Rise Kagona: Jit Jive Band
Rise Kagona: Jit Jive Band

Saturday 24th : Gatehouse Primary School

Doors Open 7.30pm

£10.50 b4 : £12.50 door

Jit Jive Band (Headline)

Infectious African vibes will pull you to the dance floor as this vibrant 5-piece African band play original Jit dance music from Zimbabwe.

Led by Rise Kagona, a former member of the Bhundu Boys who are credited with starting a whole new guitar genre 'Jiti’. Rise toured the world extensively with the Bhundu Boys before settling down in Edinburgh and playing with Jit Jive Band.  "The late John Peel famously broke down in tears the first time he saw the Bhundu Boys perform live."

The Hoolits

The Hoolits – Give you a melodic, country-punk, punch!

Brewed up with members of various Scottish bands, from the past & present….The Amphetameanies, Junkman's Choir, The Barstools (Ayrshire), Foxface (Glasgow), Norman Silver & the Gold/Newtown Grunts (Edinburgh) collaborating and often joined on stage by special guests.

The Hoolits have been aptly described by the music press….

“If you’ve ever attempted a drunken ceilidh dance to the likes of The Men They Couldn’t Hang or The Pogues then The Hoolits should stimulate the same desire”. Streetsounds Music Paper, 2016.

Sax Pistols

We are a 5-piece instrumental band consisting of a Saxophonist (Benjamin Garside), Guitarist (Josh Adams), Bass Guitarist (Findlay Johnstone), Keyboard player (Calum Johnstone) and Drummer (Nathan Syed-Tollan). We play upbeat and danceable music from a variety of genres, (mostly Ska, Funk and Rock) consisting of covers and a few of our own, original songs. We are all senior students from Kirkcudbright Academy who have been playing together for around 6 months after getting together last November to accompany ‘Skerryvore’: a well-known Scottish band that played in our town. We love playing with each other and get a real buzz from performing for others, especially when everyone's dancing and singing along!

Alan of Galloway

Alan of Galloway is an eclectic singer-songwriter from Gatehouse of Fleet. Ex-front man of The Razorbills he now performs his ever-growing repertoire of solo material for anyone who asks, at very reasonable prices. He is currently promoting two albums – “There Will Be a Test at the End” and “Yellow Car, No Return” – both released on Lost Wasp Records, and both nothing less than seminal.

"His songs, meticulously crafted, combine stunningly clever an witty lyrical construction wi strong melodies that deal wi aa the universal themes that affect the human condition."  Rab Wilson