Freshly Squeezed: Freshers with The Cliftons, The Popping Candies & Hugh Kelly Music

Freshly Squeezed: Freshers with The Cliftons, The Popping Candies & Hugh Kelly

  • Date

    Saturday 17 September 2016

  • venue

    The Lemon Tree

  • time

    Doors 7.30pm

  • age

    Adults, Teens

  • price

    £7.70 inc. bf

  • genre


The Cliftons are a Scottish alternative/ indie rock band formed in 2013 in Aberdeen, Scotland. The band consists of James Will (lead vocals & rhythm guitar), Andrew Joseph (lead guitar), Keir Smith (bass guitar) & Bilal Benzahia (drums, percussion and backing vocals).

The Cliftons released their self titled debut EP in the summer on 2015. This EP proved a hit among their fan base with songs such as 'Methamphetamine' becoming a fond fan favourite. The Cliftons effectively distil the sounds of Arctic Monkeys, Catfish and the Bottlemen, whilst still staying true to the poetic and boyish charm that rock music represents. The Cliftons have supported names such as The Bluetones and Man Made, headlined multiple venues, and played sold out shows, such as The Lemon Tree.

With meaningful, honest and true heartfelt lyrics, thumping drums, deep bass lines & rough, dirty lead guitar. The Cliftons are making their mark on the Scottish music scene and are a band to watch out for.

The Popping Candies
A young Stonehaven based band just starting out, made up of 4 members. Taking influence from bands like the smiths, Aztec camera, The Cure and more recently Mac DeMarco.

Hugh Kelly
Scottish singer/songwriter Hugh Kelly released his debut EP in Feb 2016.  He followed up a 10 date UK tour in June, with 45 gigs at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe. His highlights included live performances for BBC Radio Scotland, BBC at the Edinburgh Festivals & also performing on STV. Formerly an Aberdeen University student, Hugh is delighted to be returning to Aberdeen to perform for the second time this year.

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