Acoustic Edinburgh Festival
Phoenix nights from Cowgate ashes
This article is from 2008.
Although you won’t be seeing her here, KT Tunstall provides the inspiration for this high-quality acoustic night. Tunstall’s own 2001 Acoustic Extravaganza gigs at the Gilded Saloon on the Cowgate (which would go on to share a title with one of the singer’s own albums) showed Paul Gilbody and Simon Kirby the kind of live show they would eventually like to promote.
The next year they started putting on their own gigs in the Saloon, before the destruction of that venue in the fire of December 2002 necessitated a move to Medina. They’ve been taking over the basement here regularly ever since and have also been coaxing some of the city’s finest local bands to get involved with the acoustic goings-on.
And you can too, by checking out Jill Jackson (ex-Speedway), Amplifico, Azadeh and more on 12 Aug, or Found, Chris Bradley (pictured), Douglas Kay and Chris Hara on 19 Aug.
Medina & Negociants, 225 6313, 12 & 19 Aug, 9pm, £7.