The Orchids Tour Dates

The Orchids are a Scottish band that achieved success in the 198os with the release of a series of underground singles on the influential Sarah Records. The group's line-up comprised James Hackett (vocals), John Scally (guitar), Chris Quinn (drums), Matthew Drummond (guitar) and James Moody (bass). Their producer, Ian Carmichael, often played keyboards on their records. The group split up in 1995, playing their final gig at the Sarah Records farewell party.

The Orchids were musically one of the most interesting Sarah bands and certainly developed far more on that label than any band except, perhaps, The Field Mice. Starting with a fairly conventional melancholy guitar pop sound on Lyceum and contemporaneous singles, they moved on to become more keyboard and sample/effects-based for their second and third albums, Unholy Soul and Striving For the Lazy Perfection, developing a more electronic sound, possibly as a result of their producer, Ian Carmichael, who was a member of dance band One Dove.

The band reformed in 2004 and have since released another two albums.

The Orchids tour dates listed on Ents24.com since Oct 2014.

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Past Events

Here are the most recent UK tour dates we had listed for The Orchids. Were you there?

  • Shiiine On Weekender Levellers, The Wonder Stuff, Pop Will Eat Itself, Jim Bob, Dave Rowntree…
    Minehead, Butlins
  • Indietracks Festival Martha, The Wedding Present, Cate Le Bon, Shopping, Monkey Swallows The Universe…
    Ripley, The Midland Railway
  • The Railway Children The Orchids
    Glasgow, Audio
  • The Orchids The Chesterfields, The Suncharms
    Preston, The Continental
  • The Orchids Bodyheat
    Glasgow, The Glad Cafe