddle With FIVE albums under her belt and an iTunes chart-topping single, indie folk/blues songsmith and Melbourne’s Best Busker 2010-2012, Jenny Biddle, wraps herself around her guitar and like a marriage between body and instrument, she commands the guitar to talk “with uncommon skill and absolute self-assurance” (Syke, 2013).

Her third album Hero in Me was funded by loyal fans and produced by Thirsty Merc’s former guitarist and legendary producer, Sean Carey. The quirky music video for the popular title track, written and directed by Rebecca Greensill (Home & Away), sees Jenny in a Lyrca superman suit with lumps in all the wrong places.

Celebrating over two decades of guitar playing, our striking female guitarist hosted workshops at festivals such as Port Fairy Folk Festival, and was sponsored by APRA as the 2013 Artist in Residence at Macquarie University lecturing about alternate guitar tunings, songwriting, performing, and advanced guitar techniques.

Acoustic guitar-maker, proficient pianist, recovering chocoholic, and harmonica squawker, Aussie singer is now based in sunny Scotland preparing material for her sixth album, touring internationally, and practising the art of making a woodstove fire with wet wood.

22:30 Sparky and the Choirboys We are an electric trio – we play a broad selection of rock & pop covers. The mysterious Sparky anchors the band with his unique approach to the fine art of drumming. Robbie (vocals and guitar) and Henry (bass and vocals) belt out classic songs of the last 50 years, from the sidelines. A great night is guaranteed for all!

SATURDAY 19th AUGUST

13:00 Bookends
13:45 Reverend Jim
14:30 Tom Jack Having recently moved to the area from South Africa, Tom Jack will be entertaining us with his guitar and vocals.
15:15 The I.V. Drips Acoustic Trio, Met working for Ambulance service. This will be their debut performance at  the Live and Local 2016.
16:00 Bill Harvey and Stewart Henry
16:45 Bodhran, Bodhran
17:30 Decad’nt
18:15 Morph the Cat
19:00 The Beejays  The Beejays are Live and Local veterans and always get the party started. A three generation act of acoustic and electric guitar with the outstanding fiddle playing of Eve, The Beejays will have you on the dancefloor dancing like no one is watching.
19:45 Lewis Fergusson Lewis Fergusson hails from Dumfries and Galloway.  He released his 1st EP ‘Head Keeps Spinning’ in 2010 earning him a place as one of the top singer songwriters in the region.  Since then Lewis has performed live on STV, had radio airplay on BBC Radio Scotland and West Sound Radio, played live on Celtic Music Radio and BBC Radio Cambridgeshire and has secured spots at major festivals across Scotland including Celtic Connections, The Wickerman and Big Burns Supper. Lewis has also supported the great Mike Heron from The Incredible String Band and folk legend Dick Gaughan and has been featured on R2 magazine’s Unherd CD.  Lewis recently released his 2nd EP ‘A Flower In The Dark’, which received an excellent review in The Daily Record, firmly confirming the striking depths of Lewis’ songwriting and musical talents.  2016 has been a busy year for Lewis musically, so far he has played live on STV – this was his TV debut and was his biggest gig to date – he has received a lot of positive feedback.   Lewis has also played: Spokefest in Dumfries which was headlined by Ivan Drever.  Celtic Connections Radio.  The Clutha bar in Glasgow and the Glad Café in Glasgow.
20:30 Unfinished Business
21:15 Lazy Man’s Burden
22:00 The Dirty Beggars

SUNDAY 20th AUGUST

13:00 Sraddhadrani
13:45 The 62 The 62 have been highly active in the Scottish music scene since their inception in January 2014.  Since then they have been busy refining their live performance and perfecting their sound. The band infuses eclectic pop and rock influences with a modern twist to produce soaring dynamics of musical light and shade. Their many varied influences are crafted into original, hook-filled rock via a blend of powerful vocals, energetic guitars knitted together by a tightly-focused, vibrant rhythm section.
14:30 Fiona Laing
15:15 Bumperstock
16:00 Andrew Keddie & Frank Usher
17:00> Millie Millie is an extremely talented young singer/songwriter from Peebles. Regularly performing at Peebles High School for her contemporaries, Millie has also entertained audiences on the Live and Local stage over the past couple of years and played at Switched on Sunday 2015. Come and hear this young fresh sound and embrace the Live and Local ethos of encouraging emerging talent from the local area.
17:45 Antic Hay Dance and sway to the fiddles, guitars and squeezebox from this phenomenal Borders’ band. A must see act for the Live and Local 2017.
18:45 Under the Dogwood Tree Under The Dogwood Tree are an Americana influenced folk act from Edinburgh. The rich sound of this 6-piece brings to mind Crosby, Stills and Nash, Old Crow Medicine Show and Welch Rawlings while drawing on the blues, country and more contemporary influences for a unique sound all their own.

Under the Dogwood Tree gig regularly around Edinburgh and the surrounding areas, recently hosting the Sunday Service at The Village in Leith and playing the inaugural Limekilns River Festival. You will be sure to catch them during the Fringe in August at some point and they play The Voodoo Rooms on Friday 28th October although their main focus is currently on recording their sophomore album.

19:45 Spoon Thrift There can’t be many people who haven’t seen Spoonthrift play in these ‘ere parts so you will know what to expect! But for those new to the Spoonthrift sound, expect covers of classics, cowboy hats and perhaps the occasional kazoo.