After their winter hiatus, The Lemon Tree are back with a rundown of events at the venue this coming month
With 2013 under way we are busy booking up shows for the next few months at The Lemon Tree. Looking into March we’ve got a busy programme of shows for you so take a look and book your tickets now.
First up on the 3rd March are Toploader. Having achieved success in the late 90s with the smash hit Dancing in the Moonlight and platinum album Onka’s Big Moka they have returned with a new release and tour. Latest single Turn It Around is currently dominating the airwaves and sure to see band hit the heights again.
Noisy Night will be a unique experience on the 9th March. Noisy Nights is the live event hosted by Red Note Ensemble and a chance for local composers to submit their work to be played on the night by the orchestra. All this in a laid back atmosphere where you can relax with a beer and listen to some of the best pieces of music all from the local area. For more about Noisy Night, take a look here.
The brilliant Duke Special are up on the 11th March and will be a great show to see at The Lemon Tree. The Irish singer-songwriter has a unique and charasmatic playing style sung in his disticntly-accented voice giving a theatrical feel to the whole evening. Warm and romantic have been terms used to describe Duke Special and anyone in attendance will see exactly why.
Jazz legend Courntey Pine visits us on the 15th March as part of the Aberdeen Jazz Festival. The renowned multi-instrumentalist released his latest album House of Legends last year and was named the Jazzwise Album of the Year. We’re excited about this one so book your tickets now. Check out for full details of the festival.
The 16th March sees the return of the legendary punk band Stiff Little Fingers. Having previously played sell out shows we’re pleased to welcome them back to the venue for what will be a great show. We’re expecting the remainder of the tickets for this one to go quickly so get in now to avoid disappointment.
Sam Lee and Friends had an exceptional 2012 so we’re expecting an interesting show on the 19th March. Having released debut album Ground Of Its Own he was nominated for the prestigious Mercury Music Prize and three BBC Folk Awards and is fast becoming recognised as a pioneer of modern folk music. Noted for his unique voice and songwriting we can’t recommend this one enough.
The brilliant Fence Records present a show of acts on their roster on the 21st March with an evening with James Yorkston, The Pictish Trail and Seamus Fogarty, Fence Records (owned by King Creosote) release and champion some of the best songwriting talent Scotland has to offer and have been putting on some great shows recently including the first Eye O’ The Dug festival in St Andrew’s last year. With three great acts on one bill this is going to be a fantastic showcase.
On the 23rd March we welcome Midge Ure to the venue. The popular songwriter brings his classic hits from his solo albums along with his time in Ultravox. Fans can expect to hear all their favourites at a show that is already selling fast so make sure you book now to avoid disappointment.
Next up is Donnie Munro on the 28th March. The former singer of Runrig heads out on his solo tour that sees him play extensively across Scotland and Scandinavia. An important part of Scottish songwriting and is for anyone who is a fan of folk music. Having previously been a student in Aberdeen (he attended Gray’s School of Art) we’re looking forward to giving him a good reception.
Not quite a music gig but Andy Kershaw will be at The Lemon Tree on the 30th March to talk us through his career and interests. Known for his keen interest in music we can expect to hear all his interesting tales and insight from his time in broadcasting. Having had a career that has seen him being a roadie and tour manager for Billy Bragg, presenting the Old Grey Whistle Test, co-presenting Live Aid and having interviewed the likes of Bob Dylan and The Ramones he’s sure to keep us entertained for the evening.
As you can tell March is going to be busy for music at The Lemon Tree. On top of all these we’re pleased to announce the onsales of Albert Hammond, King Charles, Band of Friends (tribute to Rory Gallagher), Lucy Rose, Then Jerico, Public Service Broadcasting, Kate Nash, Connie Lush, Rachel Sermanni, Martin Carthy, The Doors Alive, The Bloody Marys, The Magnets, Funk Connection and MacFloyd. Something for everyone I’m sure you’ll agree! Tickets for all shows can be purchased at www.boxofficeaberdeen.com, by calling 01224 641122 or visiting the box office.