Leith is the place I moved when I first came to Edinburgh in 2005, so it’s always been my favourite part of the city. I love where we are now of course, but it’s a bit posh, and I prefer a place to be a bit scruffier and rough round the edges. Leith is a brilliant combination of the two, in my opinion, and I still kinda wish we lived down there, even though I don’t really want to leave our current house. Well, not after what we’ve just had to spend repairing the roof, that’s for fucking sure.
That’s a brief explanation of the reason I pretty much stamped my foot and insisted that the LeithLate people allowed me to put on a wee Song, by Toad event at the Festival this year. I have no shame, you know this. Anyhow, the important thing is that they said yes, and that we are now presenting a three-hour showcase of the finest Song, by Toad-approved music in Edinburgh at Boda Bar this evening. It would be nice to see you there, should you get the chance.
Free Song, by Toad Showcase – Boda, Leith, 6-9pm tonight
6:00 – 6:20 Mike MacFarlane
6:40 – 7:00 Lee Patterson
7:20 – 7:40 The Last Battle
8:00 – 8:20 Kid Canaveral
8:40 – 9:00 Meursault
9:15 – 9:35 Wounded Knee
And check out this awesome flyer of everything else which is happening at LeithLate tonight (click to enlarge):