Pitlochry

 

Also would like to welcome on board or new Bass player Gilly, who played with us at Kelty Rock club and Pitlochry. A welcome addition to the band.

Thank you Fishers for having us last night….The Bel-Airs had a great time entertaining you all.  Thanks to the bar staff and door staff, and to the great crowd for dancing along…makes it a special night for us all.  Hope to see you all again soon.1625531_647001155336973_91154100_n 1621949_647000975336991_1630547133_n

 

Hi folks The Bel-Airs are playing Fishers Hotel, Pitlochry on Friday 14th Feb

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Kelty Club

Kelty Club 15th Nov.

Thank you Kelty for the warm welcome and for having us, We had a ball, was great fun.

 

 

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Upcoming Gig

Hi folks just an update to let you all know that the Bel-Airs are playing at Kelty Club on Friday 15th Nov not to be missed. If you free on that night and fancy being entertained with some red hot RnB then come along and let us entertain you.

Chapel Tavern Kirkcaldy

Giving it our all

The Bel-Airs Chapel Tavern Kirkcaldy

The Bel-Airs had a great time playing at the Chapel Tavern In Kirkcaldy this evening. We like to say a big thank you for the support. A good time was had by all. Great crowd and great atmosphere.

 

The Bel Airs are Playing the Chapel Tavern in Kirkcaldy, On Sunday 1st Sept. 6pm till 9pm. So if your in the area and fancy some good music and good friendly atmosphere, then get yourselves down there, cant think of a better way to spend a sunday. Let us entertain you

Just like to say a big thank you to the people who turned out for our evening of Bel-airs music at Pittenweem Arts festival in Pittenweem Church. A capacity crowd and excellent performances from “Lovat Fraser, Tony Duffy, Kim Seymour, Tom Annin, Ian Holmes Lewis and Rod Philip,” whom all participated in solo / duo performances. Our evening was hosted by Peter Marshall, Who gave an outstanding performance as “Wolfman Jock” and kept the show flowing flawlessly. A great time was had by all thank you

The Twa Tams, Perth

Listen up folks
The Bel-Airs are playing this Friday 23rd at The Twa Tams in Perth. 9:30 till 11:45.
So if any of you can get along you will be in for a treat. An evening of Blues, soul, funk, delta blues, rock. And its free what better way to      spend an evening, let us entertain you.

Well it’s been a while but we ain’t been idle (well not totally idle, anyway)

Here’s a roundup of news and future info to bring us all up to date.

Personnel:

We now have some extra people to call on (the band line-up from gig to gig is a bit of a moveable feast)

Welcomed to the fold of Bel-Airs Old and New,  are Sean Radbourne (Bass), Kenny Gair (Bass, vocals) and “Sci-Fi” Jim Byatt – (Guitar, Vocals) giving a current roster of:

  • Mike Wallace (Drums)
  • Tony Duffy (Keys, Guitar, Mandolin, Slide, Harp, Vocals)
  • Lovat Fraser (Bass)
  • Rod Philip (Guitar, Vocals)
  • Ian Holmes-Lewis (Percussion)
  • Kim Seymour (Vocals)

and previous friends:

  • Laura-May Gibson (Vocals)
  • Iain Gibney (Guitar)
  • Marc Boulay (Bass)
  • Gilly Dick (Bass, Vocals)
  • Charlie Jefferson (Bass)
  • Richard Young (Keys, Guitar, Vocals)
  • Pete Rabjohns (Drums)

Recording:

We’ve done some recording since we last reported and hopefully this will be translated into a couple of CD-EPs which you will be able to pick up at our future gigs…. (Just as soon as Richard gets them mixed and mastered)

Gigs:

Since we last spoke, we’ve done a very enjoyable double-header with the TrueTones at the Twa Tams in Perth (15th March), and we’ll be back there before long.

We’ve also been attending (in various configurations) the Thursday Night Jam at Sinky’s in Dunfermline with the Fabulous Falcons. There (hopefully as a full band) on May 23rd to welcome Kim’s sister Jacqui back from Australia (who I used to work with in “Sierra Bonde” in the 70’s)

A subgroup, (Me and him and Sci-Fi Jim) did some Jazz and Blues for the Pittenweem Chocolate Company’s “Chocolat” evening on the 27th March, with film projection by Colinsburgh Community Cinema.

Coming up, we’ll be back in Fife on the 20th June for a special night in the “Secret Gig” series, a double header with the Truetones again and some very special guests. Details will be released soon. Invited guests only….

We’re also back doing a Cabaret evening at the Pittenweem Arts Festival again this year on the 4th August.

Escapades:

Richard has been busy this year with trips to Qatar and the States with Buster James and Drever, McGuire and Young respectively.

Rod and Pete will be doing some recording with Bare Bones soon – documenting the original tunes by the band, before it shuts down completely.

In the spirit of “Never Say Never”, Rod has also  been working with the members of “Big Ben and the Tick Tocks”, so there might be a revival there which should be innerestin’, to0 say the least.

Jock’s Juke Joint Vol2 has been nominated for “Best Album” in this years British Blues Awards – featuring the TrueTones and Richard Young (The Bel-Airs and Lovat Fraser were on Vol1), and Volume 3 has recently been released.