Wednesday, 22 June 2022

The last weekend of June 22

In what has been a completely upside down month with a string of unfortunate postponements and cancellations that should have given a mega month to compete with the comeback of Galadays, Download and potential of guid weather we limp into the corner instead to lick our wounds and wonder what could have been. 

Thanks to all that came along and caught a revised night to enjoy themselves regardless also to the bands for filling in short notice and still rocking. 

Lets hope the last weekend of the month helps as it's very much needed also look forward to July and some absolutely top bands that demand an audience. 

OH and a wee reminder LADIES that we've move the loos (since start of April just in case you've not been in) downstairs. Head to the bar (again new for those who haven't been in since April 2019) and up the blue corridor. 

The loos down at the live stage are NOW CLOSED. 

The Stage Area is next to get a make over at long last very soon too as we constantly evolve the venue to make for the best experience possible. 


TICKET LINKS for our wide and varied selection of Live events coming at you EVERY Friday and SATURDAY every WEEKEND for JUST the end of June and July ! Loads more in August, Sept, Rocktober, Nov and Dec, even a fair few sneaking out for 2023. 

Full details on the website but here is some handy links to save some typing. 

Support your local venue - come early - stay late -  stay local. 

Friday 24th June - Skyline

Top covers band.

Sat 25th June - Arranthrax and After the End



Top original Rock outfits

Sat 2 July - ROCK BOTTOM



More top original Rock bands


Local original prog/indie/folk/rock band


Blues Rock at it's finest

Sat 16 July - ONE IN TEN



Even more top original Rock bands


Local bands that always rock the place

Fri 29 July - OPEN STAGE NIGHT with WALL to WALL


A night of Glam Rock

After EACH and EVERY event you can stay on at NO ADDDED COST to rock with us to 3am !

Won't and don't get that anywhere else in the Lothian's.

Also come to the events early and grab a drink from our fully stocked bars before the event kicks off and support the venue actually putting on the live events you are coming to see rather than elsewhere before hand. Arrange to meet in the venue where you will end up anyway for change ? Just a mad idea that will help us keep putting on top live acts in the future. 


Thursday, 16 June 2022

Still Rocking on in June.....just.

Hard to explain that a year ago we were starting to gear up to be able to put on live shows again. 

Oh how they were missed and regardless of the conditions, table service and heavily restricted operations they were all welcome back and many thanked us for staying in business and having the courage to put shows like that on that no one else felt were viable. 

Fast forward a year and it's been a rollercoaster ride for sure. Many have new weekend habits and many who so wanted live music back in their lives have still been supportive of what's right on their doorstep every weekend. However it could always be better. 

June is always an unpredictable month with Galadays, Download and many many other festivals many of which haven't been able to go ahead in last two years due to covid. 

Some understandably want to go to them and be involved in them but spare a thought for all the small venues who have fought tooth and nail to remain in business that have always been there providing some great entertainment week in and week out too for you. Without them bringing on the next generation of rock band for download potentially years down the line after all the monsters of rock have hung up their mics it might be a different live picture and hey I'm sure Ed will fill instead of Eddie. 

So if you can make it to one of their wide and varied events coming up it would be very much appreciated also to make sure you pay them a visit early, drink their selection of tasty beverages rather than be elsewhere before the events start that they try their darndest to arrange and ensure go ahead despite many financial challenges these days. It can make all the difference to them being around for years to come. 

In other NEWS the ladies that haven't been in since start of April a wee reminder through all the pandemic we still charged on with venue improvements to enhance the live level and built new loos away from the stage for you along with new accessible loos. 

It's already making all the difference during the live shows - no more walk of shame when the bands are on for you now to the loos or trudging upstairs on one of our busier nights. 

A wee walk thro video might help you see where they are and that we are still very much rocking

Still to come on the live level :  Simply head over to the website

EVERY GIG is listed including many new events EVERY WEEK so always worth looking in and grab a ticket safe and securely when there. 

Tuesday, 7 June 2022

June 2022 Update

Christ - June already ! Half way thro another year !

It's been a hectic and rapid four months since being able to open again after the Omicron saga back at the end of Jan / start of Feb that now seems only a distant memory as we hit JUNE. 

Again a massive thank you to all who came along to a superb live event or rock out with us, as you emerged the lockdowns same as us again to get back into the swing of things as quickly as possible, or for many the first time in nearly 2 years which is hard not to take for granted as we opened, shut, opened - shut over and over since March 2020 so lost track of time and circumstance for all those who frequent Scotland's Longest Running Rock club in it's 50th year. You might have seen that btw. 

Another Galaday weekend done and dusted. Hip hip

Well done to the procession committee for a great day despite the massive challenge of last couple of years to get it back on for the town also landing very lucky with weather too. Bravo. 

Well done also to all those who came and rocked with us, Brother Fox, Fastforward and thro till 3am with the rock jocks to get June rolling for us. 

Before we get to this weekend.....

Wee story from this morning putting the bins out when someone stopped me and asked how we were getting on, saying well done for getting thro the pandemic as it would have been a disaster if we had been forced to call it a day and then oh you'll have been kept going and busy with the Galaday. 

I said "thanks, we are getting there but still quite challenging - but no it wasn't as we expected I'm afraid for the Galaday weekend also we also had alot of changes to our planned schedule to deal with which were a bit unfortunate". 

"Oh I assumed you would be mobbed "said the passer by. 

"There seems to be alot of assuming going on at moment" I replied, wished the passer by a good day after a wee blether and thanking them for the good sentiments. 

I thought as I did rock on with those living the dream tasks now sporting my marigolds - are folk actually assuming we'll be mobbed and don't come in assuming it'll be too busy for them, like wise with Download coming up this weekend more assuming that we'll be quiet as everyone will be away so don't bother coming (that's true btw), all the while I'm now assuming they have developed the ability to see into the future, see through walls as they pass or read others minds now ? 

Then to not offer their invaluable services to us is quite rubbish !?

Mind now racing as I kept scrubbing places you don't want to know.....Next folk will be assuming that as we are a rock club that motorbikes tear up and down inside and everyone head bangs constantly dressed in leather or denim, its all dark, smelly, dirty and have to hover when going to the loo or even we have a cash cow round the back that farts fivers and shites 20's out into our matching Ferraris in our multi car garage beside all our other super cars, yachts and helicopter (just one as getting two were too dear during lockdown). Even assume as we are a live venue and nightclub our bar prices will be fortunes more when in actual fact they have always been inline with a pub that offers nothing like what we do, for example we have quality beers starting from two quid at the mo but some also assume it'll be better doing pre-gig drinks elsewhere (mibbey thinking it will be loads cheaper) then only to realise when they eventually arrive it would have been a better shout coming early, getting a good spot catch up with those waiting for the gig to start and hearing the first few songs not half way through as we have the same or even more choice than previously assumed on tap, in bottle or on the gantry. Not to mention it actually helps the venue that puts on all the entertainment on they were coming to see in first place. 

Next folk will be assuming we will automatically be here for their next annual visit.

Well I don't know about you but I think simple answer to all that stop assuming as there can be way too much of that going on these days. (Unless of course you can see the future etc then please give us a call) 

Ask, read, message, check the website or the gazillions of reminders and posts each week via social media or THE most simple of things - just come in and see for yourself after all we are open every Friday and Saturday from 7pm to 3am with a massive variety of bands each week from the heaviest rock bands on the planet such like UB40 tribute One in Ten or Pink tribute Pretty as Pink with death metal gods Pork Pie (who are actually a ska band that pack the place each time they play) also Bessie and the Zinc buckets (who are a rockabilly band who also pack the place) amongst others too many to mention (but are listed in our events) then to also feature International grade artists that have me speaking nice to my Swiss bank manager to convert some of our gold reserves to cash a few times a year that you won't get a chance to see anywhere else in West Lothian to finally have local lads looking for their first bigger gig helping them move into the big time as we have done over the years. 

Assuming there are no questions at this point time and you assume I'm done assuming to move onto this weekend with another two nights of live music and nightclub action ahead as we rock every weekend. 

This Friday we do something we've not really tried before on the live stage for those who assume its the same every week 🙃 

Sure we've had an open stage night before but not with a house band in place to play to you and along with you. Where you can jump up and sing with them or bring your bass, gtr or sticks and play, assuming you can play and sing not just kid on its rockaoke. Either way it's great to do this in association with Wall to Wall Music and The Bonneville Flats. So with free entry to 10pm whats holding you back looking in and joining in ? 

This Saturday after a long period due to the old covid we welcome back the only Zappa tribute in the land. Yeah it's an acquired taste but man are these guys good at what they do and let's never assume they will automatically be back if you miss them this time as many tended to do in the past (and possibly still do)

Oops - apologies more assuming going on there. Must stop it as it just makes an ASS out of U and ME. 

As always all the info you need, event info, timings and tickets on the website assuming (damn it) you remember it's all there at 24/7. 

#stay local