LEISURE & EN­TER­TAIN­MENT

MOJO - 4Below

Argyllshire Advertiser - - LEISURE -

Oc­to­ber is al­most here, that means so is MOJO 2018

But if all those mu­sic mak­ers, shakers and fans can­not wait un­til the big night, check out the MOJO Face­book page for demos, more in­for­ma­tion on each of the acts and their in­di­vid­ual so­cial me­dia ac­counts.

4Below is the new al­ter­na­tive rock cre­ation of Oban mu­si­cian Andy Bruce.

Tak­ing up mu­sic in his teens, Andy ini­tially learnt bass play­ing within a mu­si­cal group of friends gain­ing lots of ex­pe­ri­ence with bass.

He also gained ex­pe­ri­ence in vo­cals over the years by play­ing with nu­mer­ous cover bands, notably the more re­cent spir­ited Sig­nal Fires, de­light­ing many a crowd.

Andy was an in­te­gral sup­port mem­ber for Oban rap stars K9 Kev and Rory-B, the win­ners of a wor­thy place at the Oban Live fes­ti­val in 2017, to great ac­claim.

Andy still plays with the pop­u­lar cover band The An­tics from time to time. He has re­cently gained mo­men­tum, start­ing in Sig­nal Fires, to write and play his own orig­i­nal mu­sic, which has gained him and 4Below their place at MOJO as their first of­fi­cial air­ing.

Join­ing him on stage will be his wife and for­mer band-mate from Sig­nal Fires, Claire, on key­boards, with friend Dougie Gal­braith on drums.

Some of Andy’s in­flu­ences are Soundgar­den and Biffy Clyro, amongst many oth­ers.

What 4Below’s mu­sic of­fers is a charged at­mos­phere sound through Andy’s spe­cially-tai­lored bass, his mean­ing­ful lyrics and high-fly­ing vo­cals with a Scot­tish lilt.

Claire adds to this with her magic on the keys and Dougie brings up the lively back­beat with his mas­terly drum­ming.

We have a cre­ation here that can be de­scribed as the mu­si­cal com­bi­na­tion of Royal Blood meets Biffy Clyro, a real treat to close the show at MOJO.

Andy hopes to con­tinue gig­ging with 4Below and to carry on writ­ing and record­ing orig­i­nal ma­te­rial.

MOJO kicks off on Satur­day Oc­to­ber 20 in Craig­nish Vil­lage Hall.

4Below lead, Andy Bruce. Photo Ron­nie Cairns

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