The Little Big Horns and the Hairy Bikers – it sounds like a late-night showdown between a group of American Indians and a notorious US motorcycle gang.
Instead, it is an American band who featured in the unmistakable chefs’ latest TV series and gained a couple of fans in doing so.
Dave Myers and Si King visit New Orleans’ French Quarter to film the band and chat with Meschiya, and described their music as “Prozac for the soul”.
Now the American roots outfit are visiting the UK, with dates at Langholm’s Buccleuch Centre, the Eastgate Theatre in Peebles and Heart of Hawick.
The Louisiana band’s first UK tour earlier this year attracted capacity audiences everywhere they went. They were accompanied by two of the world’s top Lindy Hop exhibition dancers, Chance Bushman and Amy Johnston, who return for the band’s latest UK tour.
Meschiya was Female Performer of the Year in the 2011 Big Easy Music Awards and this year.
Meschiya entertained 1,000 revellers during Glasgow’s Celtic Connections festival in January. and BBC Radio 3 presenter Mary Ann Kennedy said that the band “set the festival alight”.
Meschiya Lake and the Little Big Horns play the Buccleuch Centre on Wednesday, August 29 (tickets £12, £10 concession, phone 013873 81196), the Eastgate Theatre on, August 31 (£14, 01721 725777) and Heart of Hawick on September 6 (£12.50, £11, 01450 360688).