It was David Bowie’s birthday on Friday (and Roy Batty’s), so we went along to the very fine Citrus Club in Grindlay Street for a live show with performances from FINGER HALO ( Ft. Jo Callis, from the Human League and The Rezillos, on guitar ), A LAD IN SPAIN ( mysteriously compiled from a local band), THE NORMANS ( ft. Norman Rodger ex. TV21), and Jeremy Thoms from the Cathode Ray.
I took a few shots in between bouts of jigging about and the odd slurp of booze. Shots taken a bit at random, but here you go anyway. A fun night was had by all.
In case you haven’t come a cross them, Safehouse are an Edinburgh based band who play regular gigs around Scotland, specialising in a fantastic blues / rock /psychedelic mix that’ll get you going.
With additional drummer and conga player, they did an Allmans Project set over a few nights as part of the Fringe here in Edinburgh and bloody good it was too. The line-up was Gary Mees, Gary Davidson, Sky Tusk, Ali Petrie, Andrew Stirling, Mike Park, Sean Scott and John Bruce. The latter two being former members of Blues’n’Trouble – previously posted about when they had their 30th anniversary.
So here’s a set of shots we took…
And a couple of out-takes.
First up, demonic eyes in the extra fine keyboard player, Mr Ali Petrie.
And a strange transmogrification occurring – Mr Sky Tusk, yer vocalist extraordinaire.
Birthday treat, in addition to new camera, taken to see Ruts DC at The Liquid Room in Edinburgh. Never quite sure about seeing bands from ages back, but this was fecking brilliant. Great sound, they seemed to be enjoying themselves whilst keeping it tight and produced a great sound for just the three of them.
The band was bass player John “Segs” Jennings and drummer Dave Ruffy from the original Ruts with Leigh Heggarty on guitar (we no longer have Paul Fox and Malcolm Owen from the original Ruts with us, sadly). The banter was maintained throughout – is Mr Ruffy the UK’s cheekiest drummer I wonder – and the band worked really well together. It was all good, you get the idea.
Go and see them if you get the chance. Where are the photos, you cry – here, right here, now…photos…