They are the One and Only
Never mind the best song ever - a group of Scottish teenagers are hoping to prove they’re the best tribute to One Direction when they arrive in Cambuslang next week.
One and Only Direction will perform at the Cambuslang Institute on Saturday, August 30.
The boys promise to deliver the pop mega stars’ greatest hits at the gig.
The group were formed earlier this year by Cambuslang man Scott Garvie ( 29), who runs a tribute act agency.
Scott, who was born in Halfway and now stays in Drumsagard, is eager for the five-piece act to experience Cambuslang.
He said: “When it came to drawing up the tour I was keen for them to play Cambuslang, as it’s my hometown.
“I’ve been saying to the boys that it’s a show where everyone will have a really good time.
“I also wanted to do something there because Cambuslang doesn’t often have entertainment like this on.
“The institute is a great facility but it doesn’t normally have things like gigs on, so hopefully this will be something different.”
It took Scott around a year to select the guys who make up the tribute act, as he wanted a band who looked as close to the real group as possible.
However he got more than he bargained for earlier this year, when two of the quintet - Richard Dickson and Liam Fergusson, who are Harry Styles and Niall Horan in the tribute act, were mistaken for the real deal when One Direction played at Murrayfield.
Scott said: “A lot of people thought this was a publicity stunt, but Richard and Liam really had just bought tickets to go and enjoy the show.
“They were being asked for pictures by girls before they went in, and it was just chaos when they went into the actual stadium - girls really thought they were the real One Direction and everything started kicking off, they were swamped.
“Security ended up taking them away because of how wild it was getting.”
Scott reckons One and Only Direction are as close to the real band as possible.
He added: “They’re great lookalikes, but they can sing really well too, and hit all the harmonies required.
“Ever since we put them together they’ve got on really well, and that comes across when you see them perform.
“The reaction so far has been great.”
Tickets for the gig are priced at £12, £15 for tickets and a meet + greet and £10 for concessions ( kids, students and OAPs).
They can be bought from www.1directiontribute.com.
Superstars The real One Direction at Murrayfield earlier this year
Look-a-likes? One and Only Direction