A combination of well established acts take to the stage for the second Summer Showcase, which offers a great opportunity to get to know and support your local bands a bit more.

band4bwThe Ball Deep have been described as marvellous not only by Netsounds Unsigned but Tom Robinson at BBC 6Music (it says so on The Ball Deep’s website!). However their recent performances have been limited, with the last one being in June at Ceol-Mor. The indie 4 piece have had the occasional break, of not was their support of The View last year and the aforementioned airplay on 6Music, however luck has not been good to them. Indeed the forthcoming gig at the Ironworks had to be quickly reframed due to a drummer crisis resulting in the set being acoustic, listen below to the recently recorded version of Six Pound Tracey which sounds marvellous really good (latest word is that the drummer crisis has been averted so The Ball Deep will be firing on all cylinders). It will be the last opportunity to hear the band for a wee while so in it’s self a good excuse to make the visit to the Ironworks.

The Ball Deep – Six Pound Tracey (new version) by theballdeep

Swamp Radio are 4 local lads highly energetic prog influenced band into old school rock riffs”, who are into their fourth year of gigging in the area. A good opportunity to catch the band, who has had a fairly low profile of late.

Finally there is Iain McLaughlin & The Outsiders, whose blend of emotion with indie style creates an intense and rewarding listen without falling into the trap of clichéd ballads, have continued to consolidate and build on successes. We last saw them at Rockness and they certainly appeared to be the band that people sung along with (out of those that we saw in the big small orange tent). Certainly with Rockness under their belt and another 4 festival appearances looming, it might be easy to take the band for granted, but the impressive and emotive live show are always impressive.

The next Summer Showcase is on the 21st of July at the Ironworks, doors at 730pm with entry being £3

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A lifelong passion for music matched with a geeky fascination for social media and websites resulted in the creation of Inverness Gigs back in 2010. The aim of the site is to help promote, support and generally raise awareness of the local music scene.In fairness fifteen years of being a psychiatric nurse never prepared me for the experiences that we have had over the last few years and the evolution of Inverness Gigs has certainly been a steep learning curve.I currently write (less and less), edit and co-ordinate most of the Inverness Gigs activities.Occasionally seen on Twitter, and  LinkedIn, if you want get in touch you can contact me direct at chris@igi.gs