Apr 7 2010 by Judith Tonner, Airdrie & Coatbridge
AN Airdrie rock band are gearing up for a gig at one of Glasgow’s most hallowed venues.
Stuntman Mike are set to perform at King Tuts as part of a mini UK tour to promote their debut single, titled 10,000 lives.
The four piece “alternative noise-makers” have already played venues in London, Leeds and Edinburgh.
But now the lads – singer Scott Hetherington, guitarist Billy Mulholland, drummer Roy Argyle and Martin Rennie on bass – are looking forward to taking to the stage closer to home.
Billy, who along with Scott and Martin, went to Caldervale High, said: “The tour has been going really well. We had a cracking gig in London which was pretty much a sell-out. We didn’t know what to expect and it turned out to be a great night.
“We have played King Tuts quite a number of times so we know what to expect there and it will be nice to be back in front of a few familiar faces.”
Scott added: “We love playing to our hometown fans, who have helped create some really special nights for us, but there is an added sense of excitement when playing to a new audience, especially when they show real appreciation for your music and performance.”
The band members have day jobs but they are all ambitious and want to make a living from their music.
“We have all got 9 to 5 jobs which get in the way a lot,” Billy says.
Their busy schedule includes the recording of their next single and finalising some festival gigs in the summer.
The lads’ debut single was produced by Stuart McLeod (The Dykeenies/Amy Macdonald) and released on download from all the major UK and international digital music sites. The band produced their own video for the single which can be viewed on their websites.
Stuntman Mike were formed in late 2008 and have been described as “a contemporary version of The Police infused with the heavier moments of Muse”.
They are playing tomorrow night (Thursday) at MacSorleys in Jamaica Street, Glasgow, before heading off for gigs in Inverness and Perth and then back to Glasgow on May 1 and King Tuts.
Tickets for the King Tuts gig, which is a support slot to The Godfathers, are priced £8 and available through ticketmaster.co.uk or through the band.
Stuntman Mike have one pair of tickets to give away to Advertiser readers and all you have to do is email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, address, and contact email by April 21. The winner will be drawn at random and tickets posted out to them free of charge.
For more on the band visit www.myspace.com/stuntmanmikemusic