In the footsteps of the Stereophonics


TALENTED musicians from Milngavie and Bearsden are following in the footsteps of the Stereophonics when they perform at the Classic Grand nightclub in Glasgow at the end of the month.

The Stereophonics played at the Classic Grand in November 2009 and this event ‘Autotrack and Guests’, which has been organised by a sixth year pupil at Bearsden Academy, is going to be just as exciting!

Bilge Morgan, who is studying Advanced Higher Music and wants to follow a career in the music industry, has applied for a place at Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts to study music management.

The 17 year old said: “Places on this course are hard to get, it is highly competitive, so I needed to prove that I can organise an event like this.

“It will host four bands and one singer song writer and everyone involved comes from the local schools - Bearsden Academy, Douglas Academy and Boclair Academy.

“They will perform their own songs as well as covers and they are all very excited about taking part as this is a great opportunity to publicise themselves.

“I have even got them a VIP area in the venue, where they can invite some of their friends to ‘hang out’ with them, to make it more rock star!

“Having said that, there is a mixture of alternative and acoustic bands - in one band there is even a ukulele!

“The venue has a capacity for 500 people and I hope it will be a sell-out.”

The bands, in playing order, are - Olivia Naio, Halfcut, Huevo and the Giant, Mayfair Wednesday and headlining band - Autotrack.

The event is going to be on Saturday, March 26, doors open at 6.30pm and it is for over 14 year olds only.

Adults who wish to go along can choose to go in a separate seating area if they want to.

Tickets are available from members of the bands directly or on the door on the night and they cost £6.

There is also a Facebook page for people to join called “LIPA Band night” or for more information, e-mail .