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.
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.
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!
‘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.
Shaun Lawrence, the 23-year-old guitarist with Dundee hardcore metal band To Kill Achilles, has just finished a shift on the tills at Tesco in Monifieth, when The Courier catches up with him to talk about the band’s latest single release and their eight date UK tour, which kicks off at Beat Generator in their home city on January 7.
“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.
Michael Alexander speaks to several Tayside record shops about a resurgence in music cassette sales. But are 'tapes' a sound idea or simply another passing fad?
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’.
They’ve been on Top of the Pops, performed at the Sydney Opera House and won a Classical Brit Award.