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Saturday night music fest at Elgin Town Hall

By Alistair Whitfield

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Five of Moray's best and most popular acts are sharing the bill at Elgin Town Hall this Saturday night for a special concert.

On stage will be The Zebecks, The Fragz, Gary 'Moyzie' Moyes, Danny Mortimer and MacTa.

The night has come about after Elgin businessman and musician Alan 'AJ' Jamieson originally penned a song called 'The Conversation: I am me'.

AJ then contacted a small army of friends from the local music scene to help him record it.

And everyone had such a good time in the studio that they decided to put on a whole concert at the town hall and invite even more folk along.

The gig is in aid of Mikeysline, a north-based charity which helps people with mental health issues.

Katie Melville, Mikeysline's fundraising manager, said: "Music has always held a unique power to uplift people and bring them together.

"Mikeysline are delighted to be supported by AJ and his bandmates during their upcoming The Conversation: I Am Me gig.

"The original song which got all this started is brilliant and also helps to convey such an important message.

"At this time of year in particular it's so important to reach out to trusted friends, family, or supporters like Mikeysline if you or someone you know is struggling.

"We hope everyone has a fantastic gig at Elgin Town Hall this Saturday.

"We're so grateful to all the musicians for spreading awareness and raising funds for Men's Mental Health across Moray."

Gary 'Moyzie' Moyes, former Mind Gone Blind frontman.
Gary 'Moyzie' Moyes, former Mind Gone Blind frontman.

Gary 'Moyzie' Moyes was the long-term songwriter and frontman with the Keith-based rockers Mind Gone Blind from 2000 to 2017.

His public performances since then have been "markedly less frenetic", he says, featuring a few relaxed outings with just an acoustic guitar.

Yet his love of performing music remains as strong now as when he first stood on stage.

He adds: "The opportunity to team up with my old friend AJ and the assembled troupe of great musicians for ‘The Conversation’ project was enough to tempt this ageing chanter out of retirement."

The Zebecks
The Zebecks

The Zebecks are four former Elgin Academy students who are now all living in Glasgow.

From headlining King Tut's Wah Wah Hut to support slots with the likes of Scouting for Girls and Been Stellar, they

are currently making a name for themselves on the Scottish scene.

The unbreakable bond which they've had since childhood was captured recently in student filmmaker Leon Miele's award-winning documentary 'Upcoming: The Zebecks'.

In addition, their second EP ‘Listen to the Birds’ was released in November.

Danny Mortimer and his band.
Danny Mortimer and his band.

Danny Mortimer is a singer/songwriter from Elgin who plays his own brand of melodic guitar-based rock.

He's released two albums and toured relentlessly since going solo at the tail of 2015.

Danny has also played at some of the country's best festivals and venues, including the O2 ABC as well as the O2 Academy in Glasgow, The Ironworks, Belladrum, Jocktoberfest, Speyfest, NXNE Scotland and, more recently, three performances at the P&J Live in Aberdeen.

Alongside his live band of AJ on bass and Dave Simpson on drums, he's currently working on recording material for a new album.

Teuchter Punks The Fragz.
Teuchter Punks The Fragz.

The Fragz from Buckie are exponents of what they like to call Teuchter Punk.

They add that they've been "tearing up pubs and clubs across Scotland for nearly five years and playing notable events such as Speyfest, Thunder in the Glens, Turra In The Park and Wolfstock festival to name a few".

The Fragz released their debut EP "Fragmented" last year which has received radio play all over the world and been met with positive critique.

They are also nominees for this year's Radio Wigwam Classic Rock Act Of The year award.


MacTa are a six-piece band who formed in Moray during 2018 and play a wide range of songs from classic and contemporary rock and pop to country and ceilidh.

They are Callum McLeod (lead vocals), Tom Morris (guitar and vocals), Angus Lawson (keyboards and vocals), Mark Aldridge (bass and vocals), Gus McLennan (drums) and Anya McRae (fiddle).

Tickets for The Convesation: I Am Me' gig this Saturday at Elgin Town Hall are priced £10 and are available at elgintownhall.co.uk/events/the-conversation-i-am-me

Doors open 7pm.

Listen to some of the acts involved at:

  • www.mactamusic.com
  • linktr.ee/thefragz
  • linktr.ee/dannymortimermusic
  • linktr.ee/thezebecks

Mikeysline's text support service is available 365 evenings a year for anyone who needs help.

The charity says that texting removes the awkwardness sometimes found in talking on a phone with a total stranger.

The service is available on 07786 207755 by text, WhatsApp, WebChat, Twitter, and Facebook Messenger.

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