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




The Return of Dingus Khan

A review of Dingus Khan and support at Mad Hatters, Inverness on the 26th of April, 2013.

Belle and Sebastian to play Ironworks

Just announced by the Ironworks, Belle and Sebastian will visit Inverness on Monday July 1st.

Brew at the Bog 2013 Preview

A preview of Brew at the Bog 2013 hosted by Bogbain Farm on the 4th of May.

Belladrum, and there’s more….

As well as the mainstage headliners, Belladrum 2013 have announced a good mix of talent on the bill including The Horrors, Admiral Fallow, Fatherson and Toby Michaels Rolling Damned.

Kate Nash Rocks the Foundations

Kate Nash supported by Kitty the Lion at the Ironworks, Inverness on Saturday the 13th of April.

Cahalen Morrison and Eli West aim North

Cahalen Morrison and Eli West return to Scotland for another string of dates later this month including a gig at Bogbain Farm, Inverness on April the 14th.

Olive Grove showcased at Bogbain

A review of of the Olive Grove Records Roadshow at Bogbain Farm on the 8th of March.

Hot ‘n’ Sweaty, Rock ‘n’ Roll

A review of Searching For Donkeys, Furry Vengeance, Phantom Riffage and the Whisky River Band playing The Eagle, Inverness on Saturday 2nd of February.

Donnie Munro in Spring time tour

Donnie Munro embarks on an acoustic tour of Scotland this spring and will play the Eden Court on Wednesday 27th March and the Spa Pavillion in Strathpeffer on Friday the 12th April.