Another Gratuitous Plug for People I Like (and for myself, who I don’t like)

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Still shouldn’t be allowed to use Photoshop

Shameless self promotion time again!
There’s less than a week to go until the next Aye Tunes Presents gig, so here’s another attempt to lure you along to The Captains Rest on Wednesday.

Opening up proceedings, and a late addition to an already hastily assembled evening, will be Kevin P. Gilday. Better known to some of you lovely readers as one half of How Garbo Died, Kev will be attempting to channel the spirits of the likes of John Cooper Clarke and Ivor Cutler for a quick spoken word set shortly after doors open, so come along early.

An Unremarkable Shade of Beige by Kevin P. Gilday

I occasionally have a wee rant at the overabundance of acoustic guitar playing singer/songwriters around at the moment, so it is only fair that I try and balance out my grumbles by highlighting the ones that I like, which Shambles Miller certainly is. Proclaimed as the writer of the best acoustic song about robots (for Robots, funnily enough) Shambles does the punky, folky, politically minded songs that many do, but with a wit and charm that so many of the others lack. Also a keen sandwich enthusiast and film watcher, Shambles recently Photoshopped me into a scene from The Social Network, which I must admit skipped him up a few slots on the “people I want to do a gig for me” list, but it was his songs that got him on the list ion the first place.

I didn’t mess up Facebook, don’t shout at me.

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The Spook School will be carrying on the fine tradition of me seemingly always having an Edinburgh band on my bill, just so I can get to listen to them. With just two songs out there to listen to that might seem unwise, but the regular scouting reports I’ve been getting from their Edinburgh gigs, particularly from Edinburgh Man, made me really eager to see The Spook School through in Glasgow. Unwilling to wait for their appearance at Glasgow Popfest in December, I opted make them come through myself, which brings us to this, their first Glasgow gig. Taking their name from one of the groups part of The Glasgow School artistic movement, The Spook School have a hefty C86 element to their music, with sweet harmonies, quirky lyrics and jangly guitars all over History, while Hallam has seagulls and ukulele – always a winning combination – planting them firmly up my street. How I’ll watch them downstairs while tending the door upstairs in The Captains Rest is another matter, but I’ll find a way.

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The Sea Kings take elements of rockabilly, disco, americana and folk and fling them all in a blender, coming out with something in the psychobilly ballpark, with their own twist on it. In their own words they “accommodate disco dancers and chin strokers alike”, and they even have a song about Bible John for the more morbid. Seems like the Sea Kings should have all bases covered on Wednesday then, eh?

Tooth And Nail by The Sea Kings

So, that’s Aye Tunes Presents: The Sea Kings, The Spook School, Shambles Miller and Kevin P. Gilday then.
The gig takes place at The Captains Rest in Glasgow on Wednesday September 28th, kicking off around 8pm, and costing £5 to get in. You can tell us you are coming on Facebook if you are into that kind of thing.

As with all Aye Tunes gigs I wouldn’t be putting this on if I didn’t like the bands, and all your money will be going to them, not me.