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Safehouse are an Edinburgh based band, with five  permanent members, formed in August 2005


Safehouse have previously been described as a Blues Rock and Psychedelic band and more recently as Southern Rock specialists.
Current line-up includes two founder members of Blues N Trouble (John & Sean) and the awesome talents of Ali Petrie on keys who tours with the American singer songwriter Nell Brydon, The gritty vocals of charismatic singer Chris Peebles & the Anchor Man Andrew Stirling on Bass. The set always contains a mixture of original and covered tunes that lead themselves to improvisation and classic Safehouse interpretation.
The band have supported many major artists both in the UK and In Europe including , Devon Allman, Duke Robillard, Royal Southern Brotherhood and in a previous life BB King, Van Morrison, Albert King, Robert Cray & dozens more! .
Most recently the band joined forces with the Whitesnake guitar player Bernie Marsden and played under the banner of Snakehouse with the set having a large portion of Allman Brothers tunes, taken from the Safehouse Edinburgh Festival "Allmans Appreciation show" and supplemented by some classic rock and a selection of Bernieís Whitesnake classics.



 

 

 

 

 

band Line Up

 

Andrew Stirling - Bass Guitar

Original  Safehouse member, instigator and promoter. Firmly locked in with Sean Scott as the Safehouse belt and braces back line .underpinning the hairy boys with pumping bass lines, tight turn arounds and complementary light and shade .
The Safehouse sound needs a lot of bottom end so the Bass guitars of choice are a vintage sunburst les Paul and a Honey ,telecaster shaped G and L mixed with a vintage 72 Fender Jazz for the Allman Homage Project gigs .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Bruce - Lead Guitar

 (Captain Chaos)

John has come a long way for one of the boys who jammed on the school theatre steps at lunch time. He has always been happiest with a guitar in his hand and has tried his best to stick to a real bluesman lifestyle

Capable of lifting the proceedings to a new high John always entertains. (He has more tricks than Paul Daniels). Over the years he has supported BB King , Bo Diddley, Robert Cray, JohnMayall, Jack Bruce, Junior Wells, Van Morrison, Albert King, Otis Rush and many others, and has recorded with Ian Stewart ( The Stones fifth member) and Lou Martin (Rory Gallagher).

Touring Europe with Blues and Trouble for festivals and to support their many CD launches became a way of life for John along with the occasional jaunt to the States, (his guitar still hangs on the wall in the Rum Boogie Bar in Memphis) . Then came the children, the wife and a period of settled home life and an end to the B and T lifestyle. Donít worry folks, you canít keep a good man down and John can still hold a note, play great slide and go on a bender with the best of them, and the best news of all is that he is back writing again ,Europe here we come Ö..

 

 

 

 

Chris Peebles - Vocals

CHRIS is originally from the east Neuk of Fife a singer/songwriter who has  played with numerous local Bands. He met John Bruce about 10 years ago and  was always a standout feature at "The Blue Note" Cafe's Open Mic Night in Anstruther. He sang with The Johnny Bluenote Experience, travelled all over the place busking & picking grapes. Earlier this year, he was called upon to do Vocals on Jimmy Brown's Memorial Concert and impressed everyone so much he was offered the position of Lead Vocalist with Safehouse.

Chris brings 'youth', 'energy' and 'excitement' to the band and he  always puts heart & soul into his performance.
His influences include JIM MORRISON, 'FLOWER POWER', 'PSYCHEDELIA' & DAME EDNA EVERAGE.
His vocals & dynamic stage performances are a true asset to the Band!


 

 

 

 

Sean Scott - Drums

 

Sean started playing with Indie Rock band The Subject (which included  Pete Wishart who went on to be keyboard player in early Big Country and  RunRig but is now an SNP MP!) Sean then played with Indie Rock Band Fifth Estate before joining Bues n Trouble where he featured on all their albums between 1984 and 1990; including Lazy Lester Rides Again; Slim Tab Hunters ď Rockin n BeatinĒ and other session stuff he canít remember now. Having taken a twenty year break he's now back playing with Safehouse. His drumming influences were Neil Peart (Rush) and then later Fran Christina (Fab T-Birds) and is a Steve Earle. Memorable gigs included Preservation Hall & the Queens Hall in Edinburgh  but hit the festival highs with Blues in Trouble playing on the back of a flatbed lorry outside the high flats in Broomhoose!

 

 

 

 

Ali Petrie - Keyboards

 

 

Ali has been influenced by good old fashioned keyboard players with soul and vibe, particularly Ian McLagan (Faces) and Billy Preston, focussing mainly on traditional Hammond, piano and Wurlitzer instruments.  He has toured Europe many times with Hobotalk, and his British gigs have included playing the Shepherds Bush Empire with Gomez and closer to home he played the Queens Hall supporting another hero, Garth Hudson.