Rally & Broad ‘Tangled Up In Blue’ – Season 4 relaunch!
Friday 23rd October, Edinburgh, Bongo Club. 730 – 1030pm, in association with the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival. Tickets £5 – available here!
Sunday 25th October, Glasgow, Stereo. 230 – 530pm. Tickets £5: available here!
We’re utterly delighted to be back for our FOURTH SEASON, which will see us continuing our core cabarets in Edinburgh and Glasgow, as well as various other bits and bobs that we’ll tell ye about as we go.
We’re launching in the weekend of Fri 23 – Sun 25th October! Have a wee squizz at our terrifically eclectic line-ups! Spread the word, diaries oot, click attending on that Facebook (Edina, Glasgow) pen us in, and come on down!
We’ve teamed up with the Mental Health Foundation for the Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival. And whit a line-up we have….
LOKI with Becci Wallace!
Loki has been described as “A powerful grassroots political orator of resonant lyrical ability” with recent album G.I.M.P – Government Issue Music Protest – (which features collaboration with Becci Wallace) – “a strongly expressed work rich in soulful, old school beats.” ( The Scotsman ****) Expect a brutally honest, vivid, searing and powerful performance from one of Scotland’s most prominent and politically aware MCs.
Listen to tracks from G.I.M.P: https://blacklanternmusic.bandcamp.com/album/g-i-m-p-government-issue-music-protest
Edinburgh-based four-piece Delighted Peoples mix a wide range of influences to produce a beautiful and claustrophobic, dystopian vision. Their finely honed sound recalls vintage Massive Attack, and despite only recently forming, with only a handful of performances under their belts, they are rapidly gathering a dedicated fan base. Watch their debut music video here –
Harry Giles is a truly innovative writer, performer, poet and theatre-maker. He is the author of Visa Weddings and Oam (both from Stewed Rhubarb Press) and he was also shortlisted for the inaugural Edwin Morgan Award in 2014. Giles’s work is inherently political, and he states “To me, feelings are not a soft form of politics: they are hard, edgy, scary and potent. I am trying to use disruptive action, satire and discussion to drive a wedge into political moments, opening a space for audiences to think, feel and act.” A must-see act.
More info here – http://harrygiles.org/
Singer-songwriter and storyteller Chrissy Barnacle has rapidly gained notice for her at times off-the-wall, at times searingly heartbreaking, stories, songs and performances. Brimming with turmoil and optimism – and a definite Rally & Broad favourite!
Bandcamp here – https://chrissybarnacle.bandcamp.com/
DOG ON A SWING!
Dog On A Swing is the pseudonym of Edinburgh musician and songwriter Ed Ritchie. His second EP, After Work, is conceptually grounded in the downtime once work concludes for the day/weekend. He oftens collaborates with other musicians – expect something right special on the Rally & Broad stage to open the show!
More here: www.dogonaswing.co.uk
Meanwhile, In Glasgow…
BLUE ROSE CODE!
In the space of only a short few years and two stellar albums, Blue Rose Code, Edinburgh-born Ross Wilson, has gone from song-writing in the obscurity of an East London flat to being celebrated by the industry and fans alike as a legacy artist whose work stands alone, unsullied by the restrictions of trend. The Ballads Of Peckham Rye, Blue Rose Code’s latest record, was nominated for the prestigious Scottish Album Of The Year Awards in 2014.
More here: http://bluerosecode.com/
Helen Ivory was born in Luton in 1969 and began to write poems at Norwich School of Art in 1997, under the tuition of George Szirtes. She won an Eric Gregory Award in 1999 before publishing four collections with Bloodaxe Books. Her fourth collection is Waiting for Bluebeard (2013) whichhas been described as “mischievously dark, rich with anti-logic and harnessed to the power of something we used to call magic” – Katy Evans-Bush.
Martin Figura is a poet and performer based in Norwich. His show Whistle was shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry and won the 2013 Saboteur Best Spoken Word Show Award. “Profoundly honest and at the same time joyfully entertaining.” (Independent on Sunday)
More here: http://www.martinfigura.co.uk/
Cat is a feminist writer, spoken word artist and teacher based in Glasgow. Cat’s performance poetry is an outspoken and unapologetic take on the ups and downs of modern life for a young woman.
More here: https://cathepburn.wordpress.com/
And …THE MISS’S!
Acoustic soul/ pop outfit The Miss’s are Michelle Low and Audrey Tait. In their own words: “There was a young group called The Miss’s. Whose harmonies were like a shower of kisses. Acoustic and soulful songs, with nice words to sing along. You really don’t want to miss us!” Ye don’t. They’re braw and we’re delighted to have em on the R&B stage!
Buy ’em here! http://themisss.bigcartel.com/
So…there we are! And we’ll see you here, aye? Ours is a pumpkin spiced latte. With rum. Actually, forget the latte bit.
See ye at the front!