Exciting new line-up of shows set for Aberdeen’s Lemon Tree

The Lemon Tree are looking foward to hosting a range of exciting shows throughout the year
The Lemon Tree are looking foward to hosting a range of exciting shows throughout the year

A programme jam-packed with exciting new shows has recently been announced for the Lemon Tree in Aberdeen.

One of the highlights in the programme includes APA’’s own Freshly Squeezed programme which comes to the city centre venue tomorrow (Friday) and offers a platform for new talent shaping up to be future stars in the making.

Former Meldrum Academy pupil, Mitzy Wilson is among the performers.

The teenager started her singing career in local sheltered housing units, bars and clubs across the North-east.

Singer-songwriter Ross Wilson, from Edinburgh, will make his way to the venue three days later with his distinctive Caledonian Soul sound.

Welsh-born Cate Le Bon, will be performing on Sunday, September 14.

Cate, who has relocated to Los Angeles to record her new album, and performed across the world, has worked with Gruff Rhys on the duet - I Lust You - and on Neon Neon’s album. She also features on the lead vocals on a forthcoming track from the Manic Street Preachers album.

The Lemon Tree is looking forward to various performances from bands including the Glasgow outfit Casual Sex (Friday, June 6) known for their spiky, tart pop music, Dragonforce (Thursday, September 18) which promises to thrill audiences while Big Country (Friday, October 3) will perform songs from their multi-million selling album Steeltown.

On Thursday, August 7, Adrian Edmondson, comedian and Bad Shepherds frontman brings his folk quartet back for their unique take on punk songs played on traditional folk instruments.

Breabach - winners of the Celtic Connections Open Stage Award (2005) will be performing for audiences on Monday, May 26. Skerryvore from the Isle of Tiree, will offer a taster of what can be expected from their upcoming album due for release later this year on Friday, October 17.

Feisty, and effortlessly funny Shappi Khorsandi is back on Friday, July 11 after a gig reschedule from earlier in the year, philosopher Tom Stade performs on Friday, September 5, who recently performed to sell-out audiences at the Melbourne and Edinburgh Comedy Festivals, meanwhile Mark Watson will show off the talent which saw him win five major comedy awards with his new show Flaws on Wednesday, October 22.

A new APA project encouraging writing talent from across Aberdeenshire Aberdeen (Saturday, May 10), contributions from some of Scotland’s leading writers will be juxtaposed with work by those taking part in APA’s playwrights workshop programme to bring to life cutting edge new short plays all about the city.

Tickets for all these shows and more are available online at aberdeenperformingarts.com, by calling 01224 641122 and at Aberdeen Box Office at the Music Hall and HMT.