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C&W band fire up for festival

Nashville Union.

NEWLY formed country and western band Nashville Union will be in Shetland during the Lerwick Up Helly Aa festival playing a short tour of four gigs over six nights.

Two of their members, drummer Nigel Slater and lead vocalist Colin McFeat, have been in Shetland many times before playing in different bands.

Slater was a member of The Duke Boys, a band that won many awards in clubs throughout Britain and the first band to go direct on a European tour from the Wembley country music festival.

McFeat was the lead singer of the very successful band Silver, earning numerous awards including the prestigious British Country Radio Award for the best British album. 

The other two members are Alisdair ‘Doc’ Wardie on bass, harmonica, piano and little banjo, and Peter Mylles on lead guitar, mandolin and vocals.

The band will be playing the Scalloway British Legion on Friday 27 January with tickets available locally.

The following night, Nashville Union will be at the Lerwick British Legion. Tickets are available at the door or from Shetland Box office at www.shetlandboxoffice.org or by phoning 01595 744555.

Sunday will see the band playing in The Lounge, in Lerwick.

The band will then take in the delights of Lerwick’s fire festival before emerging again on Wednesday 1 Feb (Hop night) when they play once again at the Legion, in Lerwick. Tickets are available at the door or from the Shetland Box Office.

All four concerts start at 9pm.

A spokeswoman for Shetland Country Music Club said:  “SCMC would appreciate your support for this fine band and can assure that there will be more fine bands to visit Shetland during 2012.”