Final concert the highlight of the folk club season

Anderson McGinty Webste and Fisher.
Anderson McGinty Webste and Fisher.

Anderson, McGinty, Webster and Fisher will bring the spring season at Montrose Folk Club to an end in the Links Hotel on Thursday, June 19 .

This concert will be one of the highlights of the current season.

It will also be a first appearance in Montrose by the Dundee super group with a rapidly growing reputation.

Anderson, McGinty, Webster and Fisher are now a four-piece, since multi-instrumentalist Robbie Ward is no longer a member of the band.

They are made up from parts of three recent hot Dundee bands in The Law, Luva Anna and Magdalen Green. Their secret is a blend of three enigmatic song writers and singers, namely Stevie Anderson, Gavin McGinty and Dave Webster, thrown together in one melting pot.

The band has been described as a breath of fresh air, both musically and vocally. The unusual sound, which they have harnessed, is hinted at by the line-up of instrumentation which they employ, including bouzouki, mandolin, harmonium, double bass, auto harp and percussion.

The music they have brewed together is a heady mix of folk, hip-hop, rock, blues and country.

Shortly after coming together in 2012, the band recorded its first CD in three days. The CD received very appreciative reviews, culminating in two sell-out concerts of the 350-seater Gardyne Theatre in Dundee.

The live reputation of the band has galvanised sales of the debut and eponymous album, which is now on its third pressing. It was released on its own label, something that has formed a successful cottage industry, which also includes eclectic merchandise, such as AMWWF jute bags - a nod to their home city of Dundee.

Prior to its appearance at Montrose Folk Club the band will spend the first two weeks of June locked away in a recording studio to work on its all important second album release, which members hope will bring them their big breakthrough.

The absence of major label pressure to produce a follow-up to their debut CD has given the band time to try out new techniques and songwriting styles, whilst building a reputation through live appearances at festivals. These have included the rare ability to fill a T in the Park tent for the opening slot on a Sunday, increasingly high-profile radio sessions, such as Bob Harris on Radio 2, and a collaboration with Dougie MacLean on a new version of ‘Caledonia’.

Everyone is welcome at Montrose Folk Club in the Links Hotel, Montrose on Thursday, June 19 for what is certain to be an outstanding conclusion to the spring season. The doors at the Links will open at 7.30 p.m. with Anderson, McGinty, Webster and Fisher on stage at 8 p.m. The club resumes after the summer break on Thursday, August 14 with a guest appearance by young English singer songwriter, Luke Jackson.