Jen and the Gents
Jen and the Gents is a pop/rock/folk band comprising Jennifer Ewan on vocals and guitar, Martin Beer on bass, Pockets
(Stuart Crout) on vocals and drums (or whatever else he can find to knock out a
rhythm on) and Ben Errington on fiddle.
band is based in Edinburgh and is a fusion of
musicians who have been around the Edinburgh
scene for a little while, playing solo and/or with other bands. They
first got together while playing with The Tuberians
at the legendary Susie's Diner. In summer 2010, they added young violin maestro
Ben Errington to the line-up after successfully
linking up over the Edinburgh Festival.
Booking - £150
Jamie Soar is a composer, producer and performing musician. His educational
background includes a degree in Music Composition and Technology, (University
of Hertfordshire, 2008-2010) a certificate in music performance and production
(Jewel and Esk College 2005) and a diploma in
generalized music. (Jewel and Esk College 2006-2008)
Jamie composes and produces in a variety of styles and genres,
never focusing solely on one particular genre at one given time. Inspired by film and video games scores, forever intrigued by all
aspects of composition and endeavour to discover the creativity and the deep
messages which are fundamental to all forms of music, and allow that to inspire
Best of Uke
Event Booking - £300
Uke Boogie is an open mic night
run by two Ukulele players, Alex Highet "The Melodica Muncher" and
Stuart Crout "The Kazookeylele Killer".
In March 2009 the duo managed to
land a gig date at one of Edinburgh's best arts venues called "the
Bowery", But had no idea what type op event they would put on. Eventually
they came up with an idea, a open mic night with no
guitars allowed, and open mic dedicated mostly to ukulele's. The rest is
The best of Uke Boogie is the
best acts Uke boogie has to share for a whole night of ukulele related fun!
Since his beginnings as an American street performer, Various has decided to live in Scotland. Doing festivals in
different cities all around the world is his life, and he loves it. From starting
the street performer life as a statue, to Gazzo’s
cups-and-balls routine, Various has now expanded his repertoire to an award
winning magic show, a straight jacket escape routine, whip cracking,
stilt-walking, and a variety of other skills.
Magician Booking - £*
Ian got the magic bug early. Unlike many of his peers he never had
a magic set for Christmas, but made up for that by obsessively learning everything
he could on the subject. In the last two decades he has performed in almost
every conceivable situation, from restaurants and bars to five star hotels and
the Orient Express, from comedy clubs in California
to traditional street shows in Sydney,
product launches to private parties and eighteen years in the Edinburgh Fringe.
Not only restricted to his native Scotland,
he travels around the UK
to smash the laws of physics for audiences of all types and sizes.
In 2009 he was awarded the Leslie P Guest Award for Excellence
from the Society of American Magicians. He’s pretty sure he’s one of only two
non Americans to win this award, which is presented each year for the most
outstanding contribution to magic.
Booking - £*
Higgs began her life in music whilst travelling the world and being influenced
and inspired by the places and people she encountered.
gentle and heartfelt songs of love and life in a traditional Celtic style, her
voice stops people in their tracks and seduces them into slowing down and
letting the music envelope them. Her career has taken her from playing the
streets of Europe and the UK,
to playing festival gigs in England
including the Eden Festival 2010 and Glastonbury Festival's Small World Stage.
In either setting she holds her own with a strong yet modest presence.
The John Langan Band are a
Scotland-based riotous and rhythmical, magical three-piece with a unique and
truly original sound inspired by Celtic, Balkan and Gypsy swing traditions.
Extravagant and eclectic, The John Langan Band, with
a traditional acoustic aesthetic, deliver with a contemporary attack and freshness,
and a gigantic, sonorous sound, unlike any other three piece.
Having played in many different settings, from festival stages to Glasgow's Royal Concert
Hall, The John Langan Band show,
time after time, that their engaging music and utterly entertaining manner have
a widespread appeal amongst people of all ages, walks of life and musical