Posted by: tireecottage | September 27, 2013

Tiree Defenders are back

defenders-300x196The Defenders, Tiree’s incredible / awesome / amazing (delete as appropriate) rock band, are back with a Vengeance.

Featuring three members of the original line-up –  Gordon Scott on vocals and rhythm guitar, Bruce Kemp on lead guitar and Iain MacDonald on bass they are joined by Bernie Smith Jnr on drums, while the inexhaustible Frances Woodhead on backing Vocals provides some (much needed!!!) glamour.

The Editor didn’t manage to see their first full performance at the Rags to Riches event, but caught up with them on the Community Village Stage at TMF where they played a blinding set including several classics by Primal Scream,The Undertones and Buzzcocks, before finishing the set with the Bo Diddley classic “Who do you love?”. The Editor loves his classic punk and rock, so in his humble opinion The Defenders were the highlight of TMF 2013.

Unfortunately, due to illness, The Defenders were not able to perform on the Sunday, and having seen the set-list it would undoubtedly have been another cracking show. Gordon is on the road to recovery now, and I for one can’t wait for their next performance.


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