Blue Lamp

Blue Lamp
Gallowgate, Aberdeen, AB25 1BU
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Anita Wardell

“Anita Wardell, the UK-resident Australia-raised singer, has been one of the most engaging live performers on standard material over a decade."…John Fordham, The Guardian Anita has teamed up with top players including Colin Steele, Mario Caribe and Euan Stevenson to do a small Scottish tour and we are delighted to have…

Thu 7 Sep

£12 / 01224 641122

Arild Andersen Rose Window Trio with Kirsten Bråten Berg

Helge Lien piano, Arild Andersen,bass, Gard Nilssen drums and featuring Kirsten Bråten Berg on vocals Arild Andersen is a renowned musician both in his homelamd of Norway and Internationally and is no stranger to the Blue lamp where he has played with his trio including Tommy Smith and Paulo Vinaccia. This time he brings…

Thu 26 Oct

£15 / 01224 641122

Breakneck Comedy PAUL PIRIE plus guests

Brought to you by Breakneck Comedy. Aberdeen's premier comedy club. Featuring a line up of some of the UK's best stand up comedians. If you would like to find out more about our shows in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire please visit

Sat 26 Aug

£11 / 01224 641122


Glasgow’s hottest new folk property, five-piece Ímar have created more than a bit of a stir in little over a year since their formation. Their debut video, unleashed to the world during Celtic Connections 2016, has been viewed in excess of200,000 times - whilst their touring credits already including the opening set…

Wed 6 Sep

£10–£12 / 01224 641122

Is Monogamy Dead?

Award-winning comedian, broadcaster and writer Rosie Wilby presents readings and unexpected discoveries from her new book Is Monogamy Dead? Rosie has appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Loose Ends, Summer Nights, Four Thought, Midweek, The Human Zoo and Woman’s Hour and at festivals including Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party, Green…

Wed 13 Sep

£5 / 01224 641122

Age suitability: 18+ Part of Techfest.

  • 18:30

Jess Klein

JESS KLEIN A welcome return to Aberdeen for Jess Klein Over a career that spans more than a decade and a half and has won her a devoted worldwide fan base, Kleinwho possesses what Mojo magazine calls one of those voices you want to crawl up close to the speakers to listen to and a knack for writing songs that the…

Thu 5 Oct

£11 / 01224 641122

Old Blind Dogs

The North-East's favourite folksters, Old Blind Dogs, return to the Blue Lamp for a festive performance. Blow away the post Christmas cobwebs with an evening of top music from Jonny Hardie (fiddle), Aaron Jones (bouzouki), Ali Hutton (pipes) and Donald Hay (percussion). Old Blind Dogs live performances are the stuff of…

Fri 29 Dec

£10–£12 / 01224 641122

Orange Claw Hammer

Steve Kettley’s Orange Claw Hammer is a band of fine musicians with a desire to enjoy, share and play with the music of Captain Beefheart. Deeply rhythmic and rooted in the blues before spiralling off into free association, their music is a wondrous cacophony of finely tuned chaos. Even though the vast majority of the…

Thu 12 Oct

£12 / 01224 641122

Paul Booth Quartet

Paul Booth is one of the most exciting and in demand musicians on the scene today. Although a very prominent figure on the jazz scene with an album released on the Jazzizit label and his latest album “No Looking Back” on the Basho label, his versatility has seen him play in many musical genres. He studied at the Royal…

Thu 5 Oct

£12 / 01224 641122

Paul Harrison's Trio Magico

The music of Egberto Gismonti is like a microcosm of his native Brazil - diverse, joyful, surprising and unique. Award winning jazz pianist Paul Harrison, bassist Mario Lima Caribe and drummer Stu Brown have a special rapport from years of performing together in Scotland and internationally. In this new trio they bring…

Thu 21 Sep

£12 / 01224 641122

Perpetual Motion

Perpetual Motion Machine is a six-piece group, recently selected as ambassadors for Jazz North’s prestigious Northern Line scheme. Its members might be familiar to audiences in the region, but the PMM project represents a bold departure for all involved and the prospect of a live experience like no other. With an unusual…

Thu 14 Sep

£12 / 01224 641122

Phil Bancroft

Saxophone giant Phil Bancroft returns to the Lamp, from the top-flight of Scottish music, Phil has been at the heart of the Scottish scene for over 20 years, with bands like the John Rae Collective,Trio AAB, Celtic Feet, Stramash, and long-term collaborators Reid Anderson, Thomas Stronen, Mike Walker, Graeme Stephen and…

Thu 19 Oct

£12 / 01224 641122

Psychedelic Confessions of a Primal Screamer

Martin St John reads from his memoir as tambourine player in the early days of Primal Scream.

Sat 11 Nov

£7 / 0141 334 7669

  • 19:00

Thomas Truax

THOMAS TRUAX We are reclaiming Thomas for his Blue Lamp debut. If you haven't seen Thomas you haven't seen anything like it. Thomas Truax (pronounced troo-aks) is an American singer/musician, inventor and multi-media artist. One of the most imaginative characters on the pop music fringe, since the year 2000 Thomas…

Sun 15 Oct

£8.80 / 01224 641122

Tommy Smith Quartet

The award-winning saxophonist and composer leads the band for a performance of swing, mellow and contemporary jazz, paying homage to jazz icon John Coltrane.

Thu 28 Sep

£15 / 01224 641122

  • 20:00 – 22:30

Tommy Smith Quartet:Embodying The Light

Scotland’s premier jazzman and arguably one of the world’s best sax players always draws a big crowd of fans to the Blue Lamp. It’s been a few years since he appeared with his own quartet but this year Tommy Smith launches a new band, the Tommy Smith Quartet: Embodying the Light. On February 2, Smith and his new quartet…

Thu 28 Sep

£15 / 01224 641122

True North: Siobhan Wilson

Aberdeen Performing Arts presents True North - Aberdeen's music festival - taking place between Thursday 7 - Sunday 10 September in venues across Aberdeen. interesting music promotions in association with True North present Siobhan WIlson supported by Fair Mothers Siobhan WIlson Siobhan was born in Elgin, but recorded and…

Fri 8 Sep

£11 / 01224 641122