21st September, Bloody Scotland, The Albert Halls, Stirling Tickets here
20th October, Beverley Literary Festival, The Memorial Hall, Beverley
2nd November, The Oh Yeah, Belfast
This is a special Noirish Night in association with Noireland, Belfast’s excellent crime festival. There will be a book event then a gig, can’t wait! Tickets available here.
17th November, Iceland Noir, Reykjavik
23rd August, Edinburgh International Book Festival
A triumphant return to the (crime) scene of our first ever gig! It was a bigger tent this year (but somehow a smaller stage), but the place was still jam packed, and we brought our A-game, hammering through a slick set to the sweating, dancing massive. The difference in our general competence from last year is astonishing, really. So happy we get to do this!
19th July 2018, Harrogate Crime Writing Festival, The Old Swan, Harrogate
Crazy, hot and sweaty fun from start to finish. We played a shorter hour-long set, and the place was jumping from start to finish. Folk were coming up to us all weekend saying how much they loved it. Crime writers and readers are just the best. Plus we got a very reluctant Laura Lippman up on stage to sing! Nice.
8th June 2018, The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen
A sold-out show at the same venue that Radiohead and Biffy Clyro have previously played? Yes, please. This was seamless and raucous fun, from soundcheck to gig to post-gig shizzles. Got loads of folk dancing early on, everyone hung around and bought books and blethered, awesome. Sadly, Chris couldn’t make it to this gig, so we mercilessly took the piss out of him on stage the whole time. Love you really, Chris!
19th May 2018, ReimagiNation Festival, Rothes Hall, Glenrothes
This was run by the Edinburgh Book Festival as a kind of outreach weekend festival. We all did book events, then played in the massive theatre of the Rothes Halls. It was a massive stage and a really appreciative crowd, and we threw in three new songs that we had only rehearsed for the first time that day: ‘Riot in Cell Block Number 9’, ‘I Predict a Riot’ and ‘Down in the Tube Station at Midnight’.
6th May 2018, Newcastle Noir, The Cluny, Newcastle
Well this was certainly our hottest and sweatiest gig. After an unseasonably roasting hot day on a bank holiday weekend, the pub we played in was crazy busy, so busy in fact that they ran out of beer. But we made the best of it, rocking the place to the rafters, with Lilja Sigurdardottir providing impeccable backing vocals and dancing.
23rd March 2018, Aye Write, The Tramway, Glasgow
Absolutely cracking gig at the Tramway, 370 folk in the theatre and we got them off their bums and into the aisles dancing. We had a ridiculous number of local crime writers on stage for Sympathy For the Devil as backing singers. Great stuff!
17th February 2018, Winter Words, Pitlochry
250 of Perthshire’s finest citizens had their asses rocked in the Festival Theatre. The audience was on the more, ahem, mature side, but that didn’t stop them getting on their feet and dancing. Plus we’re getting tighter every show. Thanks, Pitlochry!
11th January 2018, The Islington, London
This was an absolute belter. We did a live recording of the Two Crime Writers podcast with Luca and Steve Cavanagh, then brought the house down with our best show yet. Four new tunes in there, and even a wee mash-up, and we got some Slice Girls up to sing on one song. Thanks to all who came and cheered and danced!
8th September 2017, Bloody Scotland, Stirling
We were on at The Albert Halls on the festival’s opening night, straight after the quiz. Craig Robertson cunningly overran the quiz, so we had to cut our set short slightly, but that just meant no acoustic, all rawk! Folk were up and dancing from start to finish, and the band just gets tighter with each show. Really excited to play some more shows soon!
23rd August 2017, Edinburgh International Book Festival
This was our first ever show, performing in the Spiegeltent at Charlotte Square. Safe to say the place was absolutely jumping! Cracking night, we played two sets with a few acoustic tunes thrown in, and brought the house down at the end with a combo of ‘Whisky in the Jar’ and ‘500 Miles’. Took about a week for us to peel ourselves off the roof after this one. Onwards!