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Favourite Bands

Are there any Bands you think we should know about, especially local unsigned bands, that we could follow up on. Who knows you may be listening to local bands here on your Favourite Bands page.

You are out there and know what’s happening, tell us. It will be a help to your favourite band and help DCR when planning future music programmes.

Lemon Party

Lemon Party

Lemon Party dropped into see Ben during his Strange Brew show. Lemon Partyy are a young and upcoming indie band from Dunoon consisting of Martin Halligan on Vocals, Liam Baird on Guitar, Craig Crawford on Bass Guitar and Johnny Blincow on Drums. Although the group are unsigned they have already lined up a couple of gigs in Glasgow playing at Barrowlands2 on the 26th February 2011 as well as supporting Indiecode at the O2 ABC in March. Though you can still catch them closer to home at The View on the 19th March 2011. For more information check out their myspace page


Just a note to all you aspiring Bands out there A new venue created especially for you now available

After over 60 years in the music business The Glasgow Barrowland has
created a new 350 capacity venue, downstairs from the main Ballroom.
The aim is to give the cream of Scotland’s up and coming acts a taste
of playing the Barrowlands before making the leap to headlining the
world famous Ballroom.
A brand new state of the art sound system has been installed with gear
from EAW, QSC, Soundcraft, Klark Teknik, DBX and Lexicon.

If any acts are interested in playing, either a support or showcase gig
in the Glasgow Barrowland 2 could you please leave a message with a
link to your myspace or wesite. To  Chris Moore KMR Promotions

PASS THE WORD ON …………………….


Dislocados exploded onto the Kyiv music scene as the Kiev Salsa Kings in November 2005. Led by Ilya Yeresko, one of Ukraine’s most respected young pianists and composers (band credits include Skhid Side, composition/arrangement credits with Organizzmo by the Ovsyanikov/Yeresko band, and arrangement credits for international film project “AabIe TTapyca” on which he worked with Ukrainian pop star Jamala), with – among others – Dennis Adu (named best jazz musician in Ukraine at the Dodj Competition 2009) they started playing in Kyiv’s best live music bars. This first salsa band in Ukraine was soon joined by Karolina Patocki and Lesya Zdorovetskaya, finalizing the group’s vocal flavor, and now the 10-piece band has become a force to be reckoned with in the country.

This band embarked on a particularly challenging journey of taking a completely foreign style of music and language to regular Ukrainian citizens and popularizing it as an attempt to open the country’s cultural borders. Salsa music itself (or, more specifically, Hard Salsa/Salsa Dura, which is the style in which they specialize) presented a particular challenge to this Ukrainian band of no ethnic Latin ties with its complex rhythms and deep historic roots.

Dislocados’ new name, literally translated as “dislocated”, plays on the crazy personality of the band, and the idea that the birth country of the musicians does not dictate their musical direction and expertise. While continuing to perform three times a week to live audiences around Ukraine, on February 10th 2008, Dislocados made its world debut by being the first international Hard Salsa band aired on Hard Salsa Radio and on WHUT 91.9 FM in New York City with their first original single “Resaca.”

Minutes after “Resaca” aired, emails poured in like wildfire from worldwide listeners asking for more information on this particular band from an unknown land, which led to Dislocados’ inclusion in Salsa Dura Mundial, a global salsa compilation album out of New York from Latin Soul Records. After gaining popularity in New York and Western Europe, Dislocados released the first salsa album to come out of Ukraine, La Salida.  With an intro written by salsa legend Andy Harlow, the album features ten original salsa tracks sung in Spanish in order to continue Ukraine’s image as internationally-friendly.  The music has been inspired by influences from Puerto Rico, New York, and Cuba.

Since its release, La Salida has enjoyed overwhelming international praise from top musicians such as Ismael Rivera Jr., Jimmy Bosch and Andy Harlow, promotion from top respected salsa review sites such as and has led to the band’s inclusion in international salsa projects, such as the Summer Salsa Festival 2009 in Stockholm where the band performed with Huey Dunbar, of DLG fame, and leading Ukraine’s largest salsa concert in 2010 with a performance of their own music as well as Jimmy Bosch’s repertoire alongside the legendary trombonist.

The band’s music is characterized as being highly complex and of an extreme professionalism both through composition, performance, and recording quality while summoning even the untrained listener to rejoice in its basic drive to make anyone dance.  The lyrics, similarly, evoke both silliness and sincerity covering topics from love to celebration, from mortality to women’s empowerment, and from work-life balance to crazy dancing circus animals.

Dislocados’ internationally recognized top musicianship is now the vehicle by which they popularize the musical style of Hard Salsa in Ukraine in order to include their country among the list of top contenders for worldwide attention in the genre.


As a prelude to their forthcoming Gig at The View the band : Steven Young, lead vocals, Lee Ballard, lead guitar and Alastair Greig , Semi- Acoustic bass visited the DCR  studio last night. The fourth member of the band Stephen Forbes ,drums and percussion had problems trying to get his kit up the stairs to the studio and spent the whole evening stuck on the stairs with his big bass drum( he has asked Santa for a Drum Tech/Roadie for Christmas )

The band who all hail from Glasgow first got together in the summer of 2006, when Ali out walking his Bass Guitar (apparently he never goes anywhere without it) visited the wee corner shop where he saw these two strange looking guys (Steven and Lee) pinning a notice on the wall advertising for a bass player to join a band. Informing the guys that he indeed was a bass player and this was a scenario from whence legends begin an audition took place there and then and Ali was given the gig.

Since then the Band have been working very hard cutting their teeth; starting off as a bar band playing many chaotic nights in Scotland’s seediest lounges in order to pay their way, travelling wherever the gigs take them even playing gigs in Liverpool at the Famous Cavern and Zanzibar Clubs.

Having thawed out in the studio and with some warm coffee to help the circulation the boys then played a cracking acoustic version of their latest double sided single Mariana followed by Fairground.  The band write all their own material and are just about to go into the studio to start work on an album with one of Scotland’s finest Record Producers and are hoping to release an E.P. very shortly

After The Interview At The View

A Full Report and list of all the original tunes played will follow, Plus great news of a forthcoming headliner Gig At Glasgows O2 ABC in the very near future, so don’t forget to come back.

In the meantime you can hear the Imagineers for yourselves tonight (Saturday 4th December 2010) Live at Dunoon’s View the support band the Rudiments (highly recommendable brilliant band in their own right) kick off around 11pm the Imagineers follow on stage around Midnight. Spread the word everyone and why not check out the bands website :


  1. Sophia Nicole says:

    I would like to recommend an all girl (all-sister) band Kynesk – would be great to feature if you can – or

  2. Colin Tench says:

    Hi there!
    We have to try to get somebody to hear this in Scotland. obviously. Ha ha!
    I’ll keep it short. We are a so called prog/folk band. We have JUST released “The Mingulay Boatsong”. BUT.. It is not like it usually is.
    We also have a special guest on the album who sang “Great gig in the sky” on tour with Pink Floyd, many times.
    Quick look is here:

    and here:
    We would love to know that someone in Scotland was enjoying this.
    All the best from… Sweden!
    Colin Tench

  3. Pat Mc Auley says:

    I remember doing stage security when The Hollies played in Dunoon in the 60′s.I was a student at Benmore Forestry School then. Wonder what year that was ?

  4. Share my "Local Bands" memories Diana says:

    You’re talking about local bands….back in the ’60′s we had outrageous bands visit and play at the Queens Hall.
    The Poets, The Beatstalkers, Lulu, The Searchers, Billy Connoly and the list goes on. In my black and white book “Pop Stars from the ’60′s” I have photographs taken from the stage into the audience and I’m sure a lot of you would recognize yourselves. This was the start of a whole new generation of music that we all thoroughly enjoyed. We even travelled to Glasgow to see the big guys… Beatles, Stones,
    Gerry and the Pacemakers performing at a local dance venue, can you imagine that happening nowadays? Then there were The Moody Blues…still going strong in the US and touring in Australia and New Zealand at present. ….Gene Pitney, Len Barry of 1..2..3..fame. Wayne Fontans and the Mindbenders played at Barrowland and Lulu visited with them back stage.
    One of my favorites The Merseybeats after their gig in Greenock they drove us home to Dunoon via The Rest and Be Thankful and caught the first boat in the morning. We didn’t get into Dunoon till about 3am…oh well.
    I believe the UK is having trouble ordering this keepsake if that’s the case please don’t hesitate to contact me at:…..then if you would like to preview the book go to or diana murchison carrico this way I can order the book for you. “Pop Stars from the ’60′s” The company prints the book when ordered.
    Would love to hear from all of you who would like a keepsake from such a great era.

  5. Hi,

    Please spare a couple of minutes and check out The Other Side.

    all the best


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  7. Paul Mackie says:

    Pallas have released their latest album entitled XXV now out and available at Amazon, Play, Hmv and any reputable record store.
    Great to hear it played on DCR.

  8. diana says:


    diana (-:

  9. diana carrico says:

    Any Moody Blues music is great…..
    Gerry and the Pacemakers, Lulu, Hollies etc
    You get my drift.

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