Christmas Eve showcase for musicians

White Baer.
White Baer.

The annual festive gig featuring Forfar’s own young bands takes place in the Plough Inn on Christmas Eve.

It is a relaxed hometown gig for the bands, many of whom have been playing their own material all over Angus and further afield in the past year.

The five-act line-up features Around 7, White Baer, Vote For Lust, Bone Claus and KT Reid, with the live music being played through to 1 a.m. with a DJ until 2 a.m.

Ian Whyte of The Plough said: “It has been a busy year for these hard working young musicians.

“White Baer’s recent gig schedule and success was recently covered in these pages and they will follow this show with another set of their ambient rock supporting Bez of the Happy Mondays in Dundee on Boxing day.

“Around 7 have been busy recording, their EP now available on SoundCloud; they have also grown to be a popular band around the venues of Angus and Dundee as well as gaining a reputation for the bigger stages at the likes of Carnoustie Big Weekend, Forfarfest and headlining the MCC Saints and Sinners Rally.

“Bone Claus are a three-piece band performing original and covered material, who have continued from a previous incarnation known as We Are The Support Act, while Vote For Lust too have evolved from the sound of Quiet No Longer.

“Kirrie songstress Katie Reid opens the evening at 8 p.m.”

Tickets, priced £5, are being sold at the venue and by all the acts.

A fun, chilled party atmosphere is expected at this the fourth year of this Christmas Eve event, showcasing the best of the town’s young adult musicians.