Friday, September 18, 2015

The Sneaks at Harbour Bar

Great gig ahead for the weekend at The Harbour Bar with The Sneaks returning to Troon

The Sneaks are a live and recording band based in Glasgow. They are out there play carefully chosen rock and blues covers from the ’60s to present blended with original material at venues across the country and they will be guaranteed to blow you away on Saturday from around 9pm at The Harbour Bar.

The pub at the top of Troon's Templehill are offering live music every weekend til the end of October and beyond. Find out more on their Live@Troon page.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Harbour Bar Publish Autumn Line Up

Live@Troon has the strapline Building a Sound Legacy for a reason - it exists to promote the benefits of live music to the community and business alike.

It's great to see that the charity has perhaps given some businesses the confidence to book more live music than they otherwise have done and our hats go off to The Harbour Bar for taking it on full tilt.

They are committed to developing a year round live music programme and as we approach the L@T weekend a bog shout out to Jonny and his team for the following dates.
  • Sat 19th Sept - The Sneaks 
  • Sat 26th Sept - Crowfest Acoustic Session 
  • Sat 3rd Oct - TBC 
  • Sat 10th Oct - Sonny Daze & The Restless Knights 
  • Sat 17th Oct - Downtown Loft 
  • Sat 24th Oct - TBC 
  • Sat 31st Oct - The Skunnered

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Tom Morton Homecoming

We are delighted to have it confirmed that for Saturday's South Beach Sessions, Mr Tom Morton will be in the building...

He sent us this wee note.

Back to where I had my first pint!

Tom Morton returns to the South Beach Hotel after 43 years

One minute you’re looking forward to talking nonsense and playing some tunes on the radio, the next there’s a helicopter hovering overhead and not one, but two earthbound ambulances on their way to your house.

Heart attack. Mild, or as I prefer to call it, The Incident. Runs in the family, so hardly unexpected. So it’s hospitals, more ambulances (road and air), another hospital, something called a stent, and a lifetime cocktail of drugs and moderate cheese consumption. Plus red wine in small quantities.

Broadcasting, though, is out, and so is public speechifying, performance, gigs and other things calculated to send adrenalin thumping around my bedraggled and somewhat narrowed arteries. At least until early September.

After all, the Live At Troon South Beach Hotel gig on Saturday night is one I personally chose the lineup for. It’s been billed ‘Tom Morton’s Homecoming Not Having Another Heartattack Session’ or somesuch. And it would be a shame to miss out. Especially as the South Beach features heavily in my memory banks as the first place I ever had a pint. Of, err...shandy. After the Marr College Drama Club performance of something called A Filthy Story, if I’m not mistaken.

Who’s playing? JJ Gilmour, former Silencer, is an excellent raconteur and songwriter who’s appeared several times on my radio programmes over the years. He’ll be accompanied by my old pal and sometime bandmate Graeme Duffin, he of Wet Wet Wet fame. Ashton Lane features his daughter Esther as well as Graeme himself. And Nicky Murray is one of the young up and coming stars of Scottish acoustic music, with a world-weary voice that belies his years.

I’m looking forward to it - my first public appearance since The Incident. And the organisers have promised to have an ambulance standing by outside. Just in case.

There are a few tickets remaining for the gig online - book here