Gig Review: Gerry Jablonski & The Electric Band/Taped Live (Nice & Sleazy, Glasgow – 25/08/17)

By Cameron Arndt, Pics by CA On the 26th August I was faced with a small problem. I was fortunate enough to be asked to go along and see – for a fourth time this year – Gerry Jablonski & The Electric Band. No problem there, I knew from experience a great show was guaranteed and, even a mere month after catching them in Edinburgh at the Corn Exchange, I was no less excited for seeing them again. No, the …

On & Offstage… with the Danny Bryant Big Band (La Belle Angele, Edinburgh – 28/04/17)

On & Offstage #5 Written by Cameron Arndt, photos courtesy of and © Stuart Stott ‘I think because I do blues/rock most people think that’s what I listen to, and I have, but now it’s sort of BB King, and a lot of stuff that was recorded in the 60s, and even the 70s. I don’t mean 70s music, but when the blues guys took those big road bands out in the 70s. That’s the stuff I really love.’ Danny …

On & Offstage…with Gerry Jablonski & The Electric Band (Voodoo Rooms Edinburgh, 07/04/17)

On & Offstage #3, Part 2 By Cameron Arndt, photos courtesy of and © Stuart Stott except where noted. ‘GERRY JABLONSKI IS NOT A BLUES PLAYER’ are the words I felt compelled to scrawl in my notebook as the Aberdeen-based guitarist’s set with The Electric Band reached a peak of pyrotechnic soloing a week past Friday. But let me immediately qualify that statement – it does not for one second mean that Jablonski can’t play the blues, nor does it mean that …

On & Offstage…with The Giles Robson Band (Voodoo Rooms Edinburgh, 07/04/17)

  On & Offstage #3, Part 1 By Cameron Arndt, photos courtesy of and © Stuart Stott except where noted. The Giles Robson Band strictly adhere to the 12 bar blues format, with a stripped to the bone guitar/bass/drums line-up backing vocalist/harmonica maestro Giles Robson. But it’s within this format that they showcase their own method of modernising the blues as they push, strain and tear at the walls of the box they’ve put themselves in, resulting in a thrilling, vital, …

On & Offstage… with The Howling Lords & Jack Rabbit Slams (13th Note Glasgow, 12/02/17)

On & Offstage #2 Written by Cameron Arndt, pics by CA except where noted Sunday 12th February presented an intriguing proposition for us. Stornaway-based bluesy hard rock duo, The Howling Lords, were appearing at the 13th Note, Glasgow on their tour to promote their recently released self-titled debut album, and had invited West Lothian grungy, sleaze rock three piece Jack Rabbit Slams along as support. On the face of it, not necessarily an obvious match up, but something that interested …

On & Offstage… with The Naked Feedback (‘Cannelure’ Single Launch, The Buff Club Glasgow, 06/11/16)

On & Offstage #1 By Cameron Arndt ‘It was honestly so stressful‘ says The Naked Feedback frontman, Dean Anderson, of the run up to the launch gig for their new single ‘It was a mad hectic rush to try and piece together what was left of the show.’  After three months of planning, around 50 advance tickets sold, and a good buzz online about their first release since the Vol I EP in May 2016, everything fell apart just one …