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Sunday, 29 July 2012

Holy Pistol Club.....Shooting for the stars.....

_Q2Q3791 (1).jpgHOLY PISTOL CLUB are one of the most dynamic, enthusiastic and exciting bands to come out of Scotland and burst on to the music scene in years.  They were also Ralph's first and favourite band so it's about time I expanded on things.  


530837_331073830280906_171069756281315_872607_370725248_n.jpgFormed in 2011 from the ashes of three bands the life-long friends have now set about bringing their own unique passionate, enigmatic and sleazy twist on Rock n Roll.  During their short time together the powerful five piece band  have played to packed crowds throughout the UK and have received critical acclaim from some of the biggest names in the music industry.  Now they find themselves with the world at their feet and with their swagger, self-belief, catchy songs and an unstoppable desire to entertain.


                         



In their previous forms the talented lads have dazzled thousands of music-lovers at festivals including T in the Park, Rockness, DownloadGo North and the sadly defunct Live at Loch Lomond.  More recently HPC have developed a strong cult following throughout the Glasgow music scene and have enthralled audiences during their performances in the 02 Academy and one of the countries premiere music venues King Tut's. They were even invited down to London to play with Ralph's main dude, the inimitable Mr  Alan McGhee.  In 2012 the group played to their most captive audience to date (literally) when they staged a sizzling cell-out gig in HMP Shotts - a maximum security complex for serious adult male offenders & will be back to play to a bigger audience late 2012.  With so much skill and passion it's just a matter of time before you see the name Holy Pistol Club in lights... Ralph's Life has featured them in the Top Ten Bands to play T in the Park and will be pushing them for next years BBC Introducing Stage.

                         


They're playing some menacing, addictive and anthemic Rock 'n' Roll, in an Oasis stylee certainly but with their own very firmly placed stamp on it......and news just in is.....they've been nominated for Best Alt/Indie act in the Scottish National Music Awards which will delight their large local following.

                          

      






Me I'm stickin' the headphones on and gettin' the head noddin with a bit of 'Closer'.....love the guitar intro.....