AME is an exciting year long programme of music events held in the beautiful seaside town of Ardrossan. The main event in our calendar is the Ardrossan Music Experience held each year in June. We also hold food bank gigs and, this year, our exciting Sound on the Sand event on 23rd September 2017.
The Skids formed in 1977 in their home town of Dunfermline, Scotland by Richard Jobson, Stuart Adamson, Bill Simpson and Tom Kellichan. Their seminal debut album 'Scared to Dance'; came out in 1979. The album also featured new member Rusty Egan of Rich Kids and Visage fame after the departure of Tom Kellichan. The band released two more albums 'The Absolute Game' (1980) and 'Joy' (1981) before splitting. Stuart Adamson went on to have worldwide success with his new band Big Country. Skids briefly reformed in 2007 to celebrate the band's 30th Anniversary with concerts in their native Scotland at T in the Park and in their hometown of Dunfermline. The 40th Anniversary Tour will feature Richard Jobson, Bill Simpson, Mike Baillie, Bruce Watson and Jamie Watson.Read more