Dogtooth set to make history
Lanarkshire Mod rock outfit Dogtooth are set to become the youngest band to play The Clutha when it officially reopens next month.
The newly formed trio, aged just 13 and 15-years-old, are taking the UK gig scene by storm with their eclectic mix of covers of punk classics from the likes of The Jam, The Clash and The Stone Roses.
Local lads Craig Morrison (13) from Larkhall, on bass, lead singer/guitarist John Hewitson (13), from Kilburnie and 15-year-old drummer Robert Lang, from Linwood, caught the attention of pub owner Alan Crossan after winning a recent battle of the bands competition at the venue.
Part of their prize was to record and release their first EP and the boys filmed part of the music video for their record ‘A Way of Life’ in the newly refurbished Clutha bar.
They will play the opening gig night in aid of The Clutha Trust on August 2.
Craig told The Ticket Lanarkshire: “Alan heard us play when we were recording our music video in the bar and said he was amazed at how great musicians we are at such a young age.
“He loves what we are all about and wanted us to play as soon as The Clutha re-opens. He also asked for a framed EP to hang in the bar.
“We were a bit apprehensive about filming there as you would imagine – the main area is still being worked on – so the filming took place in the adjoining bar.”
Glasgow ska band Esperanza, who were playing when a police helicopter crashed through the roof on November 29, 2013 killing 10 people, and Rose Room,who were due to play the next day, are also on the bill.
Craig added: “We are very proud and honoured to be asked to play a part in raising funds for The Clutha Trust. We have played with Esperanza so this means a lot to us.”
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