DKOS Sun 24th Jan 2022.
Martin Stephen Jones /. Sasha Kaloreris /. Pilgrims Society / Hanley & The Baird
Martin Stephen Jones Sun 24th Jan 2022
Martin Stephen Jones is a singer songwriter/guitarist from Greenock who sings and writes songs in English and Spanish. Martin’s influences range from soul to country to blues to folk, rock and Hispanic music. Martin was introduced to folk festivals by his grandparents and met the late Danny Kyle through them. Danny encouraged Martin to perform at his Geezabrek clubs at folk festivals around the country.
As a singer songwriter, over the years Martin has taken part in songwriting projects with Findlay Napier, Yvonne Lyon and James Grant sharing a stage with Findlay and James. Martin has headlined his own shows at Glasgow’s Lentfest festival both in solo format and with his band put together for the festival.
Martin has supported the likes of Kim Richey, Martha Healy, Yvonne Lyon, Alistair McDonald, Declan O’Rourke, Old Man Luedecke, Gaberlunzie and Jenn Butterworth & Laura Beth Salter. Martin has appeared at various festivals over the years including the Inverclyde Folk and Roots festival, Songwriters Uncovered Series, Paisley Spree festival, Southern Fried festival, Marymass folk festival and most recently the Galloshans Festival. Martin is fluent in Spanish and also speaks Portuguese and Catalan. Martin is a regular at the Greenock Boat Club Sessions. In 2021, Martin took part in Make Music Day, performed virtual concerts on Facebook and began presenting a radio show on Celtic Music Radio.
Sasha Kaloheris Sun 24th Jan 2022
Sasha Kaloheris is a 17 year old Singer / Songwriter from Renfrewshire who has been a regular on the Glasgow Music scene since 2017.
Her impressive vocals and passion for songwriting have earned her the opportuning to grace the stages of many iconic venues including Hard Rock Café, The Classic Grand, King Tuts Wah Wah Hut and the Barrowland Ballroom. She had the pleasure during lockdown to play on the Imnmersivie TV stage at Room 2 in Glasgow which brought live music straight to your living room and this coincided with the release of her Debut Single “Bad Days” in April through Main Street Record with her second one “Beautiful Mistake” following in October ! Although it’s been tough for the music over the last 2 years Sasha has been working hard and it has gave her opportunity to focus on writing and she is delighted to be currently recording her first studio EP for release in 2022
Pilgrims Society Sun 24th Jan 2022
1. Conga Fury. /. 2. Cop 26 /. 3 Get Ya Praise On / 4 On The Inside of Me. /. 5 Sally Anne
A multicultural band with roots in continental Europe and Africa joined and created in Scotland and influenced by early American funk and soul.
Philip Olege (Uganda) vocals and guitar
Erick Mauricia (French West Africa) vocal and percussion
Miro Cuba (Slovakia) drums
Joe Djaelani (Scots indonesian) vocals and guitar
Al McIntyre (Scotland) bass
Louis Mando Macdonald (Scotland) mandolin
Hainley & The Baird Sun 24th Jan 2022
Hanley and the Baird, an Edinburgh based band burst into the Scottish and UK Download charts in April 2020 with their first single, Follow the Rainbows and have been keeping their fanbase engaged, performing live on Facebook almost 100 times during lockdown. Their most recent single Looking at you, looking at me was inspired by their journey as musicians throughout the years and earning the right to play on the stages they perform on with their band today.
Annette (Hanley) and Kirsty (Baird) are grateful to The Festival Theatre and the Alhambra,
both stages that Hanley and the Baird have performed on, as they allowed them access to film scenes for the video for this release. The new single initially written back in 2012, feels even more important due to the current situation with the Covid 19 pandemic, so many of these stages and theatres, musicians, artists, actors, backstage crew etc trying to get to work.
Kirsty (The Baird) said “We wrote the single together about earning our own right to play and perform on these stages. We have never taken anything for granted and have worked hard to earn the right and continue to do so and it was very important for us that some of our music video was filmed inside the theatres at during the lockdown. It was sad to see these theatres lying empty”
Hanley and the Baird have performed at the Festival Theatre, Queens Hall, Usher Hall and the Alhambra with Sing in the City. Their set sets are full of energy and humour and their music is a mixture of pop, rock and country. Annette Hanley guitar/vocals, Kirsty Baird guitar/vocals/keyboard Kerry Thomson drums and George Glen bass.
“Great musicians, great music, great songs, great live, just bloody great”
Cal Sun 24th Jan 2022
“Cal have been awarded the much coveted MacDudel Music Award. More than 250000 votes and 4 weeks on the top of the celtic music charts brought this music award for the song This Land.” – Schottenradio.
The Cal Band is a Celtic rock/folk band, incorporating traditional bagpipes and Scottish whistles with modern guitars and drums to create the fusion of a contemporary, exciting sound.
Multi-award winning artist, Cal (Michael Callaghan), has been writing and performing his own material since 1990. He has supported acts including Midge Ure, Wolfstone, Donnie Munro, Fiona Kennedy, Sandi Thom and Fish. In 1998 Cal auditioned for the new lead singer of Runrig and became the last remaining Scottish candidate. He continued to write his own songs and release them on his own record label (Cal Music).
Cal won the Festival4Stars National Song writing competition in 2007 with the song You and I, collecting the highest number of online votes for his entry and stealing the show on the night with his outstanding performance.
The Cal Band was formed in 2010 and has toured extensively throughout Scotland, Europe, Canada and the United States. They have also played at T in the Park in 2012 and the Long Peaks Highland Festival Colorado in 2015
Cal has released 7 albums to date.
Cal, Tam (guitar) and Kev (bass) have been playing together in various bands for 28 years;
Ross, Christopher and Liz joining later.
Hitting #1 in the Celtic charts in Germany, Cal released his most recent album With These Hands in 2019 and had a sell-out launch concert at the Tolbooth, Stirling. The Cal Band were confirmed as headliners for a German festival in June 2020 and were negotiating festivals in Colorado and Barbados before Coronavirus.
The Cal Band:
Cal – vocals and guitar
Ross Munro – bagpipes, keyboards, whistles and backing vocals Tam Clark – lead guitar and backing vocals
Kevin Wilson – bass guitar and backing vocals
Christopher Scott – drums
Liz Morrison – backing vocals