Acoustic Affair presents
Sun 16 Nov 2014 | 7pm-10pm | £10 + £1 BF & £1.50 TF (Web Only) | 14+ (Under 16s must be accompanied by an 18+ adult)
Acoustic Affair present an evening with saxophonist Deke McGee and his band. With the authentic sound of the saxophone-led swing bands of the 40s and 50s, Glasgow-based quartet The Deke McGee Band perform their own brand of soulful rhythm n’ blues and Texas tenor Saxophone to bring the music into the 21st Century.
Led by Mark ‘Deke’ McGee on saxophones, Michael Kelly on piano, Sam Firth on bass and Andy Cowie on drums, they play an uplifting mixture of blues, swing, gospel and soul music. As individuals the band have played with and shared the stage alongside International Artists such as Buddy Guy, Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh, Hamish Stuart, Bill Wyman and his Rhythm Kings, Zoot Money and many others… as well as Homegrown Artists such as The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, The Fratellis, and The Nimmo Brothers.
As sidemen they have performed all over the world at Jazz and Blues Festivals in Montreal, Toronto, Paris, Brussels, Antwerp, Berlin, London, Dublin and many other cities. Always with good time music in mind, they aim their show at the audiences feet.
‘With Deke McGee the sound of the old style Ryhthm n’ Blues Saxophone Player is alive and well.’
14 + (Under 16s must be accompanied by an 18+ adult)
Please enter via Argyle Street entrance
Legendary international acts, cult festivals and the most exciting new bands collide at one of the city’s most eclectic live venues.
It’s perhaps natural that, as one of the nation’s most unusual live music venues, our programme spans rock, pop, indie, electronica, soul, jazz, country, metal, folk, and the many sub-genres inbetween. The unique atmosphere and space of the building means it’s often used for anything from intimate acoustic gigs to stage-diving, sweaty rammies and slick, spectacular international concerts.
Supporting the best examples of the known and the not-so-known, the Arches stage is host to everything from the latest stars of leftfield pop, such as Grimes and Chvrches, to alternative indie rock acts such as Peace and Yeasayer, prog and rock heroes such as The Fall, Swans and Dinosaur Jnr, and cutting edge electronic talent, from Rustie to James Blake.
We also regularly plays host to international legends – from Martha Reeves to Ben E. King to Jane Birkin – and provide the perfect multi-room setting for various festivals, from Celtic Connections to the Glasgow Jazz Festival. In 2012, the hallowed arches played hosted to the UK-wide Africa Express tour, featuring Damon Albarn, Baaba Maal and a trainload of world music stars, and in 2013, the building was transformed into a sonic Cineplex for our own co-curated cult event the Glasgow Music and Film Festival, featuring live film scores and AV sets from Jeff Mills, Dieter Moebius and Raime.
“A classical gig in the vaults of Scotland’s dance mecca might sound an odd prospect, but the Arches proved the perfect setting”
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