Painted X-Ray (lettering by Brian Hartley)

 

A band with taiko at its heart

A band with taiko at its heart, Painted X-Ray* are taiko (Japanese drums, Georgie McGeown and Alison Roe), guitar (Jer Reid), bass (Ali Begbie) and violin (Rafe Fitzpatrick). Skins and strings basically.

Painted X-Ray are based in Glasgow and have toured in Scotland, England and Wales, including Wild Woods in Bradford, Nice’n’Sleazy’s in Glasgow, Henry’s Cellar bar in Edinburgh, and recently played at the Glad Cafe, Glasgow, as part of the 2018 Celtic Connections festival.

Painted X-Ray have played with Pikacyu*Makoto, Sound of Yell, Daikiri, Don Vito, The Brackish, FK Alexander, and Cucina Povera (amongst others) and share a collective rehearsal space at On The Corner studio in Glasgow’s East End with several bands including Breakfast Muff, Current Affairs and Joyce Delaney.

 

*We initially went by the name of Ilk (May 2016 – July 2018)

Painted X-Ray logo image by Brian Hartley / Still Motion

 

Painted X-Ray

Painted X-Ray (Ilk) at The Old Hairdresser’s, Glasgow, October 2016 – photo by Brian Hartley / Still Motion

 

Painted X-Ray at the Glad Cafe

Painted X-Ray (Ilk) at The Glad Cafe, Glasgow, February 2018 – photo by Brian Hartley / Still Motion

 

Painted X-Ray at Wild Woods, Bradford

Painted X-Ray (Ilk) at Wild Woods, Bradford, April 2017 – photo by The Brick Box Rooms