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FROM BEECAKES MYSPACE:

Based in Glasgow, Scottish band Beecake initially started out as an excuse for four good friends to have some fun making music. Beecake are Billy Boyd, John Crawford, Paul Burke,  Billy Johnston and Rick Martin and have all been long-term friends and played individually and together in various bands over the past several years. Beecake was formed in late September 2006 after a conversation over a bottle of malt whisky in a Glasgow west end bar when the guys remembered how much fun they had when they made music together. After the success of selling out their very first gig as Beecake at Barfly, Glasgow in late January 2007 and the surprise of having fans travel from as far a field as Japan, Germany, Italy and all over the UK to see them play live, they quickly decided to record some of their original music at various studios within Glasgow, in total five tracks which would later be included in their EP “Just B”. Beecake have hit the number one spot on the myspace unsigned charts within the UK several times and continue to regularly hold a position within the top 10 unsigned bands in the UK, in various genres. They also continue to hold a respectable position within the myspace worldwide-unsigned charts. After playing shows in Glasgow, London and Los Angeles among others, Beecake began to get the bug for playing live and throughout the remainder of 2007 gathered a very dedicated live audience. Interest in the music press began to grow after several demo tracks were played on various radio shows including X-FM Scotland’s X Posure Show and BBC Radio Scotland. In mid 2007 Beecake again visited the recording studio craving the need to record some of their new songs (Cava studios based in the west end of Glasgow) and very successfully began to produce, develop and create a sound and feel that they knew was the way forward for the band. They recorded four new tracks, Radio, Ball Of Earth, In My Arms and Something’s Wrong, which became instant hits at their live shows and on their myspace player. Beecake have to date also played live along with such artists as Sandi Thom, Amy MacDonald and Eddie Reader and have opened for the recently revived Big Country at the end of December 2007 as well as headlining King Tuts in Glasgow in January 2008. Beecake have also recorded exclusive live acoustic sessions for X-FM Scotland and BBC Radio Pudsey and were penned in for several festivals over the summer including The Wickerman Festival 08. Beecake entered the studio
(Chem 19) yet again in early March 2008 and recorded some brand new material. More recently in October 2008 Beecake were among the nominee’s for a Tartan Clef Music Award for “Best Live Act” up against some of the best Scottish talent flying the flag for Scotland such as Glasvegas and Amy MacDonald,voted for by the public…and had the great pleasure of winning the award in front of some of the best Scottish talent around including Sharleen Spiteri and The Fratellis who also saw Beecake play live on the night at the ceremony which was held at The Old Fruitmarket in Glasgow on Saturday 22nd November which is in aid of The Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy Charity. Currently Beecake are in the studio putting the finishing touches to their, as yet untitled debut album…


GIG & EVENT DATE ………Links……..Pictures & Site Links

7/2/05 …  “was the day we all got together again, it was the day of the” G8 march to Edinburgh” (make poverty history march). We had been together in many different forms till this time…..but this was how Beecake came about, so perhaps this is the date you are seeking. Thanks for asking its one we hadn’t thought about!”  From Rick Martin when asked about how they decided to get the band back together!

12/ 2005 …. Billy announces he is working with friends from his Glasgow band days in the 80’s and is hopefully going to release a CD.
6/9/06 …The Angels Share at their  first public gig at the West End festival, Glasgow
6/12/06…………… Òran Mór Angles share gig ………………………Pics
9/2/06 ……………….. The Angels Share at The Govan Gathering, Glasgow

9/ 30/06…………………….. Beecake launced their official MySpace

11/ 9/06….. Raploch Community Center Beecakes First gig ..Site * Pics

1/ 26/07 …………………………. Barfly…………………………..Site * Pics

1/ 29/07….. Beecakes first TV debut – Offside TV show……. Site * Pics

3/ 9/07……Hotel Cafe Los Angles Beecakes first US gig………….Site * Pics

3/ 10/07 …………………….. ORC gig………………………………….Site * Pics

5/ 5/07 ……. Collector mania in Milton Keynes…………………….Site * Pics

7/21/07 …………….Cut the Carbon Rally ………………………….Site * Pics

8/5/07…………………….Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow……………….Site* Pics

8/10/07 …….Beecake  first EP, Just B for limited sale on the web…..Site

9/ 8/07 ……………The London Gathering ( not advertised) ……Site * Pics

9/ 9/07 …………..The London Gathering………………………….Site * Pics

9/ 12/07 ………….The Box, Glasgow………………………………..Site * Pics

10/7/07 ….The first Beecake Virtual Gig on  MySpace, hosted by the BBB

10/ 12/07……………..The Loft, Glasgow………………………….Site * Pics

10/ 29/07 …………..XFM Showcase – Jim Gellatly show……..Site * AUDIO

11/ 4/07 ………………Your Radio interview………………………… AUDIO

11/ 14/07 ……………..Cottiers,Glasgow……………………………Site * Pics

11/ 22/07 ………………….XFM Showcase – Jim Gellatly show…………Site

11/ 26/07 ………………..BBC Radio Radio Pudsey……………….. AUDIO

12/ 2/07 …………Jools Holland JamHouse, Edinburgh…………..Site * Pics

12/ 7/07 ……………….The Anchorage, Isle Of Harris, Scotland…………Site
* Gig canceled due to weather*

12/ 21/07 ………….The Box Glasgow…………………………………Site * Pics

12/ 29/07 ……………Iron Works Gig Inverness ………………….Site * Pics

1/ 3/08 ……………..King Tut’s, Glasgow……………………………Site *  Pics

1/17/08 ……..Beecake becomes the Featured Artist on CFM Music Scene….
thanks also to the BBB!

1/ 26/08 …….Beecake hits #1 on Myspace unsigned charts in the UK!

1/ 30/08 …………………………….Grand Ole Opry ………………..Site * Pics

2/ 3/08 ………………………….Iron Works Gig……………………………..Site
*Gig canceled due to weather*

2/ 14/08 ..XFM Scotland.LIVE BEECAKE radio Appearance…..Site *AUDIO

2/ 23/08 ………………Cabaret Volitaire……………………………Site * Pics

3/ 08 ……………..Beecake are back in the studio recording more songs!

3/ 4/08 ..Beecake’s Profile Views on MySpace hits one millionth visitor

3/4/08 ……………………. Beecake also makes #1 in MySpace Alt UK

3/6/08…..Beecake  first Beecake video “Behind the Scenes”…VIDEO

3/ 9/08 ……….Beecake reaches 1,000,000 hits on their music player!

4/ 28/08… band posted a bulletin a warning from MySpace tech group

5/10-16/08 .. BBB hosts BEECAKE QUIZ Beecake gave  prizes WINNERS

6/ 18/08 ……Beecake gets Views on MySpace hits the 2 million visitor

7/ 20/08….. River Festival Millennium Square Glasgow .Site * Pics * Vids

7/20/08.….Beecake at The CAPITAL in Glasgow …..Site * Pics * Vids

7/25/08 …………………..Wickerman Festival Gig ………………Site * Pics

7/1/08 ……………Beecake noninated for the Tartan Clef Best Live band

9/1/08 ……Beecake has been put on the list as a nominee  with Glasvegas, Charlatans,
Sergeant and The Haze

11/22/08 ..Beecake wins Tartan Clef Best Live Band Award!!!.Site * Pics

1/14/09 ..Billy posts a Blog on MySpace Thanks the BBB and saying the CD is finished!

3/8/09 ……..Beecake posted a new Blog: A Sneaky Peek at whats coming up and put a new song called “Broken Songs” on their player along with a re-vamped “Ball of Earth” and “This is not an Exit”!

5/24/09……..You can follow BEECAKE on their OFFICAL TWITTER site

8/23/09 ..BJ, Rick & John perform as Just B at Maggie Mays …. Site

10/6/09 …..East Coast Tour/Debut CD ….IOTA CAFE Arl, VA…Site * Pics

10/7/09.East Coast Tour/Debut CD  THE TIN ANGEL Philly, PA..Site * Pics

10/8/09…East Coast Tour/Debut CD ..JOES PUB, NY City, NY..Site * Pics

10/ 10/09…East Coast Tour/Debut CD.JOES PUB, NY City, NY…Site * Pics

10/11/09.East Coast Tour/Debut CD.PASSIM CENTER Cam. MA..Site* Pics

1/ 17/10 …………….…..BEECAKE opens their Facebook……….SITE

3/5/10 ……………BEECAKE their debuts official website………SITE

6/20/10 ………Last minute Insider Gig …………………………SITE

6/27/10 …..Beecake revels  own Recording Label- Angels Share at the CD launch Party

6/27/10 …Launch Party for Soul Swimming at O2 ABC …..Pics * Video

6/28/10...BEECAKE music now available on iTunes, and other online sources

7/1/10 ………………….Apple Store Gig …………………………. SITE
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9/13/10 …….BEECAKE is added to the Urban Dictionary
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11/17/10 …..Beecake offers 100 copies of Just B, their debut EP back on sale for a limited time until sold out
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1/16/11……. Beecake performs at a charity concert for to honour Eilidh Brown, 15 who fell victim to cancer.
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6/4/11……..Beecake was one of a few bands playing at the Beatrout Charity Gig in Glasgow…. PICS
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3/22/12…..Beecake release info on the new EP and new CD HEREFirst time hearing Please Stay!
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6/4/12 …..Please Stay EP released for digital download on iTunes
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6/7/12 ……Beecake play at the GoNorth Festival, Mercury Hotel (without John)
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6/15/12 ….Beecake plays at the Eilidh Brown Charity concert at The MacRobert Arts Centre (without John)
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12/14/12….Beecake on BBC radio this morning on MacAulay & Co. with their new drummer, Paul Burke!
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12/22/12...Beecake 2nd album launch of Blue Sky Paradise in Glasgow’s Classic Grand
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2/23/13... Beecake will once again play at the Hotel Cafe in Pasadena, CA.
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2/24/13 … One Unexpected Party to celebrate the Oscars in L.A.
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4/20/13 …The Art School in support of  the Scottish Association for Mental Health
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4/28/13.… Wales Comic Con   INFO
1/17/14 …. FOR THE LOVE OF EILIDH III  MacRobert University, Stirling
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1/18/14… Stereo Cafe Bar, Glasgow
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6/4-5/14 …..goNORTH Music Festival
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6/2/15  …. Fans voted Beecake for the Summer cover of Voltage Magazine
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9/19/15 …… Billy & Beecake gig at the after  party at Saskatoon Comic Expo
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9/22/15 …… Beecake gig at The Calgary Expo; Dickens pub
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9/25/15 ….. Billy & Beecake gig at the after  party at The EdmontonExpo
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4/20/16 ….. Beecake gig at The Hug & Pint in Glasgow Scotland
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4/23/16 ….. Beecake gig at Centenary Club Wrexham, Wales after Wales ComicCon
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3/4/17 .……Beecake gig at Malmoo, Sweden after Scifi World