Fatherson play The Front Room in Haddington this Friday. The gig is the last in a series of live, acoustic music evenings held at the John Gray Centre in association with Lamp House Music.
Fatherson are a three piece band from Kilmarnock. Currently based in Glasgow they have been making waves in Scottish music with a string of support shows and tours with bands such as Idlewild, Panic! at the Disco, Feeder and Twin Atlantic. This summer also saw the band play festivals such as T in the Park and Wickerman. The Front Room will be a chance to see the band perform an acoustic set in a more intimate venue.
The group won a Scottish Alternative Music Award for Best Rock/Alternative Band back in March and are now playing to sell-out audiences, including Edinburgh’s Liquid Rooms, Glasgow’s Garage and the Arches. They have a new single and debut album planned for spring 2013. you can listen and see them in action on the band’s YouTube channel.
Support comes from a local act, still to be confirmed, and the ‘Victorian Trout Conspiracy’… another band enjoying a faithful and increasingly large following. Usually a twelve-piece, this East Lothian-based ska band will perform with a smaller group to accommodate the venue.
The Front Room is a collaboration between the Council’s John Gray Centre and Lamp House Music. All bands play their own, original music.
Martin Simpson from Lamp House Music said: “Even before they went on sale, we had lots of enquiries about these tickets. Fatherson have a massive following. Lately they’ve been playing on a much larger scale – enormous tents and festivals – so it’ll be a real treat to see them play an acoustic set in such an intimate setting! The Front Room as a whole has been a great success and it’s fitting for Fatherson to provide the finale. It’s going to be a top night!”
Tickets are £8 from the John Gray Centre (01620 820 680) or Lamp House Music (01620 825 630) and on the door, subject to availability. The bar opens at 7pm, with the first band on stage at 7.30pm