The Katet vs John Williams – March 27th


The cure for what ails ye!

Though we only managed to host two of these 6pm events before closure, the Half Moon Medicine Showcase was to be a new acoustic/folk/blues/roots night hosted by multi-instrumentalist, Cera Impala. Cera’s wild banjo style and breathless vocals creates a dreamy atmosphere that lures you in. We were impressed to see a full Friday night crowd listening so intently that you could hear a pin drop. She is joined by folks from all over Edinburgh, including familiar faces such as singer Nicole Smit, and Cera’s long-time collaborators Lake Montgomery and Joel “Jello” Sanderson – who debuted his home-made bass/cello (bello?) combination to great acclaim. We’re very much looking forward to getting these back up and running and seeing what new treasures this showcase digs up.


After their sell-out run from both last year’s Fringe Festival and Jazz & Blues Festival, and their previous sell out shows of their Stevie Wonder show, we were expecting this to be busily attended by The Katet’s major following. The eight-piece features many of our outstanding late-night residents (and in fact The Katet was the Wednesday night resident band for many years), in an all-star cast led by Mike Kearney (keys), and featuring Konrad Wiszniewski (sax), Jed Potts (guitar), Tom Wilkinson (bass), Davide Rinaldi (drums), Chuck Dearness (trumpet), Ross Lothian (trombone), and Dave Wallace (guitar).

Funking up the music of Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones, E.T. and more! All your favourite film scores like you’ve never heard them before. As a special treat for the show’s first Edinburgh outing of the year, the band had prepared a very special new featurette inspired by a ‘non-John Williams’ movie… “just gimme something without any sugar!” – Anyone care to take a guess?

Here’s a recording of THE DEATH STAR, performed at The Piccolo Tent.

To support the band, you can buy music from their huge discography here, and as the Fringe is pushing on for the moment, they also have tickets on sale for August, here.


You can continue to support us and the professional musicians who are struggling right now, by donating what you might usually spend on an entry fee or a drink, or any other amount that you wish. Professional musicians and all hospitality/event staff are facing an incredibly difficult time, having seen months of steady work disappear over-night. Any donations would be extremely appreciated to help us to continue to pay our staff through our closure and support our local event staff community in any way that we can.

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