Tag Archives: Edinburgh

Gig review – BLACK STAR RIDERS – Queens Hall, Edinburgh, 9 November 2017

BLACK STAR RIDERS - Queens Hall, Edinburgh, 9 November 2017

During tonight’s gig Black Star Riders frontman Ricky Warwick took time out during the show to remind us that the band have now been a around for five years. In that time a few members have come and gone and … Continue reading

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Gig review: ENTER SHIKARI – Corn Exchange, Edinburgh, 19 February 2016

The King Blues – Corn Exchange, Edinburgh, 19 February 2016

Enter Shikari, a band renowned for their live performances, be it in the living room of bassist Chris Batten’s parent’s house (see video for ‘Sorry You’re Not a Winner’), the summer festival fields or in this instance, Edinburgh’s Corn Exchange. … Continue reading

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Gig review: RUNRIG – Usher Hall, Edinburgh, 13 February 2016

RUNRIG – Usher Hall, Edinburgh, 13 February 2016

If you were to conduct a street poll asking Joe Public to name Scottish bands you would no doubt get the likes of The Proclaimers, Wet, Wet, Wet and possibly even the Bay City Rollers.  I have a sneaking suspicion … Continue reading

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Gig review: MICHAEL SCHENKER’S TEMPLE OF ROCK – Queens Hall, Edinburgh, 22 January 2016

The Best of 2016

Photo: Pako Meria Almost exactly a year ago I got a copy through of the latest Temple Of Rock album, ‘Spirit On A Mission’. One play through was all it took for me to decide that the band had created … Continue reading

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Gig review: RICKY WARWICK AND DAMON JOHNSON – Bannerman’s, Edinburgh, 31 May 2015

RICKY WARWICK AND DAMON JOHNSON – Bannerman’s, Edinburgh, 31 May 2015

It has been a busy year so far for Black Star Riders. They completed a UK tour with Europe, played shows in the US and have been supporting Def Leppard at various European shows. You would think then that having … Continue reading

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Gig review: GUN – Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh, 10 March 2015

GUN – Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh, 10 March 2015

Tonight was the first show of a short showcase tour for Gun’s new album ‘Frantic’ which is set for release on the 23rd March, a review of which can be found elsewhere on GRTR! The show was a Planet Rock … Continue reading

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Gig review: DRAGONFORCE – The Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh, 17 September 2014

DRAGONFORCE – The Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh, 17 September 2014

Dragonforce’s Frédéric Leclercq chats to GRTR!’s Dave Wilson before their gig in Edinburgh, the first night of their UK tour It may be a Wednesday night but Edinburgh is buzzing with anticipation as it is the eve of the Scottish … Continue reading

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Gig Review: QUIREBOYS – The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh,16 February 2014

The Quireboys - photo by Simon Dunkerley

The Quireboys have to be one of the hardest working and most enduring bands on the UK rock scene. This year sees the band celebrate their 30th anniversary with the promise of a new album, some special birthday shows, and … Continue reading

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Gig review: THE LEVELLERS – Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh,18 December 2013

The Levellers - Leamington Assembly, 28 June 2013

When it comes to The Levellers I’m afraid I would consider myself a lapsed fan. For many years I bought the albums and attended gigs whenever possible but my attention did drift for a long period through no fault of … Continue reading

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Gig review: BLACK STAR RIDERS – The Picture House, Edinburgh, 6 December 2013

Black Star Riders - 3 December 2013

2013 has been a big year for Black Star Riders. They released their debut album, ‘All Hell Breaks Loose’, which was well received by fans and critics alike and made successful festival appearances across Europe, including a main stage slot … Continue reading

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Gig review: LORDI – Picture House, Edinburgh, 9 May 2013

I have a deep, dark secret which I feel must share with you to kick things off. As well as being a rock music aficionado, I also have a love of all things Eurovision. Yup, sorry to say that the … Continue reading

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Gig review: MICHAEL SCHENKER – The Picture House, Edinburgh, 11 April 2013

Photo: Steve Goudie I have had a bit of a rant in the past regarding gigs starting early due to venue curfews, tonight though was a new one on me. The doors opened at 6.30, but the first band didn’t … Continue reading

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Gig Review: LOVE/ HATE, KNOCK OUT KAINE – Bannermans, Edinburgh, 27 March 2013

Interesting venue Bannermans. It is in the Old Town part of Edinburgh and is a vaulted cellar which forms a compact little venue. At their peak Love/Hate would have been playing venues at least ten times the size of Bannermans, … Continue reading

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Gig Review: THE BLACKOUT – Edinburgh 22 January 2013

I first saw The Blackout a couple of years ago supporting My Chemical Romance at the SECC in Glasgow. That night the guys had the SECC crowd eating out of their hands by the second song, not bad for a … Continue reading

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