Utah Saints head to Hawick for dance music spectacular

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Headlining what looks like a fantastic night of music is DJ duo Utah Saints.

Described as “legends in the game” by Radio One DJ Zane Lowe, Utah Saints have been making music, DJ-ing and playing gigs around the globe since the birth of house music.

Made up of Tim Garbutt and Jez Willis, the world-renowned duo have released nine Top 40 UK hits, four of which hit the Top 10, they have sold more than two million records worldwide, sampled a huge range of artists from Annie Lennox to Slayer, supported U2 on a UK and European tour, set up and promoted award-winning and legendary clubnights The Gallery and SugarBeatClub, and have recorded and presented shows for radio stations such as Radio 1, XFM, Galaxy, Kiss and Ministry of Sound.

They have rather precariously walked the tightrope between genres and also between the underground and the mainstream. Utah Saints’ list of achievements is huge and they are continuing to add to it, 20 years later.

They are still very much at the top of their game hosting their SugarBeatClub brand at various clubs and curating festival stages, putting on an eclectic range of nights.

When the pioneering DJs aren’t playing at clubs and festivals in various parts of the world, they can be found in the studio working hard on their new material and also remixing other artists, from Bring Me The Horizon to Girls Aloud, their most recent being DJ Fresh.

Steve Cass and Justin Wilson (No Strings Attached) will also be djing on the night, alongside Hawick’s Dave Walker – who was with the band QFX – and Selkirk’s Gary Dixon, aka The General, who was behind the infamous Headrush parties back in the day.

Tickets, priced £15, are on sale now at www.borderevents.com also in local shops – Spences Music and Kudos Hair in Hawick; Selkirk Deli; Browns Newsagents, Kelso; Taylors Newsagents, Jedburgh and Guess What?, Galashiels.

Buying in advance is advised as huge interest for this gig is being shown already.