Buchan band’s triumphant homecoming gig

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BUCHAN band Indian Red Lopez are to play their first hometown gig in almost a year this Saturday, April 2, upstairs in Mambos in Peterhead.

The gig is part of the latest SHMEET THE BEAT clubnight which is run by the band itself and also features the band, Over The Wall, stopping off as part of their “Around The Isles in 80 Days Tour”, which sees them tour the length and breadth of the UK in 80 days!

Critically-acclaimed Glasgow band Over The wall have also performed at T in The Park and The End Of The Road festival.

The event starts at 11pm and will see three top quality unsigned bands taking to the stage.

“We aim to bring the best unsigned and up-and-coming bands up to play our SHMEET nights at Mambos and give local bands a chance to perform alongside these quality acts,” said a band spokesman.

Entry is £4 and there are no tickets for this event so people are advised to arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Indian Red Lopez were recently crowned winners of the “Best Electronic” category at this year’s Scottish Alternative Music Awards in Glasgow.

Band members Dave Cherry of Cruden Bay, Michael Chang of Peterhead, Darren and Danny Forsyth of Fetterangus and Scott Maskame of Peterhead were delighted to not only be nominated but to pick up the award.

The awards were presented by Radio One DJ Vic Galloway, Jim Gellatly and Greg McHugh who plays Gary Tank Commander! This was the bands first major award and has already led to a surge of media attention, International Radio airplay and gig offers.

The band are to release their debut album ‘Empty Your Lungs And Breathe’ in the summer on their own record label ‘Cease|Stop Records’.

They will be announcing a release date and details very soon.