Feb 1 2012 by Michael Pringle, Airdrie & Coatbridge
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COUNTLESS numbers of bands and artists dream of stardom, selling millions of records and topping the charts.
Coatbridge’s Feet of Clay have no such aspirations.
The six-piece outfit who played their first gig in December are happy with their lot.
Vocalist John McMullen, known as J, explained: “We are all in our early to mid-30s and are under no illusions that we are going to crack the charts or anything.
“We formed about a year-and-a-half ago and we’ve been in the studio since. We wanted to be tight and not rely on cover songs to fill our set.”
The other five members of Feet of Clay are guitarists Danny Brown, Kev Mooney and Brian Imrie while Craig Croal plays bass and driving them on is Stevie Armstrong on cajón.
For anyone who doesn’t know what a cajón is, it’s a box type drum that the percussion player sits on.
With the exception of Stevie who lives in Motherwell, the band members have known each other since school.
J continued: “We’re all from Kirkwood and have been mates since we were at school, apart from Stevie who I met at work. Myself, Craig, Danny and Kev all went to Columba and Brian went to Rosehall.”
The band are influenced by 60s bands like The Doors and The Beatles and also by 90s indie bands such as the Stone Roses.
Feet of Clay have already built a sizeable local fanbase, J continued: “We sold out our first gig and will now be supporting Mark Morris of the Bluetones at Soundwave on February 18.”
According to J, demand is outweighing supply for their forthcoming support slot, he added: “It’s too much to ask people to keep digging into their pockets to come and see us.
“Having said that, we don’t think we’re going to have enough tickets for the Mark Morris gig.”
For more info on the band visit their Facebook page.