THE FRONT ROOM RETURNS  on Friday 26th October 2012


Following the sell-out success of the first ‘The Front Room’ – evenings of live, original, acoustic music presented by the John Gray Centre, in association with Lamp House Music – Friday 26th October at 7pm sees its return for the second in a series of three events.

This month, amidst ‘The Cardboard Collective’ (by artists Vic Macrae and Neil Ogg) that provides the welcoming and homely Front Room setting, the headliner is Paul Gilbody.

Belfast born, Paul is an Edinburgh based singer songwriter.  His abundance of musical talents include double bass, guitar, beatboxing and his much loved pedal looping skills – Paul cleverly creates a backing track through recorded beats and vocals until he has a virtual band to perform to, which provides an additional inspiring aspect to all of his performances. A song that he builds ups whilst the audience looks on is ‘She Loves Sushi’ which was the song that inspired the gig’s poster illustration (also by Vic Macrae).

Paul has been the founder member behind numerous musical successes including Gecko 3, The Ugly Groove Movement, The Gospel Truth Choir and Acoustic Edinburgh.  He has also worked with a multitude of musicians from KT Tunstall to Horse to Sir Tom Jones.

Now Paul is keenly focusing on his own solo musical career, following his EP ‘Eponymoose’ (Sept 2011) he is currently working on a hotly anticipated album ‘Find Your Shoes’ to be released in the new year.  The Front Room provides an opportunity to catch this highly regarded, multi-talented musician perform his catchy, melodic and chilled out tunes.

This month The Front Room’s East Lothian Youth Act is Preston Lodge High School pupil Johnny Brown.  Age just 14 Johnny, from Cockenzie, has been singing and playing guitar for just 1 ½ years.  Through working with the Red School Youth Music Project in Prestonpans, Johnny has developed and grown as a musician and has recently been impressing audiences around East Lothian.

There will also be support from Haddington based Fallen Stone who, having recently appeared at Trad on the Tyne, will perform a stripped back set of their songs.

The John Gray Centre presents ‘The Front Room’ in association with Lamp House Music

Tickets £8 from the John Gray Centre (Haddington Library 01620 820690) or Lamp House Music (01620 825630) and on the door (subject to availability).

Bar Opens 7pm, first band 7.30pm

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