Country comfort

NASHVILLE-based singer-songwriter Bailey Bryan is set to play Glasgow’s Oran Mor on May 5th.

Twenty year-old Bryan “isn’t your typical country singer,” say her management.

Born and raised in Washington state, the musician grew up on a diet of hip hop, grunge and Taylor Swift.

These varied influences can be heard in her music, from her stunning cover of Drake’s Too Good to her latest single Perspective.

STV launch.

STV’s new entertainment show What’s On Scotland will launch on April 26 at 8pm, providing viewers with “a big showbiz welcome to the weekend.”

Emma Cameron will present the show and the half hour programme will be broadcast from locations across Scotland.

The entertainment slot will offer celebrity interviews, a look at the latest Hollywood blockbusters as well as a “what’s on’ guide to our vibrant culture, music and arts scene, plus all the juicy TV and soap gossip.”

Celebrity guests lined up include Michael Ball and Lewis Capaldi.

Meanwhile, music journalist Nicola Meighan will seek to uncover the musical roots of author Chris Brookmyre, Wet Wet Wet’s Tommy Cunningham, Hue and Cry, singer Be Charlotte, and singer-songwriter Kathryn Joseph.

Nesbitt’s hairbrusher

NINA Nesbitt’s new single Love Letter will “reaffirm the Scots singer’s status as one of pop’s heroines,” it is claimed.

Love Letter is taken from her critically acclaimed second album ‘The Sun Will Come Up, The Seasons Will Change, which has reached a huge milestone having achieved “a quarter of a billion streams.”

But why will the song make such an impact? Nesbitt says; “Love letter is an ode to nineties r&b. It’s an empowering anthem that you can sing loudly into your hairbrush.”

Skids frontman marks his return.

FILM director, author and lead singer of acclaimed punk band The Skids Richard Jobson has announced a UK tour Songs & Stories’ in September.

Jobson will be sharing some of his life experiences on stage, of which he has many of a colourful variety, alongside musical interludes.

The Skids frontman will be joined by Bruce and Jamie Watson of Big Country. Jobson will play St Luke’s In Glasgow on September 6.

Dark adventures

The Dark Carnival: Unplugged is a stripped-back, intimate version of the critically acclaimed The Dark Carnival, the recent Vanishing Point - New International collaboration.

The intimate music and theatre show tells the tale of newcomers to the afterlife who discover that death is not actually the end.

Incredulous at their continuity, they form their own necropolitan community where every night is party night. The show offers a free (though not compulsory) glass of whisky for everyone.

The Unplugged show features singer Biff Smith, and award-winning actor Robbie Jack and will premiere on the Isle of Eigg on May 13 and tour to venues across Scotland.


THE LAUNCH of The Lambshank Redemption, the third in the comedy trilogy by writers John Duignan and Ian Hopkins, will take place in Waterstone’s Sauchiehall Street branch on June 21.

The story again follows the misadventures of hapless Mungo Laird, now out of prison and keen to rebuild his bookies business, his golf swing and his relationship with wife Ethel.

In that order of importance.

The evening will also feature a tribute to John Duignan, who sadly passed away two weeks ago.