FINDLAY Napier and the Bar Room Mountaineers are the guests at Montrose Folk Club in the Links Hotel, Montrose next Tuesday evening.
They are an exciting and powerful four piece band, who have been described as making music at the interfaces of folk, indie and singer-songwriter styles. The instrumental line-up of the band is guitar, fiddle, keyboard and double bass, thereby providing a powerful platform for the inventive songs of Findlay Napier, which have been described as anthemic, humour-laced tales of love, debauchery and sin. The band is fronted by Findlay Napier himself on guitars and vocals as well as by his partner, Gillian Frame, on fiddle and vocals. The other members of the band are Douglas Millar, on keyboards, with on bass guitar Euan Burton, who is also a member of the Rachel Hair Trio and is one of the up and coming stars of the Scottish jazz scene. Both Findlay and Gillian were members of the now disbanded, Back of the Moon. After its demise Findlay began work on Findlay Napier and the Bar Room Mountaineers. The band moved further from traditional material towards the contemporary Indie Folk sound, for which they are known today. Findlay Napier has hosted the “Late Night Session” at the Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow for the last three years. He is also the organiser of Hazy Recollections, a mini weekend festival within the Celtic Connections. Everyone is welcome at Montrose Folk Club next Tuesday for a great night of modern Scottish music. Doors open at 7.30 p.m. with the band on stage at 8 p.m.