Glasgow club Eyes Wide Open is happily celebrating it's seventh birthday on Friday December 2nd, and have quite a scoop on their hands, having bagged the reformed Poets.
The Poets were one of Scotland's top live attractions back in the day, had Andrew 'Loog' Oldham as their manager, and released a selection of brilliant singles between 1964-67,all of which are revered amongst freakbeat and psychedelic fans.
The band reconvened last year for rehearsals and a couple of small, tentative shows. The passing of bassist John Dawson, drummer Alan Weir, and lead guitarist Hume Paton is of course sad. However original singer George Gallacher and guitarist Fraser Watson have teamed up with Edinburgh beat-garage stalwarts The Thanes (featuring regular Shindig! scribe Lenny Helsing) to complete a great line-up of musical talent.
Support for The Poets at Eyes Wide Open will come from The Store Keys, featuring Stevie Jackson of Belle & Sebastian fame. Tickets for the show are £6 in advance from Tickets Scotland Glasgow.