There comes a point in everyone’s life where they begin to doubt whether they believe in Father Christmas. For The Dirt, The FiREBUGS and The Deadly Winters that day is yet to come…….

On Thursday 22nd of December they invite you to the Voodoo Rooms to believe in Father Christmas as well. Expect the gothic country of The Dirt to be top of your Christmas list, the beautiful harmonies and wandering arrangements of The FiREBUGS to put some holly on your ivy and the stories and soaring melodies of The Deadly Winters to fill your stockings. Each will also bring you a festive tune to ensure that it won’t be a silent night.

So come and hear a great night of Scottish Americana and folk-rock with a cockle-warming festive twist.

The Dirt

THE DIRT are a gothic country three-piece based in Glasgow. This is country music gone bad. THE DIRT sing of feral children, broken guitars, dead dogs, serial killers, incest and doomed infatuation.

THE DIRT formed in 2007 and quickly established a unique presence on the Glasgow music scene. Their sound is stripped down roots country based around the marriage of Graeme Dirt’s bone-shaking baritone and Jen Dirt’s intense alto. They have played Glasgow’s King Tut’s, Grand Ole Opry and many other Scottish venues as well as appearing at the West End, Leith, Organic Beats, Southside, Glasgow Americana and Southern Gatherin’ festivals. They have recorded sessions for Sunny Govan Radio, Subcity, Celtic Music Radio and Dutch music project Onder Invloed. In early 2011, they embarked on a short tour taking in France, Germany and Switzerland. They plan to return to Europe in the new year.

For those that like their alt.country sparse, dark and deadly, Glasgow’s The Dirt are just the tonic for those frozen nights when nothing but the bleakest music can warm the soul

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More info at http://www.myspace.com/thedirtmusic

The Firebugs

The FiREBUGS were born from traditional, rock, punk and folk influences in early 2011. Each member has a different musical history and agenda and will fight to the death, and with each other!, to defend it. The result is a mix of the blues, folk, Americana, country and rock seasoned with beautiful harmonies and wandering arrangements. Their personal songs tell of everything from inner demons to ill-fated jailers.

The FiREBUGS have played across the central belt and are always looking for a willing audience to spin their web for. Recordings are, as of yet, restricted to a few front-room pearls but a new EP is planned for early 2012. They are best heard with a belly full of whisky, preferably an Islay malt, and will guarantee to tug the heart-strings while warming the heart too.

More info at http://www.myspace.com/wearethefirebugs

The Deadly Winters

The Deadly Winters are a Scottish band of brothers on a journey. The journey has seen the band create of some of the most wonderfully heartfelt and emotive story-based music around today.

They released their debut album in April 2011 and tracks have already received play on BBC Radio 1’s Introducing in Scotland, Jim Gellatly's Weekly Podcast, Amazing Radio, Get Ready To Rock Radio, Gill Mills New Music Matters and numerous internet stations and Podcasts.

Presented in a thought-provokingly descriptive, and subtle manner, The Deadly Winters re-define the term 'folk-rock', and take us on musical travels through tales of love, pain, sorrow, joy and friendship, and show us all that sometimes, even whispers can deafen.

The Deadly Winters implore everyone and anyone to join them in the ongoing adventure of creating beautiful music, and wonderful stories, for a world that badly needs a wee pick-me-up.

More info at http://www.thedeadlywinters.com

More info at http://www.facebook.com/deadlywinters

Admission £5. Over 18 only.