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November Get Together of original band

Shortly after the sad death of John Mannion’s wife Liz, John was back in Glasgow and met up with Chris & Pauline for a few pints in Allison Arms & Heraghty’s on the South Side of Glasgow.  A lot of laughter and tears were the order of the evening….. and Guinness too!!!  

October Gig – CANCELLED

It is with regret that, due to illness, the band will be unable to fulfil this gig. It is hoped that a suitable re-scheduled date can be found in the new year In the meantime, we apologise for any inconvenience caused.          

Robin Adams – The Garden

  For those of you don’t know, Robin Adams released his new album “The Garden” a couple of months ago and it has been receiving rave reviews all around the world. The album can be purchased on iTunes or through Amazon.  Alternatively , ask your local record shop. Links to Amazon and iTunes together with… Read More…

Great British Folk Festival 2015 – SDT not appearing

The band were due to appear at this festival but, due to extentuating circumstances, require to cancel. We apologise for any inconvenience caused Full details of who is appearing at

Chris Adams latest news

Heartfeeder is an iconic track on The Machine That Cried.  It was written when Chris was in hospital after suffering a collapsed lung.  As you may have seen on Facebook, Chris has recently been back in hospital and has successfully undergone triple heart bypass surgery.  We are pleased to say that he hopes to be… Read More…

Beautiful Game..?

Chris Adams  has just published his first novel, Beautiful Game..? It’s September 2014 and in Glasgow, a high profile Scottish sports journalist is found dead in his car. Apparent suicide becomes suspected murder when the pathologist finds strange marks on the victim’s thigh and when the cop in charge, DI George Bruce finds that he’s… Read More…

Steeple Claydon Interview

Chester Studzinski caught up with Chris in his home studio to ask about the background to the recently released Steeple Claydon limited edition vinyl album.  We have a link  here to this video interview      

CASINO – Video

Link to a wee video of “Casino” from a private party on Glasgow’s South Side in March 2014

Colin Wilson R.I.P.

We recently heard the sad news that Colin Wilson had passed away at the end of 2013. Colin was bass  player  when the band was signed to Charisma and his distinctive playing style added much to the overall sound on both Machine That Cried and the eponymous debut album. Chris said ” Although we hadn’t… Read More…

“Heartfeeder” on Internet Compilation Album

Just in  – “Heartfeeder” features as the closing track on a new compliation album “The Day After The Sabbath 99 – Isolation Waltz (violins)”. . The track, written as Chris recovered from his collapsed lung,  was on the band’s acclaimed album, “The Machine That Cried”. The new album features hard & prog rock with violins… Read More…