• Our Wee Gig Artists, past & present......

    • Claude Bourbon

      Born in France in the early 60’s, Claude Bourbon grew up in Switzerland, where he was classically trained. This finger picking guitarist has performed and studied all over the world; he has crafted an unbelievable fusion of classical and jazz, with ethereal Eastern influences, Spanish and Latin elements with strains of Western folk. A formidable performer, with his roots in the blues but inspired by music and song from all around the world, he takes these sounds and weaves them into a performance of blues, rock, jazz, all delivered with a gravely voice.

      Claude’s inimitable style incorporates all five digits on each hand dancing independently but in unison, plucking, picking and strumming at such speed and precision that his fingers often seem to melt into a blur.

      Now based in the UK, some of this guitarists’ influences allow us a fascinating insight into this remarkable musician; Paco De Lucia: Deep Purple’s Richie Blackmore; Joaquin Rodrigo; JJ Cale, Monty Python; JS Bach and Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks….

      One reviewer even noted that although “Claude’s roots were in blues, that is like saying Leonardo da Vinci was a painter”. Intrigued?

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    • Findlay Napier

      As defined in the title of his remarkable 2015 solo debut VIP: Very Interesting Persons (No.2 in the Daily Telegraph’s top dozen folk albums that year), Scottish singer-songwriter Findlay Napier categorically commands musical VIP status. He now turns those same supreme songwriting and storytelling gifts, allied with magpie-minded imagination and truly magnificent vocals, to his adoptive home town, on VIP’s hotly anticipated follow-up, Glasgow. It is with great excitement and anticipation that we look forward to his Wee Gig debut this March.

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    • Ivan Drever

      One of Scottish Folk scene's most respected artists, Ivan has been performing and recording for over forty years, both as a member of some of the country's top groups, Wolfstone probably being the most well known, and as a successful solo artist. Even though now based in Norway, Ivan continues to tour all over his native country, and Europe on a regular basis.

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    • Jack Henderson

      Jack Henderson is a singer and a songwriter for a new generation. He reinvents the genre on THIS DARING LIGHT, a groundbreaking album that unites a British star in the making with sharp, sophisticated New York production and spits out a cool new Americana.

      Henderson has the travelled air of a Jack Kerouac: born in Scotland, brought up in Portsmouth and London before heading west. As well as performing his own material during his years in the States Henderson toured and recorded extensively with Americana band Over The Rhine, rootsy Canadian outfit Cowboy Junkies and shared stages with the likes of Buddy Miller, Sarah Mclachlan and Ron Sexsmith.

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    • Jimmy Livingstone

      Jimmy Livingstone is a British singer/songwriter, who, following the critical success of his first album, 'One Eye Open, One Eye Closed' in 2013, toured with Lucinda Williams as her support act. Since then, he has been developing a loyal UK following, touring on his own.

      His new album, 'Airplane Mode', was recorded in London and is a more British affair. The band included Evan Jenkins on drums (Neil Cowley Trio, Van Morrison), Matt Round on bass (James Morrison, Billy Bragg), Doggen Foster (Spiritualised) and Matt White (Pete Docherty, Temperance Movement) on guitars. It was recorded and mixed by Cameron Craig, Grammy winner for Adele's 25.

      We are delighted to announce that Jimmy has included the 'Wee Gig' on his launch tour this Spring, and we eagerly look forward to what should be another great evening of quality live music.

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    • Luke Jackson

      Luke is a  Singer/Songwriter from Canterbury, Kent, who in 2013 was nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for both the Horizon Award for Best Emerging Talent and The Young Folk Category.  With a bold, distinctive voice and a sweet, percussive guitar style, Luke is a confident and captivating live performer. He was also winner of Fatea’s “Male Artist of the Year 2014” and again in 2016.

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    • MANRAN

      Mànran are one of the best-known and best-loved Scottish bands on the scene today. The 2011 launch of their debut single, “Latha Math” heralded a meteoric rise to the top of the Scottish music world that quickly saw them playing many of the most prestigious festivals in Europe despite having only been in existence a few short months. From then, a multi-award-winning debut album followed as the band set about living up to the hype surrounding their early release while establishing their characteristic sound and distinctive approach to musical arrangement.

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    • Rebecca Loebe

      Ten years ago Rebecca Loebe quit her job as a recording studio engineer to pursue a career as a full-time touring songwriter. Since then she has performed around 200 shows per year in 42 states of the US and a dozen countries (and counting!). Along the way, she has won prestigious songwriting awards including the Kerrville New Folk Award, represented the folk music community as a contestant on the first season of NBC’s “The Voice” and given creativity and performance workshops in the US, Europe and Japan.

      It will have only been ten months since Rebecca made her Wee Gig debut when she joined Luke Jackson on his 2017 UK tour, but as far as we are concerned, it has been ten months too long. March just can't come soon enough.

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    • Status No

      StatusNo is a fine tribute to Status Quo who specialise in getting the music right and capturing that authentic boogie sound much loved by Quo-heads everywhere, including bluesy harmonicas and old style piano just like the originals. StatusNo points to those little visual clues that leaves you in no doubt what the show is all about while avoiding the tired clichés of wigs and character impersonation.

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    • Sunjay

      Sunjay’s style has that natural drift between folk and blues and both camps have recognised his obvious flair. There have been a clutch of award nominations, including winning the Wath Festival Young Performers Award. He also made the final selection for the BBC’s Young Folk Award in 2012, had three nominations at the Exposure Music Awards 2014 and was also recognised by the 2014 British Blues Awards.

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    • The Jellyman’s Daughter

      Scottish duo The Jellyman's Daughter lands squarely in the middle of a strange crossroads between bluegrass, post-rock, folk and soul. Mixing their unique vocal harmonies with wild and visceral cello, driving guitar and sweet mandolin, Emily and Graham write their songs together with a focus on doing something new.

      The Jellyman's Daughter have played extensively in the UK and have toured across Europe and Canada, while also showcasing the past two years at Folk Alliance in Kansas City. 2018 will see them release their second album with launch dates across the UK, Europe, USA and Canada, sustaining the momentum that has earned them exceptional praise so far.

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    • Willy Porter

      Willy Porter is a seasoned solo performer who honed his songs traveling across America and Europe playing to captive audiences everywhere. His songs are equal parts muscle and intimacy, and reveal a rarely achieved relationship between an artist and his craft. Hailing from the swamps of Milwaukee, Willy has forged a connection to his fans from his earliest performing experiences that would continue to reverberate even when opening for the audiences of artists like Tori Amos and Paul Simon. On one legendary night in Nashville, in front of a room full of some of the world's best guitarists, Porter, with just his voice and an acoustic guitar, earned a standing ovation from an audience primed to see electric guitar-hero Jeff Beck.

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