CD raises £500 in under two weeks

Stuart Thomson (front) on stage with Joe Moore and Reece Coutts.'Contributed photograph
Stuart Thomson (front) on stage with Joe Moore and Reece Coutts.'Contributed photograph

A CHARITY CD recorded by local bands has raised more than £500 just two weeks after its launch.

‘Doss: Music from Montrose’ is the result of months of work by musicians Stuart Thomson and Nicky Pirie who brought together the 16 performers to help raise money for the YM’s music group.

All of them have benefited from the group in some way and wished to thank the YM for the support and encouragement it has given young artists over the years.

The CD was launched officially at a successful event at B@r in Hume Street almost two weeks ago which doubled up as an open mic night and attracted strong support.

Stuart this week said organisers had been delighted by the turnout and high number of sales on the night.

He said; “It was fantastic to see so many of Montrose’s finest talents join forces. Whether it was Bob Paton and Gary Anderson’s great acoustic music, or Toke and Medicine Well’s hard rock, it was just brilliant.

“Even those who didn’t brave the stage but made an appearance, we just appreciate how much support we have received already.”

Sales of the CD were such that £300 alone was raised at the launch.

Nicky added “Special thanks have to go to Dave Coates of B@R too, for letting us make a racket in his pub. Always a pleasure to play there, and he’s been very supportive of the entire project.”

The launch evening features the CD’s participating acts and reflected the wide range of music genres represented, from rock bands Medicine Well and F’N’3Gs to folk musician Bob Paton and pop quartet Amber Lamps.

Stuart added: “Overall, a huge success and a fantastic demonstration of the unlimited amount of talent in such a small, humble town like Montrose.”

Copies of the CD are available from Johnston’s Newsagents on Murray Street, or online at They will also be available on the official merchandise desk at Montrose Music Festival’s High Street event.