This May, The Swing Café kicks off the summer season with two live music events in the village of Applecross, Wester Ross.

Saturday May 5th – FeckNo Live at Applecross Community Hall
Venue: Applecross Community Hall, Applecross, IV54 8LP
Line-up: FeckNo (live band), JP Silver (DJ)
Time: Doors open 9pm, programme, starts 9.30pm
Cost: £10 pre-sale (includes entry into prize draw), £12 at the door
Contact: theswingcafe@gmail.com

FeckNo is Andrew Mill (Sandy Brechin Band, 5am Rumble Strip, The Shandoneers Ceilidh Band)’s new folk techno project: a collaboration with Ciaran Ryan and other absolute legends from the Scottish trad scene, to make an improvised show of tunes, techno beats & bass-lines, all played live on acoustic instruments.

FeckNo live is a fully improvised show of folk-techno, all played live, in real time on the band’s acoustic instruments… expect genuinely soulful rhythmic fiddle playing, expect techno beat foot percussion, expect guitar funk madness and bass lines a plenty… all built in real time to suit the party!

“Full-pelt, unadulterated trad and slamming beats from Andrew Mill and Ciarán Ryan” - Eden Festival News, Spring 2018

Saturday May 19th – Greenfinch & In The Attic Live at Applecross Community Hall
Venue: Applecross Community Hall, Applecross, IV54 8LP
Line-up: Greenfinch (live band), In The Attic (live band), JP Silver (DJ)
Time: Doors open 9pm, programme starts 9.30pm
Cost: £10 pre-sale (includes entry into prize draw), £12 at the door
Contact: theswingcafe@gmail.com

Greenfinch
Greenfinch is a Glasgow-based five-piece that perform folk-inflected songs built on a warm bed of intertwining guitars and ethereal vocals – in English and Gaelic. There will generally be two acoustic guitars and two slightly confused hippies, but there are often also several other superb musicians playing a host of instruments and looking after the longhairs.

The sound is folk/Americana and influenced by the likes of Midlake, Fionn Regan, Mark Kozelek, Iron & Wine, Field Music, Nick Drake, Wilco, King Creosote, M. Ward, Neil Young, Devendra Banhart and the Delgados.

Greenfinch has been performing in Scotland for several years in various guises from solo acoustic to seven-piece with glockenspiel, piano, violin, cello and trumpet. Recently an urge to spread their wings produced performances at King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, Mugstock festival, Stereo, Maggie May’s, The Record Factory, Oxjam, Nice N’ Sleazy, BOX and Live at Troon festival. The spring will see the release of a six track EP and a short tour before the festival season begins anew.

In The Attic
In The Attic is a three-piece rock band from the Highlands of Scotland, now based in Glasgow.

The current line-up of the band is Dol Campbell – lead singer / guitarist / songwriter, David MacLean - drums, and Dol’s brother Seoras Campbell – bass/backing vocals. Currently working on new material and a new demo, they are planning concerts all over Scotland throughout 2018 and beyond.

Musically, In The Attic is loud rock with indie, blues and pop thrown in. But, there is no style that they won’t shy away from whether it be Led Zep-esque head-banging madness or a Banarama/Bon Jovi mash-up! Yes, they do some super-cheesy covers, but also a whole host of classics.

In terms of their own stuff their lyrics tend to be dark but that usually fits with the heavy guitar playing and chord thrashing, or with their sad country and bluesy melodies. There are also songs, which are more positive and have happier lyrics, but they’ll always prefer playing the heavier, rougher songs. For In The Attic it’s all about a catchy melody with chunky guitar tones, thumping bass lines, ear-piercingly loud drums and dark lyrics!

Pre-Sale Tickets
Pre-sale tickets for either event are available at £10 each and include an entry into the prize draw, on sale until the day before each show at
The Applecross Inn - Tel 01520 744 262
The Applecross Walled - Tel 01520 744 440
The Junction Applecross - Tel 01520 744 228
The Applecross Photographic Gallery - Tel 01520 744 395
The Bealach Café Tornapress - Tel 01520 733 243
The Waterside Café Lochcarron - Tel 01520 722 303
The Plockton Shores Plockton – Tel 01599 544 263

Tickets at the door will cost £12 (no entry for the prize draw). There will be a licensed cash bar at both events (no card facilities). Contact theswingcafe@gmail.com for info or inquiries.

Side Note: The Bealach Na Ba road will be open during May, so Applecross will be accessible via both that route and the coast road. The new dates for road closure will be 11 June – 21 July from 6pm – 7.30am every night, but will be open during the day.

ENDS.

Media Inquiries
For interview opportunities with artists, media tickets any further inquiries contact:
JP Vorster
Tel 01520 744 317
theswingcafe@gmail.com