Lewis Hamilton Band set for Bute return

The Lewis Hamilton Band in action on their last visit to Bute, in September 2014.

The Lewis Hamilton Band in action on their last visit to Bute, in September 2014.

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A night of top-quality bluesy rock is in store for Bute music fans when the Lewis Hamilton Band returns to Rothesay next weekend.

Formed in August 2010, the band has played more than four hundred shows in venues as widely spread as Shetland and Poland, and have appeared at most of the UK’s biggest blues festivals, including Hebden Bridge and Maryport.

Their debut album, Gambling Machine, won the Scottish Jazz/Blues Album of the Year award in 2012, and since then they’ve added three more studio albums to their discography - Empty Roads, Ghost Train and this year’s Shipwrecked.

Comprising the eponymous Lewis on guitar and vocals (and not an F1 car in sight), Lewis’s dad (and manager) Nick Hamilton on bass and Ben O’Reilly on drums, the group’s energy and passion made for a memorable night when they last appeared on the island in September 2014 - and next weekend’s return visit promises to be even better.

Tickets for their gig, at Craigmore Bowling Club on Saturday, November 28, cost £10 and are available in advance from Musicker (01700 502287) and Macqueen’s butchers (01700 502067).