Big Russ Wilkins & Lightnin’ Holling

Big Russ Wilkins and Lightnin Holling
Big Russ Wilkins and Lightnin Holling

Big Russ Wilkins and Lightnin HollingName of Band: Big Russ Wilkins & Lightnin’ Holling

Location: Dumfries
Members: Russell Wilkins and Saskia Holling
We would describe our music as… Deconstructed Rock n’ Roll stories
Background information: Back in the last century, locked in a remote first world war smallholding overlooking England, Holling and Wilkins first experimented with the ‘Duo-Sound’. Long nights around the range with two trusty Epiphones and tunes from their past led to a collection of songs and stories.


The pair are now taking this collection out on the road (and have played in Dumfries, London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Hastings, Inverness, Brussels, Berlin and Cologne) to see how different audiences can change and encourage new songs. A mixture of original songs from their past and present (Milkshakes, Pretty Things, Sally Skull, Wildebeests, Lord Rochester) and others from friends and heroes (Wreckless Eric, Link Wray, Bobbie Gentry, Jimmy Reed).

The duo’s records are hand cut and recorded on reel to reel tape recorders direct to disc. No computers involved!
One interesting fact about us...Two guitars, Two mics, one amp and one socket.
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Contact for bookings: Call them on 07921 339784 / Email them at

(Page updated 21/03/19)