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Rutherglen Reformer - - The Ticket - An­drew Bargh

An Air­drie band are hop­ing to take their gig­ging to the next level after re­ceiv­ing a spe­cial Young Scot grant.

Four-piece rock/in­die out­fit The Rea­son have been given nearly £500 from the Nur­tur­ing Tal­ent fund which aims at forg­ing development op­por­tu­ni­ties for cre­ative young­sters.

The Rea­son are open­ing at the Ea­gle Inn’s all-day event on Satur­day, be­fore tak­ing to the stage at the Garage in Glas­gow to­wards the end of the month.

And front­man Martin Lynch ad­mit­ted the band are ex­cited about ex­pand­ing their hori­zons. The 19-year-old said: “We’ve been given £485 and that is ex­tremely valu­able for us as we are an am­bi­tious band.

“We want to play in front of new crowds at big­ger venues but you need the nec­es­sary funds to play at these places.

“It’s pos­si­ble to make a bit of money out of gig­ging but only re­ally enough to book your next one, so this grant can help us in terms of that.

“We can also use it to print posters, our own tick­ets and put some of it to­wards record­ing as well.

“We’ve played most of the smaller venues in Glas­gow and head­lined the ABC main stage re­cently, but we want to ex­pand and play to big­ger crowds.” Singer Martin shares stages with band­mates Chris Mc­Cann, Bruce Mur­ray and Scott McCutcheon.

They ini­tially formed to com­pete in a North La­nark­shire bat­tle of the bands but after plac­ing third de­cided to stick at it.

Their bassist re­vealed that they draw on lo­cal in­spi­ra­tion in their quest to make it to the big time.

Bruce , 18, added: “As we progress we keep see­ing more strangers in the crowd and it’s quite funny.

“Sup­port slots are big op­por­tu­ni­ties for us so play­ing the Garage be­fore Al­tered Sky will be great. There are bands from around the lo­cal area who are a big in­spi­ra­tion to us.

“Ti­juana Bi­bles from Coat­bridge are a fan­tas­tic ex­am­ple and they don’t re­alise how many bands look up to them.

“I’m hope­ful we’ll get an­other good crowd at the Garage on Au­gust 25 and then after that we’ll look at how is best to use the fund­ing we’ve been given.”

Martin added: “The more peo­ple that see us play live the bet­ter, and that starts with our next two gigs.”

For tick­ets for ei­ther of their per­for­mances, con­tact The Rea­son

on Face­book.

The cream of Bri­tish grap­pling tal­ent will butt heads in the squared cir­cle at Air­drie town hall later this year – and tick­ets are on sale now. Pre­mier Bri­tish Wrestling (PBW) su­per­stars in­clude cham­pion BT Gunn and Air­drie’s own Kenny Wil­liams, and they’re set to wow crowds on Oc­to­ber 14. Tick­ets avail­able from 01698 403120. vi­sionSpi­derManis­s­winging­into Tun­nel hall Air­drie town

Sights set high­The band want to play at larger venues soon

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