Two become three as band hits the road
THE Two Man Gentlemen Band, whose zany humour and swing-era musicianship made a big impression at Celtic Connections last year, return to Scotland this weekend, this time as a trio.
Bassist Fuller Condon and tenor guitarist Andy Bean have added vocalist-percussionist Brian Kantor to the line-up for their current UK tour.
They play Carnegie Hall in Dunfermline on Thursday, Eden Court Theatre, Inverness (Friday), Howden Park Centre, Livingston (Saturday), and Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine (Sunday).
Variety spices up Spiegeltent
IRISH singer Mary Coughlan opens the Famous Spiegeltent's nightly music programme at the Edinburgh Fringe with a three-night residency from Saturday.
The venue, in St Andrew Square, hosts music that spans traditional, rock, blues and experimental. It includes singer-songwriter Lorraine McCauley, New Mendicants Old Blind Dogs, Irish flautist-singer Nuala Kennedy, Australian hillbillies the Perch Creek Family Jug Band and folk group The Poozies, featuring Sally Barker, a star of TV talent show The Voice. It runs until August 25.