They are the One and Only

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Jonathan Ged­des

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

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