Toby Stainton


I've always loved music and spent my late teens and early twenties playing guitar in various bands on Lewis and Aberdeen. Other than playing in some truly terrifying pubs in Aberdeen not much came of it and life became focused on family and having a 'proper' job. Inverness Gigs is an outlet for me to quell my inner frustrated musician and the caliber of local acts has even inspired me to take my own music more seriously again. Who knows, one day I might venture back on stage under the fierce scrutiny of an Inverness Gigs reviewer! You can contact Toby direct at




Hushed at goNORTH

A review of Wednesday night, the Fifth of June, at goNORTH 2013, featuring Rachel Sermanni, The Boy Who Trapped the Sun, Ilona and Three Blind Wolves

Review of Northern Roots 2013 – Sunday

A review of Sunday at the Northern Roots Festival including five acts vying for the honour of the Northern Roots award.

Review of Northern Roots 2013–Saturday

Saturday saw a jam-packed schedule of acts from Charlie Roth to Grousebeater Soundsystem and pretty much everyone in between.

Review of Northern Roots 2013– Friday

Northern Roots Festival 2013 ,Adam Holmes, Anna Massie and Mairearad Green,The Henry Girls, Dr Mango and the Chickpeas, review

The Cribs to play Inverness

Wakefield trio The Cribs are set to appear at The Ironworks, Inverness on Wednesday 14th August.

Shining Brightly

A review of The Boy Who Trapped the Sun and support (Scott Rinning and Dylan Tierney) at The Ironworks, Inverness on the 10th of May, 2013.

Brew at the Bog kicks up a storm

A review of Brew at the Bog 2013

Bring Me The Horizon: A new soundtrack for the disenchanted?

A review of Bring Me the Horizon and support at The Ironworks, Inverness on the 1st of May, 2013.

Introducing Chagstock 2013

Devon’s Chagstock 2013 is the first, and could be last, of our new “introducing” feature that looks at festivals that are a bit further away from our traditional boundaries.