HOLY ghosts are a four-piece from Edinburgh playing rock ‘n’ roll with a splash of country and a dash of the blues.
Formed last summer, the band take their cues from the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Johnny Cash.
Performing live is the group’s strongest suit; the use of razor-sharp guitars, spine-tingling harmonies and charismatic stage presence making them ones to look out for in 2012.
Voodoo Rooms, West Register Street, Saturday, 7pm, £6, 0131-556 7060
Winner of the prestigious 2011 BBC Radio 2 Horizon Award, Edinburgh’s Ewan McLennan is a star in the making.
Now based in Yorkshire, his music combines traditional folk with an inevitable focus on the music of Scotland, as well as his own self-penned songs that are receiving critical acclaim in their own right.
His debut album, Rags & Robes, was released to glowing reviews last year - so don’t miss the chance to get acquainted with this home-grown talent as he returns to his own patch.
Edinburgh Folk Club, Pleasance Cabaret Bar, The Pleasance, Wednesday, 8pm, £9 (£7), 0131-650 2458