29th September 2016
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Fat Suit promise to mix up musical genres to get Legion groovy

Fat Suit

Fat Suit

An intoxicating mix of funk , folk, jazz and rock is promised at Lerwick Legion next week when Glasgow-based Fat Suit come to town.

A “streamlined” line-up will be landing at Sumburgh, with nine musicians taking to the stage – from percussion to keyboards, fiddle to guitars, brass and sax.

Saxophonist Scott Murphy said the band has a pool of 23 musicians fusing different genres and finding common ground.

“It’s an unusual arrangement of styles and it basically came out of people who were in the music scene who were around at the time,” he said.

“The band started through meeting one and other on the Strathclyde University applied music course… the course had a footing in various different genres.”

For Murphy next Friday’s gig will be his first visit to Shetland. Though others in the band have appeared on the Shetland Folk Festival bill in the past.

Promoter Lyall Halcrow promised “powerful funk grooves” with influences of rock and jazz.

“I fully expect it to be an ‘on your feet’ dancing event,” he said.

• For the full interview with Scott Murphy read this Friday’s Arts & Entertainments section.

AboutAdam Guest

Reporter for The Shetland Times. I have also worked as a senior news reporter at The Press and Journal, The Barnsley Chronicle and as a freelance reporter for The Doncaster Free Press. Alongside news reporting I specialise in music and sports journalism. Pork pie lover.

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