Kevin Quinn: on the beat of the Fife music scene

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THE Fife music scene has been quietly bubbling away nicely since my last update back in early October.

Tomas Bird and the Blonde Spirit raised £750 for Marie Curie Cancer Care with a fabulous night of local music at the Greenside in Leslie recently. Dunfermline band Crayons kicked off proceedings in style with their Klaxons-like indie dance sound, before Levenmouth rockers the Lost Generation, as always put on an incredibly tight set. By the time the headliners came on anticipation filled the air. And T-Bird and his troops didn’t disappoint with, as the big man would say, a banging set, playing tunes from their debut album ‘the Cut’ and their up-coming EP.

Rosyth dance rockers the Draymin have revealed more about their forthcoming debut album, ‘Should’ve Known Better’, due out early next year. The band, who formed in 2004, have promised a mix of old and new tunes on the 15 track long player, so fans looking for some live favourites wont be disappointed. And, one of the songs from it received some national exposure recently when ‘Mirrors’ was played on an episode of Channel four comedy ‘Fresh Meat’.

Dunfermline boys Modern Faces have been chosen for another big support slot, warming up the crowd for Madchester legend Shaun Ryder of the Happy Mondays at the Liquid Rooms in Edinburgh this Sunday (13th November).

The Lost Generation’s frontman Mike Clark and Tomas Bird, without his Blonde Spirit have been working together in the studio, putting down tracks for an EP, expected to be out in the New Year. The duo aired some of the new material at the Gemma Reilly fund-raiser in Cowdenbeath last week.

Popular local music night the Beatbox returns on Saturday November 19th, at the Royal British Legion in Glenrothes. The event will feature a band room and a club room. Acts appearing include- Tomas Bird and the Blonde Spirit, the Wynd, Andrew Pirie, Colin Cook, Mikey Inglis and Dundee band Dave?

Tango in the Attic are no longer a five-piece, after lead singer Dan decided he couldn’t commit to the overseas touring and second album planned for next year. His brother, Jordan Craig, takes over vocal duties after the Glenrothes act played an emotional final gig with Dan at the Greenside last month.

And finally, Glenrothes blues rockers the Delta Gritt have decided to split up, despite only forming earlier this year. The band had shown real potential, thanks mainly to the amazing vocals of frontwoman Kerry Graham, and with their bluesy sound they offered something new to the already varied music scene in Fife, so they’ll be sadly missed.