Published: 02/06/2014 19:13 - Updated: 02/06/2014 19:52

goNORTH: Tuesday fringe

Ashley Mackay of Ashley And The Cosmonauts. Picture: Callum Mackay
Ashley Mackay of Ashley And The Cosmonauts. Picture: Callum Mackay

THREE local favourite line-ups meet a Swedish band for a European twist at a goNORTH fringe event on Tuesday designed as a warm-up for Wednesday and Thursday's main events.

goNORTH Fringe at The Eagle Bar tomorrow (Tuesday) will bring together three local favourites plus Swedish band Pale Honey.

Ashley And The Cosmonauts - aka Ben Hesling, Robin Abbot, Dickie Bills and Derek Urqhuart - have played Belladrum, including a memorable main stage opening slot in 2013 and supported Grousebeater Sound System at King Tuts in April.

Sara Bills And The Has-Beens' sound is described as “alternative folk punk”. The four-piece enter their fifth year in October, while the heavy rock of Devil's Queen has had a recent reboot with Andy Nisbet now playing drums.

Devil's Queen in action at the Ironworks earlier this year. Picture: Nathan Matheson
Devil's Queen in action at the Ironworks earlier this year. Picture: Nathan Matheson

Gothenburg-based two (or three) piece Pale Honey describe themselves as minimalistic rock.

They explain on their website: “Simply put, we love what we're doing and think that the music (with it's easy, minimal sound) is nonchalant and sincere at the same time.” They have just recently released debut EP Fiction with an album planned for the late part of 2014.

Chris Lemon, founder of  the local music website InvernessGigs which is behind the night, said: “We are really pleased to play a role in goNORTH 2014 and the line-up compliments the many fine acts to play at the showcase this year. Get the party started at the Eagle!"

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