There’s much more than just Wingin’ It

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Award-winning guitar duo Wingin’ It will bring their fiery, energy-fuelled array of acoustic styles to Peebles on Thursday, November 20.

The gig, which takes place in the town’s Eastgate Arts Centre, will see Adam Bulley and Chas McKenzie, who formed in 2005, showcase their musical talents by providing a mix of bluegrass, gypsy jazz, folk and pop. It is this type of musical concoction that has seen them dazzle audiences up and down the land.

Having won a coveted Danny Kyle Award at Celtic Connections in 2007, the pair have gone on to impress followers new and old ever since.

Last year saw the release of their debut album, For The Many, consisting of 10 self-composed pieces covering many musical genres and styles.

The album-writing process began when, in 2011, the duo were commissioned to compose 10 minutes of new original music by the Gordon Duncan Memorial Trust, and then asked to perform the piece at a prestigious concert in Perth Concert Hall in front of a sold-out audience.

That material formed the core of their first album, providing the pieces Lament for Gordon, Among Us and Raising the Bar. This spurred the pair on to start writing more material with a plan to record their debut album.

As the recording sessions progressed, and having called in help from additional musicians, the album really started taking shape. What began as purely material for the duo soon became a far more textural and varied soundscape, enhanced by sound effects, and edging towards a soundtrack and cinematic experience.

The show begins at 7.30pm with tickets £12/£10 concessions and £5 for children. Tel. 01721 725777.