Taking the Amber Road to Tiree

Amber Road will open the Tiree Music Festival on Saturday.
Amber Road will open the Tiree Music Festival on Saturday.

Scottish rock/folk band Amber Road, which includes George Abbott from Montrose, will open the Tiree Music Festival this weekend.

The six-piece band won the right to step out on stage for the prestigious opening slot after an internet vote saw them narrowly scrape the prize by just 50 votes.

Graham Brown, David Lindsay, Mike Horsburgh, Eddie Brown, George Abbott and Davie Hunter are delighted to be playing their “dream festival” which came after a concerted internet effort by themselves and their fans.

The opening slot rounds off a great week for the band, with their new EP Working Man being released on July 18.

George said: “We are opening the main stage on Saturday at 3 p.m. and will be playing a half hour set. Our EP comes out on July 18 so this is perfect timing.

“Since it was announced we are opening the festival our website likes have jumped from 400 to 800 in a matter of three days.”

Amber Road pride themselves on writing songs and tunes that come straight from the heart, with stirring and deep lyrics and catchy tunes.

They said: “We entered the Tiree Music Festival unsigned competition, as playing the main stage at this festival is a dream for all of us in the band; when we were shortlisted from 150 bands to the final five we knew this was going to be a hard fight, especially the case when we found out who the other acts were, all incredibly great acts also,”

Amber Road have other gigs coming up. These can be found on the “gigs” section of their website and facebook pages.

The festival runs on Saturday and Sunday, July 20 and 21.