BMX Bandits




over 18's

BMX Bandits
“If I could be in any other band, it would be BMX Bandits”, Kurt Cobain.
“Britain’s ultimate cult group”, The Guardian.
“Gentle genius”, Q magazine.
BMX Bandits were formed in the ex-industrial town of Bellshill by songwriter and lead vocalist Duglas T Stewart out of the ashes of The Pretty Flowers, a group that featured Stewart alongside Frances McKee (The Vaselines), Sean Dickson (The Soup Dragons) and Norman Blake (Teenage Fanclub).
BMX Bandits' songs mix melodic qualities and humour with, at times, raw and heartbreaking pathos. Duglas describes their songs as being his world put to music.
Starting with the exuberant 'E102' in 1986 BMX Bandits released a series of singles on Stephen's Pastels' 53rd & 3rd label, where they were label mates with The Vaselines and Beat Happening. Later they joined Creation Records, home of Teenage Fanclub, My Bloody Valentine, Primal Scream and many others. The group's most celebrated song is the autobiographical 'Serious Drugs', recorded in 1991 but not released until 1993. Oasis did their first UK tour dates supporting the Bandits as a favour from Stewart to Creation label boss Alan McGee.
Stewart split with his long term musical partner Francis Macdonald in 2005 but 2006 saw a new wave of concert activity and the release of My Chain. Stewart's writing on the album was compared to Brian Wilson, Michel Legrand, Ennio Morricone and even Alan Bennet. The line up was expanded by the arrival of Stewart's friend David Scott and new female vocalist Rachel Allison
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Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pmcancelled
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MON 26 MAR 2018
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Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£11.00
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Coilguns, Cutty's Gym + Scalp
Hug & Pint, Glasgow7.30pm£7.00
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Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7:30pm£10.00
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Hug & Pint, Glasgow7.30pm£7.50
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Mono, GlasgowDoors 7:30pm£12.00
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THU 5 APR 2018
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Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7:30pm£8.00
SAT 7 APR 2018
Stereo, GlasgowDoors 7:00pm£8.00
SUN 8 APR 2018
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Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7:30pm£8.50
THU 12 APR 2018
Florist + Porridge Radio (Solo)
Hug & Pint, Glasgow7.30 p.m.£8.00
SAT 14 APR 2018
Mono, Glasgow7.30 p.m.£11.00
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Pillow Queens
Glad Cafe, Shawlands7.30 p.m.£7.00
TUE 17 APR 2018
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Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£7.50
WED 18 APR 2018
Just Jack
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7:30pm£12.00
THU 19 APR 2018
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Summerhall, EdinburghDoors 7.30pm£16.00
FRI 20 APR 2018
Lucy Dacus
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£8.00
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The Mash House, Edinburgh7.30pm£8.00
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Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£10.00
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£8.00
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Mono, GlasgowDoors 7:30pm£13.00
MON 30 APR 2018
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Hug & Pint, Glasgow7.30 p.m.£7.50
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Iglooghost (Brainfeeder)
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7:30pm£ 8.00
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Seun Kuti
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Oran Mor, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£25.00
Stereo, GlasgowDoors 8pm£15.00
FRI 4 MAY 2018
Adam Stafford
Hug & Pint, Glasgow7.30pm£8.00
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Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£7.50
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Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7:30pm£7.00