JJ Gilmour

It is with great regret that South Beach Sessions along with all of the artistes booked to perform have agreed that the necessary course of action is to postpone the events planned for Troon Concert Hall between 10th to 12th September and roll them over to September 2022. We have discussed all of the issues with the bands and it is with great disappointment but unanimity that given the situation postponement was the only decision available.

The weekend planned for Troon Concert Hall featured Hue and Cry, Donnie Munro, Big Country, The Skids and JJ Gilmour and all artists have agree to move their performance to the new dates in 2022.

The organisers confirmed the cancellation today (Wednesday 25th August) and added the following statement,

“It has become increasingly clear that the difficulties in organising events – particularly indoor ones - are still with us. It has become clear that many of our regular concert goers were just not ready to buy a ticket for an enclosed venue and when we take into account the number of logistical issues relating to staff, supplies and even security it has lead to the difficult decision that postponement was the best course of action.” 

“All tickets are covered by South Beach Sessions’ “Rock n Rollover Guarantee” meaning that tickets will be valid for the re-arranged 2022 dates. We would ask that ticket holders consider holding onto their tickets for next year but we understand that this may not be possible for everyone and refunds will be offered. All ticket monies are secured by Skiddle, our ticket retailer – your funds are safe!”

Saturday 11th September 2021

Doors Open 7pm til Late | 7.30pm JJ Gilmour | 9.00pm Donnie Munro

Timings subject to change please check website for up to date information

Tickets Only £32.50 | Book Direct

South Beach Sessions are delighted to welcome the wonderful JJ Gilmour to Troon Concert Hall where he will be supported the fantastic Donnie Munro.

Internationally acclaimed Scottish singer-songwriter JJ Gilmour made his recording debut in 1989 with The Silencers, one of Scotland’s loved bands who enjoyed great success throughout Europe and America. A naturally gifted musician he first joined the band as a backing vocalist though later in the bands career JJ progressed seamlessly to join Jimme O’Neill sharing lead vocals.

Seven action-packed years of gigging and recording ensued during which The Silencers had gold albums and sold almost a million records for BMG/RCA. After this successful period with the band, JJ decided he needed to take on new challenges and embarked upon his solo career.

After song-writing in 2001 at his home in Jersey (Channel Islands), JJ left for New York to record his critically acclaimed debut solo album ‘sunnyside P.A.L’ Produced by Dan Wise (Scissor sisters) and mixed by Michael Brauer (Coldplay, John Meyer) the album was inspired by the memory of a childhood friend Paul Anthony Lennon and was released in February 2002. The album became the catalyst for establishing his now fiercely loyal fan base and gained wide spread acclaim from his peers as an ‘outstanding debut album’.

In between the release of his first solo album and the equally successful second album ‘The Boy Who Didn’t Fall’ (released in 2009) recorded by Graeme Duffin and Sandy Jones with great musicians Phil Kane, Ross McFarlane, and Garry John Kane, JJ’s desire to write a musical began to take shape in 2006. This was where he began to sow the early creative musical seeds and formulate ideas for the show ‘Dancing Shoes’, based upon the life of footballer George Best. After his dream was realised “Dancing Shoes” played to over 70,000 people. He has also written the songs for the musical play ‘The Titanic Boys’ which had its debut in August 2012 at Belfast’s Grand Opera House.

JJ recorded his third album 'Slocomotion' with Paul Casey and fantastic Irish musicians Liam Bradley and Nicky Scott along with his long time Silencers chum Phil Kane before departing Ireland. He has remastered and released ‘The Jersey Sessions’ & ‘Live at Cottiers’ albums and has finished compiling a songbook of his works as a solo artist. He has also now recorded album number four which saw him go back to The Foundry Music Lab to work with Sandy Jones recording the album he always wanted to do. 'Dix' is 10 songs of vocals, piano and strings. Now October 2020 album number five is in the pipeline for JJ .


South Beach Sessions
Ayrshire Business Hub
46 Bank Street
Irvine
Ayrshire
KA12 0LP

Tel: 01294 233713

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