Kelburn with the River (Electric)

Sir Tom Watton will be playing his new spangled 5 string fretless bass with Caro Bridges and the River on the Pyramid stage at the Kelburn Garden Party (sunday at lunch time (ish)!

Sir Tom will also probably be performing at some impromptu  shindigs over the weekend (including with Castle Chorus, the Edinburgh Noise Committee and Sir Tom Watton and the Stage Beast!)

Get Tickets for Kelburn now!

caro bridges and the river


Sir Tom Watton joins the Edinburgh Noise Committee for Balkanarama Birthday bash!

After an action packed Knockengorroch World Ceilidh, STW will be once again donning the attire of a hippy to hit djembe for the ENC.

The 10th birthday bash for Balkanarama will be taking place on the 2nd June at the Glasgow School of Art and on the 3rd of June at La Belle Angele.

Its gonna be busy.





Moon River Christmas Concert in aid of Edinburgh Samaritans

I am really happy to be helping to run and play at the fifth annual Moon River Christmas Concert and what promises to be an amazing event!

The Moon River Christmas Concert

Come and join Matt Norris & The Moon, Caro Bridges & The River, and our friends for the 4th annual Christmas concert, once again raising funds for Edinburgh Samaritans.
Expect a mix of festive treats, some of them edible, carols to sing along with, and original Christmas and Winter songs from these indie folk locals.
Doors open at 7.30pm. Tickets are £8, all proceeds (after covering event costs) go to Edinburgh Samaritans.
Tickets available from

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About The Samaritans

 The Samaritans offer round the clock support through 201 UK branches. Through their phone lines and support offered in branch, they help people before it’s too late.
In Scotland the Samaritans have a network of 19 branches supported by over 1000 volunteers, with support from the Shetland Isles to the Borders.
Day or night, a Samaritans volunteer is there to give support to anyone feeling down or struggling to cope.

 If you are unable to attend the concert but would like to make a donation to the Samaritans, you can do this here…

About The Bands

Matt Norris & The Moon live in Edinburgh & play tunes ranging from folky foot stomping to a noisy fuzz, with some quieter moments in between. They released their debut album ‘A Thousand Hands’ in June 2015 

Caro Bridges & The River are a jazz and folk influenced six piece acoustic band, featuring saxophones, double bass, mandolin playing catchy and melodic songs. They released their second EP ‘From The River To The Sea’ in June 2015 

Sir Tom Watton is a singer and guitarist (although also a double bass player…) originally from the folk-steeped streets of Scarborough, bringing a mix of traditional and contemporary influences to his outstanding songwriting. 

Kaley Ukulele is the creation of Canadian native Kaley Northcott, who brings her sweet voice and sensitive string-playing to our stage accompanied by a few friends. 








2 December gig dates announced in Edinburgh

Sir Tom Watton will be playing two gigs in Edinburgh this winter!


Sunday 13th December – The listening Room @ The Blue Blazer


Thursday 17th December – The Moon River Christmas Concert @La Belle Angele

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with Castle Chorus

1st December – Tolcross xmas light switch on c7pm (for 10 mins)

13th December – st Augustine Church 5pm

19th December – Roslyn Chapel


Folksville – 14th March @ The Waverley Bar

Last month I went along to a fantastic event featuring Caro Bridges, David Hershaw and Chris Fallen.

This month I am going to be playing at it, which will be great – see you all there!


Gigging Tonight!


See you there!