Topping and Poley to join Bute live gig list

Scott Poley and Joe Topping play live with Transclyde Music at Craigmore Bowling Club in Rothesay on Saturday, October 10.
Scott Poley and Joe Topping play live with Transclyde Music at Craigmore Bowling Club in Rothesay on Saturday, October 10.

Transclyde Music’s autumn programme of live musical entertainment on Bute continues on Saturday, October 10 when Joe Topping and Steve Povey step into the limelight at Craigmore Bowling Club.

Topping, on vocal and guitars, is a singer-songwriter who has been described as “a cross between Ry Cooder, Woody Guthrie and Paul Brady”; growing up in the American folk scene, his music has also been influenced by Americana and blues from around his native land, on adventures which have included living in a pick-up truck and driving around the US for the best part of a year, and walking 1,400 miles from Chicago to New Orleans with a guitar on his back.

With him on pedal steel will be Scott Poley, a producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Liverpool who has been playing with top British musicians since the age of 18 on pedal steel, lap steel, mandolin and most recently on the Dobro, an American wood-bodied, single-cone resonator guitar.

Tickets for next Saturday’s gig, priced £10, are available from Macqueen’s butchers on (01700) 502067 or Muiscker cafe on (01700) 502287.