Double Trouble are based in Edinburgh and they are happy to travel around Scotland for events
Edinburgh based Acoustic duo Double Trouble are available for additional gigs and events. They are prepared to travel and both members of the duo have experience playing in gigs and festivals all over the UK and in Europe.
Double Trouble were formed in the spring of 2018 by two experienced self employed musicians; Jools who sings lead vocals, acoustic lead & rhythm guitar and harmonica is accompanied by Donal who is an acoustic rhythm and bass guitarist as well as does backing & lead vocals.
Jools has been playing guitar for 30 years and has played in a range bands from an original band in his 20s to in later years blues and rock covers bands, a Jazz band and a Wedding and Function band. Jools studied guitar and Musician's Institute's Guitar Institute of Technology in London. As well as his ability as a guitarist, he also has strong voice which has come to the front in recent years. Jools also plays occasional harmonica.
Donal is the driving force behind his own originals band Ded Rabbit he set up alongside his brothers (its a band of brothers). Ded Rabbit regularly tour in the UK and in Europe. Donal is a fine and diverse musician. His original instrument is the bass, he is also fine guitar player and singer with a fine ear and understanding for music which he developed studying music for 3 years full time in Edinburgh to gain a BA degree in Music Performance from the University of Abertay.
The duo musically gelled right away and Jools needed to look no further to find a duo partner and had to disappoint the other 10+ applicants. The duo blend well with Jools doing most of the lead vocals and lead / rhythm guitar and Donal doing bass lines / rhythm guitar / fingerpicking and most of the backing vocals and some lead vocals.
The songs the duo play are a mix of popular classic rock, blues, country and folk tunes of 50s, 60s, 70s ,80s up to the present day. They perform songs from Artists such as The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Queen, TRex, Status Quo, Thin Lizzy, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, The Jam, The Clash, The Stranglers, The White Stripes, The Coral and many more.
Since forming Double Trouble have been regularly gigging over the summer of 2018. The duo perform with gusto, passion and genuinely love what they do and this come across to the audience who soon are absorbed. As they are such high calibre musicians Double Trouble enjoy improvisation playing off each other and can take the music to another level.
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Sweet Home Chicago - Robert Johnson
Proud Mary - Creedence Clearwater Revival
A Message to You Rude - The Specials
Have You Ever Seen The Rain - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Jumping Jack Flash - The Rolling Stones
Mystery Train - Trad Blues/Elvis Presley
Dancing In The Moonlight - Thin Lizzy
Before You Accuse Me - Eric Clapton
Get It On- TRex
Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon - The Kinks
Burning Love - Elvis Presley
Love Me Do - The Beatles
Free Fallin - Tom Petty
Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Black Magic Woman - Fleetwood Mac
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Don't Let Me Be Missunderstood - The Animals
House of the Rising Sun - The Animals
Let's Stick Together - Roxy Music
(Can't get no) Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones
Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
Born To Be Wild - Steppenwolf
Knocking On Heaven's Door - Bob Dylan
Whisky in the Jar (trad) - Thin Lizzy
Babe Please Don't Go - Van Morrison
Blowin In The Wind - Bob Dylan / Peter And Paul
I Fought The Law - The Clash
That's Entertainment - The Jam
Folson Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
Country Road - John Denver
Warewolves Of London - Warren Zevon
Come Together - The Beatles
Stuck In The Middle - Stealer's Wheel
Twist And Shout - The Beatles
Hey Joe - The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Ring of Fire - Johnny Cash
Heartbreak Hotel - Elvis Presley
Who'll Stop The Rain - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Need You Tonight - ZZ Top
Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones
Wind Cries Mary - Jimi Hendrix
Start Me Up - The Rolling Stones
Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
Walking on the Moon - The Police
Tuesdays Gone - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Starman - Bowie
Here My Train A Comin / Voodoo Chile (Medley) - The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Purple Haze / Foxy Lady (Medley) - The Jimi Hendrix Experience.
Texas Flood - Steve Ray Vaughan
Green Onions - John Lee Hooker (Blues Trad.)
Unspoken Words - Status Quo