Skids DVD to be released in late 2010

A special 2 disc package with live concert footage of The Skids and a special extras disc will be released in late autumn / early winter.

Big Countrys The Crossing is the featured album on BBC Radio Scotlands Classic Scottish Albums, includes interviews and insights into Big Country, and The Crossing album

BBC Radio Scotlands Classic Scottish Albums - The Crossing by Big Country
Great to hear so many stories from across the board, recommended listening.

another local gig for Bruce and Jamie at PJ Molloys in Dunfermline 26th June

Another local gig for Bruce and Jamie (Skids guitar team) has been announced for the 26th June 2010

at PJ Molloys in Dunfermline. They will be joined on the night by Crayons and Rioteers.

Tickets are £5 and available from Third Base Records in Dunfermline or you can reserve and buy your tickets online.
Taken from The Skids website at

Punk Forever: an exhibition by Gerrion Jones

Punk Forever is an exhibition showing all aspects and colours - as well as the educational value - of punk through a refreshing and fun look at how punk changed the world, and how it has continued to evolve from 1976 to the present day. It includes art, music, fashion and poetry collected and designed by Gerrion Jones.
more details on the Skids website

In memory of Ian Calvert , charity gig and film footage

Ian Calvert tragically died on the 1st of April this year. In recent years he'd been suffering from Parkinsons disease and was unable to dance about like a maniac at the front of the stage at gigs.
He turned his lack of mobility around and reinvented himself as the camera man, standing still at the side of the stage filming the bands.
On Friday the 11th of June we're having a wee festival for him in Henrys to celebrate his life.
There will be some video footage he has taken over the years including some of The Skids taken at The Alhambra in Dunfermline

click here for more details on the Skids website

Acoustic & Electronica: Bruce & Jamie Watson, Slurpy Gloop

Yes , you read it correctly! not the Bruce and Jamie bit but the Slurpy Gloop part :)

Prepare to free your mind!
Sat 19 Jun : Acoustic & Electronica: Bruce & Jamie Watson, Slurpy Gloop

Where?: Wellwood Social Club

Type Of Event: Live Music

Type Of Music: Acoustic, Electronica, Pop, Rock

Click here for more info....

Ground Breaking Music-Business Workshop To Debut In Scotland

not exactly Skids related but thought it deserves a frontpage mention rather than being stuck in the off topic section of the forums.
The first of its kind in Scotland an in depth insight into the music business.

Created with the nation’s future professional musicians, band managers, and record label entrepreneurs in mind, this one-day crash course – entitled ‘Music - it’s the Business!’ – is a valuable insight to the often mystifying world of record companies, copyrighting, publishing, artist development, and the basics of record contracts.

9.00 am 'til 5.00 pm, and lunch, refreshments, training notes, and Certificate of Attendance are all included.


Bruce and Jamie to join local football club fundraiser

The Skids guitar team, Bruce and Jamie Watson are to join a host of local musicians in a special fundraising concert at Cowdenbeath CO OP Hall on Friday 18th June 2010

Bruce and Jamie will kick off this event which will also include The Lane, Radio Arcade (Psychedelic), SOE (State Of Emergency) and Vertis.

This event starts at 7pm, tickets are £8 in aid of Cowdenbeath Action Fund.

Ex Skids member - Russell Webb live at the Inn On The Green London

The Skids bass player and general musical legend, Russell Webb has new tracks available.
On Russell's Myspace page there are six tracks recorded live last Friday night. The tracks were recorded to cd from the soundboard so are a little raw....
01 Castles In Spain
02 Waiting For The Floods
03 Love In Anger
04 Iona
05 Fields
06 One Hand Clapping (a new song)

Another Bruce & Jamie gig in June

Another Bruce & Jamie gig in June