New Zealand talent in The Shed

NEW Zealand singer/songwriter Rory Malone may not be competing as an athlete at the London Olympics, but the young talent is using his musical skills to be part of the Olympic festivities, touring the length and breadth of Britain – and stopping off in Stornoway this weekend.

Rory will be special guest at a Bands Night, hosted by new youth initiative The Shed, which will also feature local acts The Boy Who Trapped The Sun, Stuttgart Traffic and introducing The Shed Band.

As former frontman of top New Zealand teen band A Kiss Goodbye, Rory played around 80 gigs a year in Australasia and Europe. Yet, keen for their son to experience his roots, Rory’s parents – both from Scotland – were determined their lad would make sure to visit Lewis amidst all of his other tour stops.

And when they heard about The Shed, supported by Martin’s Memorial Church, they made contact to invite Rory to play. He will now perform at An Lanntair arts centre on Saturday, April 28th in The Shed Presents show.

Tickets for the event, for those aged S1 to S6, are available from An Lanntair, or on the door, priced £3, and doors open at 7.30pm.