Inverness Gigs previews the first Summer showcase of 2012  to be held on the 12th of July at the Ironworks.

It feels like just yesterday we were getting the line-up for the Summer Showcases and yet here we are, middle of July and the weekly events return with a bang.


First act, and not helping my initial cliche at all, is  Adrian Telfer a stalwart of the acoustic scene. He was last seen at the Ironworks supporting Salsa Celtica where our reviewer was impressed by his creation of multi-layer guitar and vocals and even add a pinch of mouth organ. Adrian is currently finishing of his new four track track EP, which he hopes to have ready for the showcase.

He will be joined by Dougie Burns, a late replacement for Winnie. Dougie, one half of Blues duo Bluebelly, is just back from playing the Dundee Blues Bonanaza. He will be joined on the night by Stevie Smith on harp.


Purple Divide prove themselves to be no slouches by playing their 3rd gig of the week (following slots at Rock4Ross and IG:lu). The young trio, dubbed  “a young Soundgarden” they have been steadily building their reputation as “ones to watch” on the Inverness scene. Their brand of upbeat indie based tunes show a maturity that betrays their years.

Last on the bill are 76 Knots, who have replaced Parma Violets

For tickets, priced at £3  please email and we will put you in touch with one of the acts or you can get them via

You can read more about The Parma Violets here and Purple Divide here, and keep an eye on the site for a new interview with Adrian Telfer in the next few days. And please check out the Netsounds Unsigned Summer Showcase mixtape (below)