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It’s coming soon(ish)

Update – June 2019
Work on the LP is nearing completion. It’s been a while coming (over a year now) but it should be with you before the end of the year. It will be worth the wait.
In the meantime we need to tell you of how we are being screwed again. Zoom records, through Cherry Red, have leased our debut single to Munster Record of Spain. We were not notified or consulted on this re-issue and Zoom are not answering our requests for a resolution. So, we have had no say in this and no idea what is going on. except that we are being ripped off and ignored. Which is a shame as it would be nice to see our record in the shops again. Anyway, here is the link to the Munster

Wee Red Bar gig – Saturday November 3rd

Another gig for the hardest working band in showbiz – the Valves are second on the bill at the Fakes gig on Saturday November 3rd at the Wee Red Bar, The Art College, Edinburgh. The Ferromoans are first up. Doors open at 7pm, over 18s only, £4 advance (brownpapertickets) £5 on the door.

The Mighty Valves will be doing old versions of old songs, some new versions of some old songs and some new versions of new stuff too. For the sake of symmetry, we’d like to do old versions of new songs, but that’s logically unpossible. And work on releasing a vinyl album of the 70s recordings is progressing….more details soon…

Gig at Weeeee Red Bar – November 3 plus Valves album???

Looks like a gig, sounds like a gig – it IS a gig. Playing with the estimable Fakes at one of our favourite venues – the Wee Red Bar at Edinburgh Art College on November 3 – more details as we get them. We’ll introduce a couple of new songs and possibly some old ones too if we have the time

We’re also progressing with work on the release of a vinyl album of demos and studio recordings from the original Valves along with some live tracks from the reunion gig in 2013. Don’t hold your breath but should be out around the end of the year.

Working title is ‘Better Late’ and we’re going to release it as the first offering from our own Portobello Record Company label.

Meadows Festival – Sunday June 8

Not the full Valves experience (as Dave is sitting this one out) but Gordon, Ronnie and Pada are looking for guest singers to contribute to a ‘Valves All-Star’ set (bit of a cheeky use of the word “All-Start” there) so post contact here or our FB page  if you fancy contributing to a bit of Edinburgh history – and in the time-honoured phrase “No time wasters please”.

Gig vids, photos and post-gig T-shirt order instructions

Thanks to everyone who came to the gig on Saturday. We had a great time and hope you did too. Thanks to everyone  who helped, from those at Regular and the Liquid Room to William Douglas and the Wheel for a great set (enjoy the Hogmanay gig, guys) and especially to Martin, Rab, Scott and Gordons Munro and Harper,  Jo, Kevin and Colin the DJ.

We’re going to do one more print run of the t-shirts. £15 each (incl P&P) but order soon. This is what you need to do –

Go to PayPal.
Click ‘Send Money’
Enter To =
Amount = either £15 (UK delivered) or £16.50 (Overseas Delivered)
Click ‘paying for goods or services’
In Subject enter ‘Valves T-shirt’
in Message –
• The size that you want
• Your Full name
• The address for delivery

There’s vids on YouTube now (thanks to everyone who’s posting). Start with Ronnie McGuigans vid of ‘Santa’s Back in Town’ and ‘Ain’t No Surf’ and there are related vids of some other songs. With a bit of luck we can get all songs performed on the night uploaded to YouTube.

For Adolfs Only by gorgiestu –

Robot Love by gorgiestu –

For Adolfs Only and Don’t Mean Nothin’ At All by Ronnie McGuigan –

Walk Don’t Walk by Mike Wheeler –


And here are some photos of the gig – more to be added –

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Dave in Edinburgh – Phew

After a bit of trouble with passports etc. (thank you, Al-Quieda, for making it so tough – especially from outside the UK), Dave landed in Edinburgh today – Friday 13th. Full band rehearsals start tonight and looking forward to the whole crew being together again. Band photos to follow but here are some to show that Dave is in fine fettle and ready to rock.


Gordon and Dave in Brussels
Gordon and Dave in Brussels


Dave and Gordon selfie in Brussels (where Obama?)
Dave and Gordon selfie in Brussels (where Obama?)


Dave - blurry but home
Dave – blurry but home


Dave in Embra
Dave in Embra




Valves T-shirts – all sold out

valves t-shirt ad

August 2018 update – These T-shirts all sold out but we will be making more available when the proposed album comes oot.

As modelled by Gordon and daughter JoJo. Cost is £12 at the gig on Saturday 21st at Liquid Rooms or £15 (incl. P&P) once we figure out a post-gig sales route probably via this blog or email. We ain’t going to print hundreds but will print some before Saturday and then more afterwards depending on interest.

Go to PayPal.
Click ‘Send Money’
Enter To =
Amount = either £12 (to collect) or £15 (delivered)
Click ‘paying for goods or services’
In Subject enter ‘Valves T-shirt’
in Message –
The size that you want
Your Full name
then either
The address for delivery
‘I will collect at the gig’ and click ‘no physical delivery required’

Sorted (we hope). Apologies, but at the minute there is no alternative to PayPal

I think they look damn cool.