Martin Metcalfe & The Fornicators, Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh, Scotland

What the hell has happened this weekend? After being a Garbage fan for just shy of 20 years I see both of Shirley Mansons previous bands in the space of 2 days!

This was a fantastic show in the Voodoo Rooms in Edinburgh.

The support band was a guy from The Netherlands and he sounded decent I thought. 

Martin Metcalf performed with his band The Fornicators. They are all pretty solid musicians. A few gags were crack around the previous night in Glasgow the best being, 

“The next is a cover by Angelfish, I hear tickets to see them are pretty expensive these days”

Martin’s voice I feel is much better now than in his earlier days and it’s strange that more fame  hasn’t come his way over the years. An all round good solid performer and musician.



Angelfish, SWG3, Glasgow, Scotland


Wow Shirley Manson doing a show with Angelfish! Her pre Garbage days! Amazing! I had to be at this one.

The event was put on by The Scottish Circle and the David Williamson Rwanda Foundation, with the support of Oxfam and UNICEF they were aiming to raise £50,000 on the night of to assist women-centred projects in Rwanda and Nepal.

Shirley Manson, a long-term supporter of DWRF, was the special musical guest, performing songs with Angelfish.

The event was smart dress / black tie and also featured a 3-course dinner donated by Ryan James of The Buttery. There was an Auction of ‘money-can’t-buy’ prizes and an Art Exhibition featuring paintings large and small by both well-known and local artists.

Two tickets for Garbage in Edinburgh with Meet & Greet sold for £1600.00 on the night along with many others.

Angelfish were in fact pretty decent to say the least. A small set of only 6 songs but well worth it for this truly unique experience. King Of The World wasn’t played.

England v Scotland, Wembley Stadium, London

England 3 – 2 Scotland
Scotland twice led in what was quite a noisy Wembley Stadium. Tonight was by far the best atmosphere I’ve ever had for an England game with the Scots national anthem being totally drowned out by boos, a totally different experience to when either the Irish or Welsh played us.

Goal Scorers

  • England Walcott 29′ Welbeck 53′ Lambert 70′
  • Scotland: Morrison 11′ Miller 49′

Report: BBC

Heart of Midlothian FC v Dunfermline FC, Tynecastle Stadium, Edinburgh, Scotland

Heart of Midlothian FC 2 – 0 Dunfermline FC

We had a massive session with a few Garbage fans who still made the trip to Edinburgh the night before this game. One of them Boris tagged along to this match and fell asleep during the first half much to my amusement. The problem with this was I then fell asleep during the 2nd half!

The game started off OK with Hearts going two up within 10 minutes. After that it just turned into a borefest