During the music festival, Montrose High Street is closed off to cars. This year, in addition to the main stage, there was also a market street area, serving food and drinks (crepes, cocktails, hog roasts, sushi, noodles, coffee, bubble tea…I could go on). You should know that I made a beeline for a Nutella Crepe!
On to the bands and performers I saw. Here goes…
- Around 7- a Forfar-based rock band- did a cracking AC/DC cover! Witnessed an old lady head-banging in her chair during the performance.
- Red Pine Timber Co- country-sounding rock and roll band from Perth. They reminded me of Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band during The Rising era. Need to see them again.
- Cheryl Brown- only caught the end of her set (because I required some coffee). Great voice.
- If All Else Fails- they weren’t performing this time. They were presenting a cheque to Crohn’s and Colitis UK- through their fundraising efforts, they have raised £1600 from sales of the single released about Lewis. Buy it now!
- Jenna Morrow- dressed as Elsa from Frozen and performed Let It Go. She did a great job and a small child tried to rush the stage to see her which was pretty entertaining.
- The Holy Ghosts- you’ve probably heard me rave about these guys. I’ve seen them at the last 2 music festivals (supporting both Toploader and Status Quo) and I think they’re brilliant. Proper rock and roll.
I rounded off my day at the festival by heading down to Busby’s with some friends to see the Buffalo Soldiers perform. We first saw them back in 2012 at Sharky’s. That was quite a gig- the combination of the hot summer evening, funky reggae music and the sight of people enjoying themselves (there were a number of old men climbing on tables and dancing) made it a great night. Busby’s was more of the same. Reggae music just screams sunshine. This time we saw the entire 2 hour set and danced around in the packed venue. Great atmosphere and I’m hoping to catch these guys again sometime soon.