The Trashcan Sinatras’ John Douglas x FRETS x 16th Feb

Here’s a rare piece of footage of John Douglas on lead vocals with the Trashcan Sinatras from the NB television program from a while back (with Bluebells’ David McCluskey featured on hammered dulcimer). John Douglas will be performing some songs from his Trashcan Sinatras catalogue (plus some unreleased material) when he appears at FRETS onContinue reading “The Trashcan Sinatras’ John Douglas x FRETS x 16th Feb”

Grant-Lee Phillips x MTV / BBG on Friday 17th Feb – Sold Out.

Here’s a great clip of Grant-Lee Phillips fronting his group Grant Lee Buffalo in session on MTV performing Fuzzy, and interview. There are still some tickets for GLP and Monica Queen at the first FRETS of 2023 on Friday 20th Jan, here’s the link The two tickets that became available earlier today for NormanContinue reading “Grant-Lee Phillips x MTV / BBG on Friday 17th Feb – Sold Out.”

GRANT-LEE PHILLIPS / Cannot Trust The Ground

Grant-Lee Phillips: Cannot Touch The Ground. Here’s a great acoustic performance by GLP. Tickets available for his concert at FRETS on Fri 20th Jan at this link. Grant-Lee’s special guest is Monica Queen, they knew each other from hanging out in the US when Grant Lee Buffalo and Thrum were touring. Here’s a greatContinue reading “GRANT-LEE PHILLIPS / Cannot Trust The Ground”

FRETS tickets for Xmas !!

XMAS is coming, perhaps a FRETS ticket is the perfect gift for someone in your life? We agree… unfortunately a couple of our 2023 are already sold out, however there are tickets available for GRANT-LEE PHILLIPS on Fri 20th Jan, where MONICA QUEEN will be his special guest. Tickets at this link: There areContinue reading “FRETS tickets for Xmas !!”

FRETS – concerts update Above are the confirmed FRETS-related concerts (and ticket links) between now and the end of March 2023. We have others waiting to be confirmed, you’ll hear about them first here. Dare we suggest a FRETS concert ticket would make the perfect Xmas gift?

JOHN DOUGLAS – special guest of Blake, Butler & Grant on Thurs 16th Feb at FRETS.

We are delighted to announce that John Douglas is special guest of Blake, Butler & Grant at FRETS on Thursday 16th Feb in the Strathaven Hotel. John will be playing some solo material and songs from his Trashcan Sinatras catalogue. Tickets at this link:

Hungry Beat event x Edinburgh / BBG – Sold Out

FRETS has curated a Hungry Beat book launch event at La Belle Angèle, Edinburgh, which takes place this Saturday at 7pm. Bob Last (Fast Product / pop:aural / manager of The Human League, Scritti Politti, ABC) will discuss the Fast Product releases (The Mekons, The Human League, Gang of Four, Scars, Dead Kennedys) and theContinue reading “Hungry Beat event x Edinburgh / BBG – Sold Out”

HUNGRY BEAT x Manchester / BBG tickets on sale

Louder Than Words literary festival in Manchester this weekend has a stellar line up. Hungry Beat be in conversation with John Robb early afternoon Saturday, we’ll be checking out book events re Stuart Braithwaite, Stuart Cosgrove, Karl Bartos, C86, PP Arnold, Martyn Ware, Sex Pistols, The Fall, Bob Stanley among others. If you’re in theContinue reading “HUNGRY BEAT x Manchester / BBG tickets on sale”

Norman Blake, Bernard Butler & James Grant – FRETS – Fri 17th Feb

FRETS had the honour of bringing together the esteemed talents of Norman Blake, Bernard Butler and James Grant for acoustic concerts early in 2022. The concerts were fantastic, a major success with the public and critics alike. Norman, Bernard and James dipped into their collective catalogue (Teenage Fanclub, Suede, McAlmont & Butler, Solo, Friends Again,Continue reading “Norman Blake, Bernard Butler & James Grant – FRETS – Fri 17th Feb”