Top music acts band together in Granite City
ON SATURDAY Aberdeen’s own KCHGH and GutterGodz take to the stage in The Moorings Bar alongside Scots Iron Maiden tribute act, Maiden Heaven. Formed in 2008, GutterGodz have been making a name for themselves with their energetic live performances. Guitarist Jon Davie said: “Our sound has a heavy rock backdrop, highlighted with punk undertones and a definite rock n’ roll swagger. “It’s full of memorable guitar riffs, catchy choruses and has all-round good fun written all over it. “A lot of blood, sweat and tears go into our shows as we want to give the crowd something to look at as well as listen to. “The music scene in Aberdeen can be a bit snobby at times, and a lot people aren’t open to new things. “We have, however, played with a lot of bands who we get on really well with, and enjoy playing alongside. We’re always working on new material to keep our set fresh, and are trying to
get it recorded. We hope to have a four-track demo ready soon.” NEXT Thursday, Glasgow countryrockers Three Blind Wolves appear at Snafu’s Dirty Hearts Club. The band will be supported by country-pop outfit Matt Norris & The Moon and Aberdeen indie heroes Weather Barn. With a new single – The Boat Ride – to be released at the end of the month, Weather Barn plan to step things up a gear in 2011. Bassist Steve Morris said: “We are going to be recording a lot over the next six months, so hopefully we’ll have a couple more releases during the summer. “Our main goals are to tour more extensively with some good bands, and to write a full-length record that we are proud of. “Aberdeen can be a tough place to be a band. There are some great venues out there, but they are often pretty quiet. “The people of Aberdeen need to rediscover their love of live music.”
RIFFS: The Granite City’s GutterGodz.
INDIE: Aberdeen band Weather Barn.