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 Peppers

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.

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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.

Saturday November 30 Lights Out by Nine

“Caledonia Soul for St Andrews Night – Stripped Back & Full On”

Homegrown soul and rhythm & blues courtesy of LIGHTS OUT BY NINE, and a night with a difference this will be as well.

Following on from their quartet experience, at the same venue, with Martin Stephenson earlier in the year, members of the full LOBN band will rotate as necessary to provide a first half of laid back and acoustic versions of their own and their favourite writers songs, in an intimate setting and with an intimate vibe.

Do not get too comfy and laid back though, as the second set will be a full on moves and grooves experience as the band play originals from their latest album, alongside soul classics delivered in a “Lights Out” style.

This is a “one night only” show in a different and special venue. Not to be missed!

Monday December 9 China Crisis RETROSPECTIVE SOLD OUT

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

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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!

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Wednesday December 18 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/23902/an-evening-with-richard-jobson-the-skids-2

Sunday March 8 Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker & John Doyle

Folk music’s legendary triumvirate of musical magpies Mike McGoldrick, John Doyle and John McCusker are out on the road again in 2020. As winter turns to spring Mike, John & John will wrap up their stint on Transatlantic Sessions  for another year and bring you their own blend of top class folk songs, tunes and charming bonhomie.

With their recently released album,‘The Wishing Tree’ this will be an evening to remember. Described as the masters of flute, fiddle, song and guitar, they have worked with the biggest and brightest and bring you  a  night  of  beautifully  crafted  music.  Having  shared stages and recording studios with everyone from Bob Dylan and Mark Knopfler to Paul Weller, Joan Baez and Linda Thompson. Mike, John & John are a rare musical treat you’ll savour for a very long time.

“The Wishing Tree is exceptional and has to be a front-runner for album of the year” Folk Radio

“A sparklingly tight programme… an excellent sound balance… never tiresome” The Scotsman

“It takes a lifetime of playing to sound as effortless as these guys” The Herald

“What an absolute pleasure to share in their warmth, intimacy and richly talented company” Folking.com

Saturday January 25 My Darling Clementine

“Why don’t we form a band?” said the husband.

“Why don’t you empty the dishwasher?” said the wife.

For what began as something of a side project in 2011 for husband and wife Michael Weston King & Lou Dalgleish, My Darling Clementine is now very much centre stage with 3 albums, over 400 shows across Europe and N. America, some ingenious musical collaborations, accolades and awards, and an ever growing fan base with a genuine love of their music.

Following on from their 2015 story and song collaboration with crime writer Mark Billingham, The Other Half, which was an album, an audiobook and a live show, My Darling Clementine now release their new studio album; Still Testifying.

Still Testifying is a further step away from the “countrypolitan” style of their much-lauded debut How Do You Plead? which launched the band in 2011. (An album that was hailed by many as simply “The Best British Country Record Ever”)

The 2013 follow up The Reconciliation? featuring Richard Hawley’s team, as well as that iconic Texan Kinky Friedman, hinted at a more soulful direction. Still Testifying shows that My Darling Clementine have seamlessly arrived at that destination.

The pedal steel has been joined by horns, the twang has given way to wah-wah & groove guitar, and the fiddle replaced by strings. This is more Delaney & Bonnie than George & Tammy, revealing a further move away from Classic Country as they embrace Gospel and Country Soul, channeling the likes of Dan Penn, Micky Newbury, Goffin & King and Bacharach & David.

Reuniting with How Do You Plead? producer Neil Brockbank (Nick Lowe, Dan Penn, Tift Merritt, Jim Lauderdale), this new album features an array of the finest UK musicians who flawlessly echo a love and understanding of Stax, Fame, Hi, and mid 60’s era Atlantic Records. (Players who, between them, have worked with Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Ben E. King, Van Morrison, Dr John, & Doug Sahm.)

Still Testifying may have been recorded in South London over the summer of 2016, but the warm southern winds of Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and New Orleans, Louisiana were clearly blowing along Tooting High Street, straight into the Gold Top Studio. And yet, the English north wind doth also blow, down from the Lancastrian and Yorkshire moors. Listeners may even feel the spirit of the Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band echoing through some of these new songs too.

But of course, Dalgleish and King did not completely overlook their Country Music leanings. New songs Since I Fell For You (where the sin of pride is redeemed by the love of good man or woman) and Friday Night, Tulip Hotel (the tale of a doomed, on-going, secret liaison that, naturally, ends in tears) are fine examples of their continued, skilful, classic country songwriting.

As with all things Clementine, there is a story to tell, and a well crafted lyric to be honed. One of the most talked about songs on The Reconciliation? was No Matter What Tammy Said (I Won’t Stand By Him). This being Ms. Dalgleish’s rebuff to Ms. Wynette as she contradicted the queen of heartache by urging women everywhere NOT to stand by their man. On Still Testifying, Lou colludes with another country icon by assuming the position of Dolly Parton’s protagonist “Jolene” (Jolene’s Story) and we get to hear that she did, indeed, take Dolly’s man.

Two Lane Texaco portrays the demise of small town America, courtesy of the oil industry (though it could be anywhere). And, in recounting the halcyon days of early broadcasting — the Shreveport radio tower and such iconic figures as Alan Freed and Wolfman Jack, the song also honours the sad end of a musical golden age.

The band’s sound and musical landscape may have changed a little, but the core of My Darling Clementine remains the same: Two adults, a man and a woman, still married, still singing to each other, still singing about each other, still singing for (or against) each other ..……. And still testifying.

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