NINE BELOW ZERO’s gig in Queens Park Glasshouse at 8pm looks like it’s going to be the Southside music event of the year. Contemporaries of , close in style to and sharing the same influences as Dr.Feelgood with whom they’ve often shared stages with at rhythm and blues festivals and television shows around the world , NBZ,’s explosive mix of blues and rock has won them chart success with six albums including the now classic and recently re released ‘ Live At The Marquee ‘.
Not only do they have a fantastic opening act in one of Scotland’s best loved soul bands Button Up whose bassist Garry John Kane from The Proclaimers band will be compiling a set of classic northern soul tunes to keep things moving after the show and during changeovers , NBZ’s guest list will include some of the following Southside Festival acts who may be coaxed into joining them onstage. http://www.ninebelowzero.co
GLENN TILBROOK – lead singer of Squeeze and co writer of hits such as ‘Cool for Cats’ , ’Up The
Junction ‘ , ‘Tempted’ , ‘Pulling Mussels From A Shell’ .
Will be appearing on the Mainstage in Queens Park Recreation Grounds , Queens Drive/Langside Rd. G42 8QR. On Sunday 19th May around 6pm.
He recorded and released a highly acclaimed album last year with the aforementioned Rhythm and Blues Legends Nine Below Zero under the name ‘The Cooperative’ and a condition of his accepting the offer to play at the Southside Festival is that he get’s to finish his set in time to check in at The Glasshouse for the NBZ , Button Up gig.
NICK HARPER was a member of Squeeze for a couple of years and is now a highly respected solo artist.
Son of Roy Harper – Nick grew up surrounded by his dad’s friends and collaborators from bands such as Led Zeppelin , Pink Floyd and The Who and made his recording debut at the age of 15 on an album by Jimmy Page and Roy called ‘Whatever Happened To Jugula’. Nick will be on the Mainstage just before Glenn at around 5pm.
STEVE POLTZ originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia is now based in San Diego but spends most of his time touring the world . Steve can only be described as ‘Unique’ , once seen , not forgotten a singer/songwriter who leaves audiences wondering – What happened there ? Steve Poltz will be supported by another highly talented American singer/songwriter Dylan Sneed at The Southside Festival’s Glad Cafe shows on Fri. 24th May. 8pm.
ELEANOR McEVOY recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of her worldwide no1 ‘Only A Woman’s Heart’.
The song also inspired the album ‘A Woman’s Heart ‘ , which remains the biggest selling Irish album in Irish chart history .
This is an opportunity to catch Eleanor in the intimate setting of The Glad Cafe n Shawlands at 8pm as part of The Southside Festival.