Indie rock and rocking comedy set for the Elgin stage

Neon Waltz

A powerful six-piece Indie Rock band and a renowned comedian will be the latest to grace the stage at what is fast becoming the most popular entertainment venue in Moray.

The Drouthy Cobbler in Elgin is to welcome Caithness band ‘Neon Waltz’ tomorrow evening while the comedian and renowned actor Raymond Mearns will appear at the venue on Sunday.

Described by NME magazine as producers of some of the brightest guitar tunes of 2014, Neon Waltz were singled out as a highlight of the Great Escape Festival in Brighton.

The band arrives in Elgin after appearances at T in the Park, Wickerman Festival and the Loopallu Festival.

Neon Waltz are supported by Esperi, a multi-instrumentalist from the north east whose music ranges from acoustic storytelling to colourful electronica looping, combining different sounds with his acoustic guitar.

Raymond Mearns has been ‘around the block’ a few times having been performing stand-up comedy since 1996 before becoming a full-time professional in 2003.

His career includes several successful runs at the Edinburgh Fringe, as well as overseas shows in New York, Australia and throughout Europe. He has garnered acclaim from the likes of Frankie Boyle who described him as “A genuine improvisational genius” and Billy Connolly who said Mearns was “a man that knows how to swear properly!”.

Raymond has been a staple act in BBC Scotland Comedy productions including ‘The Limmy Show’, ‘Rab C Nesbitt’ and even had a voice part in the Oscar-winning animation by Sylvain Chomet ‘The Illusionist’.

The Neon Waltz gig starts at 7.30pm on Thursday with tickets priced at £8 available at the bar or at, while Raymond Mearns show starts on Sunday at 7.30pm with tickets again £8 available in the same manner.

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