Young British guitarists Mikhail Asanovic and Jake Wright, together known as The Showhawk Duo, have dazzled audiences worldwide with their spectacular approach to playing the guitar. Their playing style has broken down barriers between acoustic and electronic music. They have re-thought traditional musical structure creating their own all-encompassing genre. Whether Playing old-school trance classics or modern funky house, their live show knows no boundaries and will leave you amazed.
Mik is a classically trained guitarist having studied at Manchester's RNCM. Jake is an electric junkie and grew up playing in rock and metal bands. Mik's classical foundation shines through in the music with Jake's raw percussive approach always keeping the crowd moving. Together they create a truly unique and impressive sound, and have turned many "acoustic" nights into a thumping rave.
Together, they started out as buskers and have since gone on to play all over the globe. They have performed at most of the UK's large festivals including Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party, Kendal Calling, Bournemouth 7's, and Electric Picnic. They have had sell-out shows at Edinburgh Fringe, and had numerous radio broadcasts for BBC. International performances include shows in the seychelles, club tours in Spain, Switzerland and the Netherlands and a residency at Pacha in Ibiza. this dazzling duo are sure to rock your socks off.
The Ceilidh Experience
Norman Mackay's Ceilidh Experience was originally formed in 2002. Now the Ceilidh band of choice for Rock stars, soap stars and famous politicians, they have gone on to perform at ceilidhs all over Scotland as well as making regular trips to England, Ireland and Europe.
The Ceilidh Experience are renowned for their rock style & high energy performances. They can be found performing anywhere from Scotland’s most desirable castles, stately homes and hotels, to local village halls and barn dances. In June 2005 they broke the world record for the biggest ever Eightsome Reel when they played for 5000 dancers on Edinburgh’s meadows!
Pictism hail from Edinburgh, Scotland, and perform as anything from a 2-piece to a full 7-piece ensemble, according to the occasion, with a setlist that includes traditional Scottish and Irish music, and contemporary covers with a Celtic twist... from Burns to Cash, with a few jigs and reels thrown in for good measure! The complete line-up includes male and female vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, bass, drums, fiddle, mandolin and tin whistle.
Event: The ShowHawk Duo, The Ceilidh Experience, Pictism
Date: Sunday 21st August 2016
Venue: Whistle Binkies
Time : 19:00 - 05:00
Friday 26th May
ELWOOD, SIZE QUEEN, REECE HILLIS TRIO, CHRIS BUCKLEY
Sunday 28th May
BANNOCKBURN, THE BOYDS