Enjoy a host of music at Macduff festival

Macduff harbour
Macduff harbour

Coast Festival and BAMMI will be presenting Coastapolooza this weekend.

Why not head along to Macduff Arts Centre om Saturday, May 24, for a local music extravaganza with the artists Full Fat, Billy Barron, Ian Burnettand Liam Stuart performing. Doors open at 7:30 pm

Formed in 2013, the band Full Fat is a Blues Rock Folk Fusion of original music.

Full Fat started as a group of musicians who were brought together to play on a solo album for a college project.

The project was such a success that members decided to form the band. In the course of the next few months their first album Long Way Home was recorded, mixed and mastered and the band grew musically and improved as a unit.

The band continues to write, record and perform during 2014 and they are beginning work on their third album, while continuing to tour with their most recent album “Most of What Follows is True”.

Billy Barron is an extremely talented 23 year-old blues guitarist from Banff. His main blues influences include Muddy Waters, Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Howlin’ Wolf, Robert Johnson, The Animals and more.

Ian Burnett is a singer-songwriter influenced by artists such as Runrig, Big Country, Wolfstone, Bruce Guthro and Del Amitri; although Ian is also very passionate about traditional music and draws influence from that.

Ian has played with the National Theatre of Scotland, playing guitar in their production “Nothing to See Here” and in their “Extreme Ceilidh” event at the Beach Ballroom.

He enjoys playing covers but right now is focussing on writing and performing his own material with his band.

Liam Stuart is a young singer-songwriter who performs with Patrick Shand as the act Jelly-Faced Women.

Liam performs Vocals, Acoustic Guitar and Percussion whilst Patrick performs Vocals, Acoustic & Electric Guitar, Digital Piano, Cello and Harmonica. The group have also recently begun using a harp player.

So head along for what promises to be a fantastic night of music. There will be merchandise on sale from both Bammi and the acts.

Bring your own drink – water and soft drink will be provided by the organisers.

Tickets, priced £3.50, are available from Bridge Street Community Centre (01261 812450) or at the door on the night.