Rattle and Hum

Rattle and Hum reform for special show

Local U2 Tribute band Rattle and Hum have reformed after a 15 year absence for a special show.

The band will appear at The Venue in Dumfries on Friday 25th of May 2018 to celebrate 30 years since the release of the 1987 album The Joshua Tree.

The gig will feature the band playing the complete Joshua Tree album for the first set followed by a mixture of U2’s other songs that are favoured by the band.

Rattle and Hum

Rattle and Hum playing at the Mathew Street Festival in Liverpool in 1999

Rattle and Hum began playing in 1997, just as the tribute scene was starting. The Dumfries and Annan-based band played some great gigs locally and also played to capacity audiences around Scotland. They note that their biggest highlight was being asked to play the Mathew Street Festival in Liverpool in 1999 to over 12,000 people.

Updated Line-up

The band line-up has had a slight change due to availability and now features originals Lee McCraw on vocals, Colin Carpenter on Bass and Sandy Sweetman on drums, alongside new additions John Rafferty and Bryan Williamson on guitar and keyboards respectively.

Bryan Williamson commented, “It’s been a good few years in the making to get to this stage and with this year being the 30th anniversary of the release of The Joshua Tree album, everything just fell into place at the right time to reform Rattle and Hum. Since the last outing, technology has moved on and this time round the line-up features live keys and a state of the art video wall to give our first performance that extra wow factor. There’s a real buzz within the band as the debut gig fast approaches and I’m looking forward to being part of it.”

Tickets are available in advance from Barnstorm Records for £5 or £6 on the door. Doors open at 8pm. You can keep up to date with Rattle and Hum by liking their Facebook Page, and by joining the Facebook Event.

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