…Some Things Soul
…Some Things New
…Some Things Borrowed
…Some Things Blues
The new show for 2013 will feature a number of old favourites, alongside some brand new original material, coupled with other writers’ selective contributions, and some back catalogue songs given a brand new feel.
The band line up consists of four founder members, including the original keyboard player back on board, their hottest ever horn section, and a solid driving backbeat featuring a legendary snare drum!
Following their appearance at the Edinburgh Jazz Festival on July 20, the band will make a long overdue return to Glasgow on August 3 at The Glad Cafe in Shawlands, one of the city's up and coming hot new venues. The following week LOBN return to Festival Business and will appear at "Fringe By The Sea" in North Berwick on Sat August 10. Thereafter the band will return to Backstage at the Green on October 5.
The collective band members are currently collaborating on writing and rehearsing new material designed for their first recorded release in four years. The album will be a homage to their musical influences on their journey over the past 25 years as well as showcase their new sound.
The album will be launched at their end of year “Soul / R&B Review Show” in Edinburgh with the venue and date, yet to be decided.
Lights Out By Nine celebrated their 25th year in the business with a string of appearances including their “Soul / R&B Review” in the Kingdom of Fife where it all began.
The band has also added that classic smokin’ Jazz, Soul and Blues sound of Hammond Organ and so returning to the line up of their formative years.
Towards the end of 2012, LOBN returned to work in their own rehearsal and recording studio to write further new material and develop some new song arrangements, adding to the band a whole new “funk rhythm and blues” sound.
"Tam (White) and I loved LOBN, and it was our great pleasure to perform with them again in 2009 and appear in the live DVD!"
Fraser Spiers (Love and Money)
"The first time I met LOBN, we stayed up jamming and talking all night, and I wasn’t even drinking!” Martin Stephenson (& the Daintees)
"Well done on reaching you're 25th guys - It's not as painful as it looks! Bruce Watson (Big Country)
“Two hit albums on BB King’s Bluesville chart, and these guys are Scottish!” Bill Wax, XM Radio, Washington DC, USA
“We’ve done some great gigs together, and shared a few drinks along the way, best wishes to Ronnie, Dougie and the boys!”
Pete Agnew (Nazareth)
“Lights Out By Nine, simply excellent, two live sessions for my BBC show, and numerous supports for the Blues Band”
Paul Jones, BBC Radio 2
“Congratulations to Lights Out By Nine on the eve of their 25th Anniversary - one of the finest bands north of the border and one that we have certainly shared a few drams with!”
Kevin Morris (Dr Feelgood)
“We have worked with Dougie and the guys on several occasions over many years now, and it has always been a pleasurable and problem free experience. We have no hesitation in listing them as an ‘AWB support band of choice’ and wish LOBN a very happy anniversary, and sharing this year with us, their ‘big soul brothers’ as we are ‘40’ this year as well!”
Alan Gorrie & Onnie McIntyre (Average White Band)