Wednesday June 5 Mari Wilson Pop Deluxe

Mari’s latest album Pop Deluxe has been met with rave reviews. It features her interpretations of classic hits such as Don’t Sleep In The Subway, You’re My World, Always Something There To Remind Me, and 24 Hours from Tulsa.  Mari will perform these songs alongside some of her classic hits, including the 80’s classic Just What I Always Wanted.

Mari has been touring her show, Pop Deluxe to sell out crowds and rave reviews. The show features Mari’s unique interpretations of the songs of Dusty Springfield, Petula Clark, Sandie Shaw, Cilla Black and more, the Brit girls who inspired her as she was growing up in North London. Mari played Dusty Springfield in “Dusty The Musical” which toured venues throughout the UK in 2000.

 

“Wearing a floor-length red dress, she looked every inch the glamorous stage diva, her down to earth approach however warmed her to the audience, with lots of self-depreciation and jokes – telling the audience that in her mind, it was still 1957! The music certainly fitted that era and we enjoyed listening to her take on classic songs.

 

Mari and her band delivered a lovely and relaxing set. Each song was like being back in a time-warp, as the whole vibe was definitely of a more gentle and a pace that is not often found in today’s music market. Our favourite songs of the evening included I Only Want to Be With You, I Just Don’t Know What to Do With Myself – which she delivered the lyrics in the song so perfectly and she meant every line of the song. Closing my eyes to listen to her sing was soothing, those kind of vocals are rarely heard today.” Carys Jones, Entertainment Focus

Tuesday June 11 (SOLD OUT) and Thursday June 13 Glenn Tilbrook (SOLD OUT)

Front man with the legendary Squeeze, a solo show from Glenn Tilbrook, one of the UK’s finest songwriters, in a small intimate venue is an evening to be treasured. Glenn will play his classic Squeeze songs plus his own solo material and, who knows what else he will cover?

Glenn has always had social consciousness rooted deeply within his musical performance. He changed the lyrics to a song live on the Andrew Marr show (which featured then Prime Minister David Cameron as guest) to: “there are some here who are hellbent, on the destruction of the welfare state.” Songs from ‘The Knowledge’ such as ‘A&E’ and ‘Rough Ride’ also tackle social inequality in the UK.

Glenn’s show will be promoting awareness and donations for The Trussell Trust, the charity that supports a network of foodbanks around the UK.  There will be a food drop point and collection boxes at the hotel and Glenn will also be donating all profits from his merchandise, including an exclusive 4 track EP, to the organisation. Food donated at the venues will be collected and distributed to the nearest Trussell Trust foodbank. 

Glenn says “it is shameful that in the 21st century there are people that can’t afford to put food on the table. Anyone, from any walk of life, can fall upon dire times, and I hope that by doing this tour it will remind people that there is a very real need. Most of us can do something to help – be it giving some food or a little money – and I hope people coming to the shows are inspired to donate.”

 

Foodbanks provide a minimum of three-days’ nutritionally balanced, non-perishable tinned and dried foods that have been donated by the local community.  A list of items in a typical food parcel are: cereal, soup, pasta, rice, tinned tomatoes/pasta sauce, lentils, beans and pulses, tinned meat, tinned vegetables, tea/coffee, tinned fruit, biscuits, UHT milk and fruit juice. If possible, audience members are asked to check with local foodbanks to see what supplies are currently needed.

 

“It’s a relaxed, good-natured 90 minutes. Tackling Fleetwood Mac’s Oh Well and his own Chat Line Larry, Tilbrook reinvents himself as a South London bluesman, reeling off a series of dazzling licks. Deft, soulful renditions of Tempted and Black Coffee in Bed prowl the same waterfront. Following a spirited tear through Bacharach & David’s Always Something There To Remind Me, Tilbrook invites a guitar-playing super-fan to join him on stage for Another Nail In My Heart and Take Me, I’m Yours. The pair of them have a blast. They’re not the only ones.”

Graeme Thomson, The Herald

Glenn will be supported by Charlie Austen. Charlie caught the attention of cult blues legends Nine Below Zero and was asked to feature vocally on their critically-acclaimed album 13 Shades of Blue. Charlie has since flourished into the barefoot-boogying, bright-smiling performer she was always meant to be. Tickets here.

Saturday June 22 Blue Rose Code with Martha Healy

“Imagine John Martyn meets a young Van Morrison shipwrecked with a crate of Chet Baker records” – Time Out £16 standard, £31 premium, reserved seating 2 course meal.

Friday July 5 Hannah Rarity

Winner of Radio Scotland’s Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2018. Hannah sold out a show at The Woodside at the 2017 Aberdour Festival.

“HANNAH RARITY HAS A JUST DOWNRIGHT GORGEOUS VOICE… THE ALBUM’S A JOY – NO WONDER HANNAH IS IN SUCH HIGH DEMAND.” FROOTS MAGAZINE

★★★★ “DEBUT ALBUM SHOWCASES HER CRYSTAL-CLEAR DELIVERY…HER VOICE SOARS…”  THE SCOTSMAN

“…NEATH THE GLOAMING STAR IS A MUST-HAVE ALBUM…” FOLK RADIO UK

“HANNAH RARITY IS AN EXCITING ADDITION TO A GALAXY OF SCOTTISH STARS.” THE NATIONAL

Saturday July 13 Dean Owens

Award winning singer songwriter Dean Owens is widely hailed as one of UK’s finest troubadours, with fans including Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh and BBC legend “Whispering” Bob Harris.

Armed with a searingly soulful voice, skilfully crafted songs and earworm inducing melodies, Dean is a spellbinding and hugely engaging live performer, with an emotional hurricane of stories and songs. Dean’s music conjures the open road’s wild romanticism, whilst searching for, and combining the primal sounds of two very different countries, distilling the Scottish and Americana into a unique blend of celtic spirit, country soul.

A Dean Owens gig isn’t just about the songs though, as Dean is also a witty raconteur, with anecdotes about his travels and the songs – from an 8 album solo career, and his days with Scotland’s original Americana band, the Felsons – peppered throughout his set. His performance crosses genres, as he takes his audience from tears to laughter to rocking out in the course of just a few songs.

The title track of his most recent, widely acclaimed album, Southern Wind, won the UK Song of the Year Award at the 2019 Americana Music Association UK Awards.

“A little bit country, a little bit rock and soul…”  MOJO

“Borders on genius… A-List…”  Country Music People

“One of Scotland’s best troubadours… fabulous…” Bob Harris (BBC)

“Scotland’s most engaging and haunting singer-songwriter…” Irvine Welsh

“Magical… a must see” Ricky Ross (BBC/Deacon Blue)

“Scottish, Americana in a unique blend…” No Depression

“His songwriting craft can stand proudly with the best … albums like this don’t come around too often…” FATEA

“Superb…” Ralph McLean (BBC Radio Ulster)
Standard tickets £10. Premium tickets, £25 inc 2 course dinner and reserved seating.


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!

Tickets, £12 standard, £27 with reserved seating and 2 course meal from the hotel 01383 860328 or online

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 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!

Friday November 15/Saturday 16 November James Grant

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 9 December 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.

“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 Motherwell, Managing Director, Innovent Scotland