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 the 1 in 12 Club’s 30th birthday party in Bradford, the Celtic Connections and European Championships festivals of 2018 in Glasgow, and in the beautiful Pianodrome in Edinburgh’s botanic gardens as part of the 2018 Fringe festival.

Painted X-Ray have shared bills with King Ayisoba, Kathryn Joseph, RM Hubbert, Sound of Yell, Barbara Morgenstern, Daikiri, Don Vito, and FK Alexander (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, Joyce Delaney and Gift Horse.

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

Painted X-Ray artwork 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 Glasgow School of Art

Painted X-Ray at the Glasgow School of Art, June 2018 (a week before the fire!) – photo by Eoin Carey

 

Painted X-Ray at Wild Woods, Bradford

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