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Arts / World wide Webb? Music trio to play overseas

The trio, from left to right: Gary Smith, Tim Matthew, Isaac Webb.

A LOCAL rock and roll act is gearing up to head to mainland Europe for three gigs.

Isaac Webb Trio will perform two shows in Belgium and another in Dutch capital Amsterdam.

It marks a somewhat rare foray to Europe for a Shetland based rock band, although metal act Ten Tonne Dozer have made a habit of it in years gone by.

Guitarist and vocalist Webb said the trio, who are completed by bassist Gary Smith and drummer Tim Matthew, will leave Shetland tomorrow (Thursday).

They plan to “drink Belgian beer and eat Dutch Bitterballen for three days…oh and we might play a show here and there”.

“Our first stop is a venue called Kingsland in Oostkamp, Belgium,” Webb continued.

“Next we head to Amsterdam’s Cruise Inn, who’s interior looks suspiciously similar to the Mid Brae Inn!

“Then we end our trip with an afternoon show at Lou’s Bar in Liege back in Belgium.”

The musician said the group are “very, very excited to be getting over to Europe” and meeting up with other members of their label Wild Records.

It is fair to say a trip abroad has been a long time coming, with the group previously scheduled to play in France back in April 2020.

“We all know why that couldn’t happen, so being able to finally get over to Europe is just fantastic,” Webb said.

He added that the trio have always been keen to gain exposure outside the isles.

“I don’t see why we should limit ourselves,” the musician – whose day job is running a Lerwick barbers – said.

“Playing on home turf will always be enjoyable but I get itchy feet, and if I can get the opportunity to play the music we play to an audience who really live that music and culture then I’m going to take it.”

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