There are lots of characters out there, from locals to visitors to those in one of the myriad shows on at the moment. So far we’ve managed to avoid running into anyone, although brake lights on some of our tourists friends would help avoid potential trouble.
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.
A great night of fine curry, craft beers, chat and then a wee cabaret set, hosted by Hardeep Singh Kohli, on Friday night at V Deep. In true Scottish understatement style – they weren’t too bad. I’m not a comedian, as most of you are aware, so I’ll avoid the a Sikh, a Hindu, a Muslim and a McGonagall walk into a bar joke, partly because that’s just factual. The boy Kholi was joined by Imran Yusuf, Papa CJ and yer man Elvis and a good laugh was had by all.
I bumped into Elvis McGonagall in the Gents, as you do, had a chat and then, being a photographer, grabbed some shots of him as we were leaving. Unfortunately, the other guys had already fled the scene, so next next time perhaps.
So, to the photos. Couldn’t just pick one, so here’s a selection for you. That there’s an expressive face…