Monday, 6 December 2010

The / Traffic Cone Tips for 2011 Live show

We`de like to thank everyone involved for putting on a cracking show at Pivo Pivo on Saturday night. Heather for taking photos, the venue for having us, Mick on sound, Pete for recording, Sarah on the door, ALL the bands for playing storming sets and to everyone who turned out in force for a night of live music that will be remembered for generations :)

(Full review will appear on shortly but in the meantime here`s a quick look at what went on and you can also see the video footage here- Traffic Cone`s LIVE Youtube page

TWO RIVERS set things up nicely with a beautiful acoustic set. David and Kirsty blend vocals superbly well. It was a nice relaxed start to a frantic evening

GHOSTS OF PROGRESS then took he roof off the place with a two man band that sounds ike a 5 piece. Any band that an play the drums with their feet, continue on with  a broken string after drivin from Montrose in the ice is good in my book.

MASTERS OF THE SEA didnt even have time to do a soundcheck but being the epitome of rock n roll they shrugged this off and went on to play a unique set of dark brooding music that took everyone by surprise

THE CELESTIANS went onto play a pop-packed , punchy rock set with each song sounding worthy of a single release. The guys were also kind enough to give a pedal to the next band up...


The guys pedal was broke, A band member was AWOL but it didnt stop `Annie` playing as a 3 piece. They played a highly charged note perfect set and even threw in a cover of `Bank Charge` and invited  a special guest Girobabies member on-stage to do so ;)

But the night belonged to THE FOLD who headlined and brought the overwhelming majority of the crowd (And half of Ayrshire) along and didnt disappoint. They were playing their first Glasgow gig and they delivered on their hype and promise. All songs had an instant classic quality to them and they ended with an encore of perfect cover versions including `Hey Jude` and `Fire` by Kasabian. The crowd went home beer soaked and happy.

Thanks to everyone who came....

Next up we have an OXJAM MUSIC NIGHT at the Pandora on Friday night (10th)
and then it`s the BIG ONE- The Traffic Cone Christmas Party on dec 29th at Pivo Pivo feat. Britpop legend Chris Helme, The Girobabies (Who will be celebrating 2 years of gigging), Tragic O` Hara and The Huskies
Tickets for that one go on sale today priced £8 from tickets-scotland and behind the bar at Pivo Pivo

we are also booking gigs for January and February so if you want to get involved then please e-mail


for all the photos from saturday`s gig please go to: Photo Album from The Tips for 2011 show

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Traffic Cone Music....

Hello all,

As we await the impending launch of the Traffic Cone website which is currently being tarted up with music news, reviews, podcasts, blogs, videos and other good stuff from the Scottish music scene and beyond I thought I would take this opportunity to fill you in on what we`ve been up to and what we have coming up.

Over the summer we run some fantastic gigs as well helping run various festivals up and down Scotland. Recently we helped organise Two great nights. One was an unplugged night at The Griffin with the Artbox team featuring artists such as The Girobabies, Sleepy Eyes Nelson, Annie Stevenson, The Colour Cells, Emma Foreman and last week we helped run a fantastic gig with Jinx Lennon, The Girobabies, Roscoe Vacant and Robert Sarazin Blake at the 13th note.

We now turn our sights to Saturday December 4th where we join up with one of the biggest websites in the world to host the first ever Glasgow Underground showcase with our Tips for 2011. The night will be held at Pivo Pivo and will be jam-packed with the very best live acts that Glasgow and the surrounding areas has to offer. The night includes Ghosts of Progress, Annie Stevenson, The Celestians, The Fold, The Masters of the Sea and Two Rivers. Its guaranteed to be packed out and you can find more details about the bands below by going to the Facebook event link below

Music-news Glasgow Underground Live show- The tips for 2011-

On the 29th December we are also delighted to announce we will be bringing Madchester legend Tom Hingley (Inspiral Carpets frontman) to Glasgow for a rare intimate performance. Support comes from the best singer/ songwriter in the west coast-  Tragic O` Hara,  Birthday boys - The Girobabies who will be celebrating their annual Christmas party and Ayrshire Indie favourite`s- The Huskies The venue is once again Pivo Pivo and both these gigs are expected to sell out with the ticket price only £6 each. Traffic Cone is run by musicans for musicans so as well as giving all the artists we work with paid gigs, good sound and great exposure we will also supply them with high quality live recordings from all the shows they play and feature them in our monthly podcast where we will beam back the highlights of the gig for everyone round the world to hear

Tom Hingley (Inspiral Carpets) LIVE at Pivo Pivo

The website will launch in early 2011 and any band looking for consideration for gigs/ P.R/ podcast plays should give us an e-mail on

Traffic Cone 

P.S- We are also booking right now for a Yorkhill fundraiser festival on April 8th at Blacklands Bowling Club, Kilwinning. It will be an all day event with great acts for a great cause, get in touch if interested