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Gigs

Live at The EDF Festival Uist Saturday 29th July 2017

Gerry and The Shed opened on the Main stage for Saturdays EDF festival. The weather was fabulous and the crowd were enthusiastic. Niamh played her first full set as bass player and did an amazing job. The staff and the sound crew at the EDF festival were so helpful and made our gig special for us. The band played a twelve-song set with many of the fans favourites. Starting with the rocky country Call girl, The bluesy Furs and rings and Calums self-penned Stornoway blues. And finishing with the rocky Politician. Everyone had a great time and the level of talent that were playing over the two-day festival was astounding.

Live at the Woodlands Friday 23rd June 2017

A small but well-formed crowd came to the Woodlands on Friday night to hear the Shed play their songs. The crowd were in for a treat because a young talented 12-year-old girl called Niamh Smith opened the show with 4 stunning acoustic tunes. Her voice was stunning with a richness and maturity that did not reflect her young age. This was Niamh’s first proper gig and although she was nervous she performed beautifully. The nerves soon vanished and she relaxed into her songs. This young lady has a talent that can only get better and better with maturity. Niamh came back on stage to finish the show with a cracking version of in the arms of an Angel and had some of the audience in tears. Great night of music.

Party for Father Roddy Johnston Friday 16th June 2017

Father Roddy celebrated his 20th anniversary as priest and the parish threw a great party. There were over 70 party goers and all had a great time. Gerry and the Shed provided the entertainment and played around 8 songs from the set they will be playing at the EDF festival in July. Father Roddy got his guitar out and jammed with Callum and Ken with some stunning jazz and blues improvisations.

Support For Seldom Few 24th February 2017

Gerry & The Shed opened for, New Band, Seldom Few at the Woodlands centre in Stornoway. A great crowd battled the elements to come and here some great music. The Shed had lost their Bass player at the end of the year as he wanted to concentrate on his own music and Niamh bravely took it upon herself to learn bass for the band. This was her very first live performance as Gerry & the Shed’s bass player. The Shed opened the gig with the rousing Johnny Briggs followed by Call Girl. The band then slowed things down with a couple of blues numbers. Furs and Rings and Stornoway blues. They then went straight into When I wake up and finished with the fans favourite Politician. Seldom Few were brilliant with their mix of effects and distortion combining into a melodic fusion of sound, check out their website. www.seldomfew.com. Gerry, Calum, Niamh and Ken would like to thank Iain ‘Neosa’ Mackinnon for his support as bass player with the band and helping them to where they are now in their musical career. They wish him every success in his own musical journey.

Gerry & The Shed's Birthday Bash 26th November 2016

Gerry & The Shed threw a birthday party to thank all their friends for the support they have shown the band over the last two years. It was a great night of music and their was an amazing birthday cake which the audience enjoyed at the break. Alan Fish started off proceedings with a great set of songs from his upcoming album 'Yes why not' and he was accompanied by Andy Yearly on accordion and Louis Macleod on guitar. Two charities, Amnesty International and a childrens charity in Romania, were involved in the evening providing a raffle which raised £80.00 and a massive thank you goes out to everyone who contributed. Gerry & the Shed played a 14 song set of their favorite songs and everyone had a great time. The band are taking the rest of the year off and are looking forward to 2017.

Stramash Festival 2nd and 3rd Septemebr 2016

The Stramash Festival was brilliant, with a fabulous line up over the two nights and one day. The Stornoway crowd were spoiled for musical choice. The Shed appeared on the Saturday afternoon to an enthusiastic crowd who had been built up from 2pm with a variety of musical styles. The Shed performed an 8 Song set and were the last act of the Saturday afternoon. The band were overwhelmed by the atmosphere of the crowd and the hard work of the organising staff behind the scenes. They were made so welcome and that made the band relaxed and comfortable. The Shed watched all the bands who were on before including Rob Morrison, The Links and a brilliant set by Rock Island Line. The Shed were delighted to be part of such an awesome event. Till Next time

EDF Festival 2016 Saturday 30th July

The EDF Festival was the first of its kind in Uist and was a fabulous success with over 3000 people attending. The line up was superb with bands including Skipinnish, Vatersay boys, Donny Munro and The Shed. The Shed performed a 12 song set and were the penultimate act of the Saturday afternoon. The weather was fabulous and the staff could not have been more welcoming or helpful to the band. The Shed were looked after for the whole day and nothing was too much trouble for the EDF volunteers. A massive thank you has to go to Helen Day and Roddy Mackay who invited The Shed to play at the festival and gave the band a warm welcome. The Shed members showed great commitment by sleeping in tents as there was no accommodation left in Uist. They are now looking forward to their next festival gig in September in Stornoway.

Malcolm's memorial gig 30th April 2016

Live at the Woodlands on the 30th April 2016 to raise funds for RLNI. A great night of music provided by a stunning set from Neosa, then The shed did a 7 song set. There was a small break where the raffle was drawn and some great prizes were won. After the break Calum and Niamh did a great set which included their self penned love song. The Shed then finnished the night off with another 7 song set. .

Hollocaust memorial day an Lanntair, Wednesday 27th January 2016

The Shed performed live in an Lanntair for Holocaust Memorial Day on Wednesday 27th January 2016. The event was organised through the Western Isles Diversity and Equality Steering Group of which Amnesty International Stornoway is a member. It was a moving night of speeches, poetry, film, visual images and music. Fellow artists included Gavin Woods and Douglas Leadbetter who opened the event by playing a piece by Mahler, The Drummer Boy. A dark piece by any standards which started us on our musical journey from darkness to light. Alan Fish then played With God on our Side. The Shed followed playing a haunting tribute to the Holocaust victims - Ride 'em Jewboy (Gerry lead vocals) and then the poetic account of the journey to concentration camps - This Train Revised (Niamh lead vocals). In the background there were clips from Michelle Kelso's Hidden Sorrows. 'Neosa then played Flowers of Guatemala and this was followed by Callum's version of Beds are Burning In the second half, our special guest Elena Piras sang Summer Walkers and then we played the penultimate number Always Ask the Question - our recently recorded track written by Gerry which is being used as a fundraiser for Amnesty International Stornoway. There then followed the optimistic finale to end all finales Ode to Joy - a unique western isles style flash mob with musicians from the Big Band, the Stornoway Singers with soloist Cath Fish, musicians from the Nicolson Institute and many others.

Barvas Hall November 2015

The Shed played live at a great venue, Barvas Hall, A good crowd came out on a miserable night to be entertained by 'Neosa' And his amazing set of 80's style belters. Then the shed did a 12 song set including Polatician which went down a storm.

Island's Tour 5th-8th August 2015

The Island’s tour 2015 was a great success. There was a fabulous crowd in The Woodlands centre Stornoway to start the tour off. A late night and an early rise took the band down to Tarbert where they were helped by John Masterton to set the Tarbert hall up ready for the gig. Although the crowd was small they were fantastic and had a great night. One more late night and early rise and a drive down to Leverburgh. An hour on the ferry to North Uist and a leisurely drive down to Eriskay. The gig in the Politician was brilliant, a great crowd and fantastic atmosphere. A night in a tent for the old boys of the band while the younger generation had a great night’s sleep in a beautiful B&B. The final stage of the tour had the band on a 45 min ferry journey to Barra. The weather had taken a turn for the worse but the mood was high. The gig kicked off at 9:30 and despite the rain a great crowed turned up and everyone had a ball. The band would like to thank everyone who was involved and everyone who turned up to the gigs and who very generously raised cash for local charities throughout the Western Isles.

The Shed

Live at the Woodlands 29th June 2015

Live at the Woodlands on the 29th June with support from Neosa and Special guest appearance from Margaret and Norman.

Previous Gigs

Live at The Woodlands 10th April 2015

The Shed performed live @ The Woodlands Centre to a fabulous crowd. Alan Fish opened the set with a string of stunning numbers some self penned and some covers. Neosa, Calum A and Calum B then took to the stage with a fantastic set of Neosa's original material and there was a fund raising opportunity for Peigi MacSween who raised over £100 for The St. Kilda Challenge. The Shed then did 14 songs to a very enthusiastic crowd and everyone had a great time. Big thanks to Alf Sludden who took time out to come and take photos of the gig for the Band.

Live at The Woodlands 6th March 2015

The Shed's third gig was a headliner at The Woodlands with two nine song sets 'The Shed took to the stage to serve up a welcome dose of their 60's inspired Folk Rock on two super sets featuring loads of great Gerry Blane originals, some of which were cool rocked-up band versions of songs from his Lilac Place album. The set included 'Call Girl', 'Lovely Ladies', 'Little Baby', 'Trust', 'You Don't Know What I need', 'Paint Me Pink', 'Let Me In Your Heart', 'Furs And Rings' and 'I Can Only Love You'. These were among the many highlights'. Jori

Live at Aird hall 31st January 2015

The Shed headlined at a charity gig in Aird hall to raise funds for Isles FM. Although the crowd was small they were perfectly formed and were thoroughly entertained. There were performances by The Guga Cafe Orchestra,George Craig and Lewis Macleod (Isles FM) and Alan Fish stood in as Bass player as Neosa was in Trinidad.

Support for Neosa 15th November 2014

The Shed performed their first gig as support act to 'Neosa' playing a nine song set. Their songs were well received and the gig was well attended. Jori Kim came along and did an article for The Scene in The Stornoway Gazette. 'The Shed, a band put together by Gerry Blane, opened with the 60's styled folk rock of 'Always Ask The Question' followed by the country-ish 'When I Wake Up',' I Can Only Love You' a swirling Folk song with tinges of Psychedelia, the Stonesy blues rocker 'Call Girl' with some cool electric fills from Calum Blane, another bluesy rocker 'Politician' with some fiery lead guitar work and they closed with a three song mash-up of Eurithmics 'Sweet Dreams' that seamlessly segued into the White Stripes 'Seven Nation Army' and then into Stevie Wonder;s 'Superstition'...this set was just such a super surprise and a deserved, very well done to all!!!.. Jori

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