The Mighty Poons - Old Grey Whistle Test Rock Covers Night

The Mighty Poons - Old Grey Whistle Test Rock Covers Night at DreadnoughtRock

Saturday 19th January

  • Venue/Location: DreadnoughtRock, Bathgate
  • Doors: 19:00 till 23:00
  • Min Age: 18
  • A 6 piece rock band featuring some of the finest musicians in the whole world....well, maybe not the world, but certainly Scotland. Tickets £5.00

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What is a Mighty Poon?

Well, it’s not a Mediterranean fishing implement.

It’s a 6 piece rock band featuring some of the finest musicians in the whole world....well, maybe not the world, but certainly Scotland.

The Mighty Poons, or The Poons, as they have become to be known, was formed in 2005 by Rupert Black, who was the keyboard player with such well known bands as The Pretenders, Talk Talk, The Alarm, and David Bell, the singer from Big Vern ‘n’ the Shootahs.

Their idea was to create a band that would allow them to indulge their fantasy of playing their favourite rock songs from the Old Grey Whistle Test years. For those not familiar with TOGWT, it was a 70’s version of Later with Jools Holland, featuring live performances from bands like Led Zeppelin, Focus, The Who, Little Feat, Fanny etc.

So, plundering the musical talent around Glasgow, they found 4 other like minded musicians. Ian Macfarlane, the guitarist with Life and Soul, Graeme Carswell a renown session bass player, Jon Evans, the drummer with One Night with Queen, and the singer Suzanne Mckenzie.
The band deliver a powerful mix of rock music from the 70’s and 80’s, covering everything from Jethro Tull, Clapton, Genesis via Ricky Lee Jones and Manfred Mann’s Earthband, to It Bites!
Due to heavy touring commitments in 2012, Jon has handed guardianship of the drum stool over to Neil McBain, a drummer who worked with David Bowie, and The Blow Monkeys and is hewn from the very DNA of 70’s rock drummers. 2018 saw the Humph Family base player, Kenny Gair come on board. Also a powerful addition to the band has been the Wonderlungs, Marj and Janice on backing vocals. So, if you like your rock to be of the classic variety, the musicianship to be of the top quality, and a band that tends not to take itself too seriously, then a night of top tunes from The Old Grey Whistle Test years with The Mighty Poons is an absolute and total MUST!

DOORS 7pm
TICKETS £5.00 ONLINE
ON STAGE APPROX 8.30-11pm
Vip offers apply
ROCK CLUB ACTION after Live session wraps up thro till 3am.

Venue Information

DreadnoughtRock
14-16 King Street
Bathgate
EH48 1AX

Phone: 07723 827977

Music Genres

Rock

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