The Lemon Tree give us a rundown of what’s coming up in June (and beyond):
We’ve just about got our breath back from the gigs we had in May, which saw some storming performances from acts such as The Xcerts, The Pigeon Detectives, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Admiral Fallow and Three Blind Wolves. No rest for the wicked though as we are gearing up for June…
We’re always pleased to support local music and have two great shows in June with The Chandeliers and The Little Kicks. The Chandeliers visit The Lemon Tree on Friday the 1st and play a mix of rock, soul and ska. Featuring members of previous Aberdeen bands such as Driveblind and King Voodoo these guys have some great experience between them and are sure to put on a top performance. Local favourites The Little Kicks have a busy summer coming up with several upcoming festival appearances. Gaining airplay on BBC Radio 1 and 6Music, they were nominated for Best Live Act at the Scottish Alternative Music Awards and will be showcasing tracks from their two albums on Saturday 30th, so get yourself down for what will be a brilliant night.
A couple of Scottish acts see us through the first two Saturdays of June. Union Avenue are something a bit different and well worth checking out: A covers band who play a range of classics such as Ace of Spades, Teenage Kicks, Should I Stay Or Should I Go and White Wedding… all in the style of Johnny Cash! These guys have played far and wide and can list gigs in Moscow and Las Vegas and play The Lemon Tree on Saturday 2nd.
Cal Music are a surefire way to celebrate music and Scotland. Cal are a band passionate about their country and bring a strong element of it to their brand of rock music. The band visit us on Saturday the 9th so prepare to rock the night away with this unforgettable band.
June also sees us going full steam ahead with our jazz programme and we welcome Todd Gordon and Savourna Stevenson to the venue. Performing the hits of Frank Sinatra, Todd is recognised as one of the finest jazz vocalists in the UK and performs on the Thursday the14th. Savourna Stevenson is appearing with the National Youth Choir of Scotland and has made her name as an adopter of folk-jazz-world music. See her performance on Saturday 16th and be stunned by a repertoire of her own compositions, alongside many classics.
This kicks us off for a season of jazz which also features National Youth Jazz Orchestras of Scotland (21st July), Niki King and the Elements (27th July), Immeasurable Code Quintet (20th Sept) as well as having Scottish National Jazz Orchestra at the Music Hall (25th Oct).
For a more chilled-out evening we have folk singer/songwriter Kieran Goss who has been described as one of Ireland’s national treasures. Kieran has performed shows across the globe and his vocals, first rate playing and sense of humour have won him many fans. We’re lucky enough to welcome him to The Lemon Tree on Saturday 23rd.
We’ve also put some top shows onsale recently for the upcoming months: At The Lemon Tree we have a Fat Hippy Records album launch with Guttergodz plus support (17th Aug), the return of classic rock heroes Hells Bells (12th Oct), local lass Sandi Thom (11th Nov) and Scottish songwriter Karine Polwart (24th Nov). Further to this All Time Low (22nd Aug) and Twin Atlantic (29th Oct) are set to feature at the Music Hall. Tickets for all shows can be booked online at www.boxofficeaberdeen.com, by calling 01224 641122 or visiting any of the venue Box Offices.