2019 Gigs


Mike Bowden & the A917

We have the fab Mike Bowden from the Blues Swamp Band back at Craigmore, but this time its a new band and they sound great. They will rock the Craigmore with with style.

Following a hard won, but decisive victory over Big C, Mike Bowden returns with a new and exciting project... Conjured out of the magical atmosphere that pervades the East Neuk of Fife come Mike Bowden & the A917

This five piece, original, song driven band, have been honing their individual sound up and down the east coast of Scotland, and are now ready to share their music with the rest of the UK and beyond. The band have a track included on Jock's Juke Joint 4... the latest compilation of Scottish based Blues... The band played at the album launch at the prestigious Voodoo Rooms venue in Edinburgh in November to great acclaim …. this marked their move into the wider blues world.

The A917 are currently recording their first album.


JINSKI return to Bute

Based in Newcastle Upon Tyne, JINSKI are song writer Stephen Wegrzynski and musician Dave Kennedy, a partnership forged from acoustic roots and the love of a strong melody. Their music touches the borders of folk, country, and pop, keeping alive the song writing tradition whilst remaining resolutely modern.
Playing ‘live’ with just two voices and two guitars JINSKI have been touring the UK, honing their craft, chalking up the miles and making new friends wherever they play. They have built a reputation for delivering music for the head and the heart that is full of passion, meaning and originality. Notable supports have been to Joe Jackson, Eliza Carthy , The Proclaimers and Lindisfarne. In October 2016 they will open the show for Kathryn Tickell at The Brewery Arts Centre in Kendall Cumbria. Recent TV appearances include BBC 1 The One Show.


JUNE 1st Craigmore Bowling Club

Philip Rambow

Transclyde Music are proud to bring Philip to Bute for  the first time. Originally from Montreal Canada, singer-songwriter Philip Rambow has spent a lifetime writing and performing his own take on classic folk/rock themes. From his original UK band The Winkies which influenced The Clash, to his collaborations with Kirsty MacColl, Brian Eno, Mick Ronson, Ellen Foley, Philip’s carreer has been an eclectic and exciting musical journey. His new album "Whatever Happened to Phil Rambow?" reflects today's issues, in a unique and personal way.


***Gold album awards for Kirsty MacColl Greatest Hits CD
***Platinum and Gold for Ellen Foley album Night Out

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JULY 13th Craigmore Bowling Club

Steve Rodgers

Returns to Bute


Steve played for the Bute audiance last year and was so well recieved we have rebooked him and his band. So if you missed last years gig book this one in your diary.

Steve Rodgers, singer songwriter, has just completed recording his much anticipated first album, due for release this year and produced by Ken Nelson (Coldplay, Snow Patrol, Paolo Nutini) mixed by Adrian Bushby (Foo Fighters, Muse). His songs reflect his passion for life’s depth, mystery and wonder, recorded with his band of like-minded musicians. Critics compare his music to a mix of Jack Johnson, Paolo Nutini and Cat Stevens.


At 14 he began to write his own songs on guitar and piano. He started a band with his friends at 17, ‘Lost Sons of Davros’. From the ‘Lost Sons’ came ‘Boa’ they created two great albums – their first single ‘Duvet’ was the title track to the Japanese multi award- winning animation series Manga ‘Lain – Serial Xperiments’. They toured the States, the UK and after much enjoyment, Steve decided to follow his own path.

He has ‘guested’ at Wembley for Bad Company, Aerosmith’s Joe Perry and the Robert Randolph Band. Tours have included support slots for Bad Company in the UK and Japan and his own headline dates in the UK and Canada. Steve has also supported The Deborah Bonham Band and Midge Ureon their respective tours in the UK and Europe. In 2014 he supported Bad Company again with Lynyrd Skynyrd for their coast to coast US tour 

John Bramwell


(I am Kloot)

SEP 28th Craigmore Bowling Club


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Transclyde Music are delighted to bring to Bute John Bramwell

The I Am Kloot vocalist, songwriter and guitarist fronts a live band including piano and cello.

John has been performing as a solo artist and band member for over 30 years, expressing his unique guitar style and distinctive vocal style. I Am Kloot have released 10 albums, over an almost 20 year history, each one brilliantly showcasing the vast catalogue of songs John Bramwell has lovingly created. I Am Kloot were Mercury nominees in 2011, with their masterpiece, the exquisite Sky at Night, produced by Guy Garvey & Craig Potter from Elbow. The follow up, Let It All In was equally as successful reaching the Top 10 in 2012

Leave Alone the Empty Spaces is John’s first collection of songs since then. A singer and songwriter of his abilities can’t fail to deliver another masterpiece. This show will feature much of the new album, as well as the finest of his back catalogue.

OCT 19th Craigmore Bowling Club

Catfish Keith

World-touring acoustic blues pioneer Catfish Keith has established himself as one of the most exciting country blues performers of our time. Catfish's innovative style of foot-stomping, deep delta blues and American roots music has spellbound audiences the world over. He has reinvented the guitar with great power and artistry, and brings a rare beauty and vitality to his music. Handing down the tradition, Catfish continues his lifelong journey as one of the brightest lights in acoustic blues and roots music.  

A three-time Blues Music Award nominee for BEST ACOUSTIC BLUES ALBUM, both Catfish's Honey Holeand Mississippi River Blues albums were considered for GRAMMY AWARD nominations in three categories. Catfish has seventeen NUMBER ONE independent radio chart-topping albums to his credit, and packs houses all over the world with his dynamic stage show. A 2008 inductee into the IA BLUES HALL OF FAME, the 40 year veteran has performed thousands of gigs, touring the USA, UK and Europe dozens of times to wide acclaim, headlining major music festivals, and appearing with legends John Lee Hooker, Ray Charles, Robert Cray, Koko Taylor, Taj Mahal, Leo Kottke, Jessie Mae Hemphill, Johnny Shines and many, many others.


The Lindsay Dolan Band

9TH November

Craigmore Bowling Club

The Lynsey Dolan Band are a 4 piece rock / blues outfit from Glasgow. Having toured with Imelda May and played on the Grassroots stage at Belladrum, sharing the bill with the likes of KT Tunstall and Badly Drawn Boy. Catch the band playing a selection of their original material and covers live at St Louis Cafe bar

John Hinshelwood Band 22nd Feb

The Lewis Hamilton Band 28th March

The Vera van Herringen Trio 9th May

2020 Gigs

Confirmed Dates

Thats it so far we hope to add more quality acts as the year goes on so please check back form time to time for updates.