James Yorkston Presents: Tae Sup Wi' A Fifer: Jane Weaver/Ian Rankin/Callum Easter
Abusing, evading and obliterating 20 years of whimsical pop trends, Jane Weaver’s experience as a truly independent and resilient female experimental songwriter / sound-carrier commands respect and inspiration in equal measures.
Here we find a model student of second-hand Kraut-rock, female punk, hard-subbed new-wave, synthesiser skip-finds and unpronounceable worldly feminine pop who's finally reached her eureka moment.
“Motorik rhythms and ancient technology create music that brims with urgency and originality.” MOJO
"I'll be in the middle of writing a new novel (hopefully) so may give a sneaky reading from that. I'll mostly be talking about the writer's life, with a few (hopefully) funny anecdotes along the way. Should I take questions from the audience? That could happen. And there'll be a bit of chat about growing up in the wilds of Fife (six long miles from Kirkcaldy), my weekly pilgrimages to the Pogo-A-Gogo club (literally next door to the Adam Smith Theatre) and how music was my first love (and it will be my last)…"
Edinburgh-based singer of otherworldly rhythm and blues songs, an artist who has built a strong local reputation emerging from the creative heat of the Leith studio that spawned Mercury Prize-winning act Young Fathers – with whom Callum plays keys and lap steel live and has toured with as support.