Wishaw band are ready to rock with a true Idol

Rutherglen Reformer - - The Ticket - Lynn McKenna

Highly- ac­claimed Wishaw rock­ers the Vigo Thieves will be sup­port­ing mu­si­cian Billy Idol at a Glas­gow gig this week­end.

The popular band, who have been hotly tipped as ‘the next big thing’ an­nounced to their fans on Twit­ter last week that they would be per­form­ing be­fore Billy at the O2 Academy on Satur­day, June 13.

The ex­cited mem­bers tweeted: “Billy Idol is just off the phone and asked us to be his spe­cial guests when he plays the O2 Academy Glas­gow next month! #re­be­lyell! ”

Billy Idol is cur­rently trav­el­ling the UK in his King and Queens of the Un­der­ground Tour.

The rock band com­prise of singer Ste­vie Jukes, bassist Gor­don Phipps, lead gui­tarist Barry Cowan, drum­mer Alan Jukes and key­board player Chris Gorman.

The boys com­bine to pro­duce epic songs fit for sta­di­ums and fes­ti­vals.

There are echoes of band favourites like New Or­der and the afore­men­tioned Sim­ple Minds and U2; driven beats, ex­plo­sive syn­the­sis­ers and soar­ing, emo­tion­ally-charged vo­cals with lyrics sung from the heart and soul.

Killer track Ghosts got the band plenty of well-de­served at­ten­tion.

Their sin­gle Heart­beats at­tracted tens of thou­sands of view­ers on Youtube, lead­ing to the track be­ing cho­sen as the sound­track to the T in the Park an­nounce­ment video.

An ap­pear­ance at T in the Park on the BBC In­tro­duc­ing Stage saw a huge crowd gather as the boys rocked their first ap­pear­ance at a sum­mer fes­ti­val.

The group went back to where it all be­gan last month to put on a show for their lo­cal fans.

They per­formed to a sell-out crowd at Wishaw’s re­cently-re­fur­bished The Live Lounge at the lo­cal Com­mer­cial Ho­tel.

The lads’ ca­reer started with a weekly gig at the club and they were de­lighted to be back in their home town to rem­i­nisce and per­form.

Singer Ste­vie Jukes said: “We used to put on monthly club nights at The Soul Suite (Live Lounge) and bring other un­signed bands through to play.

“That’s how we started to build a fol­low­ing and also net­worked with other bands from the mu­sic scene in Scot­land.

Satur­day nights show kicks off at 7pm.

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