Friday September 13 FARA

FARA played at the hotel in December 2018.

The gig was a slow burner.

It was almost pure old school word of mouth.

Anyone I came into contact with I said “you need to see this band, if you miss them you’ll be mad with yourself!”. And so it proved.

Also, everyone who was there raved about the musicianship and the energy of these four hugely talented ladies.

This set will be very different from the Christmas one.

Expect selections from the band’s two albums and, as always, something unexpected!

Sunday October 6 The Orphan Brigade

The Orphan Brigade was founded by Ben Glover, Neilson Hubbard and Joshua Britt. The group’s first album Soundtrack To A Ghost Story was written, recorded and filmed in a haunted Civil War house in Kentucky.

In 2017 they spent time in 2500-year-old-caves in the Italian city of Osimo, writing and recording Heart Of The Cave. No Depression called it ‘an extraordinary album’ in which the songs explored themes of mysticism and personal transformation.

The Orphan Brigade’s latest album album will be released in the autumn of 2019.

American Roots UK described the Orphan Brigade as “tugging at the heartstrings, is of-ten uplifting, includes gorgeous melodies, great vocals and playing, brilliant arrangements and atmospheres that flow between deep, dark and spooky, as well as eerie and haunting with occasional flashes of light.

Sunday October 13 Nick Harper

58 Fordwych Road is an all new show that centres around a living room in a flat in Kilburn, London in the 1960s .

The abode of up and coming singer songwriter Roy Harper and his wife Mocy was an after hours hang-out for the legends who played at Les Cousins in Soho at the height of the acoustic explosion in swingin’ sixties London .

Artists such as Bert Jansch, Davy Graham, John Renbourn, Paul Simon, Sandy Denny, Marc Bolan and others dropped in, to drop out, jam and try new tunes. But all along, there was someone else there …. a toddler, part of the family, inhaling the music and absorbing the vibe; Roy’s young son, Nick Harper.

Nick later carved out his own career in music, but in this unique and one-off show he plays tribute to the time, the place and the music that became the centre of everything for him and the rest of his family.

The show runs over two halves. The first will see Nick delve into the deluge of songs he heard direct from the greats when growing up. In the second, Nick will trace the journey of how these luminary figures’ music evolved and helped shape popular music beyond the sixties, and revisit the eternal themes that run from then to now in songs of his own fine repertoire.

https://event.bookitbee.com/23879/nick-harper

Sunday November 10 Kim Richey

Kim’s roots in Nashville have honed her own songwriting craft. Her trademark is her ability to interpret a lyric and harmonize, all the while writing songs with an optimistic melancholy quality that is unusual and alluring. Comparisons to Shawn Colvin have run rampant over the years, due to Kim’s cleverly twisting lyrical phrases and beats. Kim’s most recent album, Edgeland, featured cameos from Robyn Hitchcock and Chuck Prophet. After a sold out event in 2018, we are delighted to see Kim return to the Woodside!

Thursday November 14 Foxes and Pepper

Fox Amoore (Iain Armour) is a pianist and composer from Dalgety Bay. He started playing the piano at age 5 and professionally at age 14. In the past 18 years of playing and composing Fox has achieved some amazing goals: composing and recording two albums both with a live orchestra and choir at Abbey Road Studios (the first album Come Find Me has sold over 5,000 cd, digital, and vinyl copies worldwide), playing at the famous Cavern Club, seven studio albums, and collaborations with many others including composing for Nintendo and Steam games. Fox Amoore completed his second album recording, “The Dreamcatcher”, at Abbey Road Studios in February 2017. Featuring the world famous seventy piece Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and a 40 person choir from Eclipse Choir and Opus32. Pepper was also featured on “The Dreamcatcher”. Mixed by award winning sound engineer (Avatar, Skyfall, Spectre) Simon Rhodes.

Pepper Coyote (Jared Clark) lives in Arizona and has a degree in music education and is a choir and music instructor. Pepper started performing classical music at age 5 and continued until he reached age 16 when he joined a band and focused on the pop/rock genre. Pepper has recorded eight albums, some independently and others with his band Look Left. Pepper released his newest album “Muh” in December 2017.

Together, and as individuals, Fox and Pepper have performed world wide with concerts in Europe, Australia, Canada, Singapore, South America, Dubai, and the US. They debuted their first collaborative album in July of 2016 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh.

Fox and Pepper released their first musical soundtrack in May 2018 at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno, Nevada. They recorded their second collaboration Spread Thy Wings September 3-5, 2018 at Ocean Way Studios in Nashville, TN.

https://event.bookitbee.com/23716/foxes-and-peppers

Friday November 15/Saturday November 16 James Grant Both nights SOLD OUT

In November 2018, James Grant played two truly memorable shows at our hotel.

The demand for James to return has been overwhelming.

We are delighted James has agreed to play again and these shows are not to be missed!

Tickets are £20 (standard), £35 with reserved seating and two course meal from the hotel, 01383 860328 or online.

The Saturday 16 November show is sold out.

Monday December 9 China Crisis RETROSPECTIVE

Eddie Lundon and Gary Daly are the founder members of the band which started in Kirkby, Merseyside back in 1979. China Crisis found major success in the UK with five Top 40 singles, ten Top 50 singles and three Top 40 albums and hits across Australia, Europe and the Americas. The band are known for their string of hit singles, including African & White, Christian, Working with Fire and Steel, Black Man Ray and Wishful Thinking, The RETROspective tour will see the band performing these classics alongside songs from all of their seven studio albums.

Thursday December 12 Dean Owens with The Southerners

Dean Owens played a barnstorming solo gig at the Woodside in July this year. We’re delighted Dean will return with The Southerners, AMAUK ‘Instrumentalist Of The Year’ Tom Collison (also ever-welcome at The Greys) and Jim Maving.

Whether with The Felsons, solo or with an ever-evolving number of collaborators including members of The Mavericks and his Whisky Hearts, Dean has carved a career that has seen his ‘Celtic Americana’ described as ‘Scotland’s most engaging and haunting Singer-Songwriter’ by Irvine Welsh.

He has a range of albums recorded in UK, New York and Nashville, acclaimed recordings with producer in demand Neilson Hubbard (plus the ambitious and very well received ‘Buffalo Blood’ project which was unveiled at Celtic Connections this year). The emotional honesty in Dean Owens’ songs shines through as he sings about people and places, love and regrets.

A gritty yet lyrical Scottish sensibility, delivered with a searingly soulful voice. ‘One of Scotland’s best…Fantastic stuff’ Bob Harris. www.deanowens.com

https://event.bookitbee.com/23878/dean-owens-with-the-southerners

Tuesday December 17 Richard Jobson of The Skids plus guests

From school punk to modern day film producer Richard Jobson has lived a full and colourful life. A harrowing incident as a child left him suffering with epilepsy but he was a mere 15 years old when he launched the punk rock band The Skids in 1977 with his songwriting partner Stuart Adamson.

With hit singles including the immortal ‘Into The Valley’, The Skids folded after four albums and Jobson formed The Armoury Show whilst Adamson moved on to form his new band Big Country. In the 1980s, Jobson became a familiar face on television as a presenter on ’01 For London’ and as film reviewer for Sky Television. In June 2013, he was awarded an honorary degree (Doctor of Arts) from Edinburgh Napier University.

With a life that has gone full circle, in 2017 he reactivated The Skids. A successful UK tour prompted demand for more shows in 2018 as well as the band’s first new album for over three decades, making this the perfect time to write his memoirs ‘Into The Valley’ which was released in 2018 by Wymer Publishing.

Joining Richard for this very special show will Bruce & Jamie Watson of Big Country who will perform their own set before joining Richard for acoustic renditions of his back catalogue.

Christmas in Fife with The Skids and Big Country! Yes! Book early!

https://event.bookitbee.com/23901/an-evening-with-richard-jobson-the-skids

Wednesday December 18 Richard Jobson of The Skids

From school punk to modern day film producer Richard Jobson has lived a full and colourful life. A harrowing incident as a child left him suffering with epilepsy but he was a mere 15 years old when he launched the punk rock band The Skids in 1977 with his songwriting partner Stuart Adamson.

With hit singles including the immortal ‘Into The Valley’, The Skids folded after four albums and Jobson formed The Armoury Show whilst Adamson moved on to form his new band Big Country. In the 1980s, Jobson became a familiar face on television as a presenter on ’01 For London’ and as film reviewer for Sky Television. In June 2013, he was awarded an honorary degree (Doctor of Arts) from Edinburgh Napier University.

With a life that has gone full circle, in 2017 he reactivated The Skids. A successful UK tour prompted demand for more shows in 2018 as well as the band’s first new album for over three decades, making this the perfect time to write his memoirs ‘Into The Valley’ which was released in 2018 by Wymer Publishing.

Joining Richard for this very special show will Bruce & Jamie Watson of Big Country who will perform their own set before joining Richard for acoustic renditions of his back catalogue.

Christmas in Fife with The Skids and Big Country! Yes! Book early!

https://event.bookitbee.com/23902/an-evening-with-richard-jobson-the-skids-2

The Woodside Hotel is a terrific new intimate music venue in a beautiful village. Acoustically spot on and catering for discerning music lovers and artists, this is a venue you MUST visit and play. The staff were wonderfully attentive.

Bobby MotherwellManaging Director Innovent Scotland