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Supporting Krista Detor this May

I'm buzzing to be returning to one of my favourite venues, The Torphichen Inn, on the 2nd of May, supporting brilliant Krista Detor. 

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SUPPORTING OTIS GIBBS IN OCTOBER!

I'm really pleased to announce that I'll be supporting Nashville singer/songwriter Otis Gibbs at The Admiral Bar, Glasgow, on October 24th. If you're not familiar with Otis's music, I'm pretty sure the video below will be enough to draw you in…
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THE CAROLINIAN

We played a show in Edinburgh a few weeks ago and only played new songs. We're still working them out so they're not for the internet's ears just yet, but here is an audience video of our cover of 'The Carolinian' by…
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SUPPORTING JOE PUG IN SEPTEMBER!

I supported Joe twice last year, and honestly, they were some of the most enjoyable gigs I have ever played, so I'm really excited to announce I'll be supporting him on both his Scottish shows this september. We'll be in…

MORE GIG NEWS

The band has been confirmed to play the Torphicen Inn, Torphicen on September 6th. I supported Red Sky July at the Inn last October, and I was absolutely blown away by the quality of the venue, and the home-grown crowd…
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GIG NEWS!

Just a heads up that we will be supporting Adam Holmes & The Embers on Wednesday, 3rd July at Edinburgh Voodoo Rooms. I believe entry is £5. We would like it a lot if you came along and joined in…
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STORYTIME - THE DAY I DIDN'T DO MY HOMEWORK

One day, about 2 years ago, I got a phone call, asking if I could play a last-minute gig that same evening at King Tut's Wah Wah Hut in Glasgow. Having never performed there as a solo artist I jumped…
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Al-tanian and the 3 busketeers

Yesterday was great. We decided to have a pre-gig practice in the afternoon, but the weather was so incredible that we decided to go busking. I forget how much I like busking. The Meadows Festival was on, so the people…
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They don't call me Slim Shady, but...

I'M BACK! I'M BACK!

Yes, much like an American wrestler, my 'retirement' only lasted about 8 months. A few things have come together recently which got me back in the game.

The first of which, is a gig offer with…
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FREE DOWNLOAD

Al recently recorded a live acoustic version of 'When My Train Runs Off The Rails' at Edinburgh's Jewel & Esk College. Hit the download button in the soundcloud window below to get the track for free :)
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What's occurin'

It's been about a month or more since I posted a blog. Apologies!

Right now I'm listening to Joe Pug in my headphones. I supported him last month in Glasgow (still amazed I managed to land that gig!), and it…
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Captain's Rest Blog. Stardate blah de blah....

Hello!

Christmas is out of the way so it's back to business. I had a quick trip down to London and Cardiff last week to warm up a little for my gig supporting the amazing Joe Pug on the 26th…