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Quell to hit ‘Back of the Net’ with EP launch

Big Time Quell are (l to r): Thomas Jones, Robert Balfour, Jamie Hatch, Chris Cope, Norman Willmore

LOCAL music group Big Time Quell are set to launch their debut EP Greatest Hits this weekend – and it looks like they will be doing it in style.

The genre-juggling band will perform with a nine-person female choir when they support The Revellers at the Lerwick Legion on 5 November.

The group, whose sound straddles genres such as comedy, rock, jazz, reggae and synth, will also draft in First Foot Soldiers members Arthur Nicholson and Chris Thomson on the night to add keyboards, mandolin and extra guitar.

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Big Time Quell – who consist of Jamie Hatch, Thomas Jones, Chris Cope, Robert Balfour and Norman Willmore – released Greatest Hits digitally in September and the five-track EP will be available to buy for the first time on CD on the night.

The release features the tongue-in-cheek football anthem Back of the Net, which has received regular airplay on local station SIBC and is featured in the current issue of Britain’s biggest football magazine FourFourTwo.

The show will see Big Time Quell run through Greatest Hits in full, while they will also play a number of new songs and a surprise cover that is set to get faces smiling and feet tapping.

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“We can’t wait to celebrate the launch of our EP by playing a bunch of songs that aren’t on it,” quipped guitarist and vocalist Jamie Hatch.

Fellow frontman Thomas Jones added that the group will “pull out all the stops” to make the show extra special.

Tickets for The Revellers, Big Time Quell and DJ Lyall at the Lerwick Legion on 5 November are available via Shetland Box Office.

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