Published: 10/02/2016 14:01 - Updated: 11/02/2016 09:59

Rob Heron And The Tea Pad Orchestra in Thurso

Rob Heron And The Tea Pad Orchestra
Rob Heron And The Tea Pad Orchestra

 

Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra - heading to Belladrum in August - have even coined their own genre name for their music style – North Eastern Swing.

The roots band from Newcastle Upon Tyne pride themselves on the thousands of touring miles they have got under their belts with their blend of Western swing, blues, gypsy Jazz and country.

Their debut album Money Isn’t Everything released in 2012 won its fair share of five-star reviews – as did their second in 2014 – Talk About The Weather.

The six-piece – with songs written by Rob Heron "a crazy fool for country music and a full time dandy-cowboy" – is influenced by early 20th century American music.

They say they add in "razor-sharp" solos, original songs and an ability to hark back to a golden age while staying contemporary in feel toon.

They play The Grove Lounge, Thurso, on Friday, February 19 from 9pm.

Here's the band from 2012:

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