Ironworks, Inverness is proud to announce a series of special concerts featuring some of the most exciting emerging talent in the Highlands and Islands. Summer Showcase will run every Thursday night from July 14 to August 25 and will celebrate the quality and diversity of the current contemporary music scene across the region. We are delighted to deliver this exciting series of events with support from HAIL Music and our official media partners, invernessGiGs and Netsounds Unsigned.
A wide range of genres is guaranteed across the seven week programme, from electro producers and heavy metal, to singer-songwriters and the areas latest indie contenders.
Ironworks booking assistant Steve Robertson said “We are delighted to be showcasing some of the very best acts propping out in the Highlands just now and this is a great opportunity for people to come and experience some incredible music being made in the area”.
‘We are delighted to be supporting such a vibrant series of shows’, added HAIL Music Project Manager Shaun Arnold. ‘Summer Showcase will provide emerging artists from throughout the area a fantastic opportunity to develop audience, and the programme in general is an excellent advert for new Highlands and Islands music.’
Chris Lemon creator of invernessGiGs enthused “Proving that Thursday is the new Friday, The Summer Showcase is proudly showing off some the best current local talent with a mix of genres that highlights the vibrancy and eclectricity. invernessGiGs is honoured to be part of this new initiative. Get along folks, you will be impressed!”
Ironworks Summer Showcase programme
PAWS, Fallen Riot, Jam Reid
Originally from Tain PAWS are now Glasgow based and recently performed at the Gonorth Festival, they will also perform at T in the Park on the T-Break stage and Wickerman Festival over the summer.Fallen Riot are a passionate young band playing screamo metal and determined to give their audience the best live show they can give.Jam Reid is an exceptional and determined singer/songwriter from Caithness who studied at North Highland College last year and was part of the YMI touring project through Beyond Promotions earlier in the year.
Iain McLaughlin & The Outsiders, Swamp Radio, The Ball Deep
The Outsiders are a 21st century Rock act having recently played Rockness they will perform at Belladrum Festival (main stage), B-Fest and Wickerman Festival. Swamp Radio, who have been off our radar for a while, are a highly energetic prog influenced band into old school rock riffs.The Ball Deep have supported The View and are made up of former members of Lymerick Smith and Stetsonhead.
Ashley Mackay, Sara Bills & The Has Beens, Emily Louise Mackinnon, Megan Blyth
A great bill of 4 of Inverness’s rising female singers showcasing some fantastic song-writing and melody.
Zombie Militia, Seed of Sorrow, Toby Michaels
A night influenced by old school metal with performances from Bloodstock Battle of the Band winners Zombie Militia, fast rising Inverness metal act Seed of Sorrow and former Stolen Order frontman Toby Michaels.
Parmaviolets, Whisky River Band, Red Kites
Parmaviolets feature former members of The Now, Jyrojets and Steel Crows and are producing some of the freshest sounding music in the Highlands right now, Whisky River Band have been wowing crowds across the land with their folk rock sound and great live act. Red Kites are the new project from former member of The Soundtrack Moteh Parrott and are filled with promise.
Little Mill of Happiness, KOBI, Graham Brown
Featuring members of Lowtide Revelry, Shutter and Lush Rollers, Little Mill of Happiness have some of the most talented musicians in the Inverness area as part of their band with dirty riffs and growling vocals they have an edge that many bands crave for.KOBI recently reformed after a 7 year hiatus playing a set of new musical ideas they promise an interesting performance.Graham Brown is a gifted singer/songwriter and one to watch in the months to come.
The LED, Count Clockwork Liam Macleod
The LED have performed at Belladrum and Rockness Festivals and have appeared on bills with acts such as Erol Alkan and Dot JR they blend electro and dubstep together with ease, Count Clockwork and Liam Macleod are part of the generation of electro influenced teenagers coming through on the Inverness dance scene.
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