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Edinburgh based artist Trevor Jones joined us in the studio to talk about his recent sell out exhibition as well as his work with the Leith School of Art and charity Art in Healthcare. In order to aide the charity Trevor has painted a special Gibson guitar which has now been signed by a multitude of musical greats which is to be raffled soon. Find out more on his website or drop in to the Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh to see the instrument itself.

Mara Menzies from theatre group Toto Tales joined us to share how they are bringing traditional African stories to the masses of Edinburgh and their latest production The Legend of the Bone which takes place at Pilrig St. Pauls Church on 10th December. We also got a review of The Snow Queen at The Lyceum from seven year old Toto Tales Member Zazou.

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Writer and broadcaster Roddy Martine joined us to talk all about his travels and the people he met while researching his latest book  Haunted Scotland.

Andy Gonzales of Edinburgh-based psychedelic punk rock band Acid Fascistswas in the studio to tell us all about their recent work and the release of their new EP Groovy Slices, Acid Twists.

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Hip hop group The Fly Boy Generalz – YoungSta, Fuktar, JayR, Sharp and Jigz – were in the studio playing a live session and telling us all about their upcoming gigs.

Artists Evie Prescott and Paul Fleming joined us to discuss their up and coming exhibition at the Arts Complex featuring their works from the last year as well as retrospectives from Ursula Fleming, Euan Fleming and Joe Prescott.

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Andrew Moir hosts an interview with Heather MacDonald promoting her current exhibition – Cut Outs, Collages and Cave Paintings. Heather discusses her background, techniques and some of the pieces on display. The show is taking place at the Arts Complex until the 14th of November.

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Scottish indie band on the road to Japan

Posted: October 20, 2010 in Show

Leith Tonight guests Gorman are to be Scotland’s representatives at Japan Music Week.  As this is such an momentous occasion we couldn’t let it go undocumented.  We’ll be getting the inside scoop on all their activities in the run up and during this event from the band themselves in a series of special guest blogs.


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Gorman are a dark indie rock band from Glasgow, and this year, they were invited to Japan Music Week, a showcase event in Tokyo held from the 8th-14th of November. With the state of the economy, and no real expectation of receiving any public or arts sector funding, the band decided to put the pessimism to one side, and come up with as many interesting, exciting, rewarding, and on occasion, stupid, ways of raising funds to enable them to go after all. Here’s their story so far….


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Brand new album from 'The Fire and I'


Annabel hosts a night of too-hot-to-handle EXCLUSIVES….

THE FIRE AND I treat us to the FIRST RADIO PLAY of tunes from their hot-off-the-press BRAND NEW ALBUM ‘Stampede Finale’….hot hot hot to trot.

Hotter still, an EXCLUSIVE play of a brand new mix of ANY COLOR BLACK‘s scorchin’ single ‘Sex and Love’…check them oot at Sneaky Petes on Saturday night.


Hooligan, drummer with The Fire and I ©James Christie


And CP-Productions‘ Garry Boyle whips off his kecks (Leith Tonight is that hot!) to tell us about the upcoming auditions for his collaborative project with the Scottish Arts Council…he actually just came wearing shorts but you get the idea. Ooooowwwww.

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Leith Tonight is giving itself a big pat on the back tonight after hearing the Edinburgh Schools Rock Ensemble made £2000 from their charity 10th Birthday gig at the HMV Picture House on Saturday night! Congratulations to organiser Roisin of Fresh Music Promotions and all the bands that took part for lending their talents to such a worthwhile cause. Long live ESRE!

Moving smugly on….

On the show tonight Annabel talks to artistic director Cathie Boyd from boundary-pushing theatre company CRYPTIC about their performance of ORLANDO at the TRAVERSE. This interpretation of Virginia Woolf‘s famous novel/biography includes music composed by the highly decorated CRAIG ARMSTRONG and experimental musician and performer AGF, snip-its of which you can hear during the interview.

Next up the frighteningly talented PENNY BLACK blow our socks off with a couple of sumptuous live renditions from their self-titled EP. Leith Tonight ‘ones to watch’ for sure!

And equally impressive, BACKLASH achieve the small miracle of ROCKING OUT the studio without the power of electricity and promise to come back with their shiny new EP of songs beginning with ‘L’ as soon as it’s finished. Watch this space…

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Related Articles

  • Joyce McMillan in The Scotsman: Orlando “The overall effect is dazzling; and so rich in texture, and in the layers of meaning surrounding this remarkable story, that it demands to be seen not once, but many times; and each time, I suspect, with more feeling”
  • Seth Ewin in British Theatre Guide: Orlando “A very ingenious way to show a complex individual over time”
  • Kirstin Innes in The Scotsman: Orlando Blooming: a dream becomes reality “Cryptic pieces are famously technical, using theatre as the space to forge a union of sound and visual, or, as their website puts it,
    creating “music to be looked at, not just listened to”

Babylon New Dub Punks

It was a punk rock special on Leith Tonight Sunday 26th Sept, hosted by Andrew Moir.  Listen here

UGLY BABY – The loudest band in Edinburgh – were in the studio to tell us all about life in the Edinburgh music scene and we played out a couple some of their tracks.  Scott Wallace vocals and guitar, Dan Seex vocals and guitar, Doug Angelosanto bass, Liana Moran drums.

Formed through a mutual love of loud, live music Ugly Baby are the newest punk rock band to emerge from the Edinburgh music scene. With a set list full of short snappy songs you are guaranteed to leave their gigs with at least one song permanently etched into your brain, and possibly damaged hearing.

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The new and improved 4 piece BABYLON DUB PUNKS came in to share all their latest developments and play a fantastic live session.


All the leaves are brown…(all the leaves are brown)…and the sky is grey…but fear not! Your mid week ray of Arts and Culture sunshine is here to brighten up the week.  Listen and download the Leith Tonight podcast from Wednesday.

Ian McDonough ©JamesChristie

Annabel talks to SHORE POETS Peter Cudmore and Ian Mc Donough about the poetry season ahead and Ian treats us to a reading of two brand new poems.

Soon to be big timers JAKIL look forward to saying a fond farewell to Edinburgh at the Illegal Jack‘s Edinburgh Rock School Ensemble (ESRE) 10th Birthday bash on Saturday night at the HMV Picture House. The boys are off to London to make their fortune.

The Remnant Kings ©JamesChristie

Also on the bill on Saturday night, fellow ESRE alumni DIRTY MODERN HERO bring much hilarity (but nae music!) and promise to come back and treat us to some of their famous blistering energy later in the year. In the meantime check them out on Saturday night at HMV Picute House.

And finally, Edinburgh rock royalty THE REMNANT KINGS come over all folky and treat us to an extra special acoustic performance ahead of their one-off acoustic gig on Saturday night at the Electric Circus for the Ginger Music Promotion launch night. God save the KINGS!

© Annabel Cooper

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Sam Barber and the Outcasts

SAM BARBER AND THE OUTCASTS returned to talk about their new EP Valley of Silence II and gave us the radion debut of new single Venus.

Stuart McInnes of the EDINDOCS film festival came in to tell us all about the films that made up the inaugural year.

ROISIN TUOHY came in to tell us about the upcoming benefit gig for the Edinburgh Schools Rock Ensemble at the HMV Picture House on 25th September.

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