Soldier On set to play a sold out Magnum Theatre.

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Soldier On set to play a sold out Magnum Theatre.

Posted on March 3rd, 2016 in Gigs

Last July we were beyond chuffed to play to another sold out show at the HAC in Irvine. It was a great night on a home stage and we were delighted that fellow Ayrshire boys the Seaside Sons were there to support.

Having our July show sell out was a great endorsement. Before we had even taken to the stage we were invited back for another show this March. However, this time, at the Magnum Theatre, a venue three times the size of the HAC.

As the week of the show now approaches, we’re fine-tuning our set for not only our first hometown show of the year, but also our biggest headline show to date. Tickets for the Magnum went on sale just days after the HAC gig and the venue is going to be packed out. We’re excited and keen for our show to be bigger and better. This is our chance to play our part in celebrating the musical talent and love of music that’s very much alive in the west.12670127_736074073160733_3684299255929278703_n

Taking the stage in front of a home crowd always gives us a huge buzz so we’re keen for what we’re sure will be a belter of an evening. It’s great to be joined by fellow Irvine boys The Outlawed and The Saints so we’re confident we’ll blow the roof off the Magnum.

The Outlawed have made a name for themselves playing loud. They have been rocking Ayrshire and Glasgow for the past two years with their mix of blues and rock. We’ve always been big supporters so it’s great to finally share a stage with them.

We’re big fans of Saints too, the Irvine boys recently released their debut E.P. “Dead & Gone” to much acclaim and will definitely get the crowd going, so it will be great to get on stage with them too.

Once again, Freckfest is hosting the event. It’s the organisation established in the name of Irvine legend Willie Freckleton. It has taken on the responsibility of showcasing local talent and we’ve been with them from the very start and delighted to be included amongst some great emerging talent.

The Magnum show has been anticipated for a very long time and it’s going to be a big, loud, fun night – we hope you’re there to enjoy it too.

Sold out at the HAC

Posted on June 30th, 2015 in Gigs

This Friday night is all about our home town of Irvine for us, and judging by the sold out gig we’re not the only ones. Tickets sold out so swiftly they’ve booked us to come back in March next year for a bigger gig. We’re taking to the stage in front of a busy crowd at the Harbour Arts Centre on Friday night and it’s going to be an absolute belter.

Playing to the home crowd is always the bee’s knees but there’s a growing buzz around the Ayrshire music scene at the moment too, making this Summer’s gig full of promise.

Alongside the regular events hosted by Freckfest some of Ayrshire’s bright young musicians beside ourselves are making some noise in the wider world.

This Friday we’ll be supported by Seaside Sons, another local band who will be bringing their own Ayrshire Indie rock to the evening, fresh from their début album Out of Time.

Also hailing from Ayrshire is one half of the electro pop duo Apache Darling, Stefanie Lawrence. They will be tearing up the T Break stage at this Summer’s T in the Park in the latest of some great gigs from the duo. This stage has hosted sets from this year’s headliners Biffy Clyro, Paolo Nutini, Snow Patrol and The LaFontaines so it’s an incredibly exciting place to see a local band.

Apache Darling are no strangers to the crowd in Irvine having played in June. The eclectic and talented mix of acts playing Irvine gigs is great to see and all thanks to Freckfest. As musicians living and working in the town it’s great to share a vibrant creative scene with such a mixed bunch.

Freckfest is run for the love of music and it shows. The enthusiasts who run it do so with the aim of reviving the Irvine music scene and pride themselves on providing something for every musical taste. The support that we have from them is a great boost. It’s great to know the locals are behind you.

Freckfest events are hosted at three venues including the Harbour Arts Centre where we’ll be on Friday, Magnum Centre which we’re looking forward to playing in March and Troon Concert Hall.

The organisation’s named in honour of former Magnum Leisure Centre Entertainment Officer, Willie Freckleton, Irvine’s very own Mr Entertainment and the legendary founder of the Butterfly Disco. He was also the man responsible for bringing Oasis to Irvine shortly before they shot to fame and recent gigs have captured the essence of that.

As a band we’ve enjoyed our start to the year exploring our new sound and playing to some new crowds. We’re excited to be part of the vibrant scene in Ayrshire and look forward to everything that this Friday brings!

Solider On return to McChuills

Posted on May 1st, 2015 in Gigs

This Saturday Soldier On are back at Glasgow favourite McChuills supporting The Holy Ghosts.

Hailing from Edinburgh The Holy Ghosts are a five piece who put a Scottish twist on their Rock ‘n’ Roll. We’re there to support them along with Miracle Glass Company at the rescheduled launch of their EP, End Of The World And Other Multifarious Destinations in McChuills on Saturday 2nd May. Their stage shows are something to behold and this is a gig we would head to even if we weren’t playing.

We’re looking forward to playing again at McChuills, this will be our first time this year. This venue embodies the best of the Glasgow pub scene and we’re looking forward to getting the crowd dancing, and having a boogie ourselves.

It’s free entry this Saturday so you will only spend what passes over the bar. Bring your dancing shoes for a chance to check out not just us but some other very talented Scottish gents too.

To find out more about Soldier On as well as see a list of our upcoming gigs, just head to our website or catch us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

You can also book us by dropping an email to info@wearesoldieron.com.

Soldier On Ready to Rock in March 2015

Posted on February 28th, 2015 in Gigs

Soldier On is back on tour this March. If you have wondered where we’ve been ask no more, our absence is past. Between the Bricks, our new EP, drops on March 1st and that night we take to the stage in Liverpool, at none other than the Cavern Club.

monday soldier onWe’ve got six dates lined up on our March tour, and will be extending our sound across Scotland this year. Playing This Feeling at the Voodoo rooms will be our first gig in the Scottish capital. and we’re chuffed to be back at some March of the Mods gigs too, helping to raise money and awareness for charity.

It’s apt that in the year that we plan world domination we kick off our tour at The Cavern Club in Liverpool. In aid of Teenage Cancer Trust we are playing the prestigious venue at 10 Matthew Street on March 1st, the first March of the Mods gig of the tour. The club has some venerable musical history. Those walls saw regular gigs from The Beatles before Beatlemania took over, and their crowds became too big for the venue. It’s where Brian Epstein first met the band too. We doubt Cilla Black will be checking your coat in, but we can guarantee a night to remember.

Great things are anticipated for our first Scottish gig of 2015 in Edinburgh’s Voodoo Rooms on the 6th March. We’re excited to reach a new audience in the East. It’s the first time we’ve played in the capital so we are keen to see new faces in the crowd. This is an important gig for us as it’s part of This Feeling, a night which we’ve played before in Glasgow and always really enjoy. For the uninitiated This Feeling is the event to watch for upcoming bands. Last year we played alongside The Struts. Six months later they were in Paris, supporting The Rolling Stones. So we’re very excited to be part of this event again, and to be playing to an Edinburgh crowd on a Friday night.

After a day’s rest we’re in Manchester for a second March of the Mods gig on Sunday 8th. This time it’s at the iconic Band on the Wall. This is another venue with a rich musical history. Traditionally a jazz venue, it launched the careers of a good few Manchester punk bands in the 70′s. It’s adored by locals and is testament to the passion for live music that’s alive and well in Manchester today. We’re looking forward to rocking it.

On the 12th it’s another big first for Soldier On. We are hitting London, playing The Blues Kitchen in Camden, home to Tin Pan Alley and the home of Mod fashion – Carnaby Street. Not only is this one of the coolest areas for music, the clothes are pretty fresh. Elton John was discovered in Tin Pan Alley. It may be our first time on a London stage, but we’re confident no one will guess.

To round off our tour we’re delighted to be returning to another March of the Mods gig, on home turf. We’re at Glasgow’s ABC2 on the 14th. It offered us a great opportunity last year – we opened March of the Mods Glasgow in 2014 – so it’s great to be invited back. It’s a sign of how far we’ve come in a year that we’ve been asked to close the show this year.

betweenthebricksWe hope you make it along to see us on tour, but all is not lost if you somehow can’t make any of the dates. You can have and hold a real life copy of the EP, Between the Bricks, which can be purchased online here for just five of your English pounds.

Keep an eye on what we’re doing through our website, or on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Farewell To 2014 As Soldier On Plays Last Gig Of The Year

Posted on November 3rd, 2014 in Gigs

If you’ve recently stopped by our website and social media platforms you’ll have seen that last week we announced we’re playing the Clubhouse, Irvine, this coming Friday.

You may also have noticed this will be our last gig for a while so it’s certainly not one you want to miss.

Some of you may be reading this and wondering why we’re stopping performing for now. Well, we’re pleased to say that the reason we’re taking time off the road is so we can all get back into the recording studio to work on some new material to bring you early next year. But until Saturday, all our focus is on making our last gig of 2014 one to remember.

Those who’ve been in the Clubhouse before know it’s a great venue. We’ve played there a few times this year, and you may also remember it’s also where we held our EP launch night. So it seems fitting that this is where we wrap things up for a while.

And as a big thank you to you all for coming and supporting us throughout the year, this is a FREE gig.

What more could you ask for?! A free gig on a Friday night, good music (even if we do say so ourselves), a good selection of drinks behind the bar, and great company. It’s set to be the perfect night.

We understand, however, that not everyone will be able to make it along on Friday. So for those of you who can’t make it, head to our YouTube Channel to get your fill of Soldier On. There, you’ll be able to watch videos of live performances as well as our very first music video for Eggs For Breakfast. Even if you are coming to the Clubhouse, head to our channel anyway, you know it makes sense!

And if you’re looking for some music to listen to, our EP is still available to download and stream, as well as purchase as a physical copy; just click here.

To find out more about Soldier On as well as see a list of our upcoming gigs, just head to our website or catch us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. You can also book us by dropping an email to info@wearesoldieron.com.

Where: The Clubhouse, Irvine.
When: Friday 7 November, 9pm.
Price: Free.
Over 18s only.

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A Mod-el Performance At Modstuff

Posted on October 14th, 2014 in Gigs

On Saturday night many of the west of Scotland’s mods descended on the Bungalow Bar, Paisley, to see ourselves, The Skarsoles, and Dexy’s Bootleg Runners play Modstuff.

Taking to the stage first, at around 8pm, it was time for us to deliver our usual high-energy performance, kicking things off as the night intended to carry on.

Once up there we could see some familiar faces in the crowd who knew exactly what to expect from us. As for the others, it was up to us to shift through the gears and rally a foot-stomping show.

Despite being on early the venue was swollen, bursting at the seams and with an air of expectation that it was going to be a real cracker of a night. The youth had represented themselves well.

The energy in the room was electric. Encapsulating a whole range of emotions, from romance to wrath, a connection between the audience and ourselves was increasingly evident.

We rattled through our set, treating the crowd to Soldier On favourites including I Go Crazy, Rhona, and Keeping On Feeling; finishing with the title track from our EP (which you can still buy), Eggs For Breakfast. The perfect way to end our set.

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To see more images from the night please click here.

It was then time for us to chill out, have a dance, and a well-deserved drink. An outstanding night.

As we did with our last outing in the Bungalow, we had a great night and hope it’s not too long before we play there again.

As we hinted at earlier, our debut EP is out now to download and buy on CD. You can get your copy of it, either as a download or physical copy, by visiting the music page on our website.

To find out more about Soldier On as well as see a list of our upcoming gigs, just head to our website or catch us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. You can also book us by dropping an email to info@wearesoldieron.com.

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Images courtesy of John McCarney Photography.

Modstuff Setlist:

 - Keeping On Feeling
 - Gloria
 - Dirty Swan
 - Velvet
 - Knots & Crosses
 - Rhona
 - I Go Crazy
 - Tainted Love
 - Narcolepsy
 - Eggs For Breakfast

 

Soldier On Ready For Modstuff Paisley

Posted on October 9th, 2014 in Gigs

Soldier On is back on the road this weekend as we head for Paisley to play at Modstuff, organised by LNP Promotions, on Saturday night.

This won’t be the first time we’ve played Modstuff, so if the previous one is anything to go by, this will be another cracker!

Also, this gig will see us make a return to the Bungalow Bar which was the venue for Modstuff last year too. It’s a great venue that generates an amazing sound.

Unlike our last few gigs, we’re on the bill with some other bands, including Dexys Bootleg Runners and The Skarsoles, so we’ll get a chance to have a drink and a dance too – apart from Jordan who, as you know, always makes time for a dance!

There’s a been a real buzz about this gig on Facebook and Twitter, and it’s looking like it’s going to be a busy one. There are still some tickets available though!

To make sure you don’t miss out on a ticket, visit tickets-scotland or head to Apollo Music on Causeyside Street, Paisley. But you’d better hurry to avoid disappointment.

Doors open at 7pm so we suggest being there sharpish to make sure you get a view of the stage. Can’t have you coming along and missing the boys stomp their way through one of their last gigs of the year!

If you can’t wait till Saturday to hear our music, or can’t make it along on the night, fear not. Remember you can buy our EP either as a download or physical copy by visiting the music page on our website.

To find out more about Soldier On as well as see a list of our upcoming gigs, just head to our website or catch us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. You can also book us by dropping an email to info@wearesoldieron.com.

Doors – 7pm – 1am // Over 18s only // Tickets – £10

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Soldier On To Play Free Gig At McChuills, Glasgow

Posted on September 24th, 2014 in Gigs

This Friday Soldier On takes to the stage yet again, for the first time since our appearance at the Motherwell Beer Festival.

We’re pleased to be returning to a venue we played a few months back for the Glasgow Mod Weekender, McChuills in Glasgow.

We’re pretty excited to be heading back to McChuills. When we last played there we were blown away by the venue, from the great pictures on the walls, to the original lighting, to the cool arched roof.

The venue’s pretty intimate which makes for a great gig. Not only will it bring us closer to the crowd and feed off their energy, but the sound generated is unbelieveable too, before you know it it’s bounced off all the walls and has consumed everyone in the room. Amazing.

Oh, and the best bit about this gig… it’s FREE. That’s right, you can come along, have a sing and a dance and all it’ll cost you is what you spend at the bar! You’ll struggle to find a better offer on a Friday night.

And don’t worry if you can’t make it along to the gig, you can still enjoy the sounds of Soldier On by downloading our EP, Eggs For Breakfast. You can purchase it online via iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, and can be streamed on Spotify. But if you’re looking for a physical copy just click here.

To find out more about Soldier On as well as see a list of our upcoming gigs, just head to our website or catch us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. You can also book us by dropping an email to info@wearesoldieron.com.

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Image courtesy of glasgowstage.com.

Soldier On Eyes Up Buff Club Gig

Posted on August 1st, 2014 in Gigs

That’s us now in August and it’s shaping up to be a great month for us.

This month we’re set to play three great gigs. Kicking off with Band Night in Prestwick, followed by the Millport Scooter Rally a few weeks later. Both set to be great gigs.

However our final August gig, at the Buff Club, Glasgow, has really got us excited.

It’ll be our first time back at the Buff Club in over a year and we can’t wait. It’s a great venue and always delivers a great atmosphere.

Taking to the stage on 29 August, we’ll be supporting Nick Mercer Jnr, formerly of Scottish indie rock band, Sergeant.

While a member of Sergeant, Nick had the pleasure of playing both T in the Park and Glastonbury, while also attracting a fanbase well beyond Scotland.

On top of that, Nick’s also supported the likes of Oasis and The Fratellis, while playing with Sergeant, so he’s done not too bad for himself so far!

After taking some time out he’s back to showcase his solo project, Nick Mercer Jr, which is sure to be good, if his older material’s anything to go by.

So what more could you want? A Friday night in Glasgow listening to great live music in a great venue.

This an 18+ event only guys. Tickets are £5 and can be purchased here. Doors open at 7pm but we suggest you get there sharpish so you get a good spot with a good view of the stage.

To find out more about Soldier On, including our upcoming gigs, head over to our website, or catch us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. You can also book us by dropping an email to info@wearesoldieron.com.

Soldier On.

A Busy Week Of Gigs For Soldier On

Posted on July 23rd, 2014 in Gigs

After a great gig (and dinner) at the Hard Rock Cafe, Glasgow, last week, our minds are now firmly focused on what’s shaping up to be a busy week for us.

If you didn’t already know, we’re playing not one but two gigs this week. We’re at Scootayr on Friday and the Merchant City Festival on Saturday.

This won’t be our first visit to Ayr Racecourse though. You might remember we actually had the privilege of playing at this event last year. You can watch our video diary from Scootayr by clicking here.

Scooter Rallies are always fun but since this one’s down our neck of the woods, in Ayrshire, we reckon it’ll be even better, like last year.

Saturday’s gig in the heart of Glasgow’s Merchant City will be a smashing one too. And it’ll be a year to the day since we played at Liam Gallagher’s Pretty Green shop on Ingram Street, just along the road from the Festival, which is pretty cool.

This time it’s Osborne Street we’re gracing with our uptempo sounds and electrifying dance moves.

Glasgow Loves Music, organised by Glasgow Music Studios Ltd., will be showcasing everything musical from local and emerging talent on both the 26th and 27th of July.

On Saturday things will be kicking off from 12 noon and will end at 6pm, giving you all plenty of time to come along and enjoy the festivities.

And the best bit, coming to see us on Saturday will be FREE of charge. All you have to do is come along to Osborne Street and have a ball!

If you’d like to learn more about Glasgow Loves Music you can visit its events page on Facebook by clicking here.

To see a list of our other upcoming gigs please visit our website where you’ll also be able to find out more about the band and watch our latest music video.

You can also catch us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram where you can keep up with all that we’re up to.


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