Band all ready to perform gig
Rutherglen and Cambuslang o u t f i t H a r r y & the Hendersons are on the gigging trail again.
The local seven-piece will play Oran Mor in Glasgow on Friday June 26, as part of the showcase gig being put on by student label Electric Honey.
It was through the Glasgow label, run by students at Glasgow Kelvin College, that Harry & the Hendersons released their first single, Give Me Proof.
Since then they’ve continued to gig regularly, playing a brew of country, blues and rock.
And they’re now returning for the college’s yearly showcase gig, where they’ll be joined by excitable Inverness rockers Schnarf Schnarf, emerging duo Apace Sun and singersongwriter Finn LeMarinel.
The college’s Ken McCluskey, formerly vocalist with Glasgow group the Bluebells, was delighted to welcome Harry & the Hendersons back.
He said: “They’re a really good harmony band.
“Every time I see them they seem to have picked up another member off the street but they’re doing well.
“When they came to us back in 2013 they were just starting off but we were really taken by their harmonies - they were very mature and a great blend of voices.
“The first EP they did was fantastic, and they’re good guys - they’re starting to play further afield now, going to places like Ireland, which is a big thing.
“It’s OK always playing Sauchihall Street but you need to go further, and to different territories if you want to progress as a band, and that’s what they’re doing.”
Band members include singer Harry Mulvenna, a former Trinity High pupil, acoustic guitarist and vocalist Stuart Neil, guitarist/ vocalist Andrew Neil, from Cathkin High, pianist Joss Kelly from Stonelaw and ex-Stonelaw pupil Jack Richarson on bass.
Tickets for the Friday night gig are £5.
Gig Harry and the Hendersons will play Oran Mor on June 26