The Wakes are a folk’n’roll band from Glasgow, Scotland. A city formerly known as the “Workshop of the Empire.” A city of the working class and its heroes, of ups and downs, and where thousands of hungry Irish came looking for a better future.
These are the surroundings where the band comes from. Inspired by the stories of their city, culture and love of music, The Wakes formed in 2007 with the ambition to make music with a social conscience. Music that matters. Their songs, born from political and social struggle, of protest and of heartache and of the joys of life. Their fusion of traditional instrumentation, with a contemporary sound ensure that live shows are a sight to be seen, energetic, euphoric, and often unforgettable.
This is our city, these are our colours . . .
Spirit Aid charity concert
A night of fanatstic live Entertainment to raise money for one of Scotland's most effective charites..every penny made from the evening will be spent on children in our community who need support. Featuring.....The Wakes.....JJ Gilmour.....Sounsational Choir....Gina McKie.......Marina Rolink........Miss Hell Belles.....The Professor.......Phil Differ . Laughter, Comedy, Music, Dance.....its a night of fun and magic..and all for a good cause !
Strummercamp festival 2017
We are back playing at this fantastic festival! Our stage time is TBC