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40th Anniversary Gig

“Unique experience doesn’t really do it justice” “A trip down memory lane” “I don’t recall ever attending anything quite like it” “A magic evening” “Not just another night in this old city” Just some of the reactions to the night of 29 May 2010 when String Driven Thing celebrated 40 years since the release of… Read More…

Carradale, Argyll, 06/08/10

Chris and Robin played an acoustic set supporting “Not The Incredible String Band” at Carradale Village Hall as a warm up for their Edinburgh Fringe gigs . A sort of “Not String Driven Thing” meets “Not The Incredible String Band” Incredible String Band former members Malcolm Le Maistre, Stan Schnier & Graham Forbes played some… Read More…

Summer 2010 Update

Summer has been fairly active. A short tour of Bavaria took place in May just before the build up to the 40th anniversary gig. Blogs & photos on the 40th are up on site and more of this and Bavaria will be with you shortly. To coincide with String Driven Thing’s 40th birthday, a book… Read More…

BLOOD HARMONIES

A RARE DUO APPEARANCE Saturday July 31st sees a rare appearance by two generations of Adamses, when Rob and Chris join forces for an afternoon set in the acoustic tent at the Lomond Folk Festival. After winning the prestigious Billy Kelly Songwriter’s Award, Rob’s first album ‘Down to Reverie’ was released to rave reviews and… Read More…

Lomond Folk Festival, 31/07/10

Chris & Robin went down a storm in the Acoustic Tent at the Lomond Folk Festival playing songs from the repertoires of both father & son.

Balloch – The Doghouse 05/03/2010

The band played their first gig of 2010 at The Doghouse in Balloch. Chris’s son, Robin returned to the fold, playing lead guitar and providing backing vocals. As well as having his own solo career ( he won the Billy Kelly Songwriting award last year), he has released his first album, Down To Reverie, which… Read More…

Bavaria 2010

After the band’s successful gigs in Bavaria last year, they have been asked back to do a few more. Chris will do a rare solo acoustic gig at Cafe Konrad, Vilsbiburg on Saturday 8th May. Then, after a few days rest, the rest of the band will join him for three gigs the following weekend…. Read More…

Glasgow, 29/05/10 – 40th Anniversary Gig

To celebrate 40 years since the release of String Driven Thing’s first single – Another Night in This Old City, Backshop Records are hosting a special, invitation only, House Party at a secret location in Glasgow. Special guests for the evening will be original band members, John Mannion & Pauline Adams. There will be a… Read More…

String Driven play SXSE

SxSE No, not another alternative festival but a 1000mile round trip to London & Cambridge for a gig and two radio sessions. Regular rhythm section, Andy & Dick, were (due to work commitments) unable to make the trip but Ronnie Garrity (bass guitar) & John Bradley (drums) were more than adequate replacements. Chris’s son Robin… Read More…