Published: 17/09/2014 09:24 - Updated: 17/09/2014 09:56

Andy joins Caithness line-up

Andy Williamson plays with The Vigo Thieves this weekend.
Andy Williamson plays with The Vigo Thieves this weekend.

Andy Williamson has been added to the line-up with The Vigo Thieves who headline in the Black Stairs (Wick) on Saturday and the Y-Not (Thurso) on Sunday.

Below he tells us a bit about himself and his music. Andy is an artist/producer from Thurso. He is currently juggling a busy gig/touring schedule with working on his debut record which will be released early next year. In-between playing shows or recording, he is doing a lot of live sound and work with young musicians. Locally he does all the sound for Caithness Gigs and the Y-Not Bar & Grill which has given him the chance to work with some "incredible artists" such as Sunset Sons and Donnie Munro. 

On the youth side of things he works with Angela Bain and her team at Highlife Highland to run music workshops with over 20 incredibly-talented young people form Caithness, most of which takes place from Thurso Youth Club but we run events in other venues including a music showcase we are running in Lyth Art Centre in October  

What’s the name of your band/act?

Andy Williamson

Where and when are you appearing in Caithness? Have you played here before?

I will be supporting the Vigo Thieves in the Black Stairs (Wick) on Saturday and In Y-Not  (Thurso) on Sunday. 

I have played a number of shows in Thurso/Wick, but this will be my last show in Caithness for a while as I’ll be away playing for a while with some shows in London and working on my new record.

How would you describe your style of music?

Energetic pop/folk/rock 

What can audiences expect from your set?

Energetic/dynamic set of original material.

What’s the most memorable gig (good and bad) you’ve played at and been to, and why?

There have been so many fantastic shows but the most memorable gig i’ve played would probably be between King Tuts or Belladrum this year, it was incredible to see so many people singing along to my music. 

Have you ever had anything strange thrown at you on stage (if yes, what, and how did you react)?

Not as of yet.

What’s the first album you remember buying?

Guns n’ Roses - Appetite For Destruction

When you’re on the road, is there anything you can’t live without (what is it and why can’t you live without it)?

Apart from my guitar (of course), probably my laptop, love keeping in touch with everyone and sharing news from shows when i’m on tour.

What has been your biggest musical success so far? And where do you see yourself in five years’ time?

There has been so many fantastic shows, experiences etc. especially over the last year or so but two highlights would have to be working with Sharon Corr (The Corrs) and working on my new record in Abbey Road Studios.

Five years' time? Hopefully bigger shows, bigger tours, more records and just as much fun.

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