Three more sleeps! @DeanFriedman @StBoswellsLive on Saturday 17th August

Dean Friedman live in St Boswells

Yes, You Can Thank Your Lucky Stars (see what I did there?) you saw this as there’s still time to get your tickets.

You can do so online at musicglue.com or in the real world at the Old Post Office/Newsagent in St Boswells or on the door on the night.

Concert is on Saturday 17th August at St Boswells Village Hall, Jenny Moor’s Road, St Boswells, TD6 0AL.

Concert starts at 8.00pm and doors open at 7.30pm.

Bring your own bottle and snacks – and some friends and family too, and then relax and enjoy the music.

We hope to see you there!

You can read more about Dean on the Borders Telegraph website here

 

Dean Friedman 17th August – Get Your Tickets Before It’s Too Late!

Just a Wee Reminder – Dean Friedman tickets for Saturday 17th August 2019 are now available.

Bring Friends and Family for a Fun Night Out With Lots of Good Music

Chart topping recording artist, Dean Friedman, whose top 40 hits include classics like Ariel,Lucky StarsLydia and Woman of Mine is coming to St Boswells Village Hall to do a St Boswells Live concert on Saturday 17th August 2019.

The concert will start at 8.00pm with doors opening at 7.30pm

Venue: St Boswells Village Hall, Jenny Moore’s Road, St Boswells TD6 0AL

Tickets are available now:

  • Cost: £20 (Concessions £16)
  • You can get them online from Music Glue – just click HERE to be taken to the site. Please note there is a small charge for purchasing online.
  • Tickets can also  be bought at the Old Post Office/Newsagent in St Boswells village.
  • And IF any remain they will be available to purchase on the door on the evening of the concert.

Please feel free to bring your own drinks and snacks.

You can check Dean’s many songs out on YouTube – for example here’s a link to his hit song Ariel 

We look forward to seeing you on 17th August.

Save the Date: Saturday 17th August 2019 – Dean Friedman coming to St Boswells Live

Chart topping recording artist, Dean Friedman, whose top 40 hits include classics like Ariel, Lucky Stars, Lydia and Woman of Mine is coming to St Boswells Village Hall to do a St Boswells Live concert on Saturday 17th August 2019. 

Tickets will be available online and at the Old Post Office/Newsagent in St Boswells village very soon.

JUNE 1st 2013: Tommy Ashby and Electric Penelope for Village Week

St Boswells Live! is very excited to be hosting the opening evening of St Boswells Village Week. This 9-day extravaganza of events and activities is known throughout the Borders and attracts people from even further to take part and enjoy the best of St Boswells at the start of the Summer. True to form, we have pulled out all the stops to bring you a truly engaging and entertaining show to kick the week off.

Tommy Ashby

We are delighted that the multi-talented Tommy Ashby has come back up from London to his native Borders, to perform a solo set for us. Last heard, to huge acclaim at St Boswells in October last year, 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, whether with acoustic or electric guitar, or even mandolin, and we love hearing him play. There may even be a guest or two on the night.

Tommy Ashby – Waiting For The Fall (recorded at St Boswells Live!)

electric penelope

Electric Penelope comprise Berwick-Upon-Tweed based Anna Emmins, a truly extraordinary singer and songwriter, plus a superb band of musicians, all of whom are performers in their own right. 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

To start off the evening will be local musician Alan Oliver, who will be performing a mix of hand-penned and cover songs which we guarantee will get us off to a toe-tapping, hand-clapping start.

Doors open at 7.30, on Saturday 1st June, St Boswells Village Hall. We’ll also lay on candles, nibbles and lovely atmosphere.

Ticket prices: £10 full / £5 under-16 / £25 family of up to 5, at St Boswells Post Office or on the door (subject to availability).

Buy online tickets at a £1 discount for adults, including booking fee! (sorry, no family tickets online):

23rd FEBRUARY 2013: A Jazz Evening featuring The Alex Yellowlees Hot Club Quartet

Jazz Evening Poster

A new year, a (slightly) new St Boswells Live! We are now running the club every other month, switching to Saturdays to make it easier for people to come along and enjoy the fabulous evenings we have planned for 2013. The first show of the year reflects the musical diversity of St Boswells Live! Jazz is a hugely diverse genre of music in itself from Trad. Jazz to Hot Club, Smooth Jazz to Avant Garde, and crossing over into blues, pop and even hip-hop.

One of the finest exponents of jazz in Scotland is Alex Yellowlees, Scotland’s premier jazz violinist, who has dazzled and entertained audiences throughout Europe with his original realisation of the ‘Hot Club’ style. Ever the pioneer, Alex has sculpted his own musical voice over a lifetime of performance and recordings, drawing from his extensive experience of celtic, blues and jazz genres.

On Saturday 23rd February, Alex will be joined by the rest of his quartet: virtuoso guitarist Mike Nisbet, composer and contemporary guitarist Ged Brockie, and multi-credited bass player Kenny Ellis. We have no doubt you will be stunned by their musicianship and sheer good-times performance of a vast range of jazz and popular standards and original compositions.

Supporting the band will be all sorts of guests, ranging from the local rising talents of the Earlston High School jazz band, brilliant Borders saxophone virtuoso Mike Haywood, and even a few old-stompers from the St Boswells Live! team [less of the “old”!]

Doors open at 7.30pm, with the music starting at 8pm. Bring your own drinks; we’ll lay on a few nibbles and a lovely atmosphere. If you play a bit of jazz and would like to go on stage, then please contact Keith on 01835 822692, or keith@stboswellslive.com.

Tickets are priced £8, with concessions for under-16s (£4) and families of up to 2 adults and 3 under 16s (£20). You can buy them from St Boswells Post Office, or online at WeGotTickets (link below).


30th NOVEMBER 2012: Paul Liddell plus The Jellyman’s Daughter

On Friday November 30th, we will be showcasing a couple of young acts who’s musicality and talent will blow you away. We are really excited to be able to put on a show like this!

Paul Liddell is a working musician/singer/songwriter/recording artist based by the sea in the North East of England. Live, his singularly unique voice and unpretentious delivery combine with the use of live sampling, guitar percussion and layered vocal harmonies to provide a great platform for his wonderful songs to shine.

“Liddell’s guitar playing is extraordinary throughout this set as he employs percussive, hammer-on, slide, and a wide array of finger-picking techniques most reminiscent of Lindsay Buckingham — a master of melding pop melodies and flash. This record has the potential to break Liddell into the mainstream — that is, if the masses can turn off American Idol, X-Factor or The Voice and pay attention to a bona-fide, honest artist!” – Minor 7th Magazine

Supporting Paul are The Jellyman’s Daughter. 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. Definitely a “listen and love” duo.

Doors open at 7.30 – tickets available via the link below (discounted) or at St Boswells Post Office. Open mic slots available on request by calling 01835 822692.

Tickets: £8 / £4 (under 16) / £20 (family of 5)**

Click the image to buy discounted tickets:

26th OCTOBER 2012: Kathy Stewart plus Tommy Ashby


Friend of St Boswells Live! Kathy Stewart and her brilliant band The Frequent Flyers are making a much-demanded return visit for our October 26th double bill. Last year she stunned the audience with her beautiful vocals and moving songs along with the brilliant musicianship of the band.

New York singer-songwriter Kathy Stewart has been delighting audiences on this side of the Atlantic with her thought-provoking and exciting style of Country-based music for many years.

Kathy’s song writing draws on many influences of American popular culture and other spectrums, resulting in her own distinctive sound. She has been sought after for her composing and arranging abilities and is well known for her harmony work on recordings by established artists such as Andy M. Stewart, Silly Wizard, Dick Gaughan, Davy Steele, The John Wright Band, and British Country artists, John Hinshelwood and John Miller.

The Frequent Flyers combines the talents of Kathy Stewart on vocals and guitar, Ken Kennedy on double bass, harmonica and vocals, and lead guitarist, Big Al Rae. Both Ken and Big Al currently play in the Peebles-based “Red Clay Dirt Band”. In addition to the trio, specially for this show will be guests on pedal steel and mandolin, ensuring a huge sound.



Hailing from Innerleithen, local lad Tommy Ashby is continually gaining momentum as a songwriter and live act on the London music scene. Tommy’s rural roots are clear in his songs, with folk and blues stylings seamlessly integrated with pop songwriting to create skilfully crafted, warming and beautiful songs. What really shines through Tommy’s music is how natural the songs are; they are idiosyncratic to his voice, guitar playing and personality, and this makes for an absorbing live show.

Tommy is supported by a group of extremely talented musicians who are integral to creating the tight, vibrant sound. His new single, ‘Broken Bones’, can be downloaded for free at http://tommyashby.bandcamp.com/

Tickets available online or at St Boswells Post Office: £10 / £5 (under 16) / £25 (family of 5, Post Office only)

Doors 7.30pm, bring your own refreshments.

Click the image to buy discounted tickets:

21st SEPTEMBER 2012: FRIGHTENED RABBIT (Acoustic) + Support

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St Boswells Live!  is delighted to welcome FRIGHTENED RABBIT to our stage.

Originating from Selkirk, Frightened Rabbit have picked up a huge following over their 9 year career, which is about to become stellar as they embark on a major tour along with the release of a new album due in 2013 to follow up 2010’s critically acclaimed The Winter of Mixed Drinks. Now based in Glasgow, Frightened Rabbit have an eclectic style ranging from heavy rock to acoustic folk, always daubed in melancholy, tinged with anger but ultimately looking forward to better things, exemplified perfectly by their most recent release State Hospital and the anthemic, Swim Until You Can’t See Land.

In advance of their homecoming Selkirk gig on 25th September, FR are performing as an acoustic line-up, undoubtedly showcasing their most recent works. This gig comes near the end of a tour of Ireland and the UK, in advance of tours of Europe and the USA, so they were extremely generous to fit us in as a fundraiser for the club.

Please note, this is advertised as a family show, but there may be some strong language.

In support of our headline act are Crow Road, a brilliant unsigned band from Glasgow who will be playing an acoustic set. We’re delighted to have them on the bill so early in their career as, given the quality of their material, we doubt they’ll be a support act for long.

Also, playing a short set will be local singer-songwriter and friend of St Boswells Live! Madeleine Dow who will bring her unique and enchanting vocal style to our stage.

£10 all tickets (sorry, no concessions) – click the image below to buy.

Doors open at 7.30pm. All seated, BYOB.

31st AUGUST 2012: Gren Bartley plus Fiona Laing and Sally-Anne Scott

This August 31st at St Boswells Live! we are proud to host the highly-talented and, dare we say it, extremely nice man Gren Bartley. This begins a new season of performers, all of whom we are very excited about.

Gren Bartley sits on the edge of the ever growing link between English and American folk music. He is a songwriter who explores a wide range of styles from traditional English songs to the darkest American blues ballads. Add to this his impressive songwriting with “a depth and insight of someone twice his age” and you will find an artist who is being very highly praised and has become a much sought after musician.

Gren’s live act is his strongest asset. His guitar playing is “effortlessly astonishing” and his lyrics serve perfectly to accompany the audience through the spectrum of musical landscapes he visits. But it is his soft yet absorbing voice that provides the thread of continuity throughout the set.

“As an acoustic finger-picking guitar and banjo player he has few if any equals in his age group; as an acoustic rooted-in-folk writer he’s developing an alarmingly good canon of work” – R2 Magazine

Supporting Gren are two very different artists from the Borders who have both been talent spotted over the summer as potential stars in their fields. Sally-Anne Scott [note change of bill] is a brilliant harp and clarsach player who has excelled under the tutelage of the legendary Elspeth Smellie and who is on her way to the Royal Conservatoire this year, such is her musical ability.

Fiona Laing, becoming a regular at venues around the Borders, plays guitar to accompany her soaring voice and self-penned songs. At the Lauder Jubilee Celebrations this year, she wowed the audience and we are really looking forward to seeing what she can do at St Boswells Live!

Open Mic slots are available by calling Keith on 01835 822692 (answerphone available).

Doors for this show open at 7.30pm with Open Mic slots from 8pm. Tickets cost £8 (adult), £4 (under-16) and £20 (2 adults and up to 3 under-16s). Tickets are available from St Boswells Post Office and via We Got Tickets (click for link).

25th May 2012: Mike Whellans and Sara Grey, with Kieron Means

Another double-header for May’s St Boswells Live! taking place on Friday 25th May, 2012. The theme this month is definitely the roots of music, with a mixture of traditional songs, stories, country and blues all wrapped up in a lovely sonic package.

Once you have heard Sara Grey you will never forget her. She has a certain quality of voice that compels you to give her your undivided attention. Her voice is both powerful and sweet with a distinctive and lovely tremolo. It is a voice well suited to native American ballads and ballads of Ireland and Scotland.

It is not Sara’s lovely voice alone that makes her one of the most popular singers on the folk scene, on many of her songs Sara accompanies herself by frailing a five string banjo and, when playing tunes, it is obvious why she is regarded as one of the foremost exponents of the old-time style. As well as singing and playing superbly Sara is a fine story teller specialising in stories from New England where she grew up and learned many of her stories from her father.

Kieron Means is a singer primarily of traditional songs but also of contemporary songs and guitar player of great merit. He has a great rapport with an audience and has an exceptional professionalism for a young performer. His voice is as smooth as silk, rich and mellow and he sings to his audience not in spite of them.

Kieron is the son of the traditional singer Sara Grey and music journalist Andrew Means, one time writer for Melody Maker. He was born in the United States and grew up in Britain gaining a great love of the music of both traditions as well as the contemporary scene. He has become a performer of traditional songs from the US and from the UK and many of the contemporary songs he sings he has written himself.

Mike Whellans is the real thing, a keeper of the one-man blues band flame that burned so passionately in the work of this highly specialized form’s masters, including Doctor Isaiah Ross, Jesse Fuller and Whellans’ great British forerunner, Tony ‘Duster’ Bennett.

Like all true bluesmen and women, when Whellans sings and plays, he means it. He can set a scene of darkness and foreboding as the Boogie Man lurks, play twelve-string guitar in the grand driving blues tradition to propel his Winding Track, and sing of hugging his baby’s deserted pillow so that you really feel his loss.

If you’re already familiar with Whellans, you’ll know to expect a fired up and ready one man blues band explosion. But if this is your introduction, prepare to hear a talent who’s not only his own man as a singer, guitarist and ace blues harpist, he’s his own rhythm section, too.

Tickets are priced at £10 (full), £5 (under-16s) and just £25 for a family ticket (2 adults and up to 3 under-16s). Doors at St Boswells Village Hall open at 7.30pm with the show starting at 8pm.

Advanced single tickets are available from We Got Tickets (click link to purchase in new window) or St Boswells Post Office.