We're in the process of creating a brand new website which will be available very soon but in the meantime, we wanted to let you know about some of the awesome musical talents we have lined up for you in/ 2018:
Tickets £10 available online (click on the link for each artist above) or from Two Sisters Cafe.
Non-alcoholic refreshments available to purchase or BYOB (£3 corkage fee payable to the venue)
Brooks Williams, from Statesboro, Georgia USA (the town made famous by country-blues legend Blind Willie McTell), tours like a hellhound is on his trail and creates a super-charged music that is electrifying and fighting-fit.
fRoots says of Williams, he "really rocks, stirring up soulful Americana, full-on blues and tasty rootsy grooves." Like drinking whiskey from a honey jar, you get both the sweet and the bite.
He's a great singer. In 2013 he was nominated ‘best male vocalist’ by the UK’s foremost roots-music mavens, Spiral Earth. AmericanaUK says, “he has a beautiful voice that you just melt into.” And he’s one helluva good guitar player, ranked in the “Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists.” The San Antonio Light says that Williams is a “fret monster who has to be seen to be believed!”
His songs are rooted in blues and old country (words like timeless, astute, archetypal just about cover it), but they are also alive with clearly-drawn ironic characters and they are rich in blues pathos.
Walking the line between blues and Americana, Brooks Williams has worked stages worldwide for over 25 years, amassing a staggering back-catalogue of songs, recordings and tales. With nearly 23 CDs to his name,Williams has been called “Americana at its finest!”
"He’s a lovely player, a lovely singer, and a great writer. The real thing."
Like a more upbeat Bruce Cockburn - from an artist who only gets better with every release."
"His soothing well-oiled vocals are sweet without affectation. Yet his blues-drenched guitar has grizzle and tough knowledge."
THE BOSTON HERALD
Wednesday 26th September 2018 The Lemon Pepper Sessions, Glasgow (House Concert, all welcome) tickets £10 reservations in advance, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. BYOB
Thursday 27th September 2018 Lodge at Lochside, Lintrathen. Doors open 7pm, music from 7.45pm (approx) Tickets £15 (including Stovies served during interval) in advance from the venue or online brooks1.brownpapertickets.com Non-alcoholic refreshments available to purchase or BYOB
TIM MCMILLAN & RACHEL SNOW
Voted by Australian Guitar Magazine as one of the Top 25 guitarists, Tim McMillan has been performing his unique style of acoustic music for over a decade. With styles ranging between Celtic, folk to progressive rock and acoustic metal, Tim’s lively and virtuoso performances are blended with tall tales of life in the Bush; all of which have made him a popular live artist throughout Europe and Australia.
He has won numerous awards along the way including: The Maton Young Guitarist of the Year and Cole Clark Guitar Award (for Best Instrumentalist) In 2015. In 2017, Tim released his fifth album “Hiraeth” to critical acclaim. It is a collection of instrumental pieces and songs composed & recorded during a year on the road with his touring/songwriting partner, violinist Rachel Snow. Hiraeth also features a variety of guest musicians from the rock world, including members of Motörhead, The Sisters of Mercy, Ugly Kid Joe, Mr Bungle and label mates Pulsar Trio. The past few years have seen Tim sharing the stage with guitar legends Al Di Meola, Dominic Miller (Sting), Metallica’s Rob Trujillo & Phil Campbell of Motörhead.
"Some very beautiful and original guitar music"
Jónsi, Sigur Rós
"Acoustic rock, progressive chamber music, some heavy metal, jazz, folk and flamenco make Tim & Rachel's new album HIRAETH a marvel of beautiful sounds!"
“Great Playing, with really nice harmonies and a cool performance style”
Al Di Meola
Thursday 4th October Kirk House Complex, 3 Blythe Street, Newport-on-Tay, DD6 8DB Doors open 7pm, music starts 7.30pm approx. Tickets £14 (including Veggie Chilli served during interval) BYOB. Available online: timrachel3.brownpapertickets.com
Friday 5th October St Conan's Kirk, Lochawe. Doors open 7pm, music starts 7.30pm. Tickets available on the door £10 (Friends of the Kirk £8)
Sunday 7th October The Lemon Pepper Sessions, Glasgow (House Concert). To book your place contact email@example.com Suggested donation £10 with all money going direct to the musicians.
To call Nick a superlative singer/songwriter could put his highly lauded guitar talent in the shade and to call him a guitarist's guitarist might slight his distinctive, soulful voice and passionate songs. Not forgetting the wild ride that is one of his live shows! From personal introspection, to biting political satire via a charmingly caustic wit that would make Groucho Marx proud!
After a chance meeting with Squeeze frontman and songwriter Glenn Tilbrook (a previous Hypercoaster guest!) in 1996, Tilbrook was so impressed that he offered Nick a job playing with and supporting Squeeze and promptly signed Nick to his own label, Quixotic Records. Following tours in the UK, USA and Japan, Nick recorded the 1998 album Smithereens with Tilbrook as producer. This album and subsequent 40 date solo tour, including dates in New York and at the Glastonbury Festival, confirmed Nick as a formidable talent.
Over the last few years he has notched up 10 studio albums, a double live CD, 2 EPs and a documentary "Love is Music" (available on YouTube). Most recently, he toured with his band The Wilderness Kids and has collaborated with artists such as Lana Del Ray, The Levellers, Newton Faulkner and Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree).
Tom Robinson at 6 Music made Nick "his musical discovery of 2016!" and this also led to two appearances on Radio 4's Loose Ends.
He is currently on tour playing songs requested by fans who have emailed in. Dubbed the '100 Things' Tour, it has been very popular with Nick's long-standing fans and unearthed some 'forgotten' gems from the back catalogue for welcome airings. Instead of a show formulated away from the fans and presented to the public en masse, this tour has been formulated with the fans and then presented on a more individual and therefore intimate basis.
This is a precursor to Nick's first outing as an exponent of the spoken word! Nick's poem 'A Wiltshire Tale' has grown into an epic paean for his home county and will be touring the South West in the Spring of 2018.
"Dylan for the iPod generation...Betjemen with a guitar."
- Guitarist (UK)
"If you've never seen [Harper] live, you're missing out on one of the musical phenomenons of our age."
- Rob Adams, Glasgow Herald
"If anything Nick Harper is the closest thing we've got to Lewis Carroll. His songs are the musical equivalent of Carroll's Looking Glass, peer through and you find a fantastical, magical world. Not always sugar sweet but forever different."
Saturday 3rd November 2018 Lodge at Lochside, Lintrathen. Doors open 7pm, music from 7.45pm (approx) Tickets £15 (including Stovies served during interval) in advance from the venue or online nickharper2.brownpapertickets.com Non-alcoholic refreshments available to purchase or BYOB
Based in the Tayside/Angus region on the east coast of Scotland, Hypercoaster Music was set up by Andy and Natasha Spiller to promote quality live acoustic music. "We organise events which showcase unique and inspiring artists in superb intimate venues. Although we sometimes put on shows for 'big names' we are particularly keen to present some of the incredibly talented independant acts".
Previous shows have featured: Nora Germain, Rob Luft, Peter Bruntnell Trio, Two Thieves & The Burning Wood, Rebecca Sharp, The Jellyman's Daughter, Vera Van Heeringen Trio, The John Langan Band, Josh Harty, Nick Harper, Tim McMillan, Rachel Snow, Sesar & Halliday, Julia Hornung, Glenn Tilbrook, Merz, The Woods, Jon Gomm, Kelley McRae & Matt Castelein, Esperi, The Coaltown Daisies, Melanie Horsnell, Laurent Delahaye, Erin Scott, Charly Houston, Mark Thomson, Nine Below Zero Acoustic Duo: Dennis Greaves & Mark Feltham, Wishy, Andy Spiller, Emil Thompson, The Yonderlees, Mark Hunter, Gary Anderson, Karen Harper, Calum Campbell and Jim Reid.
Please spread the word! Like our Facebook page! Tell your friends! Then we can keep bringing class acts to the Angus/Tayside/Fife area. If you'd like to email us send it to: firstname.lastname@example.org