Chasin’ The Train set to Rock the Theatre Royal
The Theatre Royal in Dumfries will soon be rocked by three very talented musical acts.
The Studio at the Theatre Royal will host Chasin’ The Train, The Dogz, and Stoney Broke. All of the acts are local to Dumfries and the gig will take place on Friday 5th October 2018.
Chasin’ the Train describe their music as ‘blues with style, taste and cojones’. They love to seek out lesser-known songs or obscure versions of well-known standards to play alongside their original material, and are primed to deliver their brand of the blues. The band have gigged extensively all over the country over the past few years, and have released an EP of original material called ‘Off The Rails’. They are currently in the process of recording new tracks and will debut more original material soon.
The Dogz are a raucous Rock and Roll trio, playing Classic tunes by Classic artists such as The Stray Cats, Eddie Cochrane, Gene Vincent and many more. Made up of Andy McMillan, Anza Johnstone and Colin Colthart, the band has the ability to enthuse audiences and get them dancing (check out a Facebook Live video of one of their performances at the Coach and Horses here).
Stoney Broke is fast becoming a regular on the UK Blues festival and club circuit. Also known as Jake Scott, Stoney Broke brings his eclectic brand of acoustic blues to the Theatre Royal with a guarantee that he’ll slide, stomp, and loop through a high energy set packed with original material. He is one of the most prolific performers in the region, managing to cram in around 100 gigs all over the UK during last year alone.
The Theatre Royal
Built in 1792, the Theatre Royal is Scotland’s oldest working theatre. After refurbishment works were completed in 2015, The Studio became the ideal venue for gigs. You can read our review of ONR at the Theatre Royal from last year to find out more.
Chasin’ The Train bass player Peter Jamieson said, “When Chasin’ the Train decided to put on a home-town gig, we looked around for a venue that would take the kind of show we had in mind. The Theatre Royal Studio ticked all the boxes – a centrally-located intimate venue, purpose-built performance area, plenty of room for dancing … and a bar! This will be the first time we’ve arranged an entire gig, so it’s a big challenge, but we’re really looking forward to hearing Stoney Broke and The Dogz there, and playing ourselves – all in the oldest working theatre in Scotland.”
Tickets for the event are £10 plus booking fee and are available from the Theatre Royal Box Office here or from the Midsteeple Box Office in Dumfries town centre (01387 254209). Doors open on the night at 6.30pm.
Address for those travelling: The Studio, Theatre Royal, 66-68 Shakespeare Street, Dumfries DG1 1JH