Who are The Firrenes?
The Firrenes are a melodic, song-based, five-piece 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 current lineup is:
Allie - Vocals
Jules - Vocals, Guitar
John - Keyboards
Tony - Drums & Percussion
Walt - Bass guitar
...and currently guesting with us on alto sax, the brilliant James McCutcheon.
Jules began forming a band in 2014, playing electric guitar and using the original songs from his EP Five Songs for Your Consideration as a starting point. He was soon joined by John on keyboards, and by Edinburgh singer-songwriter Clare Cairns on vocals and acoustic guitar. They were joined in July 2016 by Tony on drums, and in September by Walt on bass guitar. The band celebrated their official launch at a hugely successful gig at Edinburgh's Voodoo Rooms on 3 November 2016.
In January 2017, Clare left the band to pursue other projects, and was replaced by Allie McMurchie on vocals.
The Firrenes are looking forward to their next gig at Edinburgh's Cabaret Voltaire on 8 April 2017, to recording an album in the summer, and touring northern Europe in October. Check back here for details.