0 John Burgess, Martin Ley’s Quartet Centre Hotel. Royal Terrace. 9pm—midnight. Swing and modern. 0 Driving Sideways Traverse Theatre Bar. Grassrnarket.

l 1.3()pm-1 .3()am. Blues. and Funk reggae.

0 Swing ’86 Gilded Balloon. Cowgate. Evening.

0 Celsius Bannerman‘s Bar. Cowgatc. Evening. Chamberjazz. Guitars. string bass. clarinet and titanium drum improvisations.

o Tarn White and the Dexters Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. Evenings. Soul/Rock band with brass.

o Basin Street Stampers Basin Street. Haymarket Terrace. Evening. Trad. 0 Royal Mile Jazz Quartet (‘entral Hotel (formerly the Raeburn). 4 Royal Terrace. 3—5.3(lpm.

MONDAY 5 Glasgow

0 Shelagh Buchanan Duo Duke of Tourraine. Ingram Street. Evening. Vocals and piano.


0 Quad Shore Bar. Shore. Leith. 9pm.

0 Sophie Bancroft Trio Malt Shovel. (‘ockburn Street. Evening. ()ne of the best young singers in Edinburgh. 0 East CoastJazz Band Blue Lagoon. Angle Park Terrace. 331 9922. Evening. Straight early tunes and arrangements.

0 Royal Mile Jazz Quartet The Garrick. Spittal Street. Evening.

0 Saint Stephen Street Stompers Basin Street. llaymarket Terrace. Evening. Riverboat. New Orleans.



0 Ron Finlay Trio Partick Tavern. Dumbarton Road. Evening.

0 Bobby Wishart Quartet Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 332 1210. Evening. Superb sax and flute.


0 Liz McEwan and the Brian Kellock Trio L‘Attache. Rutland Street. Evening.

0 Louisiana Ragtime Band Navaar House Hotel. Mayfield Gardens. 667 2828. Evening.

0 Swing '85 Malt Shovel. (‘ockburn Street. 225 68-13. Evening. llot club sound clarinet. sax. guitars and bass. 0 West EndJazz Band Basin Street. llaymarket. Evening. Solid trad band.

0 Delta Devils Shore Bar. Shore. Leith. Evening. Bluesand boogie electric line-up.

WEDNESDAY 7 ' - Glasgow

0 Shelagh Buchanan Duo Duke of 'l‘ourainne. Ingram Street. Evening. Vocal Piano.

0 Quadros Nicholson Quintet Pythagoras. Sauchiehall Street. 8.15pm. Mainstream and modern.


0 Charlie McNair’s Band Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. Evening. 'l‘rad/swing band.

0 Louisiana Ragtime Band Basin Street. Haymarket Terrace. Evening. Dixieland Music.

0 Take 3 Maxies Bistro. West Nicolson Street. 667 (1845. Evening. Good Jazz as wallpaper.

0 Bob Busby's New Orleans Band Ca Va Wine Bar. High Street. Evening. 0 Royal Mile Jazz Quartet The Rock Lounge Bar. 1/3 North Bank Street (Top o‘ The Mound). 8-l().3()pm.

THURSDAY 8 Glasgow

0 Burton, Clarlt, Coutts La Taverna. Woodlands Road. Evening.


0 Spirits of Rhythm Basin Street. Haymarket Terrace. Evening. Edinburgh‘s main trad jazz venue.

0 That Swing Thing Shore Bar. Leith. 9pm.


FRIDAY 12 ~ Glasgow

0 Wet Wet Wet and Goodbye Mr Mackenzie (‘ollege of‘l‘echnology. 11pm. £5. Wet Wet Wet play their first proper gig since returning from Memphis. having recorded with Willie Mitchell. Goodbye Mr Mackenzie will be hoping to emulate the success of their superb single after previous live disappointments in Glasgow. Don‘t write them off.

0 Anaconda Shadows. Bath Street. 9pm. Free. For diehard Jethro Tull fans and their friends only.

0 Origin Sinleuestion the Peasant (‘ollege ofBuilding and Printing. 10pm. Another students‘ all night ball so they probably won‘t be paying much attention to the music. In any case. ()rigin Sin area highly competent ‘alternative‘ rock band. with a fair live reputation.

o The Pogues Barrowland. Gallowgate. 7.30pm. £5. Ensuring the busiest night at the Barrowland bar for some time.

0 Jasmine Minks Subterraneans. Greenock. Spin.

0 Courtney Pine QMU. University Gardens. 8pm. Jazz night. with talented 22 year-old tenor sax player. For students and friends only.

0 Straight Men The Riverside. Gorbals. 9pm. Free. Residency. Edinburgh

0 Buck’s Fizz Playhouse Theatre. Greenside Place. 7.30pm. £7. £6. Really artfully nice folks. Unlikely to let slip a stray obscenity or make leery drug references to shocked audience members. Having said that. their T()TP appearances have been pretty risque.

o The Godlathers Hoochie Coochie Club. West Tollcross. Powerful band. energy and style from Stones/Who era. promoting debut LP. a loud affair with action aplenty. including covers of(‘old Turkey and Sun Arise. which seems to be becomingobligatory.

0 Man Parrish and Man to Man Coasters. West Tollcross. 6.30pm under 185. 10.30pm over 185. £2. Jazz-funk. soul and the Man‘s hit records presumably.

0 The Big Wheel Clowns. High Street. 9pm. Free.

0 The Three Johns Mandela Centre. Potter Row Student Union. £1 .50 in advance. £2 on door. Students and guests only. Outstanding indie trio. good and noisy. promoting their singles album.

0 The Bhundu Boys Student Union. Teviot Row. £1 .30. Students and guests only. Raved-over Zimbabwean dance band making yet another visit to Edinburgh. And who‘s complaining.

SATURDAY 13 Glasgow

0 Mary Klanni Baby Grand. Elmbank Gardens. 8pm. Free. Talented singer. with residency.

0 TV Personalities Subterraneans. Greenock. 9pm. Another much acclaimed. and much written about indie band making an appearance at a promising new club in Greenock. O The Pogues Barrowland. Gallowgate. 7.30pm. £5. Second night for cvcryone‘s favourite drunk Irishmen.


0 Bald Cormorant Lord Darnley. West Port. 3pm. Free. Sixties R & B. country rock. jam atmosphere.

0 Back Beat Clowns. High Street. 9pm. Free. Covers from yesteryear. 0 Liza Scott Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 9pm. Free. A romp through some rock and country-rock classics.

SUNDAY 14 Glasgow

0 Carol Kidd Mitchell Theatre. Granville Street. 7.30pm. £4. An exquisite jazz singer. who deserves some success in establishing a more widely based audience. With the Trio and Jimmy Feighan.


0 Billy Jones Lord Darnley. West Port. 9.30pm. Free. Pop-folk.

o Tam White and The Dexters Preservation Hall, Victoria. 9pm. Free. Tam leads his ten-piece rhythm ‘n‘ blues orchestra through their regular Sunday shebang. Recently played a show with R & B legend Zoot Money at the Queen‘s Hall. Worth seeing.

MONDAY 15 Edinburgh

0 The Platters Sheraton Hotel. Lothian Road. 7.45pm. £25. Your twenty~five smackers gets you a dinner. cabaret. disco and the chance to see Vegas soul legends.

0 TV Personalities and Catburgers The Onion Cellar. The Mission. Victoria Street. Is it third or fourth time lucky? Lead singer Dan Treacy has promised to appear in the flesh this time. Much loved in the independent scene for their humour and cynicism. 0 Easy Pickins (To be confirmed). Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 9pm. Free.

TUESDAY 16 Edinburgh

0 The Platters Sheraton Hotel. Lothian Road. 7.45pm. £25. See Monday 15.

O Siiait Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 9pm. Free.

WEDNESDAY 17 Edinburgh

0 Loo Aclta Bop Boston Bean Co. St James Centre. 9pm. Free. We now know The Peristalsis Brothers‘ new name. Unfortunately no one knows how to spell it!

0 The Big Wheel Rumours. Lothian Road.



0 King Kurt Rooftops. Sauchiehall Street. 10.30pm. I had the misfortune ofbeing at their last gig at Rooftops. and would not recommend this nonsense to anyone. That is. unless you want to get drink thrown all over you by morons pogoing about in full Zulu regalia.

0 Big George’s Christmas Party Shadows. Bath Street. 8pm. Free. ‘Big George‘ is famed from being the front-man in millions ofbands. including Rosie‘s Home. Big George and the Business and the Glasgow Blues Legend. He is also famed in blues circles for his heavy alcohol consumption. and Shadows should do good business tonight.

0 Del Amitri Fury Murrays. Maxwell Street. 10.30pm. £3. Quiet for a long time while trailing round America. del Amitri are back with a new record deal (with Australian label Big Time) and at least one stunning new song. called "Tears and Trickery.‘

O Psychedelic Furs Barrowland. Gallowgate. 7.30pm. CANCELLED. Tour re-arranged for early next year.

0 Stranger FamiliarJack Daniel‘s. Motherwell. 9pm. Free. Wishaw based band, with a local following.

o Earthworks/Strip John Main Centre. Gorbals. 7.30pm. Earthworks are an industrious band and hopefully their huge number of gigs recently will have helped them develop from their fairly nondescript demo ofearlier this year. Strip have been together for some time. and have had a few gigs in Glasgow of late. notably at the Rooftops last month.


0 Blues ’n' Trouble and Deal Heights Cajun Aces Coasters. West Tollcross. 7pm. Threatens to be an extremely good night. this. BB. King reckoned Blues ‘n‘ Trouble were ‘the best white blues band around‘. and also from Edinburgh. Deaf Heights have had nothing but good reports wherever they‘ve played.

0 Billy Jones Lord Darnley. West Port. 9pm. Free. Pop/folk.

0 Driving Sideways Top 0‘ the Walk. St James Centre. 8pm. Free. Blues. 0 Future World Moves Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 9pm. Free.

0 Back Beat Clowns, High Street. 9pm. Free. Covers from yesteryear.

The List 12 Dec— 8 Jan 39