REVIEW – Simple Minds at the Usher Hall

Simple Minds were the archetypal 80’s band: their emphatic, stadium-sized, harmonic and synth-filled hits meant that their studio energy transcended and inflated into a live phenomenon. Their friendly rivals, U2, pipped them to the post in terms of more convincing live vigour and studio experimentation. Ultimately, U2 became the biggest band More...

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By John Hislop On Thursday, April 2nd, 2015
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Bella Hardy to appear at Queen’s Hall next month

Acclaimed folk singer and song writer Bella Hardy is appearing at the Queen’s Hall on 1st May to promote her seventh solo album ‘With The Dawn’ . The album is her first since being named BBC Radio More...

By David Kaye On Saturday, March 28th, 2015
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Colin Steele Quintet: Edinburgh Festival Theatre Studio

Trumpeter Colin Steele is one of the leading names in Scottish jazz. An Edinburgh resident, he is a regular name at many of the city’s jazz venues. His career encompasses a wide range of musical styles including More...

By Kieran Scott On Saturday, March 28th, 2015
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REVIEW – Axis Of at Sneaky Pete’s

For their ‘Edinburgh album launch’, the poky Sneaky Pete’s wasn’t so poky for Axis Of’s first Sneaky Pete’s gig, however they played it like it was rammed, sold-out and more More...

By Kieran Scott On Thursday, March 26th, 2015
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REVIEW – The Coronas at Liquid Room

The Coronas’ UK tour is a mere footnote compared to the massive shows they have previous played in their native Ireland. The band have headlined 3 Arena and the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, playing to over More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, March 26th, 2015
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Masterclass today at the Reid Concert Hall

There will be a masterclass today from 11:00 – 13:00 at Reid Concert Hall, Bristo Square, Edinburgh by Susan Tomes who is a pianist and writer. She is renowned as a soloist and as a chamber musician, and is More...

By Mike Smith On Monday, March 23rd, 2015
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Paul Weller: The Modfather Still Does Something To Me

As a long-time fan of Paul Weller, from the angry young man days of The Jam in the late 1970s, to the style-changing Style Council to the power of his solo career, I was eagerly looking forward to the Modfather More...

By Kieran Scott On Friday, March 20th, 2015
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The Edinburgh Reporter in conversation with Young Kato

Young Kato are the ultimate six-piece that notch up hard-hitting melodies incorporated into their list of convincing indie anthems. After coming together as a band in 2011, the band have worked their fingers to More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, March 16th, 2015
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The WS Orchestra to stage a first this week

The WS Orchestra presents THE GREAT WAR – A COMMEMORATION IN WORDS AND MUSIC SPONSORED BY HBJ AND URQUHARTS At the Signet Library, Parliament Square on 19 MARCH 2015 at 7.00PM The event includes a dramatisation More...

By Kieran Scott On Thursday, March 12th, 2015
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The Edinburgh Reporter in conversation with The Handsome Family

You may know them as a multi-genre folk act for their obscure lyrics and admiration for animals; or you may know them because of the True Detective theme song. It’s a question the husband and wife duo clearly More...