Something special for Father's Day 19 Jun 2015
If you're on the lookout for great last-minute gift for Father's Day (this Sunday, 21 June) then what about getting him tickets to one of our great shows in July?
All dads are different of course, but we've such a wide range of acts and events this year that there's plenty to satisfy any taste - however, here are some that we think might go down especially well...
He's one of the world's top jazz and soul singers, and has a glittering career to prove it! George is making his first appearance at the Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival, and it's sure to be a fantastic night in the comfortable and beautiful Festival Theatre. For a gift that's extra-special, this one's pretty hard to top.
The Rolling Stones, Fleetwod Mac, John Mayall - all classic 'dad rock' and all inspired by the wonderful, powerful music which came out of America's 'Windy City'. Here's a chance to go back to those roots and witness two greats of Chicago Blues - Mud Morganfield (son of the legendary Muddy Waters) and award winning guitar maestro, Lurrie Bell.
Making their first appearance at the Festival, but boasting a lineup full of experience and talent, RSB are a supercharged blues-rock supergroup from the USA. Their music is powerful, exciting and filled to the brim with southern soul, making this double bill a particularly great night. On the other half of the bill is the 'Mississippi Blues Child', Mr Sipp, who's bringing his superb blues sound to Edinburgh for the first time, and will complete a fantastic night.
Speaking of supergroups, if swinging jazz is more your dad's style than blues rock, then it's definitely worth considering this fantastic one-night-only combo. The specially assembled Swingtet features some of the world's best jazz musicians joining the Edinburgh piano master, including Scott Hamilton, Warren Vaché, Jacob Fischer, Mark Nightingale and John Rae.
And finally, we've another fleeting opportunity, with hugely influential blue guitarist Stefan Grossman playing one of his rare solo shows. Stefan's intricate playing style (or styles, since he's expert in many) make him a supremely satisfying musician to experience in person.
And if none of those sound right, have a look through the rest of our programme and treat your dad to something really special!