Ahead of 40th anniversary tour gigs in Montrose and Dunfermline, The Skids frontman Richard Jobson speaks to Michael Alexander about his love for the Fife and Angus coast – and why the “passionate” songs he wrote in the 1970s are as relevant as ever in today’s troubled political times.
A former Dundee student who made history by becoming the first member of the public to cross the Tay Road Bridge when it opened in 1966 has been immortalised in song by an award-winning Tayside song writer.
Shaun Lawrence, the 23-year-old guitarist with Dundee hardcore metal band To Kill Achilles, has just finished a shift on the tills at Tesco in Monifieth, when The Courier catches up with him to talk about the band’s latest single release and their eight date UK tour, which kicks off at Beat Generator in their home city on January 7.
Since they performed with The Darkness on T in the Park’s main stage in 2004 and walked away with the top prize on UK prime time TV talent show ‘When Will I Be Famous’ in 2007, the Red Hot Chilli Pipers haven’t stopped for breath – other than to inflate their bagpipes!
The well deserved best selling single of all time - or sentimental claptrap? Michael Alexander examines the appeal of Bing Crosby’s White Christmas which was first performed 75 years ago this Christmas.
It’s three years since 70s pop idol Les McKeown resisted the temptation to burst into a rendition of ‘Pie Pie Baby’ whilst appearing as a guest judge at the World Scotch Pie Championships in Dunfermline.