Onr. and 13 Crowes set for Dumfries debut
This Thursday will see the much-anticipated Dumfries debut for two new Dumfries & Galloway bands – Onr. and 13 Crowes.
The two bands will perform as part of the Electric Fields Warm-Up, taking place at The Venue this Thursday (11th August 2016).
Onr. officially launched themselves last month at King Tuts, playing to a packed crowd (there’s a short video here) and they are clearly looking forward to performing for their hometown crowd. The band has evolved out of the much-loved band Finding Albert, with the line up being the same with the exception of Neil Davidson who has now left the band and the addition of Sean McCole. Their reinvention has also brought with it a new sound, with their influences being cited as Echo & The Bunnymen, Arcade Fire, OMD, Simple Minds and Interpol. Others have also noticed some Bowie influences. They are working hard to build up their profile, and last week saw them make their festival debut at Belladrum.
Supporting Onr. will be 13 Crowes who made their live debut in Annan at the weekend as part of Summer Fest at The Station. That performance was in the form of a stripped back acoustic set, and The Venue will see them play as a full band for the first time. The band line-up features some pretty well-known music scene faces – Cammy Black, Ross Dickson, Ross Barbour, Andrew Dixon and Greg ‘Butch’ McLellan. After seeing them play live at the weekend, I can definitely confirm that their sound is clearly influenced by the likes of Gaslight Anthem and Bruce Springsteen. I’m very excited to hear them play as a full band this Thursday.
The first 50 tickets for the gig were offered for free and were snapped up impressively fast. Tickets are still available priced at £5 from the Midsteeple Box Office and Barnstorm Records in Dumfries. Doors open 7.30pm.
For more information, take a look at the Facebook event.