Don't miss The Electrics' reunion gig with the original members: Sammy Horner, Paul Baird, Davie McArthur and Allan Hewitt.
The Electrics, aided an abetted by a few friends, are all set to party and perform their unique brand of Celtic Rock Music at
Oran Mor, top of Byres Road, Glasgow West End
Saturday 14th November, 2009
Support from Jim Byrne - Americana/Roots/Folksy blues
The Electrics were formed in the summer of 1988 by Sammy Horner and Paul Baird, who had both played in various bands, and together in the anarchic rhythm and blues outfit Infrapenny. They were soon joined by drummer Davie McArthur and multi-instrumentalist Allan Hewitt, playing their debut gig at the Impact festival in Glasgow's west end. A celtic folk-rock style developed, aided by contributions from a series of session musicians who brought in fiddle, mandolin, uillian pipes and accordian.
The Electrics became renowned for their energetic and entertaining live performances. The band's first foreign jaunt was a road trip to Portugal in 1989, followed by extensive gigging in the UK and Europe throughout the 90s, mainly in Germany, but also Holland, Switzerland, Poland, Norway and Finland. They signed to the San Francisco indie label Five Minute Walk Records, and undertook several tours of the USA.
The Electrics became favourites at festivals such as Cornerstone (USA), Flevo (Holland) and Greenbelt (England). The band supported Runrig on tour and collaborated with musicians such as Buddy and Julie Miller, Phil Madeira, Noel Richards and others. 'The Whole Shebang' album was recorded at Buddy Miller's studio in Nashville, Tennessee in 1995. The following release, 'Living it up When I Die', included sterling contributions from guitarists Phil Keaggy and Stewart Adamson from Big Country.
In recent years the only original member of the Electrics to continue with the band has been Sammy Horner, though gigs have been few as he pursues a solo career, touring extensively in Australia and the USA.
This year the original four members of the group have reunited to work together, and their 21st birthday bash at Oran Mor promises to be a real treat.
Tickets £8 - tickets-scotland
Sammy Horner will return from his world travels for this special gig.Sammy Horner has been around music most of his life. Best known as main songwriter, bassist and front man of the celtic rock combo, The Electrics, Sammy is also given credit for being the first gospel pioneer to fuse Celtic music and contemporary worship music together. He has written a series of popular and successful Celtic Praise albums, written five albums worth of music for kids, written and produced a Celtic techno album and is the author of two childrens books. He had contibuted articles to various magazines and recently wrote a chapter for 'Following Fire', a book looking at poverty and social justice with others such as John Smith, Tony Campolo and Richard Rohr. He has also had music used on movie soundtracks to be released in 2009.
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