By Jamie Patterson
Leith’s Tam’s Railways manged to kick off the night with a typically energetic set of feel-good indie. After losing their lead guitarist they managed to draft in Fraser “Yuill” Scott who brought the sounds of the Mississippi Delta to proceedings with his trusty harmonica. This odd partnership worked well in tonight’s set but time will tell if it will stay the course.
Bathgate’s Hardcore Wednesdays kept the indie feel of the gig running but with a tint of a heavier, punky feel. Their somewhat ramshackle DIY roots were on display tonight after their drummer succumbed to injury. They simply asked a member of the crowd to fill in for the night. Luckily that member of the crowd happened to be a virtuoso who put in a cracking shift.
The night’s chaos was all for a good cause of course and the Forrest Cafe’s generous patrons managed to raise over £140 for the earthquake relief effort in Haiti.
(Picture Courtesy of Katie Dykes)