K9 Kev and Rory O’B’s al­bum launch raises £760 for three Oban char­i­ties

The Oban Times - - Leisure -

AN OBAN rap duo raised £760 for three Oban char­i­ties at their al­bum launch party on Satur­day.

Kevin Irvine and Rory O’Byrne, who are also known as K9 Kev and Rory O’B, hosted the party at Cuan Mor, Oban, to of­fi­cially re­lease their EP, ti­tled Vo­cal He­roes.

Around 100 peo­ple showed up for the gig, which raised money for the Oban Youth Cafe, Scot­tish Autism, and Soroba Young Fam­i­lies.

These char­i­ties were cho­sen as Kevin works for both the Youth Cafe and Scot­tish Autism, and went to Soroba Young Fam­i­lies as a child.

The money was raised through a com­bi­na­tion of ticket sales and raf­fle tick­ets.

The stel­lar raf­fle in­cluded prizes such as a pair of Oban Live tick­ets and a bot­tle of Jura whisky, which was auc­tioned off for £ 50.

‘The at­mos­phere was amaz­ing,’ Kevin said. ‘I did not re­alise how elec­tric it was go­ing to be.

‘I would like to thank all the lo­cal busi­nesses that con­trib­uted to the raf­fle and to Dig­i­tal Kan­ga­roo for de­sign­ing and print­ing the posters.’

Jamie Liv­ing­stone kicked off the night by per­form­ing a num­ber of his po­ems.

He was fol­lowed by Oban mu­si­cians Lora Macleod and Neon Sheeba.

‘Lora and Neon Sheeba played amaz­ing sets,’ Kevin added. ‘And Jamie Liv­ing­stone did some fan­tas­tic po­ems.’

The event was themed around young peo­ple hav­ing a place to per­form as ‘there is nowhere for them to do that.’ K9 Kev and Rory O’B re­cently won a com­pe­ti­tion, with the pub­lic vot­ing for a lo­cal act to play at the big­gest live mu­sic event in Argyll and Bute – Oban Live.

The pair will take to the stage at 4.45pm on Satur­day with their live band – K9 and O’B.

Speak­ing about per­form­ing at Oban Live, Kevin said: ‘The re­hearsals are go­ing well.

‘ We have got a cou­ple of spe­cial guests com­ing to join us on stage.

‘I can’t wait to get on stage in front of a home crowd. It’s go­ing to be ex­cit­ing.’

Kevin and Rory will be sell­ing their new al­bum at Oban Live, or you can buy a copy on­line by go­ing to https:// k9kevro­ryob. band­camp.com/al­bum/ vo­cal-he­roes- ep.

K9 Kev and Rory O’B dur­ing the gig on Satur­day night. The mu­si­cians who played at the Vo­cal He­roes EP launch. t22Vo­calHeroes02 t22Vo­calHeroes01

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