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An Evening with SKIDS / Bruce Watson's 60th Birthday Bash

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THIS IS A LIVE STREAMED ACOUSTIC EVENT

An evening celebrating the songs of the Skids and Big Country

Join Richard Jobson with Bruce and Jamie Watson as they take you on a musical journey celebrating some classic SKIDS songs. As well as the classics,the intrepid trio will also be delving into tracks from the 4th studio album "JOY".

If this wasn't enough, March also sees the 60th birthday of the inimatible Bruce Watson. What better way to acknowledge this milestone and his amazing musical journey , than to let you hear some exclusive acoustic versions of your Big Country favourites.

"In 1977, we were singing songs about what we saw as a world in crisis, today that message is more relevant than ever! The songs have a different power when played acoustically - a new energy - triumph, rage, camaraderie, and a positivity that has always been and will always be the motivation of the bands music and words." - Richard Jobson

This livestreamed show is being broadcast to you from the very building that the SKIDS rehearsed in back in their formative years.

A range of stream exclusive merchandise will be available to ticketholders.

AND FINALLY.........
Everyone who buys a ticket will have their name entered into a draw for the chance to record some backing vocals on the next Skids studio album and have their name in the credits.

Please note: All live stream events are subject to change. Not all events listed are live performances by the artist - they also include archived concerts, DJ sets, masterclasses, Q&As and more.

The Skids

The Skids appearing at this event

1977 anarchy lives on as Richard Jobson's legendary Scottish punk band The Skids continue to wow the crowds. Perhaps best known for their '79 top ten hit 'Into The Valley', they became a major influence on later bands like Green Day and Manic Street Preachers. Via Pledgemusic, the boys celebrated their 40th anniversary in 2017 by releasing 'Burning Cities', their first new album in 35 years!

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Richard Jobson

Richard Jobson appearing at this event

From school punk to modern day film producer Richard Jobson has lived a full and colourful life. A harrowing incident as a child left him suffering with epilepsy but he was a mere 15 year old when he launched the punk rock band The Skids in 1977 with his songwriting partner Stuart Adamson. After four albums The Skids folded and Jobson formed The Armoury Show whilst Adamson moved on to form his new band Big Country. In the 1980s Jobson became a familiar face on television as a presenter on '01 For London' and as film reviewer for Sky Television. In June 2013, he was awarded an honorary degree (Doctor of Arts) from Edinburgh Napier University. With a life that has gone full circle in 2017 he reactivated The Skids.

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