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live music venture featuring a spectrum of musical styles. Headliner Fran Schoppler was the singer in marvellous 80s janglers the Jesse Garon Experience and deals in melancholy nuggets these days. Support comes from local singer/songwriter Torn Clelland and Vagabonds frontman Sandy Watson.

I Gonga Barfly. 260 Clyde Street. 0870 907 0999. 8pm. £5. Bristol-based noisemongers in thrall to the power of the riff.

I Blimey! Monorail. Mono. 12 Kings Court. King Street. 552 9458. 9pm. Free. See Thu 4.

I Almighty Me, Pen 15, The Camel Pimps, Mexico and Lost for Words The Cathouse. l5 Union Street. 248 6606. 7.30pm. £4.50 (£5). ()ver- l4s show. Skate and pop-punk line-

up. I Cranial Realth night The l3th Note Cafe. 50—60 High Street. 553 I638. 9pm. £tbc. An uncomlirmed bill of strangeness at this regular night for broadminded types.

I Avatar Studio One. (irosvenor Hotel. Grosvenor Terrace (off Byres Road).34l 6516. 9pm. Free. See Wed 4.

I The Kiteflying Club Tchai ()vna. 42 ()tago Lane. 357 4524. 8pm. £1.50. Experimental improv sounds.

I Live Music Loaded. Liquid Lounge. 94 West Regent Street. 353 6333.10pm. £3 (£4 on door). Weekly showcase of local artists.


I The Grim Northern Social and Rail Caesar! Heriot-Watt University Union. Riccarton. 45l 5333. 9pm. Free. Smooth indie rock sounds from (ENS with proggy rock from Hail Caesar! (students and their guests only).

I Peter Michael Rowan Cafe Royal Bistro Bar. l7 West Register Street. 557 4792. 9pm. Free. See Thu 22.

Events are listed by date, then city. Submit listings at least ten days before publication to Ruth Hedges at, by post or by tax on 0131 557 8500. Listings are compiled by Ruth Hedges and Kenny Mathieson.

Thursday 22


I The Michael Deans Quartet Beer Cafe. Candleriggs. 552 9815. 9—l l.45pm. Free. Modern jazz quartet led by tenor saxman Deans.


I Trianglel'lead and Rob Hall and Chick Lyall Henry‘s Jazz Cellar. 8 Morrison Street. 467 5200. 8.30pm. £5. New trio featuring Martin Kershaw on sax. Paul Harrison on piano/keys and Stuart Ritchie on drums experimenting with jazz tradition and new rhythms. They are featured in a double bill with the lyrical sax/piano duo of Hall and Lyall.


I Salsa Celtica Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. 8pm. £12.50. A heady mix ofjazz. African. Latin and Celtic rhythms with support from fingerstylc guitarist Ian Melrose. Part of Celtic ( 'mmet'limis.


I Todd Gordon Henry's Jazz Cellar. 8 Morrison Street. 467 5200. 8.30pm. £6. Edinburgh‘s popular crooner sings gems from the American songbook.

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I Jack Finlay’s Bop Quintet 80 Queen Street Bar and Restaurant. 80 Queen Street. 2265097. 9pm—midnight. Free. lidgy bop tunes as part of the 80 Queen Street jazz showcase.

I Rubberneck Henry’s Jazz Cellar. 8 Morrison Street. 467 5200. midnight. £5. Hip hop fusion band.

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I George McGowan and his Orchestra Merchant‘s Corner. 18 John Street. 552 380l. 2.30 5.30pm. Free. Drummer McGowan leads his big band with guest vocalists.

I Eddie Toal and Quintet ()‘Neill's. 7|. Albion St. 5520822. 9~-l l.45pm. l-‘ree. Vocalist liddie sings his way through American songbook standards.

I Campbell Considine and Stewart Harrison Duo The Supper Club. Merchant Square. Candleriggs. 9pm. Free. Swinging jazz vocals with Stewart Harrison on bass.


I Todd Gordon Henry‘s Jazz Cellar. 8 Morrison Street. 467 5200. 8.30pm. £6. See Fri 23.

I BOQSt House Band 80 Queen Street Bar and Restaurant. 80 Queen Street. 2265097. 9pm- midnight. l‘ree. Modern jazz classics from this dynamic live-piece.

I Groove Diggaz Henry‘s Jazz Cellar. 8 Morrison Street. 467 5200. midnight. £5. A dose of funk from Edinburgh‘s premiere heavyweight soul outfit. featuring vocalist Tony King and the talents of Martin Kershaw on sax.

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Niki King Sextet Singer Niki King released her debut album last year, and added considerable lustre to her growing reputation with a series of diverse live projects that showcased both her jazz and soul leanings. Niki leads her new sextet in these gigs. Henry '3 Jazz Cellar. Edinburgh, Thu 29—Frl 30 Jan.

Bridge Bar Revisited Bill Kyle's admirable Bridge Bar went up in smoke in the Cowgate fire. but it’s very much a case of gone but not forgotten. Last year's inaugural benefit gig raised cash for the musicians who had lost personal possessions in the blaze. and this year will lend support to the efforts to find a new venue. Queen '3 Hall, Edinburgh, Sat 37 Jan.


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