Sandy and Angus step in for folk club

THERE is a slight change in sequence to the regular Montrose Folk Club dates next week when Sandy Tweeddale and Angus Rose of Blues ’n’ Trouble, the leading Scottish Blues Band, will be guests on Thursday, May 10 at the Links Hotel, Montrose.

They are replacing Johnny Dickinson, who sadly has been hospitalised. The club meeting for next Thursday, rather than the normal Tuesday, had been arranged to fit in with the Scottish tour dates for Johnny Dickinson.

Johnny has been described as “the most potent slide-guitar player in the UK.” However, for guitar lovers, the appearance of Sandy and Angus, who are themselves mean guitar players, is certain to be more than adequate compensation.

Sandy on guitar and vocals and Angus on keyboards and guitar, are both members of the River Devils, as well as Blues ‘n’ Trouble. Blues ‘n’ Trouble are an award winning band who have forged an international reputation over almost 30 years as a hard-driving, good time Blues and Boogie outfit.

Over recent months, Blues ‘n’ Trouble have played as the backing band for former Stone the Crows vocalist, Maggie Bell, at the Dundee, Fife and Aberdeen Jazz Festivals. Sandy is well known to Montrose audiences for performances of Blues and Roots music, both solo and with his own roots band, the Blue Hyenas.

Keyboard player, Angus has written, produced and played for many successful bands in South Africa.

The doors at the Links Hotel will be open at 7.30pm with Sandy and Angus on stage at 8pm.