Published: 23/09/2014 12:56 - Updated: 24/09/2014 17:11

Fort date as three young acts Hit The Road

Zoe Bestel
Zoe Bestel

TWO Strontian brothers are among three young music acts getting the chance to play Scottish dates including Sugar & Spice in Fort William on Sunday (September 28).

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Youth project Hit The Road created by Glasgow’s Scottish Music Centre gives musicians between 14 and 19 the chance to learn about the live music industry – then live it by performing on a professionally-managed Scottish mini-tour.

Jacob and Rory Green from Strontian.
Jacob and Rory Green from Strontian.

Earlier this month Imogen Islay Hay from was among the first batch of three young performers other acts whose dates included Inverness and Stornoway.

Now a second three will follow Dumfries and Edinburgh with the Fort William date.

Jacob and Rory Green, aged 17 and 19 from Strontian in Lochaber write songs that mix indie music with their traditional roots on instruments including accordion, mandolin, violin and guitars. They’ve progressed through the Scottish Music Centre’s Music Plus+ youth project and its one-to-one mentoring.

Joining them will be Zoë Bestel from South West Scotland, where she started playing the ukulele at just 13 years old. Now just 16, Zoë has already supported The PeatBog Faeries, Paul Brady and Emily Smith. Her first single 35 Missed Calls reached number three in the folk chart (Amazon download) and her debut album Sir Lucas And The Moon was awarded album of the week in the Daily Record.

The third act playing the North is Lewis Capaldi, a singer songwriter from East Whitburn in West Lothian who has been writing and performing songs from the age of 12. He has performed for the BBC Radio 1 Academy Open Mic, Danny Kyle Open Stage at Celtic Connections as well as clocking up six years of gigging experience across central Scotland.

Hit The Road is supported by the Youth Music Initiative and the Big Lottery fund.

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