Preview: Music Like a Vitamin

Idlewild guitarist Rod Jones – who has battled depression most of his life – is using live music to get Edinburgh’s rock fans to discuss the issue.

“Tonight’s gig is a way of keeping people talking about it [mental health] and just talking is a relief for some, as is expressing yourself through music,” says Jones, whose band The Birthday Suit perform alongside Fatherson, Withered Hand and Sparrow And The Workshop.

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“It’s a subject close to my heart, and all I can do is keep plugging away to get the message out there.”

Music Like A Vitamin, HMV Picture House, Lothian Road, tonight, 6pm, £5, 0844-847 1740