The Banned are a Classic Rock 'n' Soul Covers Band based in and around the Edinburgh area.
Bluesoul a British Blues/Rock band formed in Edinburgh 2007 ,strongly influenced by 70`s / 80`s UK and American Rock. The play mostly in and around Edinburgh featuring twice a month at the world famous "Whistle Binkies" Music Bar .The Band visit Limburg in Holland every year to perform in local bars and at festivals occasionally paying tribute to various rock legends (Pink Floyd, Rory Gallagher etc)
Founded as a four piece band Bluesoul currently have three permanent members, supplemented by various session musicians
Karel Kalaf is a well-known and respected musician with exceptional international experience. With over fifteen years of professional experience, including a BA in Classical Music and Teaching from the National Conservatoire in the Dominican Republic. He was awarded the prize for Classical Guitarist of the Year in 2007 and has also produced tracks for film and radio. In 2008, he represented his country at an International Guitar Festival in Cuba and has also been invited to perform in a number of countries including the UK, Holland, Argentina, France and Spain, among others. In 2009, as the Artistic Director with the band Marel, Karel travelled to Buenos Aires on tour where he opened a concert for the legendary Juan Luis Guerra. He was also a special guest representing his country at the recent Viva América events in Madrid.
Karel plays and teaches a wide variety of musical styles including classical, rock, jazz, blues, Latin, funk and merengue. His work has been featured in films, most recently in the film El Trópico de Sangre. For a concert he played in with the world famous ensemble Los Hermanos Rosario, he was awarded the Concert of The Year in 2010 at the coveted Cassandra awards in the Caribbean.
Event: THE BANNED, BLUESOUL, KAREL KALAF SOLO SET
Date: Friday 18th January 2019
Venue: Whistle Binkies
Time : 17:00 - 03:00
Cost: Free b4 midnight £4 Afta
Friday 22nd March
FI & THE FUNK ROCKERS, THE DIRTY JEWELS, FUNKWILD
Saturday 23rd March
FLAT OOT, SPECIAL GUESTS, THE MOANIN' BONES, GED HANLEY TRIO
Sunday 24th March
SIMPLE OCTOBER, OLD BOHEMIA