• Edinburgh originals band The Firrenes looking fine!

    The Firrenes

    [ Fih'reens ]


    Melodic songwriting rock band from Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Edinburgh originals band The Firrenes looking fine!

    Time and Place/
    Destitution Row

    The Single. Available Everywhere.

Our New Album

  • Title :
    Door Too Wide
  • Label :
    The Firrenes
  • Released :
    9 November 2018 (launch gig 10 Nov)
  • Genre :
    Pop/Rock
  • Styles :
    Indie/Americana/R&B/Art

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.

Our latest single

  • Title :
    Time and Place / Destitution Row
  • Label :
    The Firrenes
  • Released :
    12 October 2017
  • Genre :
    Pop/Rock
  • Styles :
    Indie/Americana/R&B
  • Get it on :
    iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon, Spotify...
Edinburgh originals band The Firrenes looking fine!

It's all
about the song

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.

album launch gig

The Voodoo Rooms
Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
Event details

date/time

Saturday 10 November 2018
At 7.30pm
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Tickets for our album launch show cost just £9.00 (£6.00 concessions) plus a small booking fee, and are now available from Tickets Scotland, or you can save on booking fees by buying direct from us below:

Click the button below to buy a full-price ticket for the show in Edinburgh's Voodoo Rooms on 10 November 2018. Doors open at 7.30pm - band on at 8pm:
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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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Upcoming Shows

  • Edinburgh originals band The Firrenes looking fine!

    UK Dates 2018

    Thu 30 Aug

    Edinburgh, Scotland
    Voodoo Rooms, doors open 7.00pm
    Listen Up Music Songwriters' Festival - semi-final appearance.

    Sat 10 Nov

    Edinburgh, Scotland
    Voodoo Rooms, doors open 7.30pm
    Album launch concert
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Video

Come On Yeah
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Time and Place (live)
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Don't Take My Baby to Town
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Ain't Gonna Drive Your Train
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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.

Edinburgh originals band The Firrenes looking fine!

Time left until our album launch

Saturday 10 November 2018 at 7.30pm - Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh (Scotland/UK)

Band members

Edinburgh originals band The Firrenes looking fine!
Jules
Lead Vocals, Guitars
Edinburgh originals band The Firrenes looking fine!
Walt
Vocals, Bass Guitar
Edinburgh originals band The Firrenes looking fine!
Tony
Drums, Percussion
Edinburgh originals band The Firrenes looking fine!
John
Keyboards
Edinburgh originals band The Firrenes looking fine!
Luci
Vocals (guest)
Edinburgh originals band The Firrenes looking fine!
Fiona
Alto Sax (guest)

News Archive

  • Luci Holland and Walt Cumming with The Firrenes in Chamber Studio
    April, 2018

    New album in the making

    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.

  • The Firrenes play Zosch in Berlin - with support from MiNT
    Dec 31, 2017

    A good year for The Firrenes

    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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