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Entertainment / Guest and his band plan Dowry gig ahead of new album

MUSIC fans will be able to get a sneak peek at a local singer-songwriter’s new album at a gig this coming weekend.

Adam Guest Band will perform at the Dowry in Lerwick on Saturday 4 March, with tickets on sale now.

The audience will be able to preview the band’s upcoming debut album, which follows on from Guest’s 2014 EP Open The Book.

The musician, who delves into folk and blues, also recently released the track Benny’s Clock, which features local saxophonist Norman Willmore.

“We’re about four tracks into the album after we started recording with Tim Matthew at Mareel in February 2020,” Guest said.

“Jonathon [Bulter, guitar] has joined the band and added some real sparkle to the songs.

“I think the music scene has really kicked back into gear and it feels like we’re also building some momentum now to finish the album.

“The aim is to have it ready to go this summer. It’s a collection of songs I’m really proud of and they’ve really grown with our musical ideas. I’m excited to share them with folk at The Dowry.”

Speaking about his latest track Benny’s Clock, Guest said the tune is a nod to home – in his case Barnsley – and a jeweller where his grandad worked as a watchmaker.

“The shop is long gone, but there’s a beautiful clock that’s still on the outside of the building,” he said.

“Working with Norman has been brilliant. It’s been so lovely to give him the song and let him run with it.”

The Adam Guest Band is completed by Kirsten Hendry (fiddle and vocals), David Sjoberg (bass) and Mark Smith (drums).

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