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Caithness Gigs Brings More Music To The County

19th August 2013

Hot on the heels of another great Bfest, there's more good news for music fans in Caithness with the launch of "Caithness Gigs". The new company has been set up as a not-for-profit venture to bring the best in live music to Wick and Thurso and give local musicians a platform to develop their careers.

First up will be local boys The Maginot Band. Since recently signing a management deal, the band have been locked away in the studio writing new material, which will be showcased at their up-coming mini tour that sees them play Inverness (Mad Hatters, 4th October), Wick (Blackstairs Lounge, 5th October) and Thurso (Y-Not, 6th October).

The band are delighted with recent developments and are looking forward to getting out on the road. "It's great to have management on board, and that they found us through the music we had online shows that people are out there listening to what's happening in Caithness. We're really excited about these gigs, and the fact that we get to play the new songs to our local fans first is going to make it really special, said Darren Coghill, drummer with the band.

Bfest organiser and co-founder of Caithness Gigs, Ryan Cook, is looking forward to the new company's first gig - "It's great to be launching this new company with a local band who are really going places, and its also special on a personal level for me with our first gig being in the refurbished Blackstairs Lounge," said Cook.

Ally Gray, Caithness Gigs' other co-founder adds "It's important for us that we start with a great local band, but we're also aiming to bring some excellent touring bands from further afield and are already in talks with quite a few acts. As well as gigs, we're also aiming to host events to offer advice and guidance to Caithness musicians and anyone looking to work in the music industry. As a board member of the Scottish Music Industry Association, Im delighted to be involved with any venture that helps strengthen the music industry in Scotland, and helping develop the future of the industry is a major part of that."

Along with the gigs lined up for The Maginot Band, Caithness Gigs are also bringing Them Beatles back to Wick. The Fab Four tribute act, described by Real Radio as "More like The Beatles than The Beatles," will be playing at the Pulteneytown People's Project on November 2nd.

Tickets for all shows are now on sale through www.CaithnessGigs.com

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Caithness Gigs is a trading name of 'Caithness Music Company CIC' (Company Number SC451332), which has been set up as a not-for-profit Community Interest Company with the aim "To promote music industry activity and education in Caithness".

Tickets are on sale for the following four events:
05-October - The Maginot Band [AT] The Blackstairs Lounge, Wick
06-October - The Maginot Band [AT] Y-Not Bar & Grill, Thurso
02-November - Them Beatles [AT] Pulteneytown People's Project, Wick
03-November - Them Beatles [AT] Ironworks, Inverness

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