Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Live@Troon Futures at Girvans

The line up for the second of our monthly Live@Troon Futures has been confirmed today for Good Friday 3rd April at Girvans in Troon.

The Futures gigs gives local unsigned artistes the opportunity to play live and get paid for the privilege. The cost of the bands are covered by Live@Troon and the events are part of the commitment of the charity to Build a Sound Legacy and provide encourage live music in the town throughout the year.

The timings of the bands are as alwayts subject to change but each will play a 45 minute set.

  • 8.30pm - Seaside Sons (indie rock & roll)
  • 9.30pm - The Kleptocrats (blues rock)
  • 10.30pm - Meanbone (hard rock)

Seaside Sons:

Seaside Sons started with friends Jason Skimming & Craig McGinn getting together in 2012. It wasn't long before they started to build a following. In October of 2013, experienced guitarist Pav Cathcart and seasoned drummer Campbell Sproat both formerly of Nelson Gem, joined the band.
Little over a month later, Seaside Sons played the well renowned King Tuts in Glasgow, playing to a sell-out crowd. Since then the band have gone on from strength to strength, making plans for a U.K. tour and festival appearances in 2015.

The band released their debut album “Out of Time” on February 21st 2015 available to download on iTunes.

Description of themselves:  "Gritty Rock driven sounds that tear into your soul"

The Kleptocrats:

The Kleptocrats have been gigging for about 5 years, from playing local gigs in Ayr to headlining Glasgow ABC and last year brought themselves one step closer to becoming household names by having a fantastic time with memorable performances supporting established bands among them the highly acclaimed "Kill it Kid" at top class career launching venues such as King Tuts.

Description of themselves:  "Dark blues music with heavy face melting guitar parts"


Meanbone are a band with their roots planted firmly in the 90's alternative grunge rock scene but with an up to date twist. Starting with a raw and powerful set list and adding the natural energy of the band members makes the perfect recipe for a rocking night ... their motto is "All gigs louder and better than the last!" The band have made a lasting impact all over Ayrshire and Glasgow (notably at the Clutha Appeal) and anticipation is growing for upcoming events.

Description of themselves:  "Meanbone .... Louder, faster, harder!"

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Hillhouse Continue Sponsorship of Live@Troon

Live@Troon is a charitable organisation and manned wholly by volunteers and it is therefore superb when local companies recognise what the organisation is trying to achieve by supporting with a donation.

Hillhouse Quarry are the first local company to come on board for 2015 with a renewal of their sponsorship. If you wish to support Live@Troon drop us a private message on here and we'll get back to you.

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Friday, March 13, 2015

Ashton Lane confirmed for Live@Troon Weekend

Saturday 5th of September at South Beach Hotel

Live@Troon are delighted to add Glasgow band Ashton lane to the growing list of acts confirmed for the 2015 weekend of music in the Ayrshire town. Ashton Lane have been added to the roster for Tom Morton's Homecoming Sessions on Saturday 5th at the South Beach Hotel in Troon alongside JJ Gilmour and others.

Armed with an album full of catchy radio hits and uplifting soulful melodies. They have had well over of 4 million views on youtube of their 'Kitchen Sessions' a band used to touring the UK and Europe, Ashton Lane are Scotland's answer to Lady Antebellum…

Past performances include Celtic Connections, V Festival, T in the Park, 12th and Porter (Nashville),
plus many small- mid size festivals, music clubs and regular gigs

The Sunday Express (five stars) ***** It’s  clear from the title track that you are listening to something special…This should launch a new Scottish star into the charts. ’’

The Herald (four stars) **** ''Esther has one of the best voices heard in some time, and a set of fine songs to show it off.''

The List (four stars) **** She flits effortlessly between, husky poppiness to soulful stripped down and spine tingling. ’’

Jeremy Vine (BBC Radio 2) ''Fresh, self-assured and original - Esther's music just makes you happy to be alive. What a great talent.''

(Tom Morton, BBC Radio Scotland) “Neil Young Meets Beyonce Round at Joni Mitchell's house”

Read More about Ashton Lane Here

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

2015 Main Events Line Up Ready to Roll

The main events line up for Live@Troon 2015 will be unveiled on Friday evening at The Harbour bar in Troon before the live bands go on stage for the first Futures Gig.

The main stage and session music venue acts are all now and place and tickets will be made available to mailing list members over the weekend with some great but very limited joint ticket offers for paired gigs.

The main line up will be unveiled on the new website which will go live on Friday evening.

Live@Troon Futures Launched

One of the aims of Live@Troon is to bring more Live Music into Troon throughout the year and the first sign of this kicks off on Friday 6th of March with the first ever Live@Troon Futures gig.

The Harbour Bar in Troon will play host to the first of a series of monthly gigs on the First Friday of every month in venues and pubs that support the Live@Troon weekend.

It's a free gig and early entry is recommended. Two acts confirmed are The Ranzas and Orthodox both playing acoustic sets; replacement third band to be confirmed. Support Live Music in Troon and come along to the Harbour Bar this Friday 6th March.


Orthodox are a 4 piece, Alternative Rock band from Ayr situated on the South West Coast of Scotland. With influences from Biffy Clyro, The View, The Libertines, The Courteeners and The Stone Roses the band enjoy writing their own songs. The band came together in the summer of 2010 when 3 school mates began messing around with guitars, drums and vocals. The messing around soon disappeared and the band came under the name Vortex for a full year until the name was changed to Orthodox in 2011.

The Ranzas

The Ranzas are an Ayrshire based indi rock band formerly known as The Shires and play a broad range of music with the singer "having a Paulo Nutini tone and accent."

Band Members: Lyle Kennedy - Vocals Connor Adam - Guitar James Mulholland - Guitar Calum Aitken - Drums

They Wur Here - Have Mercy Las Vegas

Great to see some of the acts that performed at Live@Troon in tiny little venues getting great coverage and moving up in the world. In this week's They Wur Here is Have Mercy Las Vegas who have graced several Live@Troon stages over the past few years.

I remember them all crammed into a corner of The Harbour Bar a couple of years back and they had the place rocking.

Great wee video from the main stage at Troon Concert Hall 2014 when they supported The Red Hot Chilli Pipers