The Firrenes play Edinburgh

The Firrenes have announced a new FREE Scottish concert date: Saturday 22 April 2023 at the HMV store on Princes Street, Edinburgh. Concert starts at 2pm sharp!

The Firrenes (it rhymes with 'beans'!) are a five-piece Scottish rock/pop band playing mainly original songs. Their music is a heady mix of 70's rock, burlesque, pop and art rock - with a big sound and arrangements to get your heart racing.


If you can't resist a well-crafted song, arranged and performed with love, artistry and good humour, get yourself along to the HMV store at 84a Princes Street, Edinburgh. A great forty-minute set of original music is in store.

This show sees The Firrenes play a carefully curated set of eight original tunes, with a few classics from the British and American songbook thrown in. Check out the videos below, and if you like what you hear, come along and join us on April 22nd (2023) at 2pm sharp!

The Songs

Video Gallery

Watch 'Everything Solid Melts into Air' by Edinburgh band The Firrenes
Everything Solid Melts Into Air
Hear 'Heart in a Field' - a song about John Heartfield (among other things)
Heart in a Field (for John Heartfield)
Watch The Firrenes play 'Time and Place' live at Edinburgh's Voodoo Rooms
Time and Place (live)
Hear Door Too Wide by The Firrenes
Door Too Wide
What makes The Firrenes' album Door Too Wide special?

Proper songs, performed properly



Door Too Wide draws on an eclectic range of influences, including hard rock, burlesque, art rock, country, blues and classical. If you like real instruments and classic, analogue sounds, you're going to love Door Too Wide.

Great players

Every contributor to this record is a highly accomplished musician in their own right. The five members of The Firrenes are joined here by string, brass and woodwind players of the highest calibre - present and former members of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Edinburgh Quartet, Royal Scottish National Orchestra and other leading ensembles. Ricky White, a Scottish pedal steel player now based in the 'States, joins us from his studio in Indiana through the miracle of the Internet.

Memorable songs

From their launch in 2016, The Firrenes (the name rhymes with 'beans') have always been driven by a dedication to the songwriter's craft. Some of the songs on Door Too Wide are political. Some are deeply personal. Some are reflective and soulful with shades of Van Morrison. Some pay a debt to Bowie and art rock. Others are just straight-ahead, in-your-face rockers. If you love a good tune, poetic lyrics, your soundtrack rooted in our world and its people, this record is for you.

Proper songs, performed properly.

A brilliant band!

Rock Sport Radio

Massive thanks to all the radio stations around the world who have given us an airing over the past few years. Your support means the world to us.

Jules, Fiona, Walt, John and Tony

The Firrenes
In terms of where we wanted to go, the stylistic mix and the commitment to the musical idea, The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper was certainly a light that guided us.

Jules Reed

Singer, guitarist and arranger, The Firrenes