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Lorna Brooks Plus Rosie Bans

  • Bar Brig 96-98 Leith Walk Edinburgh, Scotland, EH6 5HB United Kingdom (map)

Please note this event has been rescheduled to September 27th. All Tickets have been transferred but if anyone needs a refund please email

A regular night held by the talented singer songwriter Lorna Brooks Music and joined by a special guest each time. The Guest for this Evening is Glasgow based Singer Songwriter Rosie Bans. We Recommend getting tickets in advance for this as these events are always busy with the last one selling out before the show. Ticket link here:

Nowadays it is a rare thing indeed to find a voice that has character and is unmistakeable as the artist- Lorna is such a rarity. Her records have been described as ‘songs of beauty, distinction and subtlety shot through with fragility and delicacy’ Musician Magazine

She is no slouch when it comes to touring either…. She has toured Europe and the UK extensively, often with a full band and more recently acoustically stripped back ( arguably the best way to hear and enjoy her performance) with simply guitar and voice. She is now playing some dates with a more residential feel, as ‘Lorna PLUS’ during which she will highlight some new material and some old favourites with guest appearances

It’s the bluesy grit and determination in her songs that have attracted some truly legendary artists to work with her like Loudon Wainwright III, Janis Ian, Martin Stephenson, James Grant, BertJansch, John Martyn, Jimmy Somerville , Eric Bibb and Eleanor McEvoy to name but a few

Rosie Bans is a Glaswegian independent artist. Throughout her intelligent sophisti-pop songwriting we are treated to exciting melodies and interesting chord progressions underneath lyrics that tell tales of honesty, deceit, family arguments, identity crisis and romantic differences.

"Never lacking emotion, Rosie’s lyrics can often hide hard-hitting story lines” (Louder than War). She pulls out what’s living just under the skin and drapes it over memorable choruses and rhythmic piano grooves for all to see.

Drawing inspiration from, and having been compared to the likes of Imogen Heap, Amanda Palmer and Tori Amos, Rosie is a far cry from the usual female, piano-pop singer-songwriters that dominate the industry today as she is bulldozing her way through the crowds, kicking and swearing and screaming to be heard.

"A talented writer of intensity and integrity" (The Musician Magazine)
“Take heed of her flame red hair as the fiery Glaswegian unleashes her wrath and emotion on us all.” (Louder than war)

Earlier Event: September 26
Stone Soup
Later Event: September 30
Manic Mondays Open Mic/Jam