The Warehouse in Lossiemouth is set to host the return of a local folk music hero when Grant Simpson returns with the legendary North Sea Gas this month.
In a career spanning over 30 years, North Sea Gas have now been well established as one of Scotland’s finest folk bands, performing regularly around the world.
Ronnie MacDonald, Dave Gilfillan and Lossie Loon Grant Simpson have become renowned in particular for their three-part harmonies – but also for their musicianship and on-stage humour.
Regardless if they are playing to an audience of a few dozen or, as was the case when they recorded for Chinese television, 800 million, the band retain the same captivating style that won Gold and Silver discs from the Scottish Music Industry Association.
Their album ‘The Fire and Passion of Scotland’ won the 2013 album of the year award from Celtic Radio in the United States.
Speaking of his return to Lossiemouth, Grant – who is the youngest member of North Sea Gas and joined the band in 2006 – told insideMoray: “It’s always a pleasure to play in Lossiemouth, and especially in the Warehouse which is a fantastic venue.
“As a Lossie boy, it’s always good to play back where I started, even if it is strange to know 90% of the audience personally!
“I think this will be the fourth time we have played at the Warehouse and it’s always a fun night, and I’m sure it will be the same again on August 30th.”
Tickets for North Sea Gas priced at £10 can be purchased in person from the Warehouse Theatre in Lossiemouth or by telephone to 01343 814004.