I’ll be honest with you, I had a bit of trouble starting this piece as it has to be somewhat serious. You may recognise the name of the headline young artist there, he’s hit the local scene quite recently and made quite a splash. Alas, things didn’t quite start as well for young Dylan. When he was very young, younger than any of us can remember things from, he lost his mum. It started with a headache which lead her to the hospital. She was prescribed pain killers that she couldn’t get due to it being the weekend, and refused further treatment until she’d gotten them (bar an injection for the pain from her GP). Over the next two weeks she suffered headaches on and off before collapsing and being rushed to the brain unit in Aberdeen. Unfortunately it was too late and she passed away. So essentially, Dylan never really knew his mum. I find that especially sad as 1)my mum is awesome and that would suck and 2)she (and I) nearly died when I was born due to the epilepsy that she suffered from at the time.
In honour of Kelly there’s going to be a gig, the poster may have given that away, in support of Headway Highland. They are a charity who promote an understanding of all aspects of brain injury and provide information, support and services for people who have suffered a brain injury, their families and carers. (I’ll admit I copied and pasted that bit from the FB page as I couldn’t write it any better). The poster says a fiver but I’m sure no one would mind if you used a different bigger note to get in.
It’s not all altruistic though, you get to hear the following:
Emily Mackinnon – Can’t understand a word of the first tune on her Soundcloud as it’s in gaelic, but not a problem with the Mumford tune. They both sound absolutely lovely
Jemma Tweedie – No way I need to say anything about her. She sings, she plays guitar, she was on the show, she’s ace etc etc
Meeshelle – Doesn’t play anything as far as I know so she’ll have someone along to do that bit. Or not if I’m wrong. Lead singer of the funky Leonard Jones Potential, soulful and powerful voice. Lovely stuff.
Sara Bills and The Hasbeens – very generous band these guys as they do a fair bit of charity gig work. Also means it’s not just Dylan representing the boys. Sara is a girl obviously, the Hasbeens aren’t though. Y’all have heard them before. Just on Monday there actually
and of course
Dylan Tierney – the main man himself. A sound and talent for someone way older than he is, the next Jake Bugg, someone I haven’t seen live yet and probably won’t this time because of the flippin bus. Catch him now so you can tell people you saw him back when.
EXTREMELY generous at the price that and you’ll be doing some good with your weekends entertainment budget. Get along to Nellie Dean’s!