After much though and consideration, and the risks of doing so, we decided to compile a “Ones to Watch” List, complete with three word rationale. The list,of 10, is in no particular order and is purely made up of Inverness or near locality.

Josephine Sillars

“Quirky, Creative, Pop”

Josephine Sillars 2 thumb - The Ones to Watch 2012, Don't look, LISTEN

Please Plead And Don’t Tell (Three Years Past) by Josephine Sillars

Interviewed in the site earlier in the year (here).

Iain McLaughlin & The Outsiders

“Intense, Emotional, Brooding”

Ian McLaughlin 1 thumb - The Ones to Watch 2012, Don't look, LISTEN

Iain McLaughlin and the Outsiders 122 thumb - The Ones to Watch 2012, Don't look, LISTEN

Ian McLaughlin 8 thumb - The Ones to Watch 2012, Don't look, LISTEN

Iain McLaughlin & The Outsiders articles here

Megan Blyth

“Soulful, Confident, Introspective”

Megan Blyth 103 thumb - The Ones to Watch 2012, Don't look, LISTEN

Megan 6 thumb - The Ones to Watch 2012, Don't look, LISTEN

Megan Blyth – A Million Miles – MFR session track by meganblythmusic

Interview and reviews here

Little Mill of Happiness

“Relentless, Complex, Thrilling”

LMOH 4 thumb - The Ones to Watch 2012, Don't look, LISTEN

The Little Mill of Happiness 7 thumb - The Ones to Watch 2012, Don't look, LISTEN

The Little Mill of Happiness 108 thumb - The Ones to Watch 2012, Don't look, LISTEN

Plenty of LMOH material here

Ally MacLeod

“Poetic, Poignant, Enchanting”

Ally kick over tracks thumb - The Ones to Watch 2012, Don't look, LISTEN

Ally sat bench 2 thumb - The Ones to Watch 2012, Don't look, LISTEN

Astor Place by Ally MacLeod

Ally’s chat with invernessGiGs is here

Last Summer Effect

“Hard-working, Enthusiastic, Infectious”

Last Summer Effect 149 thumb - The Ones to Watch 2012, Don't look, LISTEN

Last Summer Effect 149 1 thumb - The Ones to Watch 2012, Don't look, LISTEN

Last Summer Effect 21 thumb - The Ones to Watch 2012, Don't look, LISTEN

 

KOBI

“Voyeuristic,Multifaceted,Challenging”

Kobi 8 thumb - The Ones to Watch 2012, Don't look, LISTEN

Kobi 11 thumb - The Ones to Watch 2012, Don't look, LISTEN

KOBI 151 thumb1 - The Ones to Watch 2012, Don't look, LISTEN

KOBI interview is here

The Lost

“Rawk, Energetic,Nostalgic”

the lost thumb - The Ones to Watch 2012, Don't look, LISTENphoto by Peter Haring http://500px.com/PeterHaring

Interview with the band here

Whisky River Band

“Addictive,Dynamic, Fresh”

Summer Showcase 9 thumb - The Ones to Watch 2012, Don't look, LISTEN

WRB 5 thumb - The Ones to Watch 2012, Don't look, LISTEN

Whole plethora of WRB stuff here.

So that’s it, yes there is only nine. The tenth goes to _____________, please fill in the blank as you see fit or better still, put your suggestions on the comment board underneath.

Thanks as always goes to Mcintosh Photography and Thomas Bisset Photography (others as credited)

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A lifelong passion for music matched with a geeky fascination for social media and websites resulted in the creation of Inverness Gigs back in 2010. The aim of the site is to help promote, support and generally raise awareness of the local music scene.In fairness fifteen years of being a psychiatric nurse never prepared me for the experiences that we have had over the last few years and the evolution of Inverness Gigs has certainly been a steep learning curve.I currently write (less and less), edit and co-ordinate most of the Inverness Gigs activities.Occasionally seen on Twitter, and  LinkedIn, if you want get in touch you can contact me via our Facebook page.