Mar 2 2011 by Michael Pringle, Airdrie & Coatbridge
HE MAY only be 14-years-old but Liam Campbell has already realised an ambition by playing Glasgow’s 02 Academy.
Now he’s set to fulfil another when his band, The Modests, play the legendary Cavern Club in Liverpool where The Beatles made their name.
Liam, from Moffat Mills in Airdrie, is delighted to be playing the Liverpool club: “The band’s influences are The Beatles, Dylan, Foo Fighters, Kasabian and Kings of Leon – we’re all into the same music.
“I e-mailed the guy at the Cavern Club, he had a listen to our stuff and then said he would put us on – it was as simple as that.”
Liam plays lead guitar and became involved with the band through his cousin Daniel McGuigan, from Glasgow’s south side, who is The Modests’ drummer. The other two members are Fiachra O’Hara on bass and vocalist Jackson Harvey.
According to Liam, The Modests class themselves as a four-piece rock and roll band.
St Margaret’s High pupil Liam added: “We’ve played the downstairs venue at the Barrowland but, when we played the 02, it was a charity event and there was a decent size crowd there. Clyde 1 interviewed us that day.”
Apart from playing the bigger venues, The Modests already have a couple of local gigs in Glenboig and Coatbridge under their belts. Thanks to a grant they will be heading into Alba Studios in Glasgow to record some of their material in the near future.
For more information on the band, check out www.myspace.com/themodests or bebo.com/themodestsofficial