Adam Holmes tour support

I’m up in the Scottish highlands this week playing guitar and singing backing for the awesome Adam Holmes. †I’m also opening up the shows with a back to basics solo set of just voice & guitar. †No loops, no harmoniser, no beat-boxing. †I even left my nuts at home.

Adam’s album was long-listed for the Scottish Album of the Year awards and is currently bobbing around the iTunes charts with 5 star reviews. †You should check it out, your ears will love you for it.

Adam Holmes tour poster

Five Star Review!

I’m very humbled to receive this lovely review of my Edinburgh Fringe band gig by top review site Broadway Baby!

Paul Gilbody

Broadway Baby review of Paul Gilbody

Since my laptop†is the extent of my “marketing machine”, exposure like this is a massive boost – huge thanks to Jenni Ajderian for taking the time to come and review.

“With a tight band behind him and an arsenal of fantastic songs, Gilbody will be returning to the Jazz Bar on the 24th, and I urge you to join him there”

Hope to see some of you on Sunday after you’ve had your roast chicken – 2:30pm at The Jazz Bar.


Meanwhile, here’s a youtube link to 80’s pop sensation Five Star performing their ground-breaking “System Addict”…

Paul Gilbody at The Edinburgh Fringe 2014

A rare chance to see the Paul Gilbody full band show exclusively at the Edinburgh Fringe 2014

“a magical evening of hearty tunes”5 starsBroadway Baby, 2013

an excellent performer4†starsBroadway Baby, 2012

Buy Tickets HERE

Fringe FlyerI’m looking forward to a return to the Edinburgh Fringe with a new band line-up!

Only 2 chances to see us:

Fri Aug 8th, 20:30 – The Jazz Bar

Sun Aug 24th, 14:30 – The Jazz Bar

Along with†a return from†Andy Farquhar on drums and Jules Philip on vocals I have a new bassist in my band mate from†Adam Holmes & the Embers – Mr. Alex Hunter. † Each gig will also feature a special guest appearance from my long time collaborator Miss Tracey Braithwaite.

Fringe Flyer backThere are no current plans for any more band gigs in 2014 so catch us while you can!

Tickets available from Fringe Box Office

Kat Healy EP Launch

So a few months back I played some double-bass on my pal Kat Healy‘s new EP “When You Are Gone“.

The EP launch is this week and tonight is the Glasgow launch at the Beresford Lounge where I’ll be opening up with a solo set and then playing bass for Kat.

You should check out all hKat Healy picer lovely music HERE.

Here’s a photo of her staring directly into the sun which proves that she’s not afraid to break the rules…


World’s shortest UK Tour

Having just finished the shortest UK tour in the world where I drove from Edinburgh to Manchester & back to play a lovely wee gig at The Odd Bar, I thought I’d do another one:

This Thursday, Saturday and Sunday see me in London, Beaconsfield and Leeds! †(I’ve heard that it’s important to have rest days on tour). †Hopefully see some of you there:

Tour Dates

Thursday 24th April – The 12 Bar Club, London

Saturday 26th April – The Hat Club, Beaconsfield

Monday 28th April – The Gaslight Club, Leeds

NOTE – Discount tickets for The 12 Bar Club †if you print off this flyer!


12 Bar Club Flyer


The last tour, despite an 8 hour round trip, did facilitate 2 stops at the legendary Tebay Services where I acquired a rider for my 4am unwind…


Tweedsmuir Music Festival

Tweedsmuir Music Festival A4 PosterI’ve been delaying switching on the central heating in denial that the summer is over – and to continue that theme, there’s just time for one more music festival!

Tomorrow I’m delighted to be part of Scotland’s newest boutique music festival – Tweedsmuir Festival†- and part of such a great line-up.

I’m on around 3pm – come and milk the summer with me one last time!


  • Horse
  • Dirty Harry
  • Zoe Bestel
  • The Gillyflowers
  • Lee Patterson
  • Alan R Davison,
  • Horndog Brass Band
  • Brawth
  • DJ Si

Peebles Arts Festival

First of all a massive thanks to all who came to my Edinburgh Fringe festival shows – sadly I didn’t get any audio or video recordings which was a shame as I was very proud of the band and my special guests Tracey & Mat.

We did, however get a FIVE STAR REVIEW†so big thanks to Broadway Baby‘s Stuart McKenzie for taking the time to come and write about us!

Kudos to my underpaid musicians: Andy Farquhar, John Need, Jules Philip, Tracey Braithwaite and Mat Clements.

Peebles Arts Festival logoTomorrow (Sat 24th August) I’m delighted to have been asked to play a special Fondoo event at The Peebles Arts Festival!

It’s FREE and sharing the bill are 3 stunning musicians I know well:

Kat Healy, Alan R Davison and Georgia Gordon.

Beer may also be involved…

Special guest percussionist – Mr. Mat Clements

Last chance to hear my full band show at the Edinburgh Fringe tomorrow night, this time featuring special guest – percussionist extraordinaire Mat Clements (of Orkestra del Sol fame).

Mat ClementsMat & I have worked together as part of seminal funk outfit The Ugly Groove Movement and more recently on my own music. †Above is a pic of Mat playing Hang on an early recording of Quicksand which may yet surface…

Hope you’re all having a good August!