Previous events

Sep15

Albert & Gage with guest Spider MacKenzie @ Donn's Depot, Austin TX on Saturday 15th September

Donn's Depot, 1600 W 5th Street, Austin TX

I am delighted to be guesting with the wonderful Christine Albert & incredible Chris Gage "Albert & Gage" at Donn's Depot, Austin TX on Saturday 15th September. The show starts 9pm and tickets will be available on the door.

Sep5

Spider MacKenzie is in Nashville Tennessee, Shows TBC

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Sep1

On tour and recording in USA

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Various to be announced

Spider heads to USA to record and play some concerts. venues will be confirmed nearer the time.

Aug18

Newton Dee Folk Festival with Frank Robb & Friends

Newton Dee Village, Bieldside, Aberdeen, AB15 9DX

FRANK ROBB AND FRIENDS Singer, songwriter Frank Robb is joined by Yvonne Morton (Vocals), Bob Knight (Guitar and Vocals), Alan Walker (Guitar), Sandy Leggat (Fiddle) and Spider MacKenzie(Harmonica) for a programme of acoustic music, featuring folk, blues and original songs

Aug16

Love & Blues: Unplugged with Niki King.

The Jazz Bar, 1a Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1HR

Spider is playing in the Part Edinburgh International Festival Fringe with the award-winning singer Niki King in her show entitled “Love & Blues: Unplugged”

Niki is a UK Perrier Jazz Vocal Award, Scottish Style Award and Spirit Of Scotland Music Medal, Niki King has released five albums and performed in leading jazz venues including The Blue Note (New York and Tokyo), London's Jazz Café and Ronnie Scott’s. Special guest performances include The Average White Band, Al Green and Gregory Porter. Love and Blues honours some of the greatest jazz/blues icons including Etta James, Nina Simone and Billie Holiday. King's powerful, heartfelt performances have garnered five-star reviews and she's been described as 'the outstanding Scottish female vocalist of our times' (List).

Aug11

Private House Concert with Brian Langlinias & Patterson Barrett

Private House, Alford, Aberdeenshire

“Brian Langlinias, Patterson Barrett & Spider MacKenzie. Swamp Rock Cajun Roadhouse Music from Louisiana accompanied by Buddy Millers side man from Nashville

Aug4

Belladrum Festival with Brian Langlias & Patterson Barrett

Belladrum Tartan Heart Music Festival on the Potting Shed Stage, By Beauly, Inverness-Shire, IV4 7BA

“Brian Langlinias, Patterson Barrett & Spider MacKienze 2.30 3.15 Swamp Rock Cajun Roadhouse Music from Louisiana accompanied by Buddy Millers side man from Nashville and Scotland leading harp player fae Aberdeen.” https://www.facebook.com/belladrumfestivalpottingshedstage/

Jun30

Private house concert Alford

Spider is playing with Greg Izor and friends at a private house concert,

Blues and Boogie June Jamboree

The Blue Lamp, 121 Gallowgate, AB25 1BU, Aberdeen

It’s going to be something of a blues harmonica showdown! A special event that you don’t want to miss. We are very fortunate to have my pal Greg Izor from Austin Texas, USA visit us. I have taken this opportunity to put together a show featuring Greg and Al Brown. Greg is a top of the tree blues musician with a great style and swagger. Al is certainly one of the finest blues guitarist in UK today. Greg and Al will be backed by the wonderful local rhythm section of Davy Cattanach and Mike Rae.

It’s going to be a night to remember with a number of surprise guests sitting in. Starting the evening I have invited Liz Jones who is a fantastic singer songwriter from Edinburgh. She is bringing along Scottish blues guitar legend John Bruce (x Blues n Trouble) to accompany her. John and Liz are part of the Edinburgh group Broken Windows.

Oh did I say I will be playing also? Well sure, I am. I wasn’t going to miss this chance to play with some of my favourite musicians in the world. Come on down to The Blue Lamp, Friday 29th June at 8.00pm to join in the fun!”

Here is some information & quotes on the musicians

Greg Izor – http://www.gregizor.com/

“A mash-up of Louisiana grit, Austin soul, and low-down Chicago heat, blues harmonica powerhouse”

“That all-too-rare total package- a creative vocalist, harp player, songwriter, and showman.” Living Blues Magazine

“All the fat and no filler, just killer stuff!”

-Bushdog Blues Blog

Al Brown – https://www.reverbnation.com/albrown

“Clean toned blues lines sometimes with a hint of jazz” “A breath of fresh air in this world of numerous blues rock guitarists”

“Outrageously talented” Blues in Britain

Liz Jones – “a voice that can woo you like Norah Jones and rock you like Janis Joplin”

John Bruce - “Scottish blues guitar legend”

Spider MacKenzie – www.spidermackenzie.com

“Sensitive virtuosity & imagination” Sunday Times

“I would cheerfully walk 100 miles over hot coals to feel some of his music” Blueprint – magazine

Jun1

Private Concert with Steve Crawford

Bonn, Germany

Steve Crawford and Spider are playing a private concert in Bonn, Germany

Apr16

El Mercado, Mystery Monday Christine Albert has Spider, Shake Russell and Michael Hearne as her guests along with the regular wonderful band of Dave Carrol, Bobby Kallus

El Mercado, 1302 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704

El Mercado, Mystery Monday Christine Albert has Spider, Shake Russell and Michael Hearne as her guests along with the regular wonderful band of Dave Carrol, Bobby Kallus

Mar31

ACF Fun Day Concert - Colin MacKay, Vijay Pillai & Spider MacKenzie

Aberdeen Christian Fellowship, 168-174 Union Grove, Aberdeen

Colin MacKay, Vijay Pillai & Spider play an hour of music at around 10am on Saturday 31st March as part of Aberdeen Christian Fellowship, Easter Fellowship Fun Day. Expect to hear, some blues, country and rock n roll music. Colin Mackay guitar/voice, Vijay Pillai keys, Spider Mackenzie harmonica/vocals. All are welcome to this free event. Other acts will also be performing. Between 10am and 3pm.

Mar23

DOUGIE MACLEAN AND OFF THE TRACKS

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Stonehaven Town Hall, Allardice Street, Stonehaven AB39 2BU

Help celebrate the 30th Stonehaven Folk Festival with a special pre Festival launch night at Stonehaven Town Hall. Special guests are Dougie MacLean and Off the Tracks. Off the Tracks played at the opening night of the first Stonehaven Folk Club and feature John Carnie (Guitar) Janice Clark (vocals & Guitar) and Spider MacKenzie (Blues Harmonica).

Dougie played at the very first Festival and has been an occasional visitor ever since.

Both are very much part of the musical heritage of the club and festival and it will a special night to get them both on the same bill. The concert will be followed by a session, licensed bar. Finishes 1 am.

Andy Gunn & Spider MacKenzie

The Half Moon, 91 Lower Richmond Road, Putney, London

Scottish Guitar Virtuoso Andy Gunn brings his all new line up featuring the cream of Scottish Blues musicians on tour. His musicians include harmonica virtuoso Spider MacKenzie. The concert is in support of Andy’s brand new acclaimed album ‘Too Many Guitars To Give Up Now’ which features Spider’s harmonica playing on 10 of the 12 tracks. Spider said “Andy is one of the most soulful musicians in UK. We have known each other since a time when I had a full head of hair and that’s not yesterday. Over the years we had never recorded together. In mid 2017 Andy got in touch with the idea of recording what could be considered an album of original blues music which Andy had written. Perhaps a better description would be a ‘gumbo of soul, jazz, rock, shake your tail feather blues and boogie music’. I jumped at the chance to make music with someone I have been a fan of for years.” The concert will feature many of the songs from the album. Please don’t miss this chance to dance away your March blues.