LIGHTS OUT BY NINE are a Scottish band with a pedigree.
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Steeped in soul, funk and rhythm and blues, and driven by Hammond, horns and harmonies, the sound is raw and authentic, whether playing their own original songs, or paying homage to the sounds of New Orleans, Memphis or Muscle Shoals.
10 support slots with the Average White Band in recent years and appearances with numerous other names including a recent support with Dr Feelgood at King Tuts in 2019 are testament to the level of achievement of this band.
In September 2017 at the iconic King Tuts, the band were joined on stage by Average White Band founding member Hamish Stuart to work through some of his back catalogue, which is further testament to a band who were also delighted to have made their Celtic Connections debut this time last year.
With numerous live broadcasts sessions including on BBC Radio 2 from the legendary Maida Vale Studios in London, and 2 top 5 American radio chart albums on BB King’s Bluesville at XM Radio, you start to get the flavour of a very accomplished outfit.
Two further recent STV appearances and follow on airplay on BBC Radio 2 / BBC Radio 6 Music for the band’s new EP brought LOBN to more and more peoples’ attention.
Their latest album Here & Now was released in 2019 gaining coverage on BBC Radio 2 and Radio 6 Music airplay !
The ShireTones are a West Coast band from Scotland, who describe themselves as eclectic Americana. Their influences are music from the 50s, 60s and 70s.
The founder of The ShireTones, and songwriter, Bazz, is a cross over musician who brings fresh ideas to a well known genre.
With a subtle blend of country, Americana and easy listening, The ShireTones have a chameleon like ability to engage with a wide range of listeners, drawing the audience into a web of traditional, classic and fresh new sounds that will have them enthralled from start to finish.
Recent career highlights include the Vertex Festival, where The ShireTones were handpicked to support 3HatTrio from Utah, USA who were on their European Tour, they played to a sell out crowd.
“Come back please” says William Elliot from West Kilbride
The ShireTones took part in a sell out performance at Perthshire Amber Festival which was created by singer song writer and philanthropist, Dougie Maclean who wrote the classic song “Caledonia”.
“The ShireTones track Down the Line from the Album Truly Grateful, is No. 4 in the top ten” – 752.2 Hit Maker Radio
“I was impressed with Bazz’s vocal style and songwriting ability” – Oasis Entertainment Blog, Bob Levoy, Texas
Currently the Band has just completed their second album called “Truly Thankful”. They will be performing live in 2020.
Bazz and the ShireTones have a clear vision, to bring those who enjoy their music together to form a collective. He feels they should have an input rather than be passive observers and listeners. So join the ever growing circle of like minded lovers of this brand of folk country. Tune in, take part and chill out.