september, 2019


Event Details



Fi & The Funk Rockers are a dynamic, edgy, funk, rock, pop and blues covers band. They’re all professional, established musicians. They regularly play at venues such as Stramash, Whistlebinkies, Biblos and McSorleys.
Fronted by the powerful, versatile, Edinburgh established vocalist Fiona MacEwan, who has many years experience singing in 2 top Abba tribute bands, The Abba Experience and Absolut Abba touring here and abroad, Divine Diva Tribute Show, several popular wedding/function bands and acoustic duo Fi & Me. She was a member of the The Gospel Truth Choir where she supported Sir Tom Jones at The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Donny Munro (Ex Runrig) at The Famous Grouse Whisky Festival, sang with Rikki Ross (Deacon Blue) and The Red Hot Chilli Pipers. Also sang with the lead cast of The Lion King at The Playhouse Theatre in 2013.
Drummer Bruce Mackay currently plays with The Police Sting Show in theatre shows all over the U.K, also plays in The Mike Breen Band and The Simon Brett Band and has played with K.T Tunstall.
Alex (Alejandro Rey) is our Spanish axeman and fronts his own covers band The Procrastinators and also acoustic guitarist/vocalist in Fables Duo.
Andy Quinn is the bassmeister.


Onstage: 21.30hrs

A 4-piece band with the passion to play ROCK music the way it should be done! The Dirty Jewels play: AC/DC; Alter Bridge; The Ataris; Biffy Clyro; Billy Idol; The Black Crowes; Blondie; The Cult; David Bowie; Elvis Costello; The Foo Fighters; INXS; The Jam; Jimmy Eat World; The Kinks; The Knack; Led Zeppelin; Lenny Kravitz; Living Colour; Metallica; Pearl Jam; The Police; Queens of the Stone Age; The Red Hot Chili Peppers; Reef; Rival Sons; Royal Blood; Slash; Stereophonics; Stevie Wonder; Stray Cats; Stone Temple Pilots; Talking Heads; Weezer; Wild Cherry; Wolfmother; ZZ Top.


Onstage 19.00hrs

Fronted by the outstanding singer / harmonica player Dana Dixon and acclaimed Blues and Slide guitarist Dave Dixon, the band play a mixture of authentic Texas & Chicago blues, tough R&B and superb original numbers.

Since their formation and the launch of their critically acclaimed debut album “Boogie Woman”, the band have garnered fantastic reviews from the British and overseas press for both their recorded work and excellent live act.

Arguably one of the most exciting live acts in Britain today, the band have played at practically every major blues festival in Britain and Ireland, and perform in blues venues up and down the UK, Europe and USA including sell out shows for 3 years running at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (2009 – 2011)

In the many reviews she has received, Dana has been likened to many of the blues greats – Koko Taylor, Big Mama Thornton, Maggie Bell and Janis Joplin – with much emphasis placed on her powerful vocals and harmonica skills.

Dave Dixon, whose guitar playing “has to be seen to be believed”, is an official endorsee of Gibson guitars (USA), and Rotosound strings (UK).

As a result of the band’s talent and reputation, they were chosen to represent Britain at the 2001 International Blues Challenge held in Memphis USA and invited to play on stage at BB Kings club on Beale Street.

The band are available for festivals, clubs, private functions etc, and are also available to perform at musical workshops and clinics.

The bands New Album ‘OLD, NEW, BORROWED AND BLUE’ was released in April 2011 and is receiving national radio airplay.


“Dana’s vocals rock! Guitarist Dave is smoking! We love this band!” – The Blues Foundation (USA)

“The Dana Dixon Band relied on talent and style, two things they have in abundance…We were rocked in our seats by Dana’s harmonica playing and dynamic voice…Dana has enough talent to carry any band, and Dave Dixon is one of the best Blues guitarists you are likely to see” – Edinburgh Evening News (UK)

“Dana belts out tough R&B…her gravelly voice recalls Big Mama Thornton and Janis Joplin” – Blues Revue (USA)

Dana Dixon’s timing and delivery are hard to beat…her vocals have a raw feeling, yet her control is near perfection…this is someone who sings the blues with feeling” – Blues Alive Magazine (Japan)

“Dana is a full blooded, leather lunged blues growler a la Koko Taylor…a wonderfully soulful performance…outstanding slide playing…a band to look out for” – Blueprint (UK


Onstage 17:00

They’ve been gracing our stage every Saturday from 5 since we opened the doors! Its an hour of hits from the 50’s, 60’s and even a few contemporary ones thrown in! Everything played with ease from the famous Ged Hanley and his band!



saturday 14th sep, 5:00 pm


Whistle Binkies

4-6 South Bridge