Soundhouse Benefit 3: Dean Owens + Blueflint
We've got two of Edinburgh's finest acts playing for us this June. They'll be on at The Pleasance Theatre (Pleasance, Edinburgh) at 8pm (doors open at 7.30) on Friday 27 June and we are expecting some surprise special guests too. Even better you can be sure all the proceeds will go towards giving Edinburgh the music venue it thoroughly deserves. Here's some info about the bands
Dean Owens and Friends
It was a total no-brainer to ask Dean Owens if he we would play one of our benefit gigs. He played our first ever house concert way back in 2002 and has been entertaining us and his extremely loyal following regularly ever since. He is a bona fide local legend and one of Scotland's most acclaimed and established singer-songwriters. Dean's solo career has seen him tour far and wide and impressively can boast the USA and Australia amongst many of the places that he has been invited to perform across the globe. Dean is also highly regarded amongst other musicians and has played shows and toured with Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, Joan As Policewoman, Eddi Reader, John Hiatt and Nanci Griffiths, to name but a few. In his early career Dean was the front-man of the much loved and lauded Americana band The Felsons, and he now leads indy pop combo Deer Lake. We are really excited about this gig as Dean will be appearing with friends and some very special guests, to be announced nearer the time.
One of our best Blueflint memories is seeing them support The Proclaimers in Glasgow in 2012. The whole place went mad, not just for Edinburgh's favourite male duo, but also for Edinburgh's favourite female duo: Deborah Arnott and Claire Neilson. They are the mainstay of Blueflint who delight wherever they go with their intertwining banjos, gorgeous singing, wicked lyrics and beautifully-crafted songs. In 2009 the success of Blueflint's highly acclaimed debut album 'High Bright Morning,' gained the band plaudits throughout the music press. In 2011 the much anticipated second album 'Maudy Tree' raised their profile even further. Their atmospheric and evocative performances prove them to be a formidable live act and have gained them a strong reputation and following. The band's 2012 debut single 'Take your shoes off' gained airplay on many national stations including BBC Radio 2 (Steve Lamacq,) BBC Radio Scotland and BBC Radio Ulster.
Support is supplied by quirky cover band Banjo Lounge 4 before the main programme, and there will be dancing to DJ Dolphin Boy in the Pleasance Cabaret Bar after the gig.
The Pleasance Theatre
Edinburgh EH8 9TJ
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|