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Acoustic Edinburgh Sunday Sessions! (in Leith)

2011 May 9
by paul

So we’ve become aware that our monthly Tuesday night slot in Medina is “too far” for some of our Leith-based friends so we thought we’d bring our stunning acoustic music to you!

Leith has a thriving music scene of it’s own and we’ve found the perfect space to run our new events in the friendly atmosphere of Bond No. 9 on Commercial Street.

As a Tuesday night is a school night and doesn’t suit some folks, our new events will be early evening on lazy Sundays to glean the most from your weekend.  Live music will run from 6pm until 9pm so plenty of time to get home for your beauty sleep and also make the most of your afternoon.  DJ Si will provide lounging grooves as always.

Don’t worry – our regular monthly events in Medina continue as normal – we just thought we’d bring you a little extra.

So the Acoustic Edinburgh Sunday Sessions are born – with our first event this Sunday (May 15th).

The format will remain the same – 3 support acts and a headliner – and for our first event we’re proud to present a headline from stunning Inverness based band: James Mackenzie and the Aquascene

Words from their website: “2010 proved an outstanding debut year for James Mackenzie and the Aquascene, with the young Highland band delivering across a series of festivals including goNORTH, RockNess, Belladrum and a triumphant main stage appearance at Loopallu. July 2010 saw the release of the their debut EP, Frase and Phable, and the band embarking on a series of dates and small tours which ensured the initial press quickly sold out and generated a significant fan base. This blizzard of activity also saw the band gaining support from a host of regional media, receiving airplay on BBC Radio 1 in Scotland, but more importantly, establishing a strong, coherent identity, and front man Mackenzie developing into a charismatic and engaging presence in the live environment.”

And here’s what the press had to say:

“James Mackenzie and the Aquascene’s creative development in the last twelve months has been substantial and frontman Mackenzie has matured at considerable speed as a songwriter.”Northings Arts Journal

“The local act delivered a fine set of languid, string laden folk-rock, which at times was very impressive indeed. Their set boasted some genuinely lovely meditative wanderings; among them was ‘The Boat Song’, which demonstrated a range of musical and lyrical strengths which promises much for the future.” HI-Arts

“Melodic, yearning singer-songwriter set apart from run of the mill thanks to appealingly unpolished strings and harmonies. There’s something tender and rather promising going on here.” ICA

Support slots from some Acoustic Edinburgh regulars: Keith Paton (of Hoochie Fig), Douglas Kay and our own Paul Gilbody.



LIVE MUSIC 6pm-9pm (but get down early!)


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