Alas De Liona

WEDNESDAY 20TH JULY 2022

Doors 7pm

Tickets available on the door

Event is Over 18 Only

Rescheduled from 29th June 2022

Alas de Liona hails from a small town in the Mojave Desert. Echoing a vocal lineage from Joni Mitchell to Phoebe Bridgers, and with a dreamlike song writing sensibility, she weaves unique lyrical and melodic experiences.

Her final year at University of California, Santa Barbara saw her head to Edinburgh in Autumn 2019, to complete her course at University of Edinburgh.

During her stay in the city, she began to make a name for herself performing in pubs. Covid-19 lockdowns and the complete halt of all live music forced a shift in focus from live performing to writing and recording new music.

After graduation and free from the demands of academia, Alas took her first steps toward fulfilling her musical aspirations, returning to Edinburgh late in 2020 to record the Radio Astronomy EP, a collection of space lullabies and cosmic folktales with producer Rod Jones at Post Electric, Leith and subsequently released in summer 2022.

The EP was championed by BBC Radio Scotland’s Roddy Hart, BBC Introducing with Phoebe I-H & Shereen Cutkelvin, Billy Sloan Amazing Radio, Scotland on Sunday Artist of the Week, YMX, Indie Music Center and was picked up by a diverse range of over 200 Spotify Playlists.

Five distinct music videos for the EP were created in adherence to various strict limitations and the multitude of unfamiliar creative avenues Alas negotiated highlight her inventive talents.

Having been back in California, during the second half of last year, Alas returned for her Celtic Connections debut on January 29th at Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall, New Auditorium. Following the cancellation of her original show with Allison Russell due to the pandemic, Alas joined a bill with Tinderbox Collective & Kathryn Joseph. Performing stripped down from her dreampop, soundscape studio sound as a duo with keyboardist Gus Harrower, Alas enjoyed a brilliant reaction from a sell-out crowd.

Alas is back in Scotland for summer live shows, firstly performing on 9th June at the opening night of Edinburgh’s Hidden Door Festival, in the Pianodrome installation at the Old Royal High School.

Then her first ever headline shows with Regular Music presenting Alas as a trio (joined by Andrew Turnbull on drums) on Sunday 26th June at Glasgow Glad Café and Wednesday 29th at Edinburgh Voodoo Rooms. Alas will be joined by special guest Hector Shaw, who has drawn favourable comparisons to the likes of John Martyn, combining captivating, warm vocals with intricate guitar work that features a rich palette of chordal colours.

January also saw Alas and Gus recording at Post Electric in Leith and a new song Saturnine is released on 6th May followed by the 7 track Planetaria Live Session EP on 9th June.


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Voodoo Rooms

19a West Register Street
Edinburgh
Midlothian
United Kingdom
EH2 2AA

Venue Details

Regular Music Presents

FRI 26 AUG 2022
Dave Archibald
Plus special guests
Saint Luke's, GlasgowDoors 7.00 pm£11.00
THU 1 SEP 2022
Ian Noe
Glad Cafe, ShawlandsDoors 7pmCANCELLED
SAT 3 SEP 2022
Norman Blake, Bernard Butler & James Grant
The Queen's Hall, EdinburghDoors 7pm£26.50
TUE 6 SEP 2022
Bridear
The Garage (Attic Bar), GlasgowDoors 7pm£20.00
MON 12 SEP 2022
Loudon Wainwright III
Suzy Roche, Lucy Wainwright Roche
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£28.50
SUN 18 SEP 2022
Lucius
Saint Luke's, GlasgowDoors 7.00pmCancelled
THU 22 SEP 2022
Madeline Peyroux
No support
Assembly Rooms, EdinburghDoors 7pm £35/£30
Aoife Scott
Glad Cafe, ShawlandsDoors 7pm£12.00
SAT 24 SEP 2022
Interlopers
plus support
Saint Luke's, GlasgowDoors 7pm£25.00
THU 29 SEP 2022
Ewan Macfarlane
Voodoo Rooms, EdinburghDoors 7.30pm£13.50
Hayseed Dixie
Fat Sam's Club, DundeeDoors 7pm£18.50
FRI 30 SEP 2022
EWAN MACFARLANE
Oran Mor, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£13.50
Richard Marx - The Songwriter Tour
Solo Night - No Support
The Queen's Hall, EdinburghDoors 7pm£32.50
MON 3 OCT 2022 - MON 10 OCT 2022
Lindsey Buckingham
SEC Armadillo, GlasgowDoors 6.30pm£62.50/£48.50
FRI 14 OCT 2022
Al Stewart
Greatest Hits Live With his band The Empty Pockets
The Queen's Hall, EdinburghDoors 6.30pm£27.50
TUE 18 OCT 2022
Christone 'Kingfish' Ingram
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, GlasgowDoors 7pm£27.50
WED 19 OCT 2022
Samantha Fish
Plus special Guests Willie & the Bandits
The Queen's Hall, EdinburghDoors 7pm£22.00
THU 20 OCT 2022
Bon Iver
Support: CARM
OVO Hydro, GlasgowDoors 6.30pm£Various
Thea Gilmore
Oran Mor, GlasgowDoors 7pm£20.00
FRI 21 OCT 2022
Samantha Fish
Support Willie & the Bandits
Saint Luke's, GlasgowDoors 7pm£22.00
Goodbye Mr Mackenzie
Liquid Room , EdinburghDoors 7pm£25.00
SUN 30 OCT 2022
Bob Dylan
Rough and Rowdy Ways’ World Wide Tour
SEC Armadillo, GlasgowDoors 6.30pmSOLD OUT
MON 31 OCT 2022
Bob Dylan
Rough and Rowdy Ways’ World Wide Tour
SEC Armadillo, GlasgowDoors 6.30pmSOLD OUT
SAT 12 NOV 2022
The Icicle Works - Celebrating the 35th Anniversary of 'If you want to defeat your enemy, sing his song'
plus greatest Hits and McNabb solo classics
The Garage, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£26.50
TUE 15 NOV 2022
ANASTACIA
‘I’M OUTTA LOCKDOWN – THE 22nd ANNIVERSARY’
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, GlasgowDoors 7pm£42.50/£38.50
SAT 19 NOV 2022
DEHD
Oran Mor, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£12.50
SUN 20 NOV 2022
'An evening with' Cowboy Junkies
Assembly Rooms, EdinburghDoors 7pm£35.00
SAT 26 NOV 2022
Happy Mondays * Saturday Show *
+ Special Guests Cast
Barrowland, GlasgowDoors 7.00pmCancelled
SUN 27 NOV 2022
Happy Mondays * Sunday Show*
+ Special Guests Cast
Barrowland, GlasgowDoors 7.00pmCancelled
THU 1 DEC 2022
Electric Six
'Born to be Ridiculed'
St. Lukes, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£20.00
SAT 3 DEC 2022
Breabach
Plus Special Guests
The Queen's Hall, EdinburghDoors 7pm£18.50