Little Doses' sound is built from the ground up, anchored by the pounding rhythm section of Mark McClelland on bass and drummer Michael Branagh (Degrassi). Chris Alderson (The Kays Lavelle), a master in atmospherics and noise, lays warmth and buzz, spills and heartache across the stage. Bringing the big licks is Mike Skinner; his versatile and inventive playing style punctuates the songs and features all across Little Doses’ recordings. The five piece band is fronted by Kirsten Ross, described as Catwoman meets Cristina Martinez and an opinionated bundle of trouble.
For influences the band cites such diverse acts as Elbow, The Raconteurs, Sparklehorse and Fleetwood Mac.
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After a musical apprenticeship that has seen him play 100s of gigs throughout the UK and Europe, plus TV appearances on both Sky1 and Sky2, the Edinburgh born singer-songwriter has won the admiration of musical judges and critics alike.
The Forth One to Watch award winner for 2010 has caught the eye of such stars as Dizzee Rascal who said that 'Keep Calm and Carry On...is an Anthem!' and Jamie Cullum, who has described Callum as a 'Natural Songwriter.'
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As well as gigging extensively around Glasgow, Edinburgh and the rest of central Scotland, in venues such as King Tut's (Glasgow), Tolbooth (Stirling) and PJ Molloy's (Dunfermline) they have already had gigs listed in NME, radio play on Thea Newcomb’s Radio Six International show, and various support slots including: We Were Promised Jetpacks, Athlete side project "Boxes", BEZ, Selective Service and The Ray Summers. Keep an eye open for the boys, as they are progressing quickly.
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From 7pm in The Ballroom. Advance tickets £5 stbf available from Tickets Scotland (Edinburgh). Over 18 only