Bruncheon featuring The Banana Sessions, Candythief & Paul Montague

Saturday 14th May 2016
11.30am - 2.30pm, free entry

Another top-notch line-up for our May Bruncheon put together by special guest programmer Diana de Cabarrus, (Candythief, Stems)
Come and hear live music from Edinburgh’s finest musical talent and sample the Drill Hall Arts Cafe’s super tasty brekkie/brunch menu. Pop down early and nab a table or comfy couch!

The Banana Sessions

Bona fide Scotland music scene legends The Banana Sessions are coming to hit stage with their alt-pop funkadelic joy. Powered by Callum Macintyre’s on percussion and vocals, and Roberta Pia’s soulful lead vocal and exuberant front-woman skills, a good time is guaranteed when these guys are in town. If you’ve never seen their folktronic version of the Prodigy’s Outer Space, you haven’t lived. From mad grooves to delicate folk textures, they have it all, along with a definite GSOH.



BBC Introducing artist candythief, aka anglo-euro songwriter Diana de Cabarrus, first emerged in association with Fife micro label Fence records. Drawing on alternative, acoustic, psych pop, indie influences with a touch of chanson, the songs are melody-driven, occasionally theatrical, hopping between styles, and coloured by unusual song-structures. On record and live, Candythief is refreshingly distinctive and unusual, with live performances featuring a line up of cello, guitar, accordion, mandolin, bodhran and sometimes loops. See what BBC Scotland and BBC 6 music DJs are into, get your free download at


Paul Montague

Blues is a huge influence on Paul and he’s a skilled interpreter of classic Blues. But he’s also got a thoroughly British sense of the absurd, which emerges in surreal comic lyrics that he delivers with the theatrical swagger of a seaside entertainer. Moments later the entire length of his rangy frame will be pounding out a driving rock blues, all humour momentarily transformed into something more urgent until he invites the audience back into some more levity later on in the set. Not to be missed.

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