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Live Music with the Pressure Pot
Sep
19
7:00 PM19:00

Live Music with the Pressure Pot

We love our Pressure Pot Wednesdays! Hosted by Phil Ramsey, bringing you some of the best music from across Edinburgh and beyond!

Wed 19th Brig Below, Pressure Valve presents: THE PRESSURE POT, 7pm-12am, £5 Entry. 7.00 Kathy Muir band
8.00 Bicycle Day
9.00 Norman Lamont & The Heaven Sent
10.00 T-J Connell
11.00 Ben Inglis 

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Jack Neil + Support
Sep
22
7:30 PM19:30

Jack Neil + Support

£5 Entry OTD

Jack started his own musical journey when he was just eight years old self teaching himself piano. When he was eleven years old he picked up the guitar and started writing his own songs. 
​Jack also studied alto and tenor saxophone in secondary school which has resulted in him playing for 'Screamareplica', the only Primal Scream tribute band in the UK and AC Rid, a regularly gigging band in and around Edinburgh with over twenty years experience.

Jack released his first single on the fourteenth of December 2017 and is already working on new projects following his single release.

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Live Music with the Pressure Pot
Sep
26
7:00 PM19:00

Live Music with the Pressure Pot

We love our Pressure Pot Wednesdays! Hosted by Phil Ramsey, bringing you some of the best music from across Edinburgh and beyond!

Wed 26th Brig Below, Pressure Valve presents: THE PRESSURE POT, 7pm-12am, £5 Entry. 
7.00 Lewis McLaughlin
7.50 Jim Bryce
8.40 Olivia Cipriani
9.30 Peter Shepherd (TBC) 
10.20 Chris Small
11.10 Cameron Watt Band 

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BIRDHEAD ALBUM LAUNCH
Sep
28
8:00 PM20:00

BIRDHEAD ALBUM LAUNCH

Tickets available from Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/birdhead-album-launch-tickets-46228180733

Birdhead are a 2 piece from Edinburgh who draw influences from the members' shared love of Krautrock, Electronica, New Wave and Punk with The Fall, Georgio Moroder, Kraftwerk and Neu! providing a solid jumping off point. 

Recent live performances include playing stages at T in the Park, Electric Fields and Belladrum. 

The band are launching their 2nd album, Massive Aggressive, at Bar Brig on 29th June 2018, with the new record representing a marked aural progression of the band's sound. 

The album will be released in June 2018 on Good Gear Records and will be available digitally and on vinyl. 

“Birdhead have cult success written all over them.” - The Scotsman

“Our kind of mental.” - The Skinny

“Last year’s LP Pleasure Centre was a masterclass of danceable grooves and good old moshing” - wow247

“Entrancing” - Ravechild

Social Media: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqUC-1ATcSg

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Ghost Dance Collective
Oct
2
8:00 PM20:00

Ghost Dance Collective

Tickets available from Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ghost-dance-collective-tickets-50217275222

Based in Edinburgh, Ghost Dance Collective are a modern take on psychedelic rock. With influences ranging from popular 60s bands, to the weird and obscure, they have found a unique sound, encompassing guitar riffs with melodic organs.

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Cat Loud
Oct
11
8:30 PM20:30

Cat Loud

Tickets available from: https://www.ticketsignite.com/event/463/cat-loud-at-brig-below

Known for dusky vocals and biting wit, Cat Loud is a jazz singer, cabaret performer and writer based in Glasgow.

A regular at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, she debuted he first show Cat Loud’s Big Night In in 2015 to five-star reviews, and her most recent work – Good Morning, Billie!, a celebration of jazz icon Billie Holiday - premiered in 2018, in collaboration with Edinburgh-based blues collective The Blueswater. She has toured the UK and has performances the Brighton Spiegeltent, VAULT Festival and Croydon Cabaret Festival under her belt. Her most recent solo apocalypse cabaret To the End of the World! won a VAULT Festival Origins Award for Outstanding New Work in 2018. She sings jazz in and around Glasgow and Edinburgh with musicians she loves and whoever will have her.

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Kouk
Oct
13
8:00 PM20:00

Kouk

£5 Entry OTD
Joshua “Kouk” Koukpaki is a 21 year old Scottish rapper born and raised in Leith. Mixing a blend of classic HipHop/Rap with elements of R&B and Soul, Kouk creates a contemporary sound which is compounded by an energetic and highly entertaining live performance. 

After launching himself into the Scottish live scene with his debut show in Dundee’s Door Below supporting Scholsey in association with DF Concerts on the 14th April, Kouk now looks to make his debut hometown headline after recently being shortlisted in Scottie Media’s “RepYourCity” Top 10

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Rattlesnake Shakes
Oct
20
8:00 PM20:00

Rattlesnake Shakes

Tickets available from: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/rattlesnake-shakes-tickets-50286923542

Rattlesnake Shakes are an exciting new addition to the Edinburgh covers band scene who specialise in performing a mix of Blues, R&B, Stax, Motown & 1960s classics.  The band consists of Drums, Bass, Guitar, Keys, Vocals and they perform their take on classic songs from the likes of, Freddie King, Albert King, Ottis Rush, Free, Al Green, Booker T & the MGs, Rolling Stones, Animals, Spencer Davis Group, Kingsmen, Bob Segar, Them, Who, Bluesbreakers

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Moteh Parrott & Friends/Andy Ruddy/Sarah Gallagher
Oct
25
8:00 PM20:00

Moteh Parrott & Friends/Andy Ruddy/Sarah Gallagher

Tickets available from: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/moteh-parrott-friendsandy-ruddysarah-gallagher-tickets-50287322736

Moteh Parrott is a Scottish artist with a distinctive modern folk-rock sound, complementing reflective, uplifting lyrics with raw electric guitar and cello. His music has been described as having a sound comparable with "...a Highland wilderness with all the sweeping colour and spirit which that encompasses.”

https://youtu.be/10Nvc2BfzIk

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The Wellgreen Album Launch
Oct
26
8:00 PM20:00

The Wellgreen Album Launch

Tickets £10 OTD

A blend of sixties songwriting, psychedelia, early powerpop The Wellgreen swear byvintage style recording techniques to make their records sound classic and timeless. The Wellgreen strip back the live performances to a completely organic two-piece, powered by their signature two part harmony. Accompanied by guitars, percussion and the retro casio tones, they offer a unique alternative to the full.

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Halloweerd: MEOW, Dangermule & Devil's Beeftub
Nov
1
8:00 PM20:00

Halloweerd: MEOW, Dangermule & Devil's Beeftub

Back after a few years in the oblivious netherworld, HALLOWEERD returns to haunt Leith venue Brig Below. 

Hosted by obscure cover nutters MEOW and featuring special guests cabaret punk rockers DANGERMULE and the return of the swamp dwelling blues rock maniacs DEVIL'S BEEFTUB.  

A truly disturbing evening awaits those who choose to dress up and indulge, because as usual with HALLOWEERD, there will be a COSTUME COMPETITION for those who dare to express themselves in spectacular fashion.

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Phil Cooper
Nov
30
8:00 PM20:00

Phil Cooper

£7 Entry OTD
Phil is a contemporary singer/songwriter who has earned excellent reviews from the national press, with his thought provoking songwriting and energetic live performances drawing comparisons to Neil Finn, Glenn Tilbrook and Ben Folds.

During his live shows, he makes a real connection with the crowd, whether it's handing out dozens of egg shakers, or passing around his "doodle book" for the audience to draw in. Every now and then you'll catch him unplugging his guitar and shunning the stage to stand right in among the captivated audience.

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Showcase of singing talent
Sep
18
7:00 PM19:00

Showcase of singing talent

Tickets available from: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/showcase-of-singing-talent-in-edinburgh-tickets-46449517758

Bird on the Birch is proud to present a showcase of singing talent. 

This showcase is a result of hard-working students coached by Elena Dana as a part of Pop-up singing School in Edinburgh, through workshops, one-to-one sessions, classes and singing courses. 

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Romarzs
Sep
15
7:30 PM19:30

Romarzs

£8 entry OTD
Romarzs, are an electronic/funk/pop duo from Edinburgh,Scotland. Influenced by the sounds of the 80's and 90's they combine sunshine vibes and soulful vocals with catchy hooks driven by slick guitar, groovy basslines and rhythms for the dance floor. Debut album, Prisoners of Love, released in November 2017, continues to set Romarzs up for a busy year as they take their sound to a whole new audience. 

"Great sound" - Jim Gellatly from Amazing Radio/The Sun.

Social Media: https://youtu.be/5Svk_3HdlXU

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The Party Slogan
Sep
8
to Sep 9

The Party Slogan


£5 Entry OTD
The Party Slogan are an unsigned Edinburgh band formed in 2016. Their sound comprises three guitars and keyboards on top of a powerhouse rhythm section. 

The band have taken song writing influences from 80’s post-punk and alternative rock through to the sonic influence of garage rock revival.

After a successful debut gig in Glasgow early in January, The Party Slogan are set to play many more gigs in the UK in 2018. Their double A-side single A Week In The Sun/Good Thing Going On is out now

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The Matatunes
Sep
7
8:00 PM20:00

The Matatunes

£3 OTD
The Matatunes were formed in Edinburgh in 2012 when a motley crew of Iberian émigrés got together with a simple ethos: make a lot of noise and have a good time. With a very diverse spectrum of musical backgrounds, the band’s sound is an original raucous dancey ska/rock with punk energy and attitude. European gigs and festivals followed where we supported band such as Basque, Antihero, El Drogas and Spanish rock titans Def Con Dos, Bombkare and The Toasters on their UK tours. Now that The Matatunes have recorded their debut album Audio Crime and with their hit single Another Tin -We have new songs, new members and want to get you up dancing so get your dancing shoes on and start to SKA!

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Live Music with the Pressure Pot
Sep
5
7:00 PM19:00

Live Music with the Pressure Pot

We love our Pressure Pot Wednesdays! Hosted by Phil Ramsey, bringing you some of the best music from across Edinburgh and beyond!

Wed 5th Brig Below, Pressure Valve presents: THE PRESSURE POT (Electronica Special), 7pm-12am, £5 Entry. 

7.00 Macon Heights
8.00 Romarzs
9.00 Milvus Milvus
10.00 Maranta
11.00 Los Tornillos 

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The Lime & The Coconut
Sep
1
8:00 PM20:00

The Lime & The Coconut

£5 OTD
Come and Imerce yourself in the land of the lime and the coconut. We are different from the rest. Hazel, Sam and akin are the band. DJ Halliday spins the record decks. John player takes you on a journey into the stratosphere stratosphere and Wise L Leathermonk and Louisa rap their hearts out to wondrous heartfelt numbers like wizards in the most. Expect coconut, palm trees, Barbie dolls and dinosaurs. We are different. We are unique. We are the lime and the coconut.

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ANDY GUNN
Aug
31
8:00 PM20:00

ANDY GUNN

Tickets available from www.musicglue.com/andygunnmusic/events/2018-08-31-andy-gunn-live-in-leith-with-band-bar-brig

Scottish guitar virtuoso and singer/songwriter Andy Gunn is brings his soulful bluesy set back to Leith for anyone suffering them post Fringe blues, or those in need of an infusion of soulfire medicine!

Andy Gunn has earned a reputation as one of Scotland’s leading blues musicians. Across 6 critically acclaimed, self-produced albums, he has poured his soul into crafting music which reflects on the personal tragedies he has endured, whilst celebrating his recovery and salvation. It says everything about the character of Gunn, as he has emerged triumphantly and matured into one of the most original and inspirational UK bluesmen of his generation (Dave Scott - Blues In Britain)

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Coldsville
Aug
30
8:00 PM20:00

Coldsville

£5 Entry OTD
Coldsville is a surprisingly harmonious package considering the diversity in the band. Three guys the wrong side of 50, a woman just about to turn 30 and two young lads in their early 20s. 
There's a father and son, some old friends and new. There are three very different and prolific songwriters each vying for space in the setlist. Yet, somehow, it all works. 
With jangly guitars and fabulous harmonies, Coldsville's original take on Americana makes them one of the most interesting and accessible 'country' bands in Scotland. The recent launch of the band's debut album, Places We Used To Go, has brought the band to the attention of a growing fan base with performances across Scotland including this year's Belladrum Festival.

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Emma Morton & The Graces
Aug
28
8:00 AM08:00

Emma Morton & The Graces

Tickets £4 from Eventbrite or £5 OTD
The roots, jazz, and homespun Scottish Folk and Blues band, Emma Morton + the Graces are continuing their tour after a season of sold-old shows in theatres, clubs, jazz clubs and festivals throughout Italy and Europe. They are currently promoting their album Bitten by the Devil, oozing with guests and collaborators like Platinum Selling Artist Raphael Gualazzi, Gabriele Evangelis, Antonio Gramentieri e Grammy Winner Gene Paul.

“Emma Morton + the Graces’ live show offers more than just a taste of the band’s unique psychotropic sound-cocktail, fizzing with Afro-American and Scottish Folk influences; their emotionally charged improvisation and authentic dialogue not only speaks to their audiences but invites them to take part in the hunt for truth as they expose and explore the beautiful contaminations which hide in the dark and decorate and distort the prosody of every day life.”

Scottish singer-songwriter Emma Morton’s ascendancy through the European music scene has seen her work gain increasingly high-profile recognition. Emma has enjoyed reaching TOP 3 in the Italian charts, numerous television and radio performances, soundtrack feature releases, over 240K downloads on Spotify, and has collaborated and performed with international artists including Olly Murs, Paolo Nutini, Alejandro Escovedo and Glen Hansard.

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Live Music: Pressure Valve
Aug
26
8:00 PM20:00

Live Music: Pressure Valve

A firm favourite around Edinburgh, live music with Pressure Valve! Hosted by Phil Ramsey, bringing you some of the best acts from across Edinburgh and beyond! FREE ENTRY

Sun 26th Brig Below, Leith Walk, Pressure Valve mini showcase night 8pm-12am
8 Rev Jim
9 Frantic Chant
10 The Gold Rollers
11 Ben Inglis 

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Dangermule + BRUK + ALaSkins
Aug
23
8:15 PM20:15

Dangermule + BRUK + ALaSkins

£4 entry OTD
DANGERMULE (n.) An alternative cabaret punk rock band from Edinburgh. "Like someone dropkicked a Dickens' novel through an Arctic Monkeys album produced by Nick Cave" With gritty songwriting sensibilities drawn from Tom Waits, the raw energy of Queens of the Stone Age and a smattering of 80s new wave, DANGERMULE are a cabaret punk rock band for the moment BRUK: folkrockpunkfunkyreggaeska with elements of alternative hard pop and cold wave

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Live Music: Pressure Valve
Aug
19
8:00 PM20:00

Live Music: Pressure Valve

A firm favourite around Edinburgh, live music with Pressure Valve! Hosted by Phil Ramsey, bringing you some of the best acts from across Edinburgh and beyond! FREE ENTRY

Sun 19th Brig Below, Leith Walk, Pressure Valve mini showcase night 8pm-12am
8 The View From August
9 Terry Weston
10 Dr Salad
11 Nico G 

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Undercurrent Blues: Joanna Wallfisch
Aug
17
8:00 PM20:00

Undercurrent Blues: Joanna Wallfisch

Entry £5 OTD
London born, LA/NYC based vocalist, composer and multi-instrumentalist Joanna Wallfisch is a unique voice in the singer-songwriter world. With a classical and jazz infused background, her music combines post-folk and art-song with a poetic lyricism which The New York Times described as "sensitive and deep”. She is a master in the art of live vocal looping and creates beguiling vocal soundscapes to accompany her songs. The Telegraph called her virtuosic performance as "sublime and unique.”

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Broken Windows
Aug
16
8:30 PM20:30

Broken Windows

Tickets available from Eventbrite £7: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/broken-windows-tickets-48106146780 or £10 OTD
A Leith born band with fun and powerful original music and songs, swinging between high energy blues inflicted rock and emotive folk. Lead by gritty singer-songwriter, Liz Jones

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Liam Jordan
Aug
14
to Aug 15

Liam Jordan

Tickets available from Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/liam-jordan-tickets-46657720498

2018 has been an exciting year for Americana/nu-folk singer-songwriter Liam Jordan. Having just released his debut album, Jordan is set to hit the road this year on a tour of the UK & Ireland to promote the record. The album fuses; folk, country, gospel and rock in a travelling blues band style format, forging strong subject matter with powerful and emotive production, and nodding a respectful head to songwriting greats such as Bob Dylan, Van Morrison and Bruce Springsteen. His first single ‘Tap At My Window’ is currently featured on Richer Unsigned’s ‘Best of June’ playlist in association with Q Magazine.
“A superb performer” - Sir Tim Rice
For more info on his album and tour, visit; www.liamjordanmusic.com

Social Media: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLzNt0-PTIs

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