‘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:

Watch “Punching Above Our Weight” on Vimeo

An accompanying booklet and more information about the project is available on their website:

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 duo The Bikini Bottoms and grunge ukulele artist Dissenter.

Get your tickets here:

The Cuban Heels photographed for their album “Work Our Way To Heaven”, 1981

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:

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 “Smok Walk”, “Sweet Charity” and the band’s interpretation of the Petula Clark classic “Downtown” amongst others.

Watch The Cuban Heels perform “Sweet Charity” on Facebook

As part of these celebrations an exhibition with photography, press clippings and memorabilia from Inverclyde’s vibrant music scene of the 70s and 80s is also on display at the Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock until Friday 19th July 2019.

Here’s a glimpse at just some of The Cuban Heels and Shakin’ Pyramids pieces being featured:

You can find out more about the Inverclyde Music Heritage project by visiting the RIG Arts website:

Laurie to join The Cuban Heels at Spirit of Punk Celebration!

The Spirit of PunkWe 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.

More details here:

Important Update Regarding Event Cancellations

We’re very sorry to announce that due to unforeseen circumstances all of our upcoming gigs and appearances have been cancelled.

Anyone who has already purchased tickets for The Glad Cafe, Glasgow on Saturday 9th June 2018 will be refunded shortly and are advised to email with any questions or concerns regarding their refund.

We know lots of you were looking forward to seeing us this year – some for the first time – and understand there will be disappointment, however we hope you’ll appreciate this is a difficult decision for any band to make and one we wouldn’t make unless it was absolutely necessary.

We’d also like to extend our sincere apologies to those of you attending festivals this summer with the intention of seeing us live and hope you’ll still have a great time enjoying their incredible line-ups in our absence.

Thank you for your understanding and continued support.

See us live at Rothesay Cycling Weekend 2017

We are excited to be playing live at The Scottish Honky Tonk (23 Marine Place, Rothesay) for Rothesay Cycling Weekend on Saturday 16th September 2017.

Doors – 8:30PM. Tickets £6 available by e-mailing / Available on the day at Craigmore Bowling Club and on the door.

See you there!