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Revolver EP cover (1982)
Runrig

 Runrig

 Revolver's 1982 EP

RAB & THE CLANSMEN (-'65-) Ted Waterson (v)
RA BEARS ('70s ?)
RADAR ('0*) Tobermory. Gordon MacLean (db)
RADARS (late '70s-early '80s) Glasgow. Punk/Reggae. Gregor Gilmour (g/bv), Alex Calder (g), Rab McQuillan (d), Nod McDonaugh (b), Stuart McKay (v) Played 'Dial Inn', 'Burns Howff' and 'Victorian Carriage' in Greenock.
RADIO SWEETHEART (mid '90s) Lanark.
RADIOTONES ('96 ? -) Dave Arcari (g)
RADIUM CATS ('89 - ?) Kirkaldy ? Mark Carr (d), Lee Paterson (b), Paul Paterson (g)
RAIDERS (-'65-)
RAINBOW ('75-) Jack Green (b), Jimmy Bain (b) ('75-'77) (Once of 'Three's A Crowd'), Doogie White ('94-'97)
RAINCOATS (-'09-) Dumbartonshire.
RAISING KAIN (Sept '04 - Jan '06) (prev named 'Castillo' then 'Kain'). Ian Crawford (v) (Sep'04-Jan'06), Gordon Wilf Wyper (g/trum) (Sep'04-Mar'05), Jon Yuille (g/bv) (Sep '04-Jan'06), 'Cloudy' McLeod (b) (Sep'04-Jan'06), Richard Anderson (g/bv) (Apr'05-Dec'05), Malcolm Shields (d) (Sep'04-Dec'05)
RAITH BALLROOM BAND (-'68-) Kirkcaldy - Andy Ross (trom), Roy Lind (b)
RAMBLERS (**) Angus. Mike Eaton ( ), Johnny Duncan (acc)
RAMJET RUBBER CO. ('87-'89 + one gig '97) Aberdeen. Name change of 'Nervous Choir'.
RANGE ELEVEN ('01-'04?) Edinburgh. Steve Dickson (FM/kb/sw) ('01-'03), Chris Miller (kb) ('03-'04?), Jonny McCullogh (FM/d) ('01- ?), Lee Noon (d), Greg Miller (g/sw) ('01-died '04?), Robin Watson (g), Dougie Murray (b) ('01-'04?), Alan Yuill (v) ('01-'04 ?)
RAPHAELS ('01) Stuart Adamson (g/v)
RATA BLANCA (-'09-) Doogie White (English vocals)
RAW SPIRIT (-'09-) Arrochar.
RAY McVAY ORCHESTRA (-'62-) Played Fountainbridge Palais, Edinburgh, then London. Ray McVay (bl), John Donnelly (trum)
(-'62-), Albert Rossi (d) ('62-'64 ?)
RAY SUMMERS ('08-) Falkirk. Andy Ure (lv), Billy Kay (b/v), Lee Burgoyne (d), Davey --- (kb/g/v), Jackson --- (g),
Dougie --- (g)
R.B.s (-'79- ?) Later name of 'Rude Boys - see that entry.
REBECCA BROWN & SEAN THOMSON DUO (-'12-) Folk. Rebecca Brown (f/vi), Sean Thomson (mn)
REBEL SOUNDS (19**) Keith/Forres. Benton Green (b) died '95, Stuart Watson (kb), James Shand ( ), Sandy Petrie (b)
RECREATIONAL HOMICIDE (-'09-) Edinburgh. Murray Johnstone (v), Jamie McKenzie (g/bv), Craig Graham (g), Sam Robinson (b), David Paterson (d/bv)
RED & THE BLACK ('81-'82) Edinburgh. Mike Scott (v/g/sw), Anthony Thistlethwaite (s), Kevin Wilkinson (d). See 'Waterboys'.
REDBRIDGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (****) Neil Findlay (d/perc)
RED ELLIS (-'83 ?) Joe James (d)
RED EYES ('97-) Glasgow. Ewan ('97-?), Steph ('97-?), Jimmy D, Alan Bishop (v/g), Alex King (g/bv), Ray Dale (b/bv),
Andy Smith (d/bv)
RED HAWKS ('65 - '66/67) Dunfermline. Originally just 'The Hawks'. Beth Leach (v), George Mason (g),
Watty Robertson (lg), Allan Jordan (rg), Ian Burns (b), Colin Bates (kb), Alex Smith (s), Tommy Wallace (d).
Appeared on STV's 'One Night Stand' ('65).
RED LIGHTS (-'09-)
RED SCARLET (-'09-) Dundee. Ian -- (g), Jamie -- (b), Kerr -- (d), Nic -- (v), Phil -- (v/g/p)
RED SHOW ('00s) Glasgow / Shetland. Gareth Goodlad (v ?), Chris Cope (b), Mike Jackson (d), Will -- (manager / b)
REDWOOD (late '70s - late '80s ?) Clydebank / Jersey. Won 'New Faces'. Ian Connor ( ), Tommy Bartke (v/b)
(late '70s - ?), Peter McBrearty (lg) (late '80s),
RED ZEPHERZ (-'09-) Glasgow ? Steve Cochrane (v/kb), John Toye (kb/v/g), Alex Skivington (d), Cam Paterson (lg/v), Geoff Foord (b)
REEL ALIENS (early '80s) Electric ceilidh mayhem featuring two drummers in a (roughly) 9 piece line up. Dave Francis
(g ?), Kenny Kemp (f), Dave Smith (d), Martin -- (perc)
REELING STONES (late '00s -) Aberdeen ? Tom Roche (acc), John Coletta (lv/g/mn/sw), Mike Massie (b), Caroline Roche (d/v/g)
REELY JIGGERED ('08 -) Gourock. Alison McNeill (f/v.sop), Scott McLean (d/perc), Fiona McNeill (g/mn/v/call/t.bn/d/bo/b)
REFLECTION (-'70/'71-) Played 'Trocadero', Hamilton 16.1.71.
REFRESHMENTS ('95-'01 ?) Sweden. Billy Bremner (g). Only Scottish member ?
REGENT V (60s ?) Tony Demarco (v)
REGULARS (-'12-) Oban. James McLafferty (b)
REIGNING MONARCHS ('64/65)
REINDEER SECTION ('01-'02) Glasgowish. Scottish 'supergroup' formed by Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol, involving about 30 different musicians from various bands over the projects lifespan.
RELOAD (-'09-) Ayr. Wedding/Function band. Drew McCulloch (kb/g/mn/sw), Elaine Scott (v/g/per/sw), Andy Walker (g/s/kb/p)
RENIA (after '71 ?) Falkirk ? Kenny Stewart (g)
REOCCURRING ('97-) Stirling. Ciaran McKeown (b/v/sy/kb), Daniel Sweeney (g/b/kb), Greg Moodie (d/g/kb), George Forson (g/d)
RETRASPECTIVE ('06-) Edinburgh. Derek Tolcher (g/v), Alan Drain (d), Owen Jeffrey (lg), Colin Blythe (b)
RETROSEXUALS (**) Glasgow. 'Neck Doppler' (b/v/d), 'Render General' (g/v), 'Nina Nina' (kb/v)
REVIVAL (197* ?) Kevin McKinley (v), Jim McGinley (b), Eric Lovat (kb). Evolved into 'Atlantic Avenue'.
REVIVAL (**) Arbroath. Ferg Hayes ( ), Billy Strachan (g), Jimmy Nicol ( ), Gus Christie ( ), Peter Mylles ( )
REVILLOS ('79-'85, '94-'96) Alan Forbes (v/s/kb), Sheilagh Hynde (v/kb), Mark Sinclair Harris (g), Nicky Forbes (d), Jane Brown (bv), Tricia Bryce (bv), Jane White (bv), 'Felix' (b), Jon McLoughlin (g), Cherie 'Revette' (bv), Babs 'Revette' (bv), Alistair Donaldson (b), 'Drax' (bv), Vince Santini (b), 'Max Atom' (g), Terri 'Revette' (bv), 'Fabian Wonderland' (g), 'Buddy Moon' (b)
REVOLVER ('80 - '84) Glasgow. David A. Gilmour (v/g), John Williams (g/v), Bill Gilmour (kb/v), Harry Driscoll (b), Hudson Swan (b), Jim Boyle (b), Ray Hackett (d), Alex Stenhouse (d), Mungo White (d). Released 'The Revolver EP' ('82)
REZILLOS ('76-'78) Alan Forbes (aka 'Eugene Reynolds') (v), Sheilagh Hynde (aka 'Fay Fife') (v), Jo Callis (g), Mark Sinclair Harris (g), Alan Harrison (d), 'Dr' D.K. Smythe (b), Gail Jamieson (bv), Alistair Donaldson (b/s), Simon Bloomfield (b)
RHESUS (****) Became 'Underhand Jones'.
RHUBARB (-'66-) Aberdeen. Robbie Manson (b), John Barclay (g/v)
RHUR ( ) Lainey Irvine (v), Tom McColl (lg), Kenny -- (d), Malcolm -- (g), Blair -- (b), Carol Laula (v/ag), Benny McGuire ( )
RHYTHM KITTINS (pre '89 ?) Hugh O'Hagan ? (v)
RHYTHMNREEL (mid '90s-) Highlands. Catriona MacAffer (hpb/acc) (early '00s-), Stuart MacDonald (g) (fm) (mid '90s-), Mike Brown (b) (fm) (mid '90s-), Donnie MacKillop (d) ('07-), Debbie Ross (f) ('04-), Gillian Stevenson (f), Paul Dzialdowski (f) ('07-), Jim Kennedy (v/g) ('10-)
RICK WAKEMAN'S BAND ( ) Gordon Neville (lv)
RICKY BARNES ALL STARS (-'60- ?) Mike Egan ( ), Johnny Douglas (g)
RICO SHOWBAND (-'68-)
RIDDELL FIDDLES ( ) Sheila Sapkota (f) teaching a group of about 60 students, Donald Knox (g/arr)
RIFF RAFF ('70s ?) Were 'Oasis'.
RIFFRESHERS (-'09-) Annelise -- (lv), Dave C-- (d), Dave T-- (s), Davie -- (g/bv), Gavin -- (b), Gemma -- (kb/bv),
Kevin -- (tru)
RIOT SQUAD (19**) See 'Sir Percy & The Riot Squad'.
RIOT (**) Gavin Nelis (d)
RIP KIRBY (-'72-) Dundee. 8 piece band.
RISING SIGNS ('01 ? -'07 ?) Dundee. Frank Duffy (v), Steve Donald (b), 'Boon' (d) + 2 others ?. See 'Kalel'.
RITE TYME (-'67-) Dundee. Wullie Munro (d)
RIVENDELL ('77-'78) Gourock. Henry Gorman (lv/g), Ronnie Garrity (b), Andrew Strain (kb), Davy Watson (d), Willie Gorman (v). Evolved into the Henry Gorman Band.
RIVER DETECTIVES ('85 - '09) Sam Corry (v/g/hca), Dan O'Neill (d/per/v/g). Produced 3 albums, also singles.
Recorded 'Radio 1' session.
RIVERSIDE (**) Daniel Gallar (v)
ROADSTER ROCK UNIT (-'63-)
ROADSTERS (-'64-) Perhaps above band ?
ROBERT FISH BAND (Matt Smith (g), Darah Northcroft (f/sw)
ROBIN GILMOUR DUO ('73-75)
ROBIN TROWER BAND ('72-'8* ?) Jim Dewar (v/b) ('72-'80 + '83), Davey Pattison (v)
ROCK RAMBLERS ('57-'62 ?) Dumbarton. Colin R Williamson (g), Brian Malcolm (v/lg), 'Fudge' Rogerson (wb),
Tom 'Tubby' McInnes (tcb)
ROCKIN' BLUE HOUNDOGS (early-mid '90s) Ian Wallace (d)
ROCKIN' ON HEAVEN'S DOOR (****) Andy Sneddon (g or b ?) ex Hi-Fi Combo.
ROCKPILE (mid '70s-'81 ?) Billy Bremner (g) ('76-'81 ?)
ROCK 'n' ROWIE ('03-'05) Aberdeen. Neil Henderson (g/v), John Barclay (g/v), David Innes (b/v), Tom Findlay (d/v)
ROCK SALT & NAILS ('92-) Shetland. Paul Anderson (f), John Clark (b/mn), Linda Irvine (f), David Jamieson
(d/per), Emma Johnston (f/v), Fiona Johnston (p/kb/v), Paul Johnston (g/bn/v), Ryan Martin (d)
ROCK TONSILS... See 'Sleaz Band'.
RODDY HART & THE LONESOME FIRE ('09 -) Roddy Hart (v/sw). See 'Lonesome Fire'.
ROGUE ('73-'74) Glasgow. Joe Keoch (v), Jim Anderson (d), David A. Gilmour (b) ('73-'74)
ROLLERCOASTER (**) Gavin Nelis (d)
ROLLIN' JOE & THE JETS (19**-) Glasgow. 3 piece R'n'R band. Joe ---- (p),
ROMER (-'05-) Frank Casey (b)
RON KERR & HIS SCOTTISH DANCE BAND (**) Ron Kerr (f)
RONELLES ('04 - '08) Glasgow. Raymond Meade ( ), Del Meade ( ), John Dougan ( ), David Toohill ( )
RONNIE SCOTT BAND (early '50s ? -) London. Jimmy Deuchar (trum) ('51, '60-'62)
RONNIE WATT & THE CHEKKERS (-'60-) Ayrshire
ROOM ('99) Falkirk. Jake Gillespie (b), Scott Gillespie (g). Became 'Abigail's Truth',
then 'Stone Ocean', evolving into 'Full Picture' by '00.
ROOM 237 ('07-) Forfar. Liam Bonner (g/lv/p), Blair Harrison (b), Lorna Doctor (d)
ROOTSIE TOOTSIE BLUES BAND (mid-late '80s) Formed by Ronnie Tait (v/hca), Liam Ferguson (g), Keith Johnson (b),
Jim Walker (d). That line up replaced eventually by Jim Condie (g), Eric Dawson (b), John Nicholl (d) and augmented at times by Dave MacNiven (kb) and Allan Knox (kb). That second line up made one album and included Allan Knox.
ROOTSIES DUO (late '80s ?) Ronnie Tait (v/hca), Jim Condie (g/v). Recorded one cassette album.
ROSS CLARK & THE SCARVES GO MISSING ('07 ? -) Glasgow. Ross Clark
(v/g/sw), David Cleary (g), Kevin Mackay (b), Fhearghas Lyon (d)
ROUGH JUSTICE (-'85-) Glasgow. Ricky Warwick (lv/g)
ROYAL CRESTS (-'64-) Glasgow.
ROYAL SCOTS DRAGOON GUARDS (pipes & drums & military band of) ('71 -) Charted 4 times during '72 (incl 'Amazing Grace'.
ROYAL TEENS (-'66-) Caithness.
ROY'S IRON DNA (****)
RTK9000 AND THE ICELANDIC VOLCANIC ASH CLOUD ('05 ? -) Monifieth. Calum MacCrimmon (v/wh/bv)
RUA MacMILLAN BAND (**) Tia Fyles (g), Adam Brown (bo), Ruairidh MacMillan (f)
RUBBER ROOM (**)
RUBY RENDALL BAND (**) Aberdeen. John Barclay (g/v)
RUDE BOYS ( later 'RBs' ) (-'79- ?) Perth. Kevin Patterson (v), Eddie Jordan (kb), Grant Taylor (tru), Chic Medley (g)
RUDIMENTS ('08 ?-) Glasgow. Stuart Smith (g/v), Ryan Bonnyman (lg) (Jan '11 -), Nicky Wright (g/v) son of George Wright of 'Scheme' fame, Mike MacKinnon (g), Chris Goodwin (b), Dave Johnston (d) (June '09 -)
RULE OF THREE  See 'Lori Watson & Rule Of Three'.
RUNAWAY STRING BAND (late '80s) Bluegrass.
RUNK COLLECTIVE ('07 -) Glasgow. Lukasz Stecki (g), Simon Pauley (s), Marek Fengler (b), Lee Ireland (b),
Szymon Ostasz (d)
RUNNING RED ('90-'91 ?) Chris Martyn (b), Geoff Martyn (kb), Andy Dunlop (g), Neil Primrose (d), Catherine Maxwell (v). After Maxwell joined, the band's name changed to 'Glass Onion'. See 'Travis'.
RUNRIG ('73 - ) W. Isles. Started as 'The Run Rig Dance Band'. Rory McDonald (b/v) ('73-), Calum McDonald (per/v) ('73-), Blair Douglas (acc/kb) ('73-'74, '78- ?), Campbell Gunn, Robert McDonald ('74-'78), Donnie Munro (v/ag) ('74-'97), Malcolm Jones (g/pipes) ('78-), Iain Bayne (d) ('81-) ex 'New Celeste', Richard Cherns (kb) ('81-'86), Pete Wishart (kb) ('86-'01), Brian Hurren (kb) ('05-), Bruce Guthro (v/g) ('98-)
RUSSELL & KYDD (late '80s-'90s) Janet Russell (v/g), Christine Kydd (v)
RUSTLER ('80s-'90s) Paisley. Finlay Petersen ( ), -- Petersen ( ), -- Petersen ( ), Bobby Ronald (d) (-'96)
RUTHLESS YOUNG SOULS ('08-) Kennoway, Fife. Lee Frail (v), Mark Frail (g/b), Martin Curran (g/b), Ryan Stewart (g/b), Neil Cooper (d)
RYANS MOTHERSHIP ('09 ? - '11 ?) Edinburgh. Became 'Discopolis' ('11)

Range Eleven

 Range Eleven

Red Eyes 2001

 Red Eyes (2001)

Red Hawks perform on STV's

'One Night Stand' in 1965

Red Scarlet

 Red Scarlet

Reeling Stones

 Reeling Stones

 Rivendell

Ronelles

 Ronelles

Ross Clark & The S.G.M.

 Ross Clark & The Scarves Go Missing

Rudiments - r-l - Mike MacKinnon, Gerard Espie Fig

 Rudiments

Rustler -card