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GALASHIELS band the Stone Ghost Collective will be showcasing their revamped full line-up and playing tracks from their new album, Unrequited Lovesongs, when they headline the Kaleidoscope Music Club in Jedburgh on Friday, March 4.

The Stone Ghost Collective began life as a song-writing partnership between ex-Dawn of the Replicants guitarist Mike Small and lyricist Brendan McAndrew.

It has grown to be a true collective and moonlighting musicians from other bands and solo performers all bring their peculiar talents to the mix.

The band are inspired by a wide range of influences from The Beach Boys to The Flaming Lips.

Stone Ghost Collective’s music has been called “some of the loveliest Brian Wilson-style melodies since the big man hung up his surf board”, by Alan Morrison of the Herald and “damn fine bittersweet love songs”, by Fiona Shepherd in the Scotsman. They have also been referred to as “eye-opening” by Chris Buckle in the Skinny.

Event organiser Jason Moyes said: “The Stone Ghost Collective have played for us a couple of times, but only as a duo.

“This is their first gig as a full seven-piece band, and we’re honoured that they’ve chosen Kaleidoscope to debut the new line-up.”

In support, Rory Gault-Gordon and Georgia Gordon, two young singer-songwriters who come to Kaleidoscope via Musik Shak workshops in Innerleithen, and Hawick group Curly Turtles will their own songs.

Other musicians from across the Borders who would be interested in playing should contact Jason on 07900 330586 or email kaleidoscope2010@hotmail.co.uk

The gig starts at 7.30pm in the Pheasant.