A beer festival wouldn’t be the same without music and our stage will be alive with some of Scotland’s best foot-tapping bands to entertain you while you savour your ale.
We’re still to finalise deals with the bands, but here’s last year’s line-up… and they didn’t disappoint.
Schiehallion is a Scottish folk/ceilidh band from Inverness who have spent recent years at home and further afield building an ardent fan base. They have built a deserved and widely-held reputation as a fiery and passionate must-see live music act.
Immersed in Scotland’s culture and music traditions, Schiehallion’s ability to engage and transfix their audience time after time has justifiably led to their richly-deserved status as one of Scotland’s top bands in their musical category genre.
Consisting of founding member Kenny Jamieson on vocals, guitar and bodhran, Stuart Mackintosh on accordion, Cy Mutch on cajon and when required Calum MacGillivary on bagpipes, Schiehallion is ever-present on the live music and festival scene.
Kenny & Stuart will perform as a duo for this event.
The duo for this event will consist of Kim Wheeler on guitar and lead vocals and Gary Smith on cajon/drums and backing vocals.
The lads cover a wide range of music genres from modern pop to timeless classics including rock, blues, country and indie to instinctively meet the tastes of the audiences they encounter by covering material from artists such as Toto, Bryan Adams, Steve Earl, Johnny Cash, Chuck Berry, Paul Simon, Outkast, Jesse J, The Killers, Frightened Rabbit, Mumford & Sons, The Kooks, U2, Beatles, Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers, Franz Ferdinand, Biffy Clyro, UB40, Prince, The Fratellis, and many more.
Performing all over the UK and beyond these guys are quite simply a class act!
Whilst known for performing their own material for such occasions as this they also play an impressive range of covers from many musical genres ranging from Scottish and Irish trad, pop, classic rock, folk, blues etc. covering artists such as AC/DC, REM, Steve Earl, The Pogues, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Dubliners, John Denver, Tracey Chapman, Beastie Boys, Alice & Chains, Blink 182.
The Chris Grant Band
This three-piece rock and blues band from Moray are well-known for their punchy, energetic delivery. The musical impact of these lads on their audience is almost instant and becomes more and more apparent as they plough through their sets.
Although their material includes some of Chris’s original work, they mostly perform a vast range of covers, such as The Commitments, Jimi Hendrix, AC/DC, Rolling Stones, Tom Petty, The Proclaimers, ZZ Top, Hot Chocolate, Paolo Nutini, Bon Jovi, Primal Scream, Bruce Springsteen, Bryan Adams, Van Morrison, Eric Clapton, The Cult, Stereophonics, Pink Floyd, Ben E King.
Tweed are a lively ceilidh band from Inverness and Speyside. The trio have played throughout the UK and Europe, whilst retaining their weekly slot in Aviemore – which has allowed them to flourish and build a great repertoire of entertaining material. Weaving together traditional ceilidh music with funk, ska and toe-tapping beats and anything in between. Seven years in and two albums later (number three on its way soon), the guys are set to play more festivals & events throughout 2018. Not to be missed.