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!
He was the Dundee guitarist who was a member of one of the biggest pop groups of the 1960s.
Billing themselves as “the new kings of old time”, Canadian trio Sheesham and Lotus and Son create a retro fusion of riverboat blues, ragtime and bluegrass that’s at once rootsily authentic and possessed of an undoubted kitsch quality of which they’re unafraid.
‘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.
Glaswegian country music sensation Lisa McHugh will return to Scotland this autumn for her highly anticipated concert tour.
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.
Fife singer songwriter KT Tunstall has joined the growing list of musicians who have supported charities using the tools of their trade.
“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?