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




Kate Nash to Ironworks

Singer songwriter Kate Nash will visit the Ironworks ion the 13th of April in support of her new album ‘Girl Talk’ which is due to be released in March on Fiction records.

I AM I, Ironworks

Ex-DragonForce lead singer ZP Theart returns to the Ironworks, Inverness, with his new band I AM I on Friday 29th of March.

Runrig, Party on the Moor

Runrig have announced that they will be headlining Party on the Moor at the Black Isle Showground, Muir of Ord, as part of the their 40th Anniversary celebrations, on the 10th of August 2013.

I Was There

A review of Honningbarna at Mad Hatters, Inverness on the 9th of November.

Honningbarna Gets Vic Dancing

Honningbarna talk to us prior to their gig at Mad Hatters, Inverness on Friday the 9th of November.

A Night at Hoots

A review of The Lorelei, and other goings on, at Hootananny, Inverness on the 2nd of November.

Bat for Lashes Takes Control

A review of Bat for Lashes, with support from Sylver Tongue at the Ironworks, Inverness on Thursday 18th of October, 2012.

Hue and Cry, Not stuck in the Eighties

A review of Hue and Cry with support from Sienna Lights at the Ironworks, Inverness on the 14th of October, 2012.

Newton’s Relativity

A review of Newton Faulkner, with support from Grace Savage and Colour the Atlas, at The Ironworks, Inverness on Thursday the Fourth of October.