Red Sky July to support Jools Holland’s headline show at MoFest

Red Sky July
Red Sky July

Musical trio Red Sky July, who between them have a wealth of experience, have today been announced as the support act for Jools Holland’s headline show at this year’s Montrose Music Festival.

The band is made up of husband and wife duo Ally McErlaine - guitarist in 15 million-pound-selling band Texas - and Shelly Poole - previously one half of million-pound-selling duo Alisha’s Attic - along with former model, Charity Hair - who formed The Alice Band with two other women and later became singer for The Ailerons, performing alongside Blur’s drummer Dave Rowntree.

The trio will open Jools Holland’s outdoor show for the ninth Montrose Music Festival (MoFest), kicking off the three-day event on Friday, May 27 on the East Links.

Red Sky July formed in 2009 and have two albums under their belt with their third, ‘The Truth and the Lie’, just released.

They have supported the likes of Sir Tom Jones, Deacon Blue, James Walsh (Starsailor), Beth Nielsen Chapman, Steve Earle, Sheryl Crow and 10cc on their respective UK tours.

Ally McErlaine said: “Jools Holland is a music legend so we’re absolutely delighted to be supporting his show and getting the Montrose Music Festival underway for its ninth year.

“We’ve heard such wonderful things about MoFest and can’t wait to perform outdoors on the East Links and share some of our favourite material from our catalogue of songs.

“It’s going to be a night to remember for us as well as those at MoFest.”

Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra will perform outdoors on Montrose’s East Links on Friday, May 27.

The show is being organised by concert promoter LCC Live in partnership with MoFest.

Piano maestro Holland is the latest big name LCC and MoFest are to bring to Montrose, already having Status Quo and Madness under their belt, with Canadian rock legend Bryan Adams set to take to the stage in the town in August.

David Paton, chairman of MoFest, said: “We’re delighted to announce Red Sky July as the support act for Jools Holland’s headline show.

“They’ve had great success over the years, are superb live and their wonderful blend of indie and country will launch this year’s MoFest in style.

“With MoFest about six weeks away, we’re really pleased with ticket sales.

“There are still some tickets available to see Jools Holland, but with Red Sky July now added to the line-up, we expect tickets to sell out shortly.”

Tickets to Jools Holland with support from Red Sky July are priced from £35 and are available online at or by phone on 0844 888 9991.