SATURDAY’S SCOTTISH SONG : #59 : COME ON GANG!

Come On Gang! were an Edinburgh trio who formed in 2007 and broke up in 2011 almost immediately after the recording of their debut LP.  They were a trio consisting of Sarah Tanat Jones (vocals and drums), Mikey Morrison (guitar) and Trev Courtney (bass). Jones, who was originally from Brighton, and Courtney, from the Scottish Border town of Galashiels, had met at Edinburgh College of Art and recruited Morrison via a locally placed advert. They quickly gained a reputation for being a more than decent sounding indie-pop band with the media particularly keen (as usual) to shine a light on an act who had a charismatic and articulate female lead.

An early single on a small indie label was picked up by Radio Scotland and this additional exposure saw them invited to perform sessions for television which at the same time helped increase their profile. They were a hard-working group, supporting many bands in venues all over Scotland and appearing low down on the bill of many festivals but also being recognised as having huge potential as can be seen from being part of a Scottish showcase at the 2009 South by Southwest festival in Texas.

There were however, only three singles ever released (one of which was a split single with Kid Canaveral with whom they gigged on many an occasion) followed by Strike A Match, the debut LP (produced by Paul Savage of The Delgados) in February 2011 which was launched at a gig in Edinburgh, an event the band had already indicated would be their last.

mp3 : Come On Gang! – Fortune Favours The Brave

Enjoy

2 thoughts on “SATURDAY’S SCOTTISH SONG : #59 : COME ON GANG!

  1. Great band that I only properly discovered late on although I did see three times. Mr Morrison, of course, now provides epic guitar for Book Group whilst Sarah is back in Scotland (her going back down south was part of the reason they split up) and performing solo as Tanat.

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