Tiderays +Damien McFly

Tiderays +Damien McFly

Friday 29th October 2021 / Doors 7:00pm

The Vault Arts Centre, 40 Victoria Street
Newton Stewart DG8 6BT

Tickets: £6.00

No concession rate for this event.

Super-excited to welcome back Dumfries & Galloway based band Tiderays, live at The Vault Arts Centre, Newton Stewart, for a very special concert on Friday 29th October. With support from the fantastic Damien McFly. Don't miss it!

Formed in 2017, Tiderays blend contemporary indie rock with a more traditional Scottish influence. They have toured large parts of the UK, including the north of England and all over Scotland.

In July 2018 they released 'The Anchor', engineered and produced by Rod Jones (Idlewild). The Anchor was played extensively across digital networks and was featured by Jim Gellatly on Amazing Radio.

Tiderays then achieved Jim Gellatly's "Track Of The Day" on Amazing Radio with their release "Papillon", as well as being featured on the BBC Introducing Mixtape by Tom Robinson on BBC Radio 6 Music.

"...Great playing, songwriting and production. Plus an outstanding vocal performance from front man Eddie Oakes..."

In December 2018 they received the accolade of 'Artist of the Week' by Born to be Wide in The Scotsman newspaper in partnership with The Association of Independent Music which you can read here.

In Summer 2019, Jim Gellatly showed further support for Tiderays by featuring them in his New Music column in The Scottish Sun.

Their debut album "Moving On" was released on CD in November 2019 followed by a launch gig at the esteemed King Tut's Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow. It is available for digital download across all major platforms.

The nine-track album is an opportunity for lead vocalist Eddie Oakes to tell vivid stories of his life experiences. Eddie has been writing since the age of 17, with some of his best songs coming from raw emotions and "moving on" showed that side.

There are tracks that present Oakes' fragility, while the next will be "cinematic and anthemic which would happily score a big road trip through Scotland's hills" (Dumfries and Galloway Life) - highlighting Tiderays' versatility and exploration in his writing.

The album was reviewed by Bruce McKenzie from Dumfries & Galloway Life, defining it as a "superb nine track extravaganza"You can read his full review here.

Equally at home on the main stage at a festival, reputable gig venue and a range of more intimate venues, Tiderays are adding to their well established fan base with their live shows. Some highlights have included sharing the bill at Electric Fields alongside Frightened Rabbit, Dizzee Rascal, Band of Horses and Kate Tempest, to name a few, as well as headlining at King Tut's Wah Wah Hut.

"...performed with energy and attitude. I love it when the front people aren't just singing or playing, but actually interact with the audience, enter that space, performing and giving energy to the audience and to their fellow band members."
Karl Drinkwater Review

Tiderays give an energetic performance with songs which are raw and authentic to the frontman's story telling song. Expect catchy melodies with a dark edge.


The Vault Arts Centre

40 Victoria Street
Newton Stewart

Fabulous new arts centre facility in the heart of Newton Stewart offering workshops, masterclasses, 1-to-1 tuition, live music & dance, arts & crafts exhibitions and sales, music sales, ticket sales and the offices for Trad Music Trust and Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival.

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8th annual music festival

The 8th annual Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival will take place over the 8th-10th July 2022 and plans are already underway for a HUGE comeback event featuring, as ever, the very best in traditional music. We're delighted that the Damien O'Kane & Ron Block Band, Sarah Markey Band and GrĂ¡inne Brady are already confirmed and thrilled to also announce Irish fiddler player Megan Nic Fhionnghaile! It's going to be an incredible weekend, not to be missed.

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