Author Archives: Véloniños
‘Punching Above Our Weight’, Inverclyde’s Music Scene in 70s & 80s
Following the Spirit of Punk exhibition earlier this year, you can now watch RIG Arts’ film “Punching Above Our Weight” which explores Inverclyde’s music scene in the 70s & 80s here: vimeo.com/356784454 Watch “Punching Above Our Weight” on Vimeo An accompanying booklet and more information about the project is available on their website: rigarts.org/spirit-of-punk-2019
Laurie & The Cuban Heels to play live in Glasgow!
Looks like Laurie and The Cuban Heels had such a great time at The Spirit of Punk in Greenock on Friday night, they’re gonna do it all again very soon! Be sure to come along and check ’em out at the O2 Academy Glasgow on 2nd August 2019. Supporting them will be rock ‘n’ roll […]
Photos of Laurie & The Cuban Heels at the Spirit of Punk!
Photos by: Chris Fallen
“Bully for You!” on BBC Radio Merseyside!
It was great to hear “Bully for You!” on On The Beat yesterday! Huge thanks to Spencer Leigh at BBC Radio Merseyside for giving it a spin. You can listen again here: bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p07dnfwb
The Cuban Heels rock the Beacon!
The Cuban Heels performed for the first time since the 80s at last night’s SPIRIT OF PUNK celebrations for RIG Arts’ Inverclyde Music Heritage project. Véloniños guitarist Laurie Cuffe was joined on stage by band mates John Milarky and Nick Clark with drummer Lesley McLaren supporting them behind the kit. The energetic set list included […]
Laurie to join The Cuban Heels at Spirit of Punk Celebration!
We wanted to let you know that Laurie will be joining his band mates from The Cuban Heels for a one-off gig (and their first since the 80s!) at The Spirit of Punk, an upcoming celebration of Inverclyde’s 70s and 80s music scene taking place at The Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock on 12th July 2019. […]
Gary Crowley’s Punk & New Wave Box Set Featuring The Cuban Heels
We were pleased to see Gary Crowley’s upcoming “Punk & New Wave” box set, which features over 70 tracks from 1977-1982, includes “Downtown” by The Cuban Heels. Released in 1978, this cover of the 60s classic features Davie and Laurie on drums and guitar. The box set will be released Friday 15th September 2017 and […]
Listen: Cuban Heels live in session from 1981
A little blast from the past… Jon Hillcock played “Hard Times” and “Walk On Water” by the Cuban Heels on BBC Radio 6 Music last night. These recordings are taken from a live session, recorded for John Peel on Radio 1 back in March 1981, with Laurie on guitar. Listen here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08s3305 at 41 mins […]
Veloninos support Black Cat Bone at Voodoo Rooms!
We’re looking forward to supporting Black Cat Bone at The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh on Saturday 1st April 2017 with Dixie Fried and The Violent Mood Swings! Tickets are available now from Tickets Scotland here: http://bit.ly/2mRbaaQ See you there!
Watch: “Hillbilly Girl” live at The Glad Cafe, December 2016
Clip of us playing “Hillbilly Girl” live at The Glad Cafe, Glasgow in December 2016. We’re looking forward to doing it all again when we play at Leith Depot, Edinburgh on Saturday 4th March 2017! You can get tickets from Tickets Scotland in-store or online: http://bit.ly/2khwsNu
Veloninos live at Leith Depot!
We’re excited to be playing at Leith Depot, Edinburgh on Saturday 4th March 2017 with Elvera & The Arcatis and Isaac Brutal! You can get tickets from Tickets Scotland in-store and online here: http://bit.ly/2khwsNu. See you there!
James King and the Lonewolves + Veloninos at CCA Glasgow!
We’re excited to be joining James King and the Lonewolves at CCA Glasgow on Saturday 14th January 2017! CCA Glasgow is a very special venue for us, we played our first live show there as part of Ceòl’s Craic Americana Night in September 2013 and returned two more times in September 2014 and September 2015. […]