Razorbills Sunday Session @ The Coach and Horses

RazorbillsGalloway folk-rockers The Razorbills return to the Coach and Horses on the Whitesands, Dumfries this Sunday afternoon (13th March), promising an afternoon of good times via their mixed set of original songs and cover versions. The band played a very well received set at the Coach last month with their sibling group Victorian Death Yard, and were quick to arrange a return visit on the back of it.

Guitarist and singer Harry Thomson said: “Having been preparing our set over the winter, we were really pleased with the way the new material went down, both the self-written songs, and the covers. In fact, we’d gone through the set so enthusiastically that we had to pull an unrehearsed version of Talking Heads’ “Psycho Killer” out of the bag for our encore. It got such a good reception we may well keep it in, and we’ve added a couple of new tunes to the set as well.”

With the line-up completed by Michelle McClure on fiddle, Jon Noad on bass and Rebecca Redden on drums, the sound of The Razorbills has been compared favourably in the national music press to Mumford and Sons, but the band’s preferences may be better shown by their covers of James and Chumbawumba. The new original material is a mixture of their trademark “indie-folk”, with a couple of the songs also slower-paced and very much reflective of the band’s location, evoking the legends of “selkies” and the sparkling Solway. There’s also a hint (though only a hint!) of jazz with the introduction of clarinet from Rebecca on one song.

The band will be on from 3pm-5pm, and are keen to point out that the timing gives people from outside of town the chance to use the bus to enjoy a drink with their afternoon of music!

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