The Banjo Lounge 4
The Banjo Lounge 4 are an Edinburgh-based all acoustic crate digging mash-ups band delivering classics in an original and imaginative packaging. Once described as ‘Hayseed Dixie on speed with a serious chunk of Funk!’, they have been making fans wherever they play. Since their inception in 2007, their shows have included many gigs up and down the country and beyond including festivals, awards ceremonies for Theatre Scotland, the 2014 Ryder Cup end party, Edinburgh Film Festival wrap parties, Edinburgh Book Festival 2013 launch party, gigs for Visit Scotland, Fynefest, List Magazine's annual Festival Party, Club Vegas and The World Famous Speigeltent along with over 400 other shows from the old Marquee Club in Soho, London, to a cocktail boat on Loch Lomond and a pool party in Ibiza! They even played a private gig for the cast of BBC's Eastenders! With 5 string banjo, acoustic guitar, double bass and stripped down drum-kit, the band also features 3 part harmonies. Some really do say that their bluegrass-funk interpretations are better than the originals. Their eclectic and diverse blend of mash-ups include tunes by Louis Prima, Radiohead, Daft Punk, The Prodigy, Metalica, Panjabi MC’s Knightrider remix of ‘Mundian To Bach Ke’, a bluegrass souped version of Dizzy Rascal’s ‘Dance Wiv Me’, New Order’s ‘Blue Monday’, ‘Jump Around’ by House of Pain, Donna Summer's 'I Feel Love', a high octane version of Duran Duran’s ‘Girls on Film’, a stylophone-powered version of The Final Countdown, The Beastie Boys’ ‘Intergalactic’, Beyonce’s ‘Crazy in Love’, and Nelly’s bluegrass-ed ‘Hot In Herre’. Check our 'Repertoire' Menu for full listings! We are also currently recording our first album - probably to be titled 'The Band That TIme Forgot'.
With a new line up and a sound edgier than ever, Safehouse are going from strength to strength. As well as wowing audiences in their native Scotland Safehouse also gig in Europe, where they have a loyal fan base. Although rooted in the Blues, their repertoire covers a mix of original material & carefully chosen covers (Traffic, Tya, Moby Grape, Little Feat, Otis Rush, Bo Diddley etc..), & showcases how they can turn their hands to playing hard hitting Rock, through Blues to full blown Psychedelia!
Event: The Banjo Lounge 4, Safehouse
Date: Saturday 21st November 2015
Venue: Whistle Binkies
Time : 18:00 - 03:00
Saturday 20th January
FI & THE FUNKROCKERS, THE BANNED, TBC, GED HANLEY TRIO
Sunday 21st January
3 WISE MONKEYS, REECE HILLIS TRIO
Monday 22nd January
Open Mic Night