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Highlands & Islands Tour!!!

Post  Linda on Wed 1 Jun 2011 - 18:15

I know that nothing is booked or decided, but how excited was I when Paul mentioned last night about the possibility of the band coming back up North to do a wee tour of the Highlands & Islands!!!!! I reckon the lads will totally rock the Western Isles and if you manage a few, wee mainland gigs as well, then fantastic!!!!

Great interview last night Paul and best of luck guys as you get ready for your top secret date abroad with a major superstar!!!!! Very Happy
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Post  DaveyTee on Wed 1 Jun 2011 - 22:32

I'm a bit surprised by this. Is there any great support for the band in the Highlands and Islands? I confess that I was bit disappointed by both the audience numbers and reaction (honourably excepting the hard core support) in Inverness.

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Post  COAST on Fri 3 Jun 2011 - 3:26

From where i was standing i thought the reaction was great and the turnout for an unknown band up there was pretty good:)

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Post  Conor2 on Fri 3 Jun 2011 - 18:29

every band has to start somewhere , and from what i see on certain message boards ,and Facebook , Coast are doing really well .
And , when i next come home to Scotland i will be coinciding my trip home with a Coast gig , NOT any other bands .
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Post  DaveyTee on Fri 3 Jun 2011 - 19:00

Conor2 wrote:when i next come home to Scotland i will be coinciding my trip home with a Coast gig , NOT any other bands .
Gone off Runrig, have you?

Personally, I'd like to see Coast play in their heartland. Maybe a trip to the Deep South will be warranted next year.

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Post  Conor2 on Fri 3 Jun 2011 - 19:37

DaveyTee wrote:
Conor2 wrote:when i next come home to Scotland i will be coinciding my trip home with a Coast gig , NOT any other bands .
Gone off Runrig, have you?

NOT gone of Runrig , but just evaluating things mate . Such as Coast having more interaction with there fans , where as Runrig havent been heard of for months . There official website mentions nothing about what the band are up to . When there next gig or AAA cd or next album release is or f they are even working on one .
I go on a site where the band is properly one of if not , the biggest band in the world , and they have regular updates of what the band members are doing . Fans dont want to know when they are having breakfast etc ,
But a weekly or monthly update isnt to much to ask is it ? .
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Post  DaveyTee on Fri 3 Jun 2011 - 19:49

Conor2 wrote:But a weekly or monthly update isnt to much to ask is it ? .
Quite agree. Runrig are currently letting their fans down pretty badly IMO.

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Post  Conor2 on Fri 3 Jun 2011 - 22:03

DaveyTee wrote:
Conor2 wrote:But a weekly or monthly update isnt to much to ask is it ? .
Quite agree. Runrig are currently letting their fans down pretty badly IMO.

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Well said Mr DaveyTee.
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Post  tiz on Fri 3 Jun 2011 - 22:58

I am agree more gigs in the Heartland ............Bristol is bonnie.
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Post  colyates on Sat 4 Jun 2011 - 0:15

DaveyTee wrote:
Conor2 wrote:But a weekly or monthly update isnt to much to ask is it ? .
Quite agree. Runrig are currently letting their fans down pretty badly IMO.

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the new wire has finally come out and there's a bit about coast in it

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Post  DaveyTee on Tue 23 Aug 2011 - 2:32

Well here I am back from holiday and hoping to read some reviews of the band's tour of the islands - but nothing! Did they actually go? Did anyone turn up to the (IMO rather overpriced) 20 gig in Portree? How did all the gigs go? Was the band well received and did the locals turn out in sufficient numbers? Any new songs featured? I'd love to know.

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Post  KENNY MACDONALD on Tue 23 Aug 2011 - 6:33

Hi.just returned from Benbecula where we witnessed the band play an extended set to a small but enthusiastic crowd in the Dark Island Hotel (the D.I).
To my ears the band have never sounded better all the European dates have gelled the band into a very slik, tight unit.A special shout out to Steve who has addopted his accoustic picking style into his electric playing and has become a bit of a "guitar hero".
A word of warning to Mongo who is now wanted by the Scottish B.E.A. (Black Pudding Enforcement Agency) for illegally smuggling large ammounts of the substance out of the country,last seen disguised as a hung over drummer heading for the Lochmaddy ferry with a large package under his arm.It was nice to meet and talk to the guys again and we thoroughly enjoyed the gig ,the company and our Hebridian adventure.
P.S. My son (who was unable to get off work for the Benbecula gig) went to see the band in Portree. The 20 entry fee was set by the promoters but droped at the insistance of the band to a reasonable 14 at he door.
Thanks to COAST for a great weekend in the Western Isles,


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Post  atislay on Wed 24 Aug 2011 - 2:23

Yes you're right, DaveyTee. We want to read more of this special tour in the highlands and islands. Thank you Kenny for your review, it sounds like that you had a ball on Benbecula... Very Happy
Would like to read also something from the band members, how they felt to play on the outer hebrides, I think that a dream came true for some of them.
Now I hope to see the "extended set" also in Tonder on friday... Very Happy
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Post  DaveyTee on Wed 24 Aug 2011 - 5:42

Thanks for your reply, Kenny - it sounds like a great night. You mention an "extended set" - can you say how long it lasted?

Not surprised that Mongo took a fancy to the lopcal black pudding - it is just so superior to the English stuff!

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Post  KENNY MACDONALD on Thu 25 Aug 2011 - 6:16

Hi Davey. The band took to the stage about 11.30 played to about 1.00 then returned for a third encore.
I dont know if it was the "home coming effect" but the gig certainly seemed a bit special.This was only my second visit to the Uists (the first was only a flying visit) but I can see how the landscape,the people and the spirit of the islands has influenced the bands(Pauls) song writing.I am sure he will return from this visit with inspiration for more music from this magical place.

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