Steve Crawford & Spider MacKenzie Concert - The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen

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

Steve and Spider – Blue Lamp – Doors open 6pm. Show time 7pm

In 2019 to record their long awaited second album ‘Celticana’, they relocated first to Nashville to rehearse in the city’s historic East Side, soaking up all the muse this musical heartland has to offer. From there they travelled on to Moon House Studios in Austin, Texas to work with veteran musician-producer and former Texan musician of the year Chris Gage. The result is music stylistically drenched in Americana set to lyrics that spin stories from the Scottish motherland. The album was released in June 2020 to critical acclaim from press and radio. Tonight, the duo will play tracks from “Celticana” along with other favourites. The show was originally planned for 2020 but circumstances prevented this. They are super excited to once again be back at The Lampie.

"A fresh and upbeat collection, just what we need at the moment" - BBC Radio NAN GAIDHEAL

"As good a combination of vocal, guitar and harmonica as you're likely to hear" - Folking.com

"I just listened to "Celticana" with Spider MacKenzie and Steve Crawford. The CD is full of great songs, great vocals and Spider's harmonica is a high spot. Put an ear on this one. You'll be glad you did" - Charlie McCoy most recorded harmonica player in history, Grammy-winning, Country Music Hall of Fame legend.

“Spider Mackenzie’s harmonica emotes the feelings that emerge from the lyrics and music of Steve Crawford. Together, the Scottish pair has introduced a version of Americana music that raises the bar for everyone.” - Texas Lifestyle Magazine

Book before October there is an “early bird” sales price of £10 rather than £12.50

Nov20

Martin Stephenson & the Daintees with special guest Spider MacKenzie - The Sage, Gateshead

The Sage, St Mary's Square, Gateshead NE8 2JR, Gateshead

Martin and his band the Daintees celebrate the 30th anniversary of their classic album Salutation Road with a nation wide tour. Having featured in Martin's newly released album "Howdy Honcho" and video "Harmonica Man". Spider is delighted to be joining Martin & the Daintees to participate in what will be an evening of wonderful music and joyous fun.

£23.50 to £25.60

Nov26

Northern Shindig Returns to The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen - Safe House, Liz Jones & Broken Windows, Al Brown, Spider MacKenzie

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

After a wild night in 2019 we finally return for another Northern Shindig! BLUES, ROCK, PYSCH & BEYOND! 2 BANDS & 2 SPECIAL GUESTS!

WE'RE BACK FOR ANOTHER WILD SHINDIG! At the last gig the Blue Lamp's Sandy Brown (RIP) had taken a chance on us, and thankfully invited us back in 2020! Finally we are able to reschedule for 2021.

“...Tonight’s show was one of the best gigs in Aberdeen for years, John Bruce & Al Brown swapping sublime headlines... absolutely blown away!...” Chris Simmonds - Northern Shindig NOV 2019

SAFEHOUSE Are Edinburgh's favourite Psychedelic Blues & Southern Rock band, featuring music from The Allman Brothers to The Rolling Stones and the occasional original, with an honest and blistering sound!

AL BROWN is arguably one of the finest and truest blues guitarists in the UK today. Joining Safehouse for the first time at the first Shindig, and for the 2020 Edinburgh Winter Blues Weekend (By Ed Jazz & Blues Fest) AL is staying on board!

SPIDER MACKENZIE, Much celebrated Aberdonian harmonica player, will be our shining addition to 2021's Shindig! A stunningly tasteful and intricate player.

BROKEN WINDOWS Hosting this event in their usual style of peaceful debauchery. Original, live spirited music & songs fronted by singer/songwriter Liz Jones. They will be joined by Spider & Al making this show a real one off.

£13 if booked early, General admission £15, On the doors £16