2nd March – The Wendy Weatherby Band

The Irvine Folk Club audience is in for some spectacular singing and playing on Wednesday 2nd March when The Wendy Weatherby Band are the special guests. The four Band members are each in their own right extremely talented musicians and joining forces, they will demonstrate the wealth of talent on the Scottish music scene.
Sandy Brechin, Stevie Lawrence, Fiona Cuthill and of course Wendy Weatherby make up the Band. All of them in some guise have appeared in Irvine – although only those who used to frequent the Irvine Club when The Redburn Hotel was its home will have heard Sandy play here. He is an off the wall Scottish Accordionist who plays superbly and with great energy. He plays in the popular ceilidh band The Jimmy Shandrix Experience, Burach, Seelyhoo and his own Sandy Brechin Band.
If you’ve heard Iron Horse or Rallion at the Irvine Club then you’ve heard the mesmerising guitar and bouzouki playing of Stevie Lawrence. He is an unassuming fellow who has toured all over the globe and is in great demand as a session musician. Stevie also plays in a duo with Fiddler Fiona Cuthill. She is a classically trained musician from Glasgow and is also a member of Rallion. Fiona’s Fiddle playing is quite exceptional and it will be great to hear her again in Irvine.
Wendy Weatherby is a Cellist, Singer and Composer and is the linchpin of the Band. She has wide musical interests and with her clever and sensitive Cello playing and warm vocals, it’s easy to understand why she has played at Folk and Jazz events all over the world. Wendy has composed music for theatre and film – she was part of the terrific John Bryden productions The Big Picnic and The Ship.
Four distinguished musicians in one Band. Make sure you are in the audience on Wednesday 2nd March to hear The Wendy Weatherby Band at Irvine Folk Club in Vineburgh Community Centre in Quarry Road. The Club starts at 8pm and it’s BYOB.