Hipsway

+ Special Guests

SATURDAY 9TH DECEMBER 2017

Doors 7pm

Sold Out

Over 14s, only, under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

On Sale Friday 1st September 9am

The band was formed in Glasgow in 1984 by ex-Altered Images guitarist Johnny McElhone on bass, and featuring Grahame Skinner (vocals), Pim Jones (guitar) and Harry Travers (drums).[3] Skinner and Travers had been members of the band Kites with Paul McGrath and Ian McGreevy before Hipsway formed. Their music was characterized by Skinner's deep vocals and Jones' tight guitar playing. They were quickly signed up by Mercury Records and by 1985 had released their first, eponymously titled album.[3] The album was a moderate success in the UK Albums Chart; while the single, "The Honeythief", made number 17 in the UK Singles Chart,[4] and also reached the Top 20 in the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart. Another song from the album, "Tinder", became well known in Scotland as the soundtrack to a McEwan's Lager commercial.

However the band failed to build on its success; McElhone left to found Texas, and by the time the second album Scratch the Surface was recorded, Travers had also left (to be replaced by Stephen Ferrera).[3] Released in 1989, the album was not as critically or commercially successful as its predecessor, and the band split up shortly afterwards.[3]

Skinner and Jones subsequently went on to found the band Witness, releasing the album "House Called Love" (A&M), before Skinner joined former members of Glasgow peers Love and Money in the band, Cowboy Mouth.[3]

Pim Jones later formed Big Yoga Muffin with Ange Dolittle, formerly of Eat, releasing one album Wherever You Go, There You Are (2000, The Echo Label).

In 2011, Grahame Skinner formed the band Skinner with Douglas MacIntyre (Love & Money, Cowboy Mouth and Sugartown), Gordon Wilson (Love & Money and Cowboy Mouth) and Andy Alston (Del Amitri).

In 2016 the band reformed to play two gigs at the Glasgow O2, ABC in November 2016 to support the re-release of their first album.


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The Queen's Hall

85-89 Clerk Street
Edinburgh
Midlothian
United Kingdom
EH8 9JG

Venue Details

Regular Music presents...

FRI 19 OCT 2018
Lizanne Knott, Jesse Terry & Michael Logan
Glad Cafe, Shawlands7pm £12.50
SAT 20 OCT 2018
Terry & Logan, Reid
Pleasance Cabaret Bar, Edinburgh7pm £12.50
FRI 26 OCT 2018
Stevie Appleton
plus special guests
Glad Cafe, Shawlands7.30 p.mtb rescheduled
WED 31 OCT 2018
Christy Moore 'On The Road'
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow7.00pm £30.00
THU 1 NOV 2018
Callaghan
support from Danni Nicholls
Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh7.30pm£14.00
Kolars
plus special guests
The Garage (Attic Bar), GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£8.00
Christy Moore
'On The Road
Festival Theatre, EdinburghDoors 7pm £30.00
FRI 2 NOV 2018
Robert Vincent
Glad Cafe, ShawlandsDoors 7.30pm£14.00
Kacey Musgraves
plus special guests Soccer Mommy
SEC Armadillo, GlasgowDoors 7pm£38.50
SAT 3 NOV 2018
Christy Moore 'On The Road'
Barrowland, Glasgow7.00pm £30.00
TUE 6 NOV 2018
Hothouse Flowers
plus special guests
Queen Margaret Union, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£25.00
WED 7 NOV 2018
Fat Freddy's Drop
Ladi6
Barrowland, Glasgow7.00 p.m.sold out
Arrested Development
Plus Special Guests
Liquid Room, EdinburghDoors 7pm£23.50
THU 8 NOV 2018
House Of Love Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of their debut album
support from Thousand Yard Stare.
Queen Margaret Union, Glasgow7.00 p.m£25.00
FRI 9 NOV 2018
The Proclaimers
Edinburgh Playhouse, EdinburghDoors 7pm£33.75/£31.25
Cowboy Junkies
'An Evening With'
Mitchell Theatre, GlasgowDoors 7pmSold Out
SAT 10 NOV 2018
The Proclaimers
Edinburgh Playhouse, EdinburghDoors 7pm£32.50/£30
TUE 13 NOV 2018
Go-Kart Mozart
plus special guests
Oran Mor, Glasgow7.00pm£15.00
THU 15 NOV 2018
Stone Foundation
Plus Special Guests
Oran Mor, GlasgowDoors 7pm £15.00
FRI 16 NOV 2018
The Proclaimers
plus special guests
O2 Academy, Glasgow7.00pmSold Out
St Paul & The Broken Bones
plus special guests
Barrowland, Glasgowdoors 7pm£22.50
SAT 17 NOV 2018
The Proclaimers
plus special guests
O2 Academy, Glasgow7.00pmsold out
THU 22 NOV 2018
Withered Hand 'Full Band Show with BRASS '
Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh7.30pm£16.50
FRI 23 NOV 2018
Withered Hand 'Full Band Show with STRINGS '
Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh7.30pm£16.50
SUN 25 NOV 2018
Madeline Peyroux
Festival Theatre, Edinburgh8pm£29.50
The Human League
'Red Live 2018' Special Guests Midge Ure's Band Electronica
SEC Armadillo, GlasgowDoors 7pm £36/ £38.50
THU 29 NOV 2018
Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
The Farewell Tour
The Hydro, GlasgowDoors 6.30pm £65.00
SAT 8 DEC 2018
Ocean Colour Scene
with very special guests Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
The Hydro, Glasgow£38.50
FRI 14 DEC 2018
Glasvegas 10th Anniversary Tour
Barrowland, Glasgow7.00pm£25.00
SAT 15 DEC 2018
China Crisis
Oran Mor, Glasgow7.00 p.m.£18.50
TUE 18 DEC 2018
Hipsway
The Smoke and Dreams Tour Plus special guest Stephanie Cheape
The Queen's Hall, EdinburghDoors 7pm £25.00