News Archive - 2005

“No Dice”, more Whistlebinkies & Open mic 2006


We'll be supporting No Dice for a night of rock in Penicuik Town Hall on Sat 4th March, tickets are 7 available from The Crown Inn and Figure Hairdressing, Penicuik. Following a successful Tuesday night in Whistlebinkies we're currently sorting Fri/Sat night dates for Jan/Feb next year. Finally check out our upcoming gigs page for the first batch of dates at the Eastgate for 2006.

Open mic, Whistlebinkies & festive cheese


Well not literally cheese!, but its that time of year again, so you may have spotted on the front page some festive snow! Anyway a quick reminder we'll be playing our usual slot at the Open mic this Saturday at the Eastgate in Peebles, and we'll also be playing at Whistlebinkies in Edinburgh this Tuesday night from 10pm. As usual details on our upcoming gigs page. Oh and.....USE THE FORUM!!

The Standing Order & a new forum


A good night last Sunday in The Standing Order, great to see plenty of familiar faces! The setlist is here if you wanna check it out. We're back in The Standing Order this Sunday (13th) from 8.30pm and are hoping for an equally good crowd. Site news - we now have a forum/bulletin board which we're gonna trial and see how it goes, so please go and register and post. There is a link in the above navigational bar, or for those that can't move their mouse that far just click here.

A rawkin' night in Penicuik


Last night was a stormin' (I use this word too often!) night of rock in Penicuik Town Hall. Sunday Roast kicked off the evening with a selection of covers from the 90's as well as current material from the likes of KT Tunstall. The crowd seemed into it from the off, with dancing ensuing for many of the tracks. We followed Sunday Roast at about 10.15pm, opening with our usual - Jailbreak! The full setlist is here. We played most of the classics, and also got recognition for The Baker Gurvtiz number - Hearts On Fire!! Penicuik definately knows their rock! Big thanks to Gary, Mike and Sunday Roast. Hope we can get back in Penicuik soon.

Penicuik details confirmed & audio added


Saturday 29th October, 7.30pm in Penicuik Town Hall will be 'A Night of Classic Rock' featuring ourselves and Sunday Roast, tickets 5 - available from The Old Crown Inn & Figurehead Hairdressing in Penicuik, from ourselves and no doubt on the door. Gigs in the pipeline include appearances at The Three Tuns, and The Standing Order. Dates and times confirmed when we get 'em. Check out our audio & video page for a selection of tunes recorded recently at the Eastgate.

Live audio & site update


A very cool Saturday night at Eastgate! Floozie Soo were awesome with a nice blend of blues and jazz, and a combination of upbeat and reflective songs. Since the last time we heard them they've added keyboards to drums, acoustic guitar, clarinet and trumpet! We followed them with a set of all our most recent songs and some we haven't performed for a while, including 'Do Anything You Want To' segued into 'Don't Believe A Word'. We recorded the entire show, so hopefully some tracks and also photos will appear here soon. You'll notice some slight changes to site, these should make navigation, finding gigs, and just general usability easier. Please report any problems using the contacts page.

“Live Music Night” presents....


Strange Brew plus Floozie Soo and Martin Hamilton, Saturday 1st October 7.30pm, Eastgate Theatre & Arts Centre, Peebles. Tickets 5/4/2. Local singer/songwriter Martin Hamilton and jazzy/bluesy 4-piece Floozie Soo join ourselves for an evening of live music. The evening will be fully seated so get your tickets in advance! The bar will remain open until 11.30pm after the show!!

Penicuik gig added


Added Saturday 29th Oct at Penicuik Town Hall to the upcoming gigs pages. Details confirmed when we get em'. We 'll be playing our usual resident spot at the Eastgate 'open mic' this Saturday from 7.30pm.

Party pics


A couple of shots of setup from the party on Saturday. Weather was cracking but midgeees were bitin'!

We played two sets of mostly Purple, Lizzy, Cream & Skynyrd, including most of our new tunes.

New songs


In case you haven't checked our playlist in a while, we been working on some new tunes. Most recently...

Listen out for them soon!

Dates added


Just added more gigs at the Eastgate, a mixture of open mic nights where we play our usual resident slots, and another special show with ourselves supported by Floosie Soo, a funky jazz 3-piece, and another band to be confirmed. We are also in the process of investigating playing some gigs in the Edinburgh area so check the upcoming gigs page for dates/venues. Our last gig at Eastgate was interesting! Having given ourselves a nice long load-in, setup and soundcheck time we were plagued with equipment problems and ended up a tad(!) rushed to get any soundcheck in. Turned out a good evening though with lots of positive comments from people, and hopefully a video of the show soon.

Extended set at Eastgate this Saturday


We will be playing an extended set at the Eastgate Theatre & Arts Centre this Saturday, 6th Aug. Tickets are 4 and can be booked in advance from the Eastgate box office on 01721 725777. We have a special guest Rob Howell opening the show. He is a local singer/song writer and will be playing his own material and some select covers. Some of his music can be found at Definately an evening not to be missed ;-)

Brief weekend news


A marathon weekend for us...scorching weather, a extended double setter at Middle Pub, including an impromptu version of Politician, followed by open mic at Eastgate on Saturday. Plenty of pictures with stories to follow, including a drum riser, pants and someones birthday. Anyway all to come when I get back from holiday ;-) Meantime to keep everyone amused check out our Peeblesshire publicity this week.

Middle Pub & Eastgate...


...this Friday and Saturday night, respectively. We'll be squeezed into Middle Pub, Innerleithen on Friday for a night of hot rockin'! The next evening sees us at the Eastgate for our usual resident open mic slots. Check the upcoming gigs page for details. Hope to see you there!

Gigs added


Check the upcoming gigs page for details. A quick reminder to come hear us at Peebles Rugby Club this coming Saturday (28th). Tickets are 3 and available either from band members or at the door on the night. Action starts from 8pm.

Open mic publicity


Articles by Lucy Pappas on the success of the recent open mic night were published in last weeks Peeblesshire News, and The Southern Reporter. The latter is here.

Crazy faces!


Photos from the latest open mic are on the open mic page. With it being a Friday this time round, things were a bit rushed, but despite this a good night was had by all. Please be respectful of our copyright notice if you want to use any of the photographs.

Open mic a week Friday & Rugby Club date added


A quick reminder of the next open mic, Friday 22nd April, 7.30pm, at the Eastgate. We will also be playing Peebles Rugby Club on Saturday 28th May. Watch the upcoming gigs page for more dates.

Pics & copyright info added


Thanks once again to Rab for the photographs, taken with his new Canon EOS 300D monster. Also added some copyright information. This is to prevent people pinching photographs and content from this website without permission. In most cases either Rab, or myself would be more than willing to provide higher quality original photographs if asked. Look out for more dates added to the upcoming gigs page soon!

What a night!


A fantastic night was had by all at the Eastgate. Despite our worries about not being able to roll away the tiered seating, which is what we normally do, the audience seemed to appreciate the seats and a better view of our ugly mugs! At a first estimate approximately 130 tickets were sold:-0 Rock Goblet opened the show and entertained with a set including their own songs (CD now available) and some Led Zeppelin, AC/DC and Iron Maiden. After a brief interval we played an extended set including new tracks Badge and The Needle And The Spoon. Highlight was playing All Right Now as a final encore song, joined by all the members of Rock Goblet. Thanks to everyone, especially Kirsty, Alex, Rab, Euan and Lucy. As usual pics will follow shortly.

Rock double header at Eastgate


Looking forward to what should be a stormin' night of rock! Rock Goblet will kick the evening off with their own unique style of rockin' ;-) There will be a short break and then we will take to the stage and play an extended set of rock classics. Look out for some new songs! Anyway the show starts at 7.30pm, Sat 12th Feb, tickets 4. For more info click here. Tickets can be booked in advance from the Eastgate Theatre & Arts Centre Box Office on 01721 725777.

Happy New Year & Bridge reminder


Happy New Year from Strange Brew! We played our usual resident slot at the latest open mic, highlight being a stormin' version of Comfortably Numb. Pictures here soon. Quick reminder: free entry at The Bridge Inn, Gala to see us a week Friday (14th), 9pm.

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