A former Dundee student who made history by becoming the first member of the public to cross the Tay Road Bridge when it opened in 1966 has been immortalised in song by an award-winning Tayside song writer.
‘The anger behind our songs is as relevant now as it was in the 1970s’, says Skids front man Richard Jobson
Ahead of 40th anniversary tour gigs in Montrose and Dunfermline, The Skids frontman Richard Jobson speaks to Michael Alexander about his love for the Fife and Angus coast – and why the “passionate” songs he wrote in the 1970s are as relevant as ever in today’s troubled political times.
He wasn’t the best known name on the bill, but blues rock guitarist Kris Barras summed up the PKD Festival best as he took to the Dalgety Bay stage late on Saturday afternoon with his blend of soul-wrenching melodies that has recently seen him reach number two in the blues chart.
They’ve been on Top of the Pops, performed at the Sydney Opera House and won a Classical Brit Award.
Since they performed with The Darkness on T in the Park’s main stage in 2004 and walked away with the top prize on UK prime time TV talent show ‘When Will I Be Famous’ in 2007, the Red Hot Chilli Pipers haven’t stopped for breath – other than to inflate their bagpipes!
It was a music genre that originated amongst African Americans in New Orleans, USA, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
“Has this bloke got fans or what!” declared the Top of the Pops presenter as John Otway was introduced to a national TV audience in 2002.
The well deserved best selling single of all time - or sentimental claptrap? Michael Alexander examines the appeal of Bing Crosby’s White Christmas which was first performed 75 years ago this Christmas.
RM Hubbert, the winner of the 2013 Scottish Album of the Year Award, returns to Newport as part of his short winter 2016 tour promoting his latest album ‘Telling The Trees’.
Coldplay and Tim Burton support St Andrews-raised music engineer Olga’s shared parental pay campaign
Members of Coldplay, film director Tim Burton and other notable artists have teamed up with 30 MPs from across the political spectrum to support a St Andrews-raised music recording engineer’s campaign to make Shared Parental Pay (ShPP) available to self-employed mothers.