“We have enjoyed every St Boswells Live! we have been able to come to to. It has always exceeded our expectations.” Angela & Andrew, St Boswells
FRIDAY 27th DECEMBER, 2013
Bread & Jam at St Boswells Cricket Club
Something new for St Boswells Live! is on the horizon. We have had continued calls for jam sessions and open mics, but the big hall can be a bit scary, especially when there are lots of people watching and even milling about at the end. With this in mind, and with the help of St Boswells Cricket Club, we are introducing Bread & Jam, a terrible pun on a simple concept. This is how it works:
- From 8pm, turn up at the Cricket Club (just round the back of the Buccleuch Arms Hotel) with your instrument, voice or just a willingness to listen and enjoy the music. Feel free to bring an amplifier if you need one, but the room is small enough to be acoustic;
- If you feel an urge, and there is no one else doing it, play your instrument, sing your song, tell your story or whatever you want to do. We encourage people to join in, but if you want to do it alone then just ask;
- In the meantime, get drinks from the Cricket Club bar, listen to other people, and enjoy the free food we’ve laid on for half time (that’s where the “bread” bit comes from).
That’s it. Donations to pay for the food, and keep St Boswells Live! running are welcome, but there’s no obligation. Just ask one of the organisers if you want to help us out.
See you there!
SATURDAY 15th FEBRUARY, 2014
Ruarri Joseph, plus The Jellyman’s Daughter
St Boswells Live! is delighted to announce that the unfeasibly talented RUARRI JOSEPH will be playing for us on Saturday 15th February 2014. Ruarri was born in Edinburgh, but has now found his way to Cornwall via New Zealand and a life full of writing and playing music. A talented and deeply emotional singer-songwriter, Ruarri has released four studio albums, all of them to critical acclaim if not great commercial success, such is the fickle nature of the music industry. He is a popular live performer across the UK and Ireland, and we are sure you will fall for his musical gifts.
Alongside Ruarri, we welcome the delightful JELLYMAN’S DAUGHTER, who we were trying to find a chance to welcome back since their appearance here in November 2012. Graham Coe (‘cello, guitar & vocals) and Emily Kelly (guitar & vocals) are classically trained musicians who have earned their spurs busking in Edinburgh and writing innovative and moving songs. Currently supporting Chris TT in Edinburgh and Glasgow, they have lots of new songs for you to bounce along to.
This show will NOT be at St Boswells Village Hall as the hall is being refurbished. Instead, we will be holding St Boswells Live! at the Salmon Room, Buccleuch Hotel, St Boswells. Tickets and more details to be released soon.
Past Village Hall Shows
SATURDAY 5th OCTOBER, 2013
A Great Night of Blues Music!
We have a real treat for you on Saturday 5th October, as we experience a brilliant evening of blues music, as brought to you by two of Scotland’s finest exponents of this wide and varied genre.
RED DAWG are a five-piece blues rock band from the Granite City of Aberdeen, their driving and exciting blend of originals and covers is something that, as with all good things in live, has to be experienced to appreciate it at its best. Comprising a classic combination of vocals and sax, lead and rhythm guitar, bass and drums, RED DAWG have been performing for years, simply because they love doing it – and they are very, very good at what they do.
BLUE TO THE BONE have their roots in the raw soil of traditional blues music, with their stripped-down renditions of everything from the earliest blues classics of Sister Rosetta and Ella Fitzgerald, to the more modern sounds of Bonnie Raitt. The trio consists of Shirley Wishart, a consummate vocalist who has supported the likes of Jack Bruce and Dr Feelgood; legendary blues harp player Bill Muir; and guitar wizard Seoras Ashby.
There will also be a few musical surprises on the night, plus the chance for anyone who would like to get into the blues spirit to perform in the Open Mic spots – contact us via the web page if you would like a shot.
Doors open at 7.30pm, with the music beginning at 8. Please bring your own drinks – a few treats will be provided, you supply the great atmosphere!
SATURDAY 1st JUNE, 2013
ST BOSWELLS VILLAGE WEEK MUSIC NIGHT
We are delighted to announce that the multi-talented Tommy Ashby is performing a solo set for us to headline the Village Week show. Tommy is about embark on a tour with Scottish chanteuse Nina Nesbitt, having been recognised for his amazing guitar playing and beautiful vocals. His solo work is second to none and we love hearing him play.
Tommy Ashby – Waiting For The Fall (recorded at St Boswells Live!)
If that wasn’t enough talent, then we have the wonderful Electric Penelope a.k.a. the mesmerising Anna Emmins and her superb band of musicians. Electric Penelope has just released an album of sumptuous songs which she will be showcasing, along with some belting covers on the night.
Electric Penelope – Carry Me Home
Also on the bill will be St Boswells own Alan Oliver performing a mix of hand-penned and cover songs which we guarantee will get us off to a toe-tapping, hand-clapping start.