The Gin Mill Genies

Eyemouth Hippodrome, Eyemouth

The Gin Mill Genies present the birth of the blues and early trad jazz with the ‘Preaching Divas’ project. An intimate, heartfelt and humorous look at the pioneering women of early blues and trad jazz, ‘The Preaching Divas’ has received rave reviews ever since it was first performed in NYC last year with star swing pianist Gordon Webster.

Award winning vocalist Ali Affleck is Accompanied by maestros Steve Hamilton on piano and Colin Steele on trumpet and collectively they will take you on a journey in celebrating historically pivotal, outspoken (and often quite racy!) songs from the late 1800s to the end of the prohibition era in 1933.

“I can think of no other young singer of Scottish Jazz who can deliver this kind of material with such authenticity and so swingingly as Alison- hence her award.”- BBC Jazzhouse

"Ali is Scotland's bonafide Queen of Vintage Jazz and Blues - she means every word she sings’- ocweekly

"OUTSTANDING - A real masterclass in grassroots Jazz” - edinburgh49

The Jazz Bar Speakeasy

The Jazz Bar, Edinburgh

Our fabulous Speakeasy! New Orleans style Trad Jazz , Swing and pre-electric Blues....with special guests and a guaranteed joie de vivre spirit of New Orleans! We got all the bases covered for you Swing and blues dancers

Ali Affleck Meets the Big Easy band

the Jazz Bar, Edinburgh

The Big Easy is on tour and so Ali is meeting them for a wee knees up! The Big Easys dynamic, energetic and often virtuosic performances make them great to watch and perfect for dancing; their high-energy swing interspersed with moments of soulful-melancholy make them a great choice for a playful performance with Ali's unique Vocals!

The Jazz Bar Speakeasy

The Jazz Bar, Edinburgh

Our fabulous Speakeasy! New Orleans style Trad Jazz , Swing and pre-electric Blues....with special guests and a guaranteed joie de vivre spirit of New Orleans! We got all the bases covered for you Swing and blues dancers