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Part of Live and Unlocked Perth Summer Festival outside on Perth Concert Hall Plaza

Brighten up your summer with a great night of ferocious funk, raunchy R&B and searing soul from two fantastic live bands.

Bohemian Monk Machine are a ferociously funky 5-piece band based in Perth. After a jam night in 2017, the founding members decided to start a band based on their shared rhythmic and improvised ethos. Additional members have since been added to the line-up making the band a tighter and fuller sounding unit. Expect high energy, massively entertaining funk mania mixed with soul and rock influences.

Lights Out By Nine's origins are firmly rooted in soul music, mixed with powerhouse rhythm and blues and a dash of New Orleans funk. Now approaching their 35th year as a band, they have shared stages with Status Quo, Paul Carrack, Nazareth, The Zombies, Buddy Guy and Average White Band.

Guest vocalists over the years have included AWB’s Hamish Stuart, Dan McCafferty, Ray Wilson, Jim Diamond and Tam White. Their latest album Here and Now features a crop of original soul and R&B songs delivered in the band's trademark style with Hammond organ, horns and harmonies very much to the fore.

Approx running time: 130 mins including interval

£12 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket)

How it works 
Ticket sales close 1 hour before the event. 


All tickets must be bought in advance. If possible, please book your tickets online. If you can’t do this, you can email or leave a message by calling 01738 621031 and pressing 1 and a member of the Ticketing Services team will get back to you. Please note that wheelchair spaces can’t be booked online, please contact the ticketing team if you require this ticket type. 

You can choose to save your ticket to your phone or print it off at home. Please don’t forget to bring it! If you are unable to print or save your ticket, a member of our Ticketing Services team will be on hand to advise you. 


Seating will be reserved. When you book the system will automatically select the best available seats for you. Please note some seats may be restricted view.

The Plaza will be set as theatre style with 1m distancing between groups. Please make sure that you book tickets for the group that you’d like to sit with. If you have specific seating or access needs or would like to discuss your distancing requirements email

Doors open 40 minutes before the event - further information about timings will be sent in your pre-show communications. Please arrive promptly to allow for check in*. If you are attending in a household group, you should arrive together. 

Face coverings should be worn inside the venue or when moving around (unless you have a medical exemption) but may be removed whilst seated outside. 

You’ll be able to purchase drinks and snacks on the day via a QR code. Orders will be brought to your seat.

Please dress for Scottish summertime - be prepared for four seasons in one day with hats, sun cream and raincoats! The show will go on whatever the weather!  

Please visit our Staying safe in our venues webpage to find out more about what to expect from your visit. 

*COVID-19 contact questions 

Information correct as at 02 July 2021 - visit ScotGov 

Live and Unlocked Perth Summer Festival is supported by EventScotland through Scotland's Events Recovery Fund and Perth & Kinross Council. 


Other Info
Thu 29 Jul: 6:30pm
Horsecross Plaza