Jed pair take talent to Kelso

Glasgow Regional Final
Glasgow Regional Final

Two exceptional Kelso musicians make the short trip to Jedburgh on Saturday night to showcase their work at the town’s Kaleidoscope music club.

David Kilpatrick and Rachel Waters will be playing at the Pheasant with other local performers.

Event co-ordinator Jason Moyes said: “David and Rachel played for us at the Jedburgh Town Hall event about this time last year, so I’m pleased to welcome them back to the Pheasant for a smaller, more intimate gig.”

David Kilpatrick’s music has found its way into CD compilations, a hymn book in the American state of Montana, film and stage projects, the Edinburgh Fringe, folk clubs and festivals.

After a year of work, local gigs and finals of the Live and Unsigned competition in 2010, Rachel Waters is studying for a degree in popular music and recording at the University of Salford.

Jason said: “Being a stone’s throw from the buzz of Manchester’s live music scene, Rachel has immersed herself in the city and intends to gig as much as possible.

“Rachel has great potential. She has been writing continually and is excited to showcase the result of her time spent over the piano. I’m really excited to hear how she’s developed since her last appearance at Kaleidoscope.”

David and Rachel are joined on the night by singer-songwriters Justine Blaszk from Lauder and Rob Nicholson from Hawick.

Justine won the Rising Star competition in 2009 and Borders got Talent in 2010. She made her third appearance at the Innerleithen Music Festival last weekend.

Rob released his first album, I Was Thinking, last year and is in the studio recording a follow up.

He describes his music as folk/country/rock-and-roll influenced with an emphasis on the lyrics.

Jason added: “I’m really pleased with the line-up for this club night and at about 75p per act, it’s a pretty cheap night out if you are a fan of live, local and original music.”

Doors open at 7.30pm and admission is £3.

For further information, contact Jason Moyes on 07900 330586 or