Next Gig Thing - August 31, 2011

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IT’S been a busy summer for Bishopbriggs musician David Jolly.

The singer/songwriter has been constantly gigging in Glasgow since the release of his debut four-track EP ‘Life, Lies and Lullabies’ in March, playing venues including The Bay, The Pig and Butterfly and Linen.

The talented songsmith is now preparing for the biggest gig of his life at Pivo Pivo in Glasgow on Friday and says he can’t wait to unleash his brand of punk-rock Glaswegian folk music on a new audience.

David (20) said: “I’m really looking forward to it. I usually play acoustic shows, but I’ll be playing with a full band and I’m going to make sure I put on a great show for everybody.

“I’m delighted with how the EP’s turned out. I was desperate for people to hear it and the reaction has been brilliant.”

Tickets for the show are £5 and can be purchased through www.facebook.com/davidjollyofficial.

Another band preparing to take to the stage this week are Itchycoo Park.

Not content with playing at the first Beatles weekend in Dundee earlier this month, the band will fly to America today to take part in the Abbey Road on the River Festival in Washington DC.

The four piece, who specialise in 60s music, will play nine shows during the five-day Beatles inspired festival, which kicks off tomorrow (Thursday).

It’s the second time this year they’ve performed in the US after playing a festival in Kentucky in May.

Guitarist Les More said: “We’re really excited about it. It’s only our second time in Washington, but the atmosphere at these festivals is unbelievable and most of the people who come are familiar with our music.”

Closer to home, Bishopbriggs band The Gaff will support The Regiment at The Garage 2 in Glasgow on Friday, September 2.

The gig kicks off at 7pm. Tickets (£5) are available from www.facebook.com/The-Gaff-Band.

Bar Bliss will also showcase a host of musical talent at its acoustic night tomorrow (Thursday) as well as gigs by Heavy Load and The Dangerous Brothers on Friday and Saturday respectively.

To get involved in The Next Gig Thing e-mail Jill.Castle@jpress.co.uk or phone 0141 775 0040.