AS the nights are drawing in and Halloween approaches, what better time for Skye band The Dead Mans Waltz to take to the road on a Highland and Island tour to celebrate the release of their debut self-titled album.
The four dark-eyed and slightly blue of skin gentlemen wraiths of Hector MacInnes, Leighton Jones, David MacLeod and Magnus Graham will be performing their unique musical/theatrical talents at the Woodlands Centre next Saturday (October 15). And the Stornoway stop-off is certainly one they’re looking forward to, as Leighton says: “Stornoway is always a blast for us. We are always given such a warm welcome!
“We’ve had a great time playing there in the past – for Rapal, at the Woodlands Centre with Claes Cem on our Tune-up Tour and at this year’s Sounds in the Grounds, which was fantastic; so we are really looking forward to heading back.
“I must admit though, we do always seem to wake up with grazed soggy knees...” he chuckles.
The Dead Mans Waltz debut single – Swings and Roundabouts – was released on September 27 and the album due to be out at the end of this month.
For more about the ghostly goings-on, log onto www.thedeadmanswaltz.com and see today’s Stornoway Gazette (Thursday, October 6) for Leighton’s full interview.