Bands & musicians

The Skids & the Scottish Punk Revolution 1977 at FSC

Photo of The Skids (above) by Virginia Turbett and below by Paul Slattery Dunfermline’s Fire Station Creative, is the chosen venue for an exhibition of historic photographs from the punk music scene 40 years ago. The show, titled ‘Scared to Dance: The Skids and the Scottish Punk Rock Revolution 1977’, is being curated by frontman, Richard Jobson, and music business consultant, Ronald Gurr. ‘In 1977 I started a fanzine in

Try a taste of Brandy Alexander: a night out with his wife inspires Dunfermline songwriter

For a great selection of rootsy, lyrical songs inspired by Fife, check out the excellent debut album released today by The Johnstown Flood, aka Dunfermline singer songwriter Stuart Bell.  Chasing September’s Tail  combines country, folk, blues and Americana and even a touch of ragtime on Brandy Alexander (listen below), a stand out track which sets Stuart’s deeply romantic lyric about a night out with his wife against a lovely, woozy tune

Jamie Cooling puts the funk into Fife with brilliant new album ‘Blessing’

So exciting to hear a young local musician producing something that’s properly fresh and original. Just listen to the superb, shimmering funk of this virtuoso solo project by Dunfermline’s own Jamie Cooling.  Shades of Lewis Taylor combine with Jamie’s own heartfelt idiosyncrasies to create a perfect summer vibe. Classically trained Jamie is off travelling the world with his guitar at the moment, but this is what he has to say

Dog Day Afternoon by Franco the Mighty

Great new tune from Dunfermline band Franco the Mighty. The band, Michael Williamson on vocals and guitar, Gregor MacEwen on bass,  Scott Anstruther on lead guitar and Adam Law on drums, have just recorded a cracking new five track demo which you can listen to below. You can also check them out on Facebook and Twitter.

Dancing on Tables to headline at PJ Molloys on 24 June

On Friday 24 June, Dunfermline band Dancing on Tables have their biggest headline show to date at PJ Molloys – before heading to Glasgow for the opening night of King Tut’s Summer Nights 2016. The band, whose members are Robbie McSkimming Callum Thomas, Hamish Finlayson, Gregor Stobie and Michael Waterworth, recently won Best Live Music Act at Dunfermline Press Awards. Tickets for the Dunfermline gig are £5 and are available

Dunfermline band Moonlight Zoo release first single

Here is Captivity, the newly released first single from hotly tipped Moonlight Zoo who are Jamie Adamson, Reece Dobbin, Sean Defrancesco and Graeme Mcleod. The track was produced by Magnus Collie and the video directed by Rory Cowieson. You can hear more of Moonlight Zoo’s music here.  

Music for a summer night in Dunfermline this weekend

by Donald Makin Dunfermline is alive with music this weekend with a few gigs to perk up the damp summer nights of July. On Friday 24 July, at 9pm, Stella Reilly headlines a free acoustic gig at the Old Inn in the Maygate. With support from the great Deni Smith, whose new single Breakdown is out now, and Scott Gilbert, who is back with top new tune Neon Lights, this

Honeypeace Records – new north Fife music label

First Jimmy Shand, then The Proclaimers and now Honeypeace Records are putting Auchtermuchty on the musical map. Honeypeace is an independent record label based in the north Fife town. The label works with singer songwriters such as Ryan Lothian from Auchtermuchty, Jared Neville from Cupar and Johann Heartbeat from Sweden. They have so far released music on CD, cassette tape and on all major digital outlets and plan to nurture

Domiciles: new song 100 Miles available to download

Pretty groovy ‘retro psych pop’ from Nick Young, Rory Cowieson, Sean Harkins, Daniel Wilson and Jamie Wilson of Fife’s Domiciles. New single 100 miles is available via digital download at https://domiciles.bandcamp.com