The Honey Moons
The Honey Moons are a four, five or six piece band consisting of drums, bass guitar, electric guitar along with a lead female vocalist (who also plays acoustic guitar and keyboards) and sax and fiddle. Having an extensive musical repertoire from the 1950s through to modern day floor fillers. They benefit from having three lead singers enabling them to achieve rich four part vocal harmonies, and priding themselves on high-energy performances that get partygoers up on the dance floor and keep them there!
The New Shmoo
Midlothian based band playing noisy rock and punk versions of classic tunes.
Formed in 2008, Jed Potts & the Hillman Hunters have cultivated a stage performance which is exciting and spontaneous. Drawing from the rich well of classic 50’s and 60’s American blues the trio (completed by drummer Jonny Christie and bassist Pauric Logue) stay true to the traditions of the music whilst also taking risks. Whether laying back into a Freddie King ballad or digging-in to a hypnotic Muddy Waters groove, the band transmits power in ways other than speed and volume. The unlimited dynamic possibilities of a simple trio format make for a charismatic performance which is different every single night.
JP & the HH have supported the likes of Ian Siegal (who joined the band on stage for a performance of Muddy Waters’ ‘Long Distance Call’), Ben Poole (the line-up for this show consisted of Jed, Pauric, Eilidh McKellar on 2nd guitar and Neil Warrack on drums), Aynsley Lister, Pat McManus, Paul Garner and The River Devils. JP & the HH have performed at the Shetland Blues Festival, the Bell Rock Blues Festival in Arbroath (this show featured special guest Cameron Gray of The Pentatonics on harmonica) and Jed also appeared as part of Tim Elliot’s Troublemakers band for a show at the 2011 Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival. Later that same year Jed played with Jerry Donahue and Gregg Wright as part of a series of special events in Edinburgh. Jed has also performed three shows as part of an expanded version of Blues ‘n’ Trouble when they played with (and as back-up band to) Maggie Bell.
Event: The Honey Moons, The New Shmoo, Jed Potts and the Hillman Hunters
Date: Saturday 13th February 2016
Venue: Whistle Binkies
Time : 12:00 - 03:00
Friday 20th April
THE HEEBIE JEEBIES, BLUESOUL, RANTUM SCANTUM
Saturday 21st April
THE BANNED, 3 WISE MONKEYS, BLUES BY FIVE, GED HANLEY TRIO
Sunday 22nd April
MONTANA, FI & THE FUNKROCKERS