Mochan is a graduate of the Guildhall School of Music with a masters in vocal improvisation and has sung with Jon Fratelli's Codeine Velvet Club. The Joni Mitchell tribute show includes Chelsea Morning, Woodstock, Big Yellow Taxi and Both Sides Now and the tour begins at Cumbernauld Theatre on Friday September 6. Later dates are Eastgate Theatre in Peebles on September 7, Howden Park Cent re in Livingston on September 14, and Glasgow's Tron Theatre on September 28.
East Community Alcohol Support Services in Glasgow, an initiative run by Glasgow Council on Alcohol that helps people in the east of the city with alcohol and tenancy difficulties, is hosting a daytime show as part of the excellently titled Grand Event to highlight the power of music and recovery in St Andrew's in the Square on Wednesday, September 11, from 11am to 2.30pm, when music performances and workshops will illustrate the benefits of making your own music.
Comedian James Acaster, above, whose sell-out show Lawnmower at the Pleasance during the Fringe earned him a Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award nomination for the second year running, is out on tour with the show from the start of October. The sole Scottish appearance on a run of dates that takes him up to the end of November is the first one, at Aberdeen's Lemon Tree on October 3.
One time frontman of post-punk Postcard label legends Josef K and wearer of the sharpest haircut in Edinburgh, Paul Haig is poised to release a new solo album on his Rhythm of Life imprint. Kube will be out on October 14 and is his first release since 2009's Relive. A considerable amount of R&D has gone into the new disc, he says, having taken time out to "reinvent and investigate the latest sounds and technologies available in an imaginary secluded forest where top-secret work is carried out". Excerpts from tracks UW2B, Red Rocks, All Of The Time and Four Dark Traps are available to sample on Soundcloud.