The Firrenes play Teesside

The Firrenes have announced their first show in England since lockdown: Saturday 27 November 2021 at the Green Room, Stockton-on-Tees.

The Firrenes (it rhymes with 'beans'!) are a rock/pop band from Edinburgh. 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.


In a change to the programme, we are delighted to announce that the celebrated Middlesbrough singer-songwriter Alistair James will join us as our support act for this show.

If you can't resist a well-crafted song, arranged and performed with love, artistry and good humour, get yourself along to the Green Room, Green Dragon Studios, Theatre Yard, Stockton. A great night of original music is in store.

Doors open at 7.30pm and the first act will be on stage around 8pm. Check out the videos below, and if you like what you hear, come along and join us on November 27th!

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 'Just Wanna Be Free' by Alistair James on YouTube.
Alistair James: Just Wanna Be Free

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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