[ Fih'reens ]
Melodic songwriting rock band from Edinburgh, Scotland
We are delighted to announce that our song 'Burn Brighter', written by our singer/guitarist Jules, has made it to the last 60 (out of nearly 3000 entries) in the Listen Up Music Songwriters' Festival. The band will perform the song in the Edinburgh semi-final heat of the competition at Edinburgh's Voodoo Rooms on Thursday 30 August 2018. Full details can be found here. Please share the Facebook event page here. We are joined on this recording by Luci Holland, with strings by the Beeston Arts Trio.
The Firrenes (pronounced "firreens", rhyming with "beans") are a melodic, song-based rock band from Edinburgh, Scotland, performing original material. The band's principal songwriter is Jules Reed (aka Julian Wagstaff), with additional contributions from Walt Cumming. The band's musical style is eclectic and varied, with influences ranging from 70's rock, Americana, blues and R&B through to indie, alt rock, art pop and classical.
The band was launched on 3 November 2016 in the Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh, Scotland. Our current lineup is: Jules - Vocals/Guitar; John - Keyboards; Tony - Drums; Walt - Bass...
...and currently guesting with us: Fiona Dabjen on alto sax and Miranda Heggie on vocals.
We've just finished recording and mixing our first album with the excellent Graeme Young at Chamber Studio in Edinburgh, due for release on Saturday 10 November 2018 at a special launch gig in the Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh.
Tickets bought via PayPal can be collected at the door on the night. Tickets can also be purchased at face value at the Voodoo Rooms on the night, subject to availability. Advance booking is, however, advised.
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The female vocalists in the above videos are Luci Holland ('Come on Yeah'), Clare Cairns ('Time and Place') and Riley ('Ain't Gonna Drive Your Train'). The saxophonist on 'Don't Take My Baby to Town' is James McCutcheon.
Saturday 10 November 2018 at 7.30pm - Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh (Scotland/UK)
The Firrenes are currently recording their first album at Chamber Studio in Edinburgh. The album will be released in November 2018. The band have recently released their "double A-side" single featuring the original songs 'Time and Place' and 'Destitution Row', also recorded at Chamber Studio and produced by Graeme Young. The Firrenes also recorded a live studio set (for video) on 10 July 2017. A selection of the resulting videos and audio tracks are now available on this website and on our YouTube channel.
2017 was a great year for the band. We successfully launched our first single, and enjoyed success with our Edinburgh and Berlin shows in October. Particular highlights were performing with MiNT at Zosch in Berlin, and welcoming Michael Eavis, founder of the Glastonbury Festival, to our Edinburgh gig. The Firrenes are now looking forward to completing our first album in May 2018, and to performing more widely within the UK. See the panels above for up-to-date gig information, which will be updated regularly.
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