Beatnic Prestige

Beatnic Prestige


Beatnic Prestige are a mod, punk, indie band. Months of continuous gigging seen the band play a number of sell out shows. Highlights include gigs at King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut 2007 and The Old Blue Last in London. Airplay includes XFM and BBC Radio.


Beatnic Prestige are a mod, punk, indie band formed in August 2006. In October the same year, following a few weeks of intense rehearsing, they played their first gig to a sell out home crowd at PJ Molloys in Dunfermline. Immediately after, they headed off on a mini tour of England which included a night at The Cavern in Liverpool. Since then it has been pretty much relentless.

Months of continuous gigging has seen the band play a number of sell out shows. Highlights include gigs at PJ’s in Dunfermline, Dundee’s Doghouse, King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut at New Year 2007 and The Old Blue Last in London. Along with the live shows, the band has also been selected, by the listeners, as Jim Gallately’s X-Posure showcase band of the week on XFM Scotland. As well as this, Vic Galloway tagged the band as ‘unsigned heroes’ for a week on his BBC radio Scotland show.

The band also runs its own limited company: ‘Weekend Revolution’. This is a highly successful live music night held every month in Dunfermline. The impetus behind ‘Weekend Revolution’ was to help create an exciting music scene in the town, and so far, it has been nothing but triumphant. The first two shows at PJ Molloys were a complete sell out, with the doors closing at 9pm. Following this, more recently, around a thousand gig goers turned out for ‘Weekend Revolution’ at Dunfermline’s Glen Pavilion, and the after show party at PJ’s, with highly acclaimed local band ‘Sergeant’ being the headline act.

The band is also in the process of forming their own record label, ‘Shed Records’, which will enable them to record, publish and distribute their music independently. ‘Shed Records’ will be based at the bands’ self run private studio ‘The Shed’.

‘Enterprise’ is a word seldom used for bands nowadays. Gone are the days when major record companies come along, pick you up and everyone makes a living. It is a D.I.Y. market and Beatnic Prestige intends to be at the forefront of Scottish Music in the year ahead.


Beatnic Prestige - Self Titled EP - January 2009
We are the beatnic, the beatnic prestige - First EP released in June 2007
XFM Scotland - Jim Gellatly Showcase band of the week
BBC Radio Scotland - Vic Galloways Unsigned Heroes

Set List

Beatnic Prestige
Set List

1 Whizzkid 2.58
2 Pearfect 3.28
3 Please Don’t Go 2.19
4 Oldskool 4.05
5 Charlie Brown 3.51
6 Burglar Bill 0.39
7 Change Your Ways 3.08
8 Any Other Boy 3.42
9 9 Clicks To Rubberville 3.46
10 Dave G 4.15
11 The Happy Man 3.40
12 Doubtfire 4.13

37m 64s

All of the above songs are original songs and is a sample setlist. We have around 20 original songs that are played in our sets.