Tribute to Venus Carmichael

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… and … we’re back!

Hi, Venus fans! Very pleased to say after a short sabbatical Kelly and I have met and agreed our li’l ol’ tribute band to the great woman is just too good to let go: so, subject to our commitments in other bands (and boring stuff like day jobs) we are very open to offers for gigs. Spread the word!

































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Happy New Year!

As many of you will know, our Christmas gig at Banner’s was cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control (i.e., them not paying their regular staff). However, we remain available for gigs of all kinds, and in the meantime, all the very best! (Don’t forget that you can donate to a good cause by downloading our Xmas single – or, if that’s too, er, Christmassy for now, the B side)!

Peace and love,



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Breaking News – 10th anniversary celebration!

In or around August this year (we haven’t kept the exact date, we’re just waayy too rock n’ roll to do such a thing) Kelly and I have been celebrating the life and works of Venus Carmichael for 10 years. We were keen to mark the occasion in some way, because what started as a side project has now become a special thing that I know we both cherish as a real bright spot in our lives. Whatever else is going on, when I strap on that guitar and she picks up that tambourine we know that, at some point, maybe not every song on every night, but at some point, musical magic is going to happen!


The Dalriada

So. Ms Brooks has secured a couple of rooms of the Dalriada, Portobello, for the evening of Sunday, the 19th August, and we egregiously request your presence! It’s a great place where I’ve only done spoken word before, but it’s a regular music pub, with great acoustics, a friendly atmosphere, and good food and beverage.

As you can see from the pics, it’s along the seafront at Porty, so easily accessible from the centre of town by various buses. There’ll be us, and a couple of other bands too!


One of the interior spaces

More details soon, of course, but in the meantime, a special shout out to Fife fans: I’m thinking of investigating a bus to take us there, if there are enough of you interested, so if you are, please get in touch via the usual channels as soon as possible and I’ll look into costs. It would be great to see you there!







Sunset on Porty. Pics courtesy of Dalriada website.