Take it to the Bridge
From the early days of pop when The Beatles shook the Caird Hall, to the current day when local heroes The View shake that same hall, Dundee has had a rich and passionate connection with music. This book takes us on a journey from the heyday of the dancehalls through to today's diverse music scene. Dundee's musical history is littered with famous names including the Average White Band, Billy Mackenzie and the Associates, Danny Wilson, Ricky Ross from Deacon Blue and Michael Marra. This book covers that and much more - the local heroes such as St. Andrew and Dougie Martin, figures who are respected beyond the city limits. It looks at the rich jazz and folk scenes as well as the record stores, venues and figures that have made the music scene in the city so vibrant. Through their own words, we see behind the scenes and share the stories that made Dundee music great fun.
Published: 22nd September 2011
Format: Paperback 234x156mm
Extent: 256 pages
Lorraine Wilson is a Dundee-born writer, editor and radio broadcaster. She began her career in journalism on teenage magazines such as Jackie, before a brief spell working in London at the Daily Star and IPC magazines. She spent twelve years in Glasgow, first on the features desk of The Herald and subsequently as a freelancer. She moved back to Dundee in 2004, and spent a year in 2010 as editor of The Scots Magazine. Music has always been a passion, both spectating and performing, presently as singer in Dundee band Miami Vince. For more information on Lorraine or simply to see what she's getting up to currently please visit her website; http://www.lorrainewilson.net/
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